The Athletic Coup film festival


  • When: 21 May 2024 - 21 May 2024
  • Time: 19:00 - 22:00
  • Where: Technopolis City of Athens Gasholder 1 – Auditorium Miltiadis Evert
  • Price: 10€
  • Title: The Athletic Coup film festival
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The Athletic Coup film festival
Untold Stories Of Athletes And Niche Sports From Around The World

The Athletic Coup was born out of a desire to uncover the inspirational stories of amateur athletes and niche sports performed in remote areas of the world.

The film festival is a purpose-driven endeavor to promote mental health benefits through physical activity and to celebrate the community aspects of 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.

After a year of selecting films from around the world, the first edition of the festival is now announced to take place in Athens, Greece on May 21, 2024. The partnering venue is at the prestigious Technopolis City of Athens, an old gasworks plant in the center of Athens that has been transformed into one of the most renowned cultural hubs in the city.

From the Official Selections, the following films will be shown:


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

THE ATHLETIC COUP film festival • 21st May 2024
Technopolis City of Athens Gasholder 1 – Auditorium Miltiadis Evert
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