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The first Film Seed Festival “Powered by Peanuts” was harvested in October 2022.

All the energy requirements, in terms of electricity and nutrition for the three nights of gatherings and film projections were produced by the cultivation of a peanut crop in the field that the festival was consequently hosted.

A small piece of land in the Livadi area of Tinos, was planted with peanuts Arachis Hypogaea.

The cultivation was technologically aided by Agenso smart agriculture sensors monitoring water use and weather data.

Once harvested half of the crop was converted to peanut oil and then to biodiesel by Act4Energy, technological spin off of the Democritus University of Thrace department of Environmental Engineering .

This biofuel in turn provided with the necessary electricity in order to power a film projector, speakers and lights .

The remaining half of the harvest was cooked and roasted by local cooks and served as nutritional cinema snacks for the festival audience. 

Film Seed Festival official film selection can be found here and directions to get here, on this link.

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Film Seed Festival was planted in May 2022 in a field at the location Gonia, in the largest agricultural area of Tinos Island, known as Livadi. The Livadi area is the fertile valley of a very small seasonal river, it has light sandy soils and a relatively good underground water storage making it ideal for plants that suit these conditions, peanuts being one of them as they prefer light soils and warm sunny climates. Between the thick reed wind-breaker walls farmers cultivate vegetables and especially artichokes for which the location is known for. A sculptural structure containing smart agriculture sensors and an outdoor film projector, is placed in the center of the field for easy access to its functionality, visually marking the field the festival is planted in. The one hectare peanut crop was collectively cultivated by several local farmers who harvested approximately 200 kg of peanuts in the last days of August.

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  The transesterification process, by which the vegetable oil is turned into biodiesel, can be realised in collaboration with a university lab or environmental engineer to yield optimal results. The first Film Seed Festival collaborates with Act4Energy, a Democritus University of Thrace Spin-off company, to produce the biodiesel required to power the screenings of the festival. By-products of the production and transesterification process can also be used to achieve a zero-waste result - for example the leaf litter remaining after harvest for compost, or non-toxic glycerin that can be used to make soap.

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Film Seed Festival welcomed upwards of 350 visitors between the three nights of projections treating them to wonderful documentary viewing as well as peanut cinema snacks including, raw shelled peanuts, roasted shelled peanuts, boiled peanuts, salt and oregano roasted, as well as the traditional "pasteli" peanut bars with local thyme honey, and peanut cookies made with the flour that is left over from extracting the peanut oil.

Το έργο πραγματοποιείται με την υποστήριξη της Στέγης του Ιδρύματος Ωνάση στο πλαίσιο της πρωτοβουλίας Περιφερειακά Κέντρα S+T+ARTS – Επιδιορθώνοντας το Παρόν, της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής.


Film Seed Festival was developed during the S+T+ARTS residency program, commissioned by the Onassis Foundation and in collaboration with Agenso and the techno-startup ACT4ENERGY of the Democritus University of Thrace.


The project is carried out with the support of Onassis Stegi Cultural Center within the framework of the Regional S+T+ARTS Centers – Repairing the Present, of the European Commission.



Συντονισμός: Ελένη Μιχαηλίδη 

Project Coordination: Eleni Michaelidi 

ACT4ENERGY - Democritus University of Thrace Spin-off

Σύμβουλοι Μηχανικοί Περιβάλλοντος: Βασίλειος Διαμαντής, Αλέξανδρος Ευταξίας, Ηλιάνα Κολοκοτρώνη, Χρήστος Μιχαηλίδης (ACT4ENERGY - Τεχνοβλαστός Δημοκρίτειου Πανεπιστημίου Θράκης)

Environmental Engineering Consulting: Vasileios Diamantis, Alexandros Eftaxias, Iliana Kolokotroni, Christos Michailidis (ACT4ENERGY Democritus University of Thrace Spin-off)


AGENSO - Agricultural and Environmental Solutions 

Μαγειρική / επεξεργασία φυστικιών:

Tinos Farm to Table 

Exo catering 

Δάκρυ Μέλι Τήνου 

Peanut Cooking / Preparation:

Tinos Farm to Table 

Exo catering 

Dakri Tinos Honey 

Επιλογή Ταινιών: Hypercomf

Film Selection: Hypercomf


Υποτιτλισμός ταινιών: Ηλίας Διάμεσης

Film Subtitling: Ilias Diamesis 




Αλέξανδρoς Άνδροβικ 

Alexandros Androvik (Tinos Farm to Table)


Αρούτ Μαραγκοζιάν 

Harut Maragozyan

Ομάρ Μαμπχούρ

Omarr Mabchour


Γιώργης Στεργιώτης 

Giorgis Stergiotis


Γιάννης Πόντης 

Yiannis Pontis


Παύλος Δελατόλλας 

Paul Dellatolas

Ραφή οθόνης προβολών: Ζοζεφίνα Πέτοβιτς 

Sewing of projection screen: Zozefina Petovits


Ενωτικός Πολιτιστικός Σύλλογος Κώμης-Περαστράς-Μοναστηρίων

Unitarian Cultural Association of Komi-Perastra-Monastiria

Βασίλειος Διαμαντής

Vasileios Diamantis

Μαριάννα Οικονόμου

Marianna Economou


Ρέα Αποστολίδη, Μαρία Αλεξίου, Βάσω Μητσιάκη (Anemon Productions)

Rea Apostolides, Maria Alexiou, Vasso Mitsiaki (Anemon Productions)


Melissa Fondakowski, Jenn Lacy (Powderkeg Studios)


Serban Georgescu, Oana Muntean (Kolectiv)


Justyna Han (Wajda School, Wajda Studio)

Jacob Moe (Archipelago Network)


Ζήσης Τσιρόπουλος (Agenso)

Zisis Tsiropoulos (Agenso)


Μαριαρίνα Μιχαηλίδου (Agenso)

Mariarina Michailidou (Agenso)


Δημήτρης Κοκκινάκης (Hydroussa)

Dimitris Kokkinakis (Hydroussa)

Χρήστος Καρράς (Onassis Stegi)

Christos Carras (Onassis Stegi)


Θεοδώρα Βουγιούκα (Onassis Stegi)

Theodora Vougiouka (Onassis Stegi)


Βερονίκη Πετμεζά (Onassis Stegi)

Veroniki Petmeza (Onassis Stegi)


Ευγενία Τσιάνου (DISCCO)

Evgenia Tsianou (DISCCO)


Ιωάννα Ντούτση

Ioanna Ntoutsi


Ορέστης Στυλιανίδης

Orestis Stylianidis

Το Film Seed Festival αναπτύχθηκε κατά τη διάρκεια της καλλιτεχνικής φιλοξενίας S+T+ARTS σε ανάθεση της Στέγης του Ιδρύματος Ωνάση και σε συνεργασία με την Agenso και τον τεχνοβλαστό ACT4ENERGY του Δημοκρίτειου Πανεπιστημίου Θράκης.

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