The Athletic Coup Festival | Untold Stories Of Athletes And Niche Sports From Around The World | Τρίτη 21 Μαΐου 2024

Τρίτη, 21 Μάι 2024 από 19:00 - 20:00

Αεριοφυλάκιο 1 - Αμφιθέατρο «Μιλτιάδης Έβερτ»


International Filmmakers Present •Award-Winning Documentaries About Amateur Athletes • 5 Films • Filmmaker Panels

Tickets: 10€ (the ticket gives access to all the films of the festival). More at

The Athletic Coup was born out of a desire to uncover the hidden gems of the athletic world, including motivational amateur athlete stories and niche sports. Through the art of film, the film festival brings to life the passion, dedication and triumphs of athletes from all walks of life, inspiring audiences to dream big and strive for greatness. We will show five award-winning films that have never been screened in Greece before. From the selection:

REBOUND - Documentary - THE ATHLETIC COUP FESTIVAL WINNER Sebastien Bellin, a former professional basketball player, is on his way to New York, departing from Brussels Airport. As he was receiving his boarding pass, a bomb exploded in the Brussels airport. As he runs toward security, a second bomb explodes a few feet away. Bellin nearly died in a terrorist attack on March 22, 2016. With some luck and help, he survives and keeps his legs after 13 surgeries. We see him thanking the Greek doctor who saved him. Six years later, Bellin completes the Ironman Triathlon of Hawaii as a disabled athlete. Directed by: Tim Vervoort, Vincent Stevens, Gilles Simonet Watertower TV Productions. Country of origin: Belgium

IAN - Short. This short documentary follows the remarkable journey of 72-year-old Australian climber, Ian Elliott. Ian's extraordinary climbing ability defies age stereotypes, showcasing his resilience and challenging societal perceptions. Directed by: Matt Raimondo. Country of Origin: Australia

HOME OCEAN - Short. The story of a man raised by the ocean in Brazil. Ocean athlete Joao Daniel Edde developed a unique connection with the water and developed admirable skills, whether underwater or gliding over it. Directed by: Felipe Eisenberger. Country of Origin: Brazil