REVIEWS i.P.A.S. FF 

Fantastic organization, excellent communication, smiling and thoughtful people, wonderful networking and unforgettable films. A unique festival definitely suggested!

Eirini Polydorou (Finalist Director 2019)

Great communication, a pretty organized screening and an extremely friendly staff were my personal experience with this festival. Given the fact that this was only the third edition, I think the festival is one of a kind and has the potential to become even bigger in next years. Penia and Artemis are equally professional and good-humored; a combination sometimes rare to find. Thank you i.P.A.S for everything!

Hamed Jalali (Editor)

Great Festival with very interesting program. Smiling people the organisers they love cinema art and providing a program that gives a wonderful cinematic experience to the crowd. I am very happy that my film "Rita" selected and awarded the grand prix jury award. I highly recommend it to independent filmmakers ! Keep up the good job!

George Danopoulos (Jury Committee Award Winner for 2019)

Attending the i.P.A.S Festival was a great opportunity to discover wonderful short films from the official selection and to meet interesting independent and committed directors. I am very happy that my short film "Ales" won the Audience Award. Thank you to the whole team of the Festival for this amazing experience !

Faiçal Ben (Audience Award Winner for 2019)

Amazing festival Very Great communication! Amazing films! Amazing team! Amazing hotel ! 
Thank you for all 
See you next year with a new short film! 
Artemis and Penia are so kind and smily 
Will never forget this festival 
Thank you for everything!

Malika Zairi (Finalist Director 2019)

i.P.A.S. is a great festival, where you can see high quality films wich will touching your heart. Organization is professional! It was a pleasure to participate in the festival! 

Betty Mayers (Finalist Director 2019) 

We just wanted to say thanks so much for organising such a fantastic festival, we had a really great time and were blown away by the standard of the films - we feel honoured to have been included among them. 

Looking forward to seeing the festival continuing to go from strength to strength and hope to be back with more films in the future! 

Natalie and Marie Claire Thomas (Finalist Directors 2019) 

Great festival, fantastic ambience. Well organised, excellent selection of films. Very happy to be a part of it!!

Antonis Glaros (Finalist Director 2018) 

Lo viví a la distancia porque no me fue posible asistir. Organizadores muy atentos y comprometidos. Estoy sinceramente agradecida al festival IPAS por su propuesta y por el modo en que se llevó adelante.

Irene Biel (Finalist Director 2018) 

Great film festival, with quality films. Felt wonderful to have been selected in a festival like this! Everyone was very warm and kind!

Konstantina Tsaprouni (Finalist Director 2018) 

Wonderful film festival! 
Great location (Booze), the weather in Athens. 
And the best organizers in the world!!! 
Very beautiful and elegant statue (horse). 
I hope to get back.

Grigory Kolomytsev (Finalist Director) - JURY AWARD WINNER AT iPAS FF 2017

Unfortunately I could not come to iPAS festival, but the communication was great! After the festival Prodromos Trochidis has sent me a very detailed and personalised email regarding my film and the reaction on it during the festival! I was really very touched by this, it is very important for each director to know how the things went, I'm sure. Thanks for the work to all the team! Happy to be a part of this festival!

Natalia Vtulkina (Finalist Director 2017)

First year but everything is good. It was great! 
Thanks.

Burak Berke Erdem - (Finalist Director 2017)

happy to be selected in a festival like this, great work!!

Nacho Recio - Director

Great festival with great exposure.

Nassos Vakalis - (Finalist Director) - AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER AT iPAS FF 2017

Great festival, and the subject very interesting

María Dopico - Director

Great festival, communication is great, staffs are fantastic. Thanks for selecting my film at the competition.

Mazin Sherabayani - (Finalist Director 2017)

The staff is amazing! A really good festival.

Marie-Lou Béland - (Finalist Director 2017)

muy bueno el festival de IPAS

Damian Rojas - Director

Have a seat and imagine a new society around us. There's no need to close your eyes, creativity will bloom from a deeper and more accurate view on our world.

This is i.P.A.S, the first international independent political/activism short film festival, which is taking place at Booze Cooperativa, Kolokotroni Street, Athens. Continues now from Friday 7th April to Sunday 9th April.

