The Athens International Children’s Film Festival is a leading organisation for children’s and young audiences’ audiovisual content in Greece, bringing the highest quality films the world has to offer to the Greek capital and beyond in an annual celebration of children’s cinema, held in Autumn.
With the aim to introduce, support and promote intelligent filmmaking for children and teenagers, ATHICFF takes place over 10 days in landmark venues and cinemas in Athens, during which families and youth discover the world through more than 100 short and feature films, from more than 30 countries and languages.
Through our year-round educational initiatives we promote film and media literacy, making films accessible in the classroom so that young people become equipped to analyse and critically engage with the media. We also support and encourage teachers to strengthen the use of film in interdisciplinary classroom learning by continuing educational activities including a yearly curated thought-provoking programme of screenings for schools accompanied by open discussions with guests, students and our partner educators.
In the spirit of inclusivity and cultural democracy, ATHICFF brings content to disadvantaged groups and communities of all kinds, including outreach programmes for remote areas of Greece, free screenings at refugee homes and homes for vulnerable children, and accessibility tools for people with physical and developmental disabilities.