We're a team of three volunteers - Valia Dimitrakopoulou, a Greek Cultural Journalist working and living in Paris, Katrin Mathe, a German International Events Coordinator, Marika Bekier, a Polish Press Officer for various cultural events.

Our work includes fundraising, marketing, venue selection, curating the performers, performances and art that will be featured in the festival as well as liasoning with local businesses and municipal bodies.

We're always looking to collaborate with other festivals, organizations and groups who support cultural events in Europe and beyond. If you'd like to support Sifestival in any shape or form, please contact us.


Valia Dimitrakopoulou (Greek) is working for an event management company, Krauthammer. She has been a cultural journalist for the Greek daily newspaper Kathimerini since 2003, currently also working on her first novel.

Vassilia Harlafti (Greek), is a Space Design student at the T.E.I. of Athens, with a deep interest in collective goals that are expressed through creative means.


Katrin Mathe (German), is an International development and project manager at CGR Events, a French cinema event distributor. In the past, she created and was part of innovated festivals: Ohlala music festival (2009), FFAT, French short movie festival (2010), Les Impromptus (2012).

Marika Bekier (Polish) has been working as a press officer in a Parisian PR agency imagining press campains for the Paris Photo fair, Palais de Tokyo and the Rencontres d'Arles photo festival in the South of France. She was also previously involved in promotion of the French pavillon at the Venice Biennale by Christian Boltanski in 2013 and by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot in 2015.