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One of the many pink unicorns of the Filmmakers in the Fog protest movement was the creation of a National Greek Filmschool. As the documentaries below explain Greece already has several private filmschools as well as an academic film department, so there really is no need for yet another educational institution. The first documentary listed below shows that the amount of Greek films being released per year exploded due to the widespread use of digital means of filmmaking. Nothing indicates that the creation of a national filmschool would do anything to channel this explosion in digital filmmaking. The demand for the creation of such a school was rather a veiled attempt from the Athenian filmmakers to move filmstudents away from the city of Thessaloniki (where the state-run academic film department is located) to Athens, as well as to artificially create government-funded employment for FOG filmmakers to ensure a steady source of income for them through teaching when they are not making films. Rather than admit this, the demand for a National Film School remains to this day. The fact is that what filmmakers really need to survive financially is more commercial screening opportunities. Not more schools functioning as useless degree-factories. In a country where every household budget is in decline and the spending power of the individual consumer in search of divertisement has all but disappeared, it is unlikely that existing filmmakers will ever see the prudency of their films gaining more access to theatres rather than their unemployed asses gaining more access to government-funded school institutions at the expense of yet another generation of students deceitfully promised film careers but in the end left unemployed themselves with a worthless filmmaking degree.
A 2004 documentary about the state of Greek filmmaking, specifically of the Greek short film, four years before the crsis and five years before Filmmakers in the Fog (Greek, no subs). Note the demands for the creation a national Greek filmschool:

A 2013 documentary about the state of Greek filmmaking after Filmmakers in the Fog had pretty much collapsed as a movement (Greek, English subs). Note here the admission that nothing was done to create a national Greek filmschool despite the intent to do so:

And if you think this misery is exclusive to Greece, tune in later this year for the premiere of the following British documentary:

Why am I listing a documentary about British cinema in an article about the sorry state of Greek film and the misdirected demands for a new filmschool? Because everything that is detailed in this British documentary about the decline of the British film industry is twice the case in Greece. There was a British national cinema #FAIL before there was a Greek national cinema #FAIL and many Greek filmmakers are unaware of this fact. At least the British have the decency to admit that 1) they put the wrong people in the wrong positions (those appointed themselves openly admit as much) and 2) the destruction of the British film industry was the result of deliberate politics. Therefore, this British documentary while seemingly remote and irrelevant, must be seen back to back with the previous two Greek documentaries.

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