Let yourself get immersed in the dystopia of "Dinner for few", a Greek animation, which recalls an Orwellian depiction of the capitalistic system we are horrifically trapped in. Then, with "The Age of Reason", you will travel to the imaginary narrative of a society in which everybody automatically  determines his own future at the age of seven. Looking on with a smile at a scene where a small town crowded with successful rock stars attempts to seduce the young  in their career choice, we can reflect on our own collective role and part in shaping a community through acceptable choices. This concept is linked brilliantly by the Iranian animation called "Stripy", which reminds us of the importance of struggling for a new and innovative pattern in life.

 i.P.A.S. is more than a short movie festival, it's the key to an important and precious understanding of the world in which we live, and a call to keep walking the unpredictable path towards positive change.

Ludovica D’Alessandro Milan/Italy - Studied Humanities at Università degli Studi di Milano

Independent Political Activism Short Film Festival 2017. Αυτό το κείμενο γράφτηκε με αφορμή τον τίτλο του Φεστιβάλ και μια ωραία συζήτηση που είχα με την παρέα που το διοργανώνει, τους Default Project, ένα βράδυ, κάπου στα μέσα Μαρτίου 2017 στην Αθήνα.  Η «σύγχρονη» Ελλάδα καταλύτης του.

Πολιτική.

 

Η λέξη είναι φορτισμένη από μόνη της. Χωρίς αποχρώσεις, χωρίς τάσεις, γυμνή!

 

Η ύπαρξή της, έτσι, γυμνής, κεντρίζει.  Έστω και λίγο αν ενδιαφέρεσαι για ό,τι συμβαίνει γύρω σου, ό,τι συμβαίνει εδώ, στον κόσμο, τότε αυτή η λέξη σε καλεί να συμμετάσχεις και να δηλώσεις παρών - με τον τρόπο σου - αλλά παρών. 

 

Πολιτική, πριν απ’ όλα, είναι η επιλογή στάσης και συμπεριφοράς. Πολιτική είναι η ζωή μας, οι φίλοι, η δουλειά, η σχέση, η συντροφικότητα, όλα αυτά ως συμπεριφορά παράγουν πολιτική πολύ περισσότερο από όση πολιτική έχει παράξει η «εξαθλιωμένη» πολιτική τάξη τα τελευταία χρόνια. Είναι η τέχνη του εφικτού κατά Ο. Μπίσμαρκ. Όμως όχι έτσι όπως συνήθως εννοείται.

 

Η πολιτική δεν είναι κόμμα, αυτό τη σκότωσε, δεν είναι το «βόλεμα», αυτό την σκοτώνει.

 

Πολιτική είναι η τέχνη, η μάχη της επιλογής ανάμεσα στην ειλικρίνεια και την υποκρισία, η επιλογή ανάμεσα στην καθαρότητα και την υστεροβουλία. Πολιτική είναι η επιλογή ανάμεσα στον σεβασμό στον εαυτό, σε κώδικα ατομικό και γνήσιο ή η επιλογή παραχώρησης στο «βόλεμα», η ήττα του κώδικα. Αυτές οι έννοιες δεν αλλάζουν, δεν μολύνονται, είναι παρούσες και πάντοτε ίδιες. Πολιτική, πρωταρχικά, είναι η τέχνη τέτοιων επιλογών. Και επειδή αυτές οι επιλογές -  όλες - είναι εφικτές, τότε ναι, πολιτική είναι η τέχνη του εφικτού. 

 

Τέτοια πολιτική επιλογών, ούτε διανοείται, ούτε δύναται κατά το ελάχιστο να προσφέρει η «εξαθλιωμένη» πολιτική τάξη. 

 

Μπορούν όμως, και την προσφέρουν, δεικτικά, με τη στάση τους,  παρέες,  φίλοι,  εραστές, σύντροφοι, όσοι από αυτούς έχουν αποφασίσει και επιλέξει στάση και συμπεριφορά (σίγουρα) αντίθετη με  την προσχώρηση στο «βόλεμα».

 

Αυτό προσφέρει το Φεστιβάλ. Δείχνει την ύπαρξη άλλων επιλογών. Σαν ένα παράθυρο που ανοίγει για να καταδείξει - εδώ - την αγωνία που εκφράζουν δημιουργοί κινηματογραφιστές από όλο τον κόσμο, για τον κόσμο! Ένα παράθυρο επιλογών, και αυτό σήμερα, εδώ, είναι σημαντικό από μόνο του. 


Αυτό είναι πολιτική, και γι’ αυτό γράφτηκε αυτό το κείμενο που δηλώνει παρουσία και κάλεσμα ! - και στην παρέα που με κόπο, μόνη της, άνοιξε αυτό το παράθυρο, είναι εξαιρετικά αφιερωμένο.

