Founded in 2013, SIFF brings Greek and international independent film to Syros every summer through two competition sections, thematic screenings, workshops, talks, and parallel exhibitions. Beginning in 2015 SIFF is also pioneering a site-specific visual-audio arts residency based at the Ano Syros Monastery.
While SIFF is international in scope, it takes place within the local context of Syros; the festival works to bring the local into conversation with the international and universal. Both traditional and re-purposed spaces around Syros are used for screenings in an effort to bring attention to the island’s rich historical, cultural and architectural past and present. In the years to come, SIFF aims to make Syros a destination for film and visual art in Greece and the broader region (source: Syros International Film Festival official website).
For more info about the films and events of the SIFF 2015 please visit the official website.