The web portal www.altcine.com is an innovative and ambitious web-platform, dedicated to the Balkan cinema.
Founded in 2011 by Electra Venaki, it holds its operations in Athens, Greece and aims to increase awareness in Balkan audiovisual legacy and cultural identities as well as broaden the knowledge and interest about Balkan cinema through the tools of the digital era (interactive multimedia, social networking, multilingualism). It is published in English and soon in all Balkan languages.
Altcine vision is based on three axes:
• Bring together the Balkan film community and to become the vehicle for upcoming co-productions.
• Link academic knowledge with the richness of Balkan films and become a touchstone for film studies.
• Support the distribution and promotion of Balkan films and establish a new trend that will captivate the audience.
is the founder of www.altcine.com, the web platform dedicated to the Balkan Cinema and of altcineAction! The 1st Online Short Film Festival for Balkan countries. She is a researcher and lecturer in many Academic Establishments in Athens and former film editor. Electra Venaki holds an M.A (D.E.A) in Cinema, Audiovisual, Television and an B.A (Maitrise) in Cinema Studies from University Paris I Panthéon – Sorbonne. (1990)
She teaches Editing and Sound Design in private colleges and schools in Athens. (New York College, AKMI) and she is a
longtime collaborator of University of Thessaly (Greece).
She taught for two years the course Editing Sound and Image, in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Fine Arts, School of Film Studies. (2005-2007) and the course of Moving Image in the M.A programme of Aristotle University (Athens, 2009-2010). Elektra Venaki has 25 years of experience in film and digital video editing in Greece. Among her collaborations, there are many awarded films in Thessaloniki International Festival, especially in the Documentary Section and she has been awarded for editing in Drama Short Film Festival twice.
She served as a chef of Audiovisual Production in Lambrakis Press Group and chef editor of the cinema site in the biggest portal in Greece, www.in.gr (1999-2005)