The Hellenic Cinema Center, a legal entity under private law supervised by the Ministry of Culture and subsidized by the state, is the main body for the implementing of film policy in Greece. Its main objectives are supporting young filmmakers, increasing investment from both the domestic market and abroad, attracting foreign producers and co-producers, and making Greek film production more outward-looking by promoting it abroad.
The Hellenic Film Commission is responsible for promoting Greece abroad as a suitable location for all kinds of audiovisual productions, as well as for attracting international audiovisual producers to Greece.
The Greek Film Centre (hereinafter GFC), which is based at Hatzopoulou 9, 115 24 Athens, with Tax Identification Number 094027282 (Psychiko Tax Office), arranges the following to cover the needs of the Hellenic Film Commission.
Intellectual property rights
All the content on this website is the intellectual property of the GFC and is governed by national, European and international copyright provisions, with the exception of explicitly recognized third-party rights. It is therefore expressly forbidden to reproduce, republish, copy, sell, transmit, distribute, publish, translate or modify the content of the website in any way, partially or in summary, without acknowledging the source.
The same applies to the logos and trademarks/distinguishing features of the GFC or third parties affiliated with it, whose appearance on the website does not constitute a transfer or assignment of the right to use them.
In exceptional circumstances, the storage and copying of parts of the content on a simple personal computer for strictly personal use is permitted, given that there is no intention to use the material in question commercially or to exploit it in any other way, and always provided that the source is acknowledged, without that indicating any kind of concession with regard to intellectual property rights.
Anything that appears on these website and is the intellectual property of third parties is their sole responsibility.
With reference to the photographs in the Locations database, the management of the HFC invited the public to post photographs from around Greece on www.locateyourphoto.gr, a website created for this purpose which no longer exits; the photographs were to be published for free for an indefinite period on the websites belonging to the GFC (www.gfc.gr ) and the Hellenic Film Commission, on the GFC’s Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media account that may be created in the future), as well as in printed material produced by the GFC.
Limitation of Liability
Without guaranteeing the information and content on its website, for which it is not liable, the GFC makes every effort to ensure that its content remains as accurate, clear, up-to-date, complete, correct and available as possible. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall the GFC be liable for any damage caused to the public as a result of the use of its website.
The GFC does not guarantee the uninterrupted and error-free provision of its applications and content. The information and services are provided “as is”, without any express or implied warranty. Nor does the website guarantee that it, or the servers through which it is made available to you, provide this information and these services to you without “viruses” or other harmful components. The cost of possible repairs or support services is borne by the visitor/user and under no circumstances by the website or the GFC.
Specifically, the GFC is in no way liable for any claims of a legal, civil or criminal nature that may be brought by visitors/users of this website or by third parties, or for any damage or loss of earnings caused by the operation or not of the website and/or the use of the website and/or the inability to provide services and/or information available through it and/or any unauthorized interference by third parties in products and/or services and/or information available through it.
Obligations of the website’s users
The website must be used solely for legitimate purposes and in a way which does not restrict or impede its use by third parties; users/visitors must not commit actions or omissions that could damage the website, cause it to malfunction, impact on it negatively, or jeopardize its operation.
Liability for third-party content
Neither the website nor the GFC are responsible for the content and services of other websites to which the site refers through links, nor does it guarantee their availability. References to other websites is made for the users’ convenience and under no circumstances do they create any kind of commitment on the part of the GFC; problems that arise during the use of websites linked to by the GFC site are entirely the responsibility of the websites in question, and users should address these sites directly with such matters.
Collecting and processing personal data
The GFC can collect and process the personal data of users and/or third parties in order to provide them with services in the context of its legal activities. The collection and processing of personal data is undertaken in full compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, Greek Law 4624/2019 which introduced the GDPR into national law, and the guidelines , recommendations and decisions of the Personal Data Protection Authority and, by extension, of the legal bases provided for in the above legal framework, as described in the Personal Data Protection Policy of the GFC, which you should read carefully.
Communication via e-mail
With regard to the GFC’s communication with film professionals and other users of its website to provide them with information about its activities, the GFC is entitled to contact them using the e-mail addresses they have provided.
Recipients of electronic communication have the right to request at any time that the GFC cease its communication with them. Registered users are given a clear opportunity to object and withdraw their consent to e-mail communication for the above purpose easily and free of charge via the “Unsubscribe” link at the end of each email.
The information and content contained on this website may be subject to change at the discretion of the GFC, without prior notice.