6th BCK Film Symposium

The 6th BCK Film Symposium is taking place from 13 to 22 October 2023 and bears the title Kino Ludens, paraphrasing Johan Huizinga’s monograph Homo Ludens, which explored, for the first time, the vital benefits of playing to culture and society. Through a series of screenings, artistic audio-visual installations, film workshops, and parallel events occasioned by the moving image, and among various locations in Athens, this year’s symposium focuses on the presence of playing and games as well as their radical significance in the multiple aspects of child and adult existence and everyday life. 

There will be programs curated by Balkan Can Kino from our open call & from the film libraries of the British Council & the Goethe Institute of AthensDagie Brundert‘s retrospective, curated by the Pugnant Film Series, as well as contemporary silent cinema with live dj set, curated by Fade Radio. At the same time, the three-day installation PLAY – PAUSE – STOP will take place at Zoetrope, where around 40 audiovisual works from Greece and the rest of the world will be presented. There will also be workshopsdiscussions, and podcasts by the participating artists of the Symposium.

At the end of the festival an audience award will be given to two Greek and two international short films.

All the events of the Symposium are with free admission for the public. All films are screened in the O.V. with English subtitles.

6BCKFS is organized by Balkan Can Kino, a pop-up and mobile Film Festival, Symposium, and Lab, founded in 2017, that presents and supports independant and guerrilla cinema, and by the audiovisual company FLP Athens, founded in 2020, in Athens, focusing on the promotion of experimental and arthouse cinema, the organization of cultural events and workshops, as well as the provision of artistic services.

6BCKFS is under the aegis and support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and of Europe for Festivals – Festivals for Europe, and is supported by the Greek Film Center. Communication sponsors are ERT and Kosmos Radio.

This year’s venues for the Symposium are the Television Control CentrePreLabGoethe Institute of AthensZoetrope, the children’s bookstore Gatos Maurizio and the Athens Zine Biblioteque.



Dimitra Mitsaki 

Fotini Stefani 

Marianna Kaplatzi 

Myrto Tapeinou

Artistic Direction 

Dimitra Mitsaki 

Fotini Stefani 

Marianna Kaplatzi 

Myrto Tapeinou

echnical Manager

Panagiotis Ydraios


FLP Athens

With the support & under the auspices of

Greek Ministry of Culture

With the support of

Greek Film Centre

Under the auspices of


In collaboration with

Goethe Institut Athen

British Council Greece


Workshop |”Viva Kompostol! Super 8 & Eco Processing”

Dagie Brundert

Dagie Brundert Retrospective Curated by

Pugnant Film Series

Collage Filmmaking Workshop “Very nice, very nice!”

Charis Neilas

Zine Creation

Athens Zine Biblioteque

 “Very nice, very nice!” & Zine Creation, Curated by

Myrto Tapeinou

Silent Movies X FADE Radio co-curated by

BCK & Fade Radio

Mixtape 6BCKFS & Podcasts 

Fade Radio

Trailer & Poster Design

FLP Athens

Trailer Music & Radio Spot Mastering

strawberry cemetery


Lilian Bubble

Communication Sponsors


Kosmos Radio 93.6

Aparsis Publications