The Short Film Festival in Drama announced its collaboration with the Hellenic Open University, which, by taking advantage of the festival’s dynamic, will establish a Film Studies Program in the city of Drama. The festival’s presence and importance, which is over forty years, is dramatically enhanced by the announcement of the creation of a film study program in the city.

A prerequisite for the program to work, is the existence of appropriate premises, a long-lasting request of the Festival which turned 40 in 2017.

This will be accomplished with the launch of the Project for the reconstruction of the building in the big Tobacco House, which was purchased in 2000 by the Municipality of  Drama in order to be given over to the Festival.

This cooperation was announced by the President of the Hellenic Open University Mr.Vasilis Kardasis, the Mayor of Drama Mr. Christodoulos Mamsakos, and the Artistic Director of the Short Film Festival in Drama Mr. Antonis Papadopoulos on Monday, June 4.  The Minister of  Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media Mr. Nikos Pappas, who was also there, signed a Partnership Agreement with the Municipality and the Hellenic Open University and pledged to practically support the implementation of the project.

“Drama is now a reference point for film studies internationally and it is becoming a pole of attraction for the world of artistic creation and the arts in Greece, in Europe and globally”, declared the Mayor of Drama, Christodoulos Mamsakos.