The Bendigo Bank has announced it will be the Presenting Partner of the 2022 Greek Film Festival, building on its long history of supporting the Hellenic Australian community.
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank via its acquisition of Delphi Bank in 2012, has been a proud supporter of the Greek Film Festival among many other Greek organisations and clients.
The 2022 Greek Film Festival, held in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Canberra from 13 October to 20 November will feature a selection of leading Greek language films (with subtitles), ranging from contemporary Greek cinema, documentaries, and short films, as well as a few golden oldies.
Jim Sarris, General Manager, Business Customer at Bendigo Bank said the Bank was incredibly proud to continue its proud partnership with the Hellenic Australian Community by supporting the event.
“Bendigo Bank is proud to continue a legacy, built by Bank of Cyprus Australia and Delphi Bank, in supporting Hellenic Culture in Australia,” Mr Sarris said.
“The Film Festival is a highlight of the Greek communities cultural offering for the year, and it always pleasantly surprises me as to its ability to attract large, diverse, cultural and multigenerational audiences.”
Jorge Menidis, the Greek Centre’s Director also said that he was humbled to see “Bendigo Bank continue it’s support of the fantastic event; support that helps build on the Bank’s cultural links with the Hellenic Australian Community”.
“We are really excited to have the support of Bendigo Bank, a pillar in our community, in our first film festival in over two years. We look forward to presenting an exciting program and building on our continued relationship with Bendigo Bank,” Mr Menidis said.
Headlining the festival this year is the critically acclaimed film “My Name Is Eftihia”, inspired by the life of Eftihia Papagiannopoulou, a lyricist who created a massive volume of timeless popular songs, set to music by Tsitsanis, Kaldaras, Ηiotis, and Hadjidakis, among others.
The festival line-up includes 13 narrative features, three documentaries and the Student Film Festival make up the diverse festival line-up that will transport Greek film lovers to an exuberant Athens, explore generational history with several Smyrna references and highlight ambitious, local art with films the likes of ‘The Greek Bar Jacket’.
In Melbourne the festival will be hosted at The Astor and Palace Cinema Como, and in Sydney at the Palace Cinema Como on Norton Street.
This year’s festival, is special as it is dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe. An event described as “changing the face of modern Greece”.
For program and ticket information, please visit www.greekfilmfestival.com.au