Γιάννης Γαβράς

PUBLICITY i.P.A.S. FF 2019

PUBLICITY i.P.A.S. FF 2018

POPCODE

http://www.oneman.gr/pop-code/t/cinema/festivals/to-ipas-film-festival-erxetai-ksana-sto-booze-stis-16-aprilioy.5156475.html 

3POINT MAGAZINE

http://3pointmagazine.gr/ipas-film-festival/

ALL ABOUT FESTIVALS

http://www.allaboutfestivals.gr/festivals/ipas-film-festival/

ART AND LIFE

https://www.artandlife.gr/athens/events/ipas_film_festival_201

ATHENS VOICE

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CINEMAGAZINE

www.cinemagazine.gr/nea_eidiseis/arthro/ipas_film_festival_2018-130977607/

CULTURE NOW

https://www.culturenow.gr/p-s-film-festival-2018-sto-booze-cooperativa/

DEBOP

http://www.debop.gr/events/ipas-film-festival-2018-sto-booze-cooperativa

EXODOS

https://www.exodos24.com/69190/ο-απρίλης-ήρθε-κι-έχει-αρκετά-κι-ενδιαφ

IN2LIFE

http://www.in2life.gr/culture/music/article/623947/ta-dorean-toy-aprilh.html

LIFO

http://www.lifo.gr/guide/culturenews/cinema/188428/i-p-a-s-film-festival-ena-diethnes-festival-politikon-tainion-mikroy-mikoys

MIND HEART

https://mindtheart.gr/2018/03/26/i-p-a-s-film-festival-2018/

MOVE IT MAG

http://www.moveitmag.gr/news/festival-politikon-tainion-mikroy-mikoys-sto-booze/57880

MY FILM

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NEWS 247

http://www.news247.gr/psixagogia/cinema/i-p-a-s-film-festival-2018-h-giorth-toy-diethnoys-politikoy-sinema-epistrefei.6600254.html

PEPPER RADIO

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POPAGANDA

http://popaganda.gr/pop-news/to-2/

TIME NEWS

https://www.timesnews.gr/i-p-a-s-film-festival-2018/

ATHINORAMA

http://www.athinorama.gr/cinema/article/oi_kaluteres_politikes_tainies_mikrou_mikous_sto_ipas_film_festival-2527870.html

EL CULTURE

http://www.elculture.gr/blog/i-p-a-s-film-festival-2018-ένα-7ήμερο-προβολών-ταινιών-μικρού-μήκους-από-όλο-το-κόσμο/

ERT

http://www.ert.gr/xorigies/i-p-a-s-film-festival/

KATHIMERINI

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227633/article/ekathimerini/whats-on/ipas-film-festival--athens--april-16-22

KALLITEXNES

https://www.kallitexnes.gr/cine/cinema-articles/film-festival-sto-booze-cooperativa/

PALO

http://www.palo.gr/lifestyle/i-p-a-s-film-festival-2018-sto-booze-cooperativa/17356369/

TO KOUTI TIS PANDORAS

http://www.koutipandoras.gr/article/ta-dwrean-kinhmatografika-toy-aprilioy

THE TIMES

http://www.thetimes.gr/index.php/tech2/2017-06-25-10-53-34/item/111221-i-p-a-s-film-festival-2018-booze-cooperativa

TA NEA

http://www.olatanea.gr/i-p-a-s-film-festival-2018-sto-booze-cooperativa/

INEWS

https://www.inewsgr.com/126/iPAS-Film-Festival-2018-sto-Booze-Cooperativa.htm

EUROPE - GREECE

https://europe-greece.com/el/ekdiloseis/festival/i-p-a-s-film-festival-2018-ena-7imero-politikon-film-mikrou-mikous-apo-olo-to-kosmo/

MULTI NEWS

https://www.multi-news.gr/popaganda-i-p-a-s-film-festival-erchete-gia-defteri-chronia-sto-booze-cooperativa

LIVE NEWSPAPER

http://livenewspapertv.com/greece/greek/polis-press/

EVENSI

https://m.evensi.gr/ipas-film-festival-2018-year2-booze-cooperativa/252136083

ALL EVENTS

https://allevents.in/athens/ipas-film-festival-2018-%7C-year2/175977106538502

POLIS PRESS

http://www.polispress.gr/i-p-a-s-film-festival-2018-ένα-7

MONONEWS

http://www.mononews.gr/city-stories/mia-vdomada-gemati-dorean-provoles-tenion-mikrou-mikous-sto-booze-cooperativa

