• Les Nuits en Or, 2021


    33 films, 39 directors, 30 countries

    For the eighth year, the Hellenic Film Academy welcomes the Golden Nights in Athens. It is an initiative of the French César Academy to promote the best short films of the year from all over the world.

    Every year, more than 30 film academies worldwide select one short film from among their country’s productions. The result is a unique program of award-winning films that travels to major cities with free admission for the public. From Iceland to South Korea, Brazil to South Africa, and from César to Oscar, Bafta, Goya, and Iris Awards, Golden Nights invites us on a “short” journey across the cinema and the world.



    General Information:

    *Seat reservations can be made on the eve of each screening, at 09:00 in the morning.

    Program 1 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/185735709507
    Program 2 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/185864494707
    Program 3 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/185888556677
    Program 4 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/185890652947

    * All films are shown in their original version with subtitles
    *The Theo Angelopoulos Auditorium is a mixed venue: according to the current guidelines by the Greek authorities, only holders of a vaccination certificate, a certificate of infection, or a negative result of a rapid test, which must have been completed within 48 hours before the event, are allowed to enter.
    *The use of a mask is compulsory throughout the premises of the French Institute and during all the events.
    *Access to the French Institute is subject to the presentation of an identity card or passport and the inspection of all hand luggage. Temperature screening may be performed upon entry.
    *The French Institute of Greece rigorously applies the protection and social distancing measures in accordance with the rules of the Hellenic National Public Health Organization (NPHO).

  • Les Nuits en Or, 2020


    The best short films of the year from around the world.

    31 directors, 28 films, 25 countries

    Every year, more than 30 Film Academies from around the world choose one short film from their national movie production.

    The César Academy aimed to showcase these films in France and internationally through the Golden Nights, an exceptional series of screenings of short films awarded by the Academies of their countries of origin: César, Oscar, Bafta, Goya, Magritte, Iris, etc.

    The best among the best! A unique collection that, starting from the dark room of movie theatres, acts as a journey across the world’s cultural diversity spectrum and helps us discover talented and promising film-makers!

    The Golden Nights, co-hosted annually by Film Academies all over the world, travel to major cities: Paris, Athens, Bucharest, Lisbon, Madrid, Mexico, Rome, Vienna, and many more!

    It is an excellent opportunity for all Film Academies to get involved in fostering international cinematic diversity and to participate, each in their own way, in a global cross-cultural dialogue.

    In Athens, the screenings will be hosted at the French Institute of Greece on October 29 & 30.
    We are waiting for you at the Theo Angelopoulos auditorium, for a fascinating journey across the world, through the big screen!

  • Les Nuits en Or, 2019


    The 35 best short films of the year from around the world

    The Hellenic Film Academy hosts the Golden Nights- Panorama in Athens for the sixth year. This year’s screenings will be held at the Astor Cinema on Thursday, June 13, and Friday, June 14, with free admission for the public.

    The Panorama is a César Academy (France) initiative that is co-hosted by Film Academies from around the world: a one-of-a-kind line-up of screenings of 35 short films from around the world that have been awarded by their respective national film academies (Oscar, César, Goya, BAFTA, Iris, and so on).

    Audiences take a cinematic tour around the world, experiencing images, sounds, characters, and stories from familiar or foreign cultures as well as discovering various approaches to cinematic storytelling.

    In a two-day free admission event, films from the United States to Taiwan and South Africa to Sweden will be shown.

    The Hellenic Film Academy, with the support of Foss Productions, invites you to the Astor Cinema on June 13 and 14 (screening times 17.45 – 00.00) to see this year’s best work produced by the seventh art on a global level, in its shortest and most intense form of expression and to meet the makers of the cinema of tomorrow.

  • Les Nuits en Or, 2018


    34 films, 35 directors, showings in 16 capital cities

    The 5th Golden Nights-Panorama, jointly held by the Hellenic Film Academy (HFA) and the César Academy, and supported by the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO), has been completed and met with great success.

    The audiences that filled the Astor Cinema on June 7 and 8 were taken on a worldwide cinematic journey through 34 international short films awarded by their respective national academies last year. A brilliant exchange of images, sounds, and stories from five continents brought us into contact with familiar and faraway cultures, as well as distinct cinematic approaches, in a direct and immersive way that only films can offer.

    At the same time, the 35 directors- creators of the movies visited Athens from 8 to 10 June, invited by the Hellenic Film Academy. On the first day of their visit, Kora Karvouni, on behalf of the HFA, officially welcomed them to the Astor Theatre. There, they were introduced to the audience, who commended and applauded them.

    During their stay, they toured the city’s sights and had the opportunity to meet professionals in the Greek film industry (festivals, production companies, etc.) and discuss their future projects, aiming at future collaborations.

    They also attended a special screening of “The Son of Sophia,” which was just awarded the HFA’s Iris Award for Best Film. Elina Psykou, the director, personally received their congratulations and responded to their numerous questions about Greek cinema and her film.
    This year’s Golden Nights – Panorama was made possible by the collaboration of 11 Film Academies from 16 major cities around the world. At the same time, the 35 directors traveled to Rome, Athens, and Paris, as they do every year, to get to know the capitals of the European South and make professional contacts.

    We would like thank the audience for once again honoring the event with their presence, the César Academy for the event’s initiative, and our supporters for generously making Golden Nights even more extraordinary.

  • Les Nuits en Or, 2017


    33 films, 39 directors, showings in 9 capital cities

    The Hellenic Film Academy (HFA) and the César Academy co-hosted the Golden Nights-Panorama. The Golden Nights-Panorama was held in Athens for the fourth year in a row, owing to the generous support of the Onassis Cultural Centre, the French Institute, and COSMOTE TV, a major sponsor of the HFA, with Alpha TV serving as the event’s media sponsor.

