The documentary Hail Arcadia (Arcadia Chaire) is a journey through the past and present of Arcadia, a place so charged with myths and references that it seems to inhabit a field that does not belong exclusively to modern reality. A place that has its own special place in time and space, but also in the consciousness of countless people over the centuries, who dreamed of its ideal, or what Arcadia symbolizes.

The documentary was awarded the International Film Critics Association (FIPRESCI) Award at the 17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2015, as the best Greek production.

Duration: 90′

Texts – Photography – Direction: Filippos Koutsaftis /

Image & Sound Editing: Ioanna Spiliopoulou /

Music: Konstantinos Beta /

Camera: Nikolas Karanikolas, Stamatis Kouros /

Produced by: Michail N. Stassinopoulos Public Benefit Foundation (MSVF)

The spin-off films  “TEGEA: moments on the infinite line of time” were created using material from the filming of the award-winning documentary ARKADIA CHAIRE (2015) by Filippos Koutsaftis. The Foundation commissioned him to prepare 10 ten-minute films focusing on issues from Tegea and its inhabitants.

As of October 5th, 2021, the first five short films with the following titles and English subtitles are freely available through the Foundation’s YouTube channel

  1. Alekos & Janet Rigopoulos
  2. Panagia Episkopi
  3. Festival of Tegea
  4. Petros Antonopoulos
  5. Vaioforos