ENALLAKTIKOS

http://www.enallaktikos.gr/ar39435el-ena-diethnes-festival-politikwn-tainiwn-erxetai-stin-athina.html

VRISKO

https://www.vrisko.gr/en/cinema/movies/i-p-a-s-film-festival-2018/athens/

XO

https://www.xo.gr/cinema/Tainia/IPAS-FILM-FESTIVAL-2018/

IN GOSSIP

http://www.ingossip.gr/paraxena/856789-ena-diethnes-festival-politikon-tainion-erchetai-stin-athina

THE FINE ARTS IN GREECE

http://thefineartsingreece.blogspot.gr/2018/04/ipas-film-festival-2018.html

FOSON LINE

https://www.fosonline.gr/plus/politismos/article/3676/i-p-a-s-film-festival-2018-sto-booze-cooperativa

NOIZY

http://www.noizy.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7507:i-p-a-s-film-festival-2018-στο-booze-cooperativa-δεύτερος-χρόνος&catid=99:2012-02-07-20-11-31&Itemid=1128

ALL YOU

http://www.allyou.gr/faces/volta-stin-poli/31884-dorean-provoles-tainion-mikroy-mikous-sto-booze

ATHENS UP

https://www.athensup.gr/single-post/2018/04/17/iPAS-FILM-FESTIVAL

NIGHT WALK

http://www.nightwalk.gr/kinimatografos/kinimatografika-nea/593-i-p-a-s-film-festival-2018

PUBLICITY i.P.A.S. FF 2017

The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.gr/2017/03/16/culture-ipas-film-festival-erxetai-sthn-athina_n_15401300.html?utm_hp_ref=greece

http://www.huffingtonpost.gr/spyros-tsikalakis/_10757_b_15512072.html?utm_hp_ref=greece

Cinepivates

http://cinepivates.gr/ipas-film-festival/

Popaganda

http://popaganda.gr/pop-news/proto-festival-politikon-tenion-mikrou-mikous-sto-booze/

http://popaganda.gr/gia-na-provlithoun-film-pou-tha-chanontan-ki-ine-aristourgimata/

Athinorama

http://www.athinorama.gr/cinema/article/oi_fones_olou_tou_planiti_sto_1o_festibal_kinimatografou_ipas-2520667.html

 http://www.athinorama.gr/cinema/article/aixmires_tainies_mikrou_mikous_sto_1o_festibal_ipas-2520489.html

Lifo

http://www.lifo.gr/print/foni_laou/136881

News 247

 http://news247.gr/eidiseis/politistika-nea/to-i-p-a-s-film-festival-gia-prwth-fora-sthn-athhna.4577307.html

http://news247.gr/eidiseis/psixagogia/cinema/i-p-a-s-film-festival-erxetai-to-prwto-politiko-aktivistiko-festival-tainiwn-mikrou-mhkoys.4587021.html

http://m.news247.gr/eidiseis/psixagogia/cinema/i-p-a-s-film-festival-duo-ellhnes-skhnothetes-antidroun-mesw-ths-texnhs-toys-sto-politiko-gignesthai.4606297.html

Oneman

 

http://www.oneman.gr/pop-code/t/cinema/nea/to-i-p-a-s-film-festival-einai-to-sinema-toy-shmera.4578073.html  

http://m.oneman.gr/pop-code/t/cinema/festivals/pws-to-i-p-a-s-film-festival-tha-anadeiksei-to-aktivistiko-sinema.4590529.html

http://www.oneman.gr/pop-code/t/cinema/festivals/oi-5-politikes-tainies-poy-ksexwrise-h-omada-twn-the-default-project.4590631.html

All About Festivals

http://allaboutfestivals.gr/festivals/i-p-a-s-film-festival/

Ladylike

 http://www.ladylike.gr/market/i-p-a-s-film-festival-festival-tainiwn-mikrou-mhkoys-me-apokleistika-politiko-kai-aktivistiko-xarakthra.4577240.html

Athens Radio 984

http://www.athina984.gr/2015/10/12/athhna-h-polh-mas/

Pronews

http://www.pronews.gr/portal/20170315/culture/kinimatografos/84081/ipas-film-festival-erhetai-gia-proti-fora-stin-athina

La Cultura

http://lacultura.gr/event/ipas-film-festival-booze-cooperativa/

Splash Magazine

http://www.splashmagazine.net/index.php?categoryid=6&p2_articleid=522