    On June 6 and 7, audiences at the ASTOR Cinema had the opportunity to enjoy a unique, international cinematic voyage consisting of 33 short films awarded this year by Film Academies around the world (Oscar, César, Goya, BAFTA, and so on).

    The Golden Nights screenings offer audiences an excellent chance to experience a diverse spectrum of cinema storytelling and explore images from around the world. They are also a rare opportunity for the National Academies to join in worldwide discourse and collaborate, showcasing each country’s cinematic culture in their own distinctive way.

    From June 6th to 8th, twenty-nine award-winning film directors visited Athens as guests of the Greek Film Academy, learning about the city’s rich cultural history and present.

    They also saw a special screening of Suntan, which just received the HFA’s Iris Award for Best Film. The film’s director, Argyris Papadimitropoulos, and main actress Elli Tringou were there to answer ardent questions, while the worldwide group of directors met the film’s award-winning lead actor, Makis Papadimitriou, who received a deluge of congratulations for his performance the next day.

    The 29 film-makers’ visit was highlighted by their presence at the Astor Cinema, where they were introduced to the Greek audience after being welcomed by the HFA’s director and Vice President of the Board of Directors, Christos Georgiou. The enthusiastic response they received was the ultimate affirmation of the quality and impact of their work.
    The film-makers left with the greatest impressions, traveling to Rome, their next stop, and eventually Paris, where their tour would conclude.

    The César Academy’s Golden Nights – Panorama was presented this year in partnership with nine European Film Academies. It’s a terrific opportunity to showcase short films, which are not only a means of training and practice for young film-makers but also a special kind of cinematic storytelling in its most intense and shortest form.

  • Les Nuits en Or, 2016


    33 Films, 32 Countries, 37 Directors

    For the third year in a row, the Hellenic Film Academy presents the Golden Nights – Panorama in Athens on June 7 and 8, 2016, at the Onassis Cultural Centre, with free admission for the public.

    The Golden Nights- Panorama offers an extraordinary line-up of screenings of short films from around the world that were awarded by their respective national academies last year (Oscar, César, Goya, BAFTA, Iris, and others).

    The Panorama is a César Academy initiative co-hosted by ten Film Academies in major capitals: Brussels, Luxembourg, Madrid, Stockholm, Lisbon, Athens, Rome, Paris, and this year, Vienna and Montreal!

    It is also an excellent opportunity for audiences to see an extraordinary and comprehensive collection of cinema storytelling, and discover images, ideas, and cultures from all over the world. It is also a unique opportunity for the National Academies to collaborate, exploring each country’s cinematic identity and participating in an intercultural discourse in their own distinctive way.

    Athens, Rome, and Paris are this year’s destinations for the award-winning directors who accompany their films and connect with each country’s audience and cinema community.

    During their visit, the directors will create short films about Athens’ iconic landmarks, the preservation and reuse of which set the tone for the city’s present cultural life. This cinematic bridge between the past, present, and future will be held in partnership with the City of Athens Cultural, Sport & Youth Organization and the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation.

    The Panorama, as well as the Greek component of the directors’ tour, are made possible by OTE TV, a major sponsor of the HFA, the Onassis Cultural Centre of the Onassis Foundation, and the kind collaboration of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO), the French Institute, ARCTOS, and RentPhotoVideo. Alpha TV is the event’s media sponsor.
    On June 7 and 8, the Hellenic Film Academy invites you to see the finest of what the seventh art has to offer this year in its most intense and shortest form, as well as to meet the makers of tomorrow’s cinema.

  • Les Nuits en Or, 2015


    The Hellenic Film Academy hosts the Golden Nights – Panorama for the second year in a row. The Panorama is held by the French Film Academy to support and promote the short film as a tool of training and practice for emerging film-makers as well as a distinct genre of cinematic storytelling in its own right.

    The best 32 international short films from last year will be shown in Athens in a two-day interchange of audiovisual messages from around the world. Admission to the screenings is free.
    The films were awarded by their respective National Film Academies, and they are a great representation of last year’s global film production.

    The film directors will attend the screenings and have the opportunity to meet their Greek colleagues and cinephiles. The Hellenic Film Academy and the Academies of Spain, Italy, and France will accommodate the 35 foreign directors to create short films for each capital based on each director’s inspiration and vision.

    The Golden Nights- Panorama’s film line-up will be screened in nine European capitals in collaboration with National Film Academies. The screenings will take place at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens on Monday, June 8, and Tuesday, June 9.

  • Les Nuits en Or, 2014


    The César Academy and the Hellenic Film Academy present the Best International Short Films of the Year to the Greek audience as part of the Golden Nights – Panorama event.

    The screening will take place on Tuesday, June 10, at 8.30 p.m. at the French Institute (31 Sina Str., Athens). Admission is free.

    The annual Panorama includes some of the world’s best short films, acknowledged by their respective national film academies and presented in cities in France, Canada, and other European capitals.

    The Hellenic Film Academy joins the Golden Night – Panorama for the first time this year, presenting the films in Athens, aiming to support and elevate the short film by introducing audiences to this year’s best works of the genre.

    The films listed below will be shown with Greek subtitles:

    Mademoiselle Kiki et Les Montparnos – César Award 2014, (France)

    Avant que de tout perdre – César Award 2014, (France)

    Room 8 – BAFTA Award 2014, (United Kingdom)

    Whale Valley – EDDA Award 2014, (Iceland)

    On Suffocation – Guldbagge Award 2014, (Sweden)

    Noah – Canadian Screen Award 2014, (Canada)

    Washingtonia – Hellenic Film Academy Award (Greece)