Athens has as many faces as the eyes that see her. The Acropolis, the Anafiotika neighborhood, its monuments and apartment blocks, the blending of the neoclassical and the modernist style. Designed architectural interventions, historical developments and arbitrary initiatives. Buildings that are bustling with life and others that are abandoned. From Hymettus to Piraeus and from Faliro to the city center, metropolitan Athens is changing, yet remaining the same; both contemporary and classical. What is her architectural identity?

Film Athens with your mobile phone

The Benaki Museum invites the Athenians and those who love our city, to send their one minute video of Athens, taken from any mobile phone, vertically, and without sound. According to the organizers: “The point of this competition, is your view of Athens today, namely your look at the architecture through moving images that will reveal details around a subject that interests you: buildings, squares, monuments, interior and exterior, the coastal front, the center”.

The submissions deadline is September 20, 2018.

A five-member committee comprised of architects Rena Sakellaridou and Elena Zervoudaki, film directors Argyris Papadimitropoulos and Syllas Tzoumerkas and the event’s curator and film critic Thodoris Koutsogiannopoulos, will select the most interesting entries. The aim is for the winning films to be screened in December 2018 during a conference and exhibition at the Benaki Museum.

If you want to submit your film, please fill out the relevant form, upload it along with your video to an online file transfer service (eg WeTransfer, google docs, FTP site, etc.) and send the link to: [email protected]