Syn Festival is a Greek multi-arts festival. Each year its theme is derived culturally and socially from Greece and is an open invitation to other cultures towards inclusive and timely artistic dialogue in Scotland. The festival showcases a variety of exhibiting and performing arts, including photography, installations, painting, illustration, film, theatre, dance, and music of different genres.
Syn Festival is a purely volunteer led organization that is open to volunteers from all different ethnic and professional backgrounds. The purpose of the festival is to create a space where members of the vibrant community of artists in Scotland can communicate their work, share their skills and experiences, network, and expand their audience.
To date, we have hosted four festivals in Teviot Row House (March 2014, May 2015, March 2016 and March 2017) and four group exhibitions at Filmhouse as part of our collaboration with the Edinburgh Greek Film Festival (November 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017). We have collaborated with Time To Change (now Art Ripples) in their June 2015 exhibition in the Tent Gallery and we have forged links with the Drama Short Film Festival, Be-There Corfu Animation Festival and Alba New Music Festival. In summer 2016 we hosted a shadow theatre event in Teviot Row House.
Our mission at Syn Festival is to create a scene for art that is of a high standard, while at the same time providing equal opportunities, support, and exposure to all artists. Proceeds from all donations that we receive in our events will go towards supporting organisations and charities that are working in the communities of Scotland and Greece.
President/Co-founder: Stella Mazeri
Co-founder: Paraskevi Papagianni
Director: Kostis Vrettos
Artistic Director: Maro Psyrra
Communication and Marketing coordinator: Nancy Arnokourou
Sponsors Coordinator: Vasilis Mitrakas
Short films and animation coordinator: Chrysa Karagianni
Theatre coordinator: Isidora Bouziouri
Music event coordinator: Stella Mazeri
Members: Maria Eleutheriadou, Glykeria Penna, Anna Koupourtidou, Ermina Konari, Ioanna Tsimikou, Anna Aslanoglou, Maria Eirini Politou, Paulo Riddle, Elise Liggeridou, Stella Sofocleous, Benjamin Brown, Davide Boschi, Maru Riaza, Jaïrus Obayomi