the 2013 edition of the athens international film festival (opening nights - νύχτες πρεμιέρας) came to an end on sunday, the 29 of september. twelve days full of cinemas, movies (this time I got to see two of them, which is a new personal record), wonderful people, photographs, parties, a sprained ankle that I just had to ignore, two pounds off my body weight and a re-appreciation of how to reach ISO 25.600 or higher and still get decent results.
this time I had the valuable help of two excellent colleagues, mr. vangelis patsialos and miss danai issaris, so I spent less time in the cinemas and more time organizing the daily flow of photographs from the voluntary photographic team which is a part of the festival every year.
this post is a "snapshot" retrospective, in the likes of last year's posts (aiff 2012 snapshots part I and snapshots part II). it is not a complete coverage of the festival. I did not necessarily follow the “official” action around and I wasn't present in every "important" bit (but I did get to photograph Jeremy Irons and Adèle Exarchopoulos). therefore, I consider these photos as snapshots, moments of the festival, the people who associate with it and interesting faces that were present in the festival events.
the photos are set in a chronological order, from the opening night at the pallas theatre until the closing party at pasaji (and the after-closing party at key bar).