About the Festival

Leda’s Monologues is a unique film festival which
focuses in Cinematic Monologues & Innovative Short Films

About the Festival

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The inspiration for the festival’s icon came by the myth of “Leda and the Swan”. The festival is named “Leda’s Monologues” after Leda, daughter of Thestius and Princess of the Kingdom of Ancient Aetolia. Later on, she became the Queen of Sparta. She was the mother of Helen of Troy.

Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the many who got inspired by the myth and created a series of sketches and paintings. Most of them are unfortunately lost but re-created by his many pupils (known as the “Leonaderschi”). Among the great painters and artists who created major works of art based on Leda, are: Raffaello, Michelangelo, Paul Cézanne, Peter Paul Rubens and Jean Thierry.

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MOVIES aPPROXIMATELY SUBMITTED EACH YEAR

15000+

PEOPLE WATCHED ONLINE THE FIRST THREE EDITIONS OF THE FESTIVAL

2000+

PEOPLE ATTENDED THE FIRST THREE EDITIONS OF THE FESTIVAL

Establishing a tradition in cinema​

4th Edition Hostess Martha Papakostopoulou

Martha Papakostopoulou is a Mindset and NLP coach. Founder of “Coach the Life”, a space for personal development and self-improvement. Her love and passion for the study of human psychology and human relationships led her to the field of Life Coaching, while as a Mindset coach she helps people develop a positive and constructive mindset to achieve their goals and face challenges of their lives.

Festival’s President George Louridas

George Louridas is a film director and producer. He studied Cinema in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and later in Université de Picardie Jules Verne. He is president of the Alumni association of the Cinema School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2020, along with his film team in Agrinio, he founded the Leda’s Monologues: International Film Festival.