Three international film festivals canceled or postponed their upcoming editions. Switzerland’s International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) and Think Cinema Lausanne (aka Rencontres 7e Art) have been canceled, and Greece’s Thessaloniki Documentary Festival postponed as concern intensifies in Europe about the spread of coronavirus.
Greek police have fired tear gas at students protesting against the shutdown of a prominent Athens university that authorities raided at the weekend to confiscate materials they said were typically used in violent demonstrations.
Greeks have voted on Sunday in the first general election since the country emerged from international bailouts, with polls predicting the conservatives will return to power and end four years of leftist rule blamed for saddling Greece with more debt.
Greece's president has accepted a request from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to dissolve parliament, formally triggering a snap election that Tsipras has called for next month after badly losing a vote for European parliament.
Iranian director Mohammad Bakhshi, who is famous for the short film 'Are You Volleyball?!', was invited to join the panel of jury for the Third Independent Political Activism Short Film Festival (iPAS) in Athens, Greece, slated for April 9-12.