Articles of Association

Statute of the GSC

CODED CODE OF STATEMENT BY THE NAME:

“UNION OF GREEK CINEMATOGRAPHERS”

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Article 1: Name

An association is established under the name: “UNION OF GREEK CINEMATOGRAPHERS”. For the activity of the association in Greece and abroad its name will be attributed in English as “GREEK SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS” and will be used also of its initials: “G.S.C”. The association is a non-profit-making and non-private private law legal entity (NIPID) in accordance with the provisions of Article 78 of the Civil Code.

Article 2: Seat

The headquarters of the association are defined as the municipality of Gerakas, Attica and, in particular, the apartment located in Gerakas, Attica, at 42 Munic.

The establishment of branches – offices of this constituting association is permitted anywhere in Greece or abroad by decision of the Board of Directors.

Article 3: Purpose

The purpose of the association is:

The promotion, promotion and dissemination of the art of Cinema Photography and any other audiovisual work.
Continuous information, information, education and training of members regarding new technologies and ideas in the field of Cinema and any other audiovisual work.
The recognition of any intellectual creation of Greek or foreign filmmakers – Directors of photography in Greece or abroad and the award and award of a title to them.
Recognizing, appreciating and exalting the importance of the role of the Cinematographer – Photography Director in the development of the art of cinematographic photography and Cinema in general as well as any other audiovisual work.
Defending, promoting, preserving and protecting the intellectual property (property – moral) of film – makers – photography directors.
To develop cooperation and communication among the members of the association, to strengthen the friendly and social relations of members and to promote mutual understanding, friendship and solidarity with each other.
Strengthening the ties and relations of the members of the association with persons with common interests and purposes, with persons belonging to the other specialties of the cinema and with the members of clubs and clubs with corresponding activity in Greece and abroad.
The education and training of all those interested in the art of Cinema Photography.
Contact, communication and cooperation with relevant bodies (cultural, financial, artistic, etc.) on issues related to the art and cinema technology as well as any other audiovisual work.
The creative, technical and aesthetic establishment and promotion of Seventh Art without political, religious, trade union, economic or profit-making character.
It does not fall within the scope of the association and expressly prohibits any action by the Board of Directors or one of its members, which seeks to seek or achieve political or party goals through the union, or to assist such groups or movements. It also prohibits any action that damages the interests of the club and is contrary to them.

Article 4: Means of fulfilling the purpose

The pursuit of the goal of the association is achieved by any legal means, energy and activity, such as:

Organizing or co-organizing and conducting seminars or a cycle of studies or conferences or seminars or lectures and other events in Greece or abroad.
The organization of exhibitions of photography, cinematographic photographs and other cinematographic material.
Collaboration with local or state and international associations and bodies to promote the purpose of the association.
The creation, operation and maintenance of web sites, the creation of a library, the publication of books and periodical newsletters, programs, the supply and promotion of printed material as well as multimedia applications.

Article 5: Duration

The duration of the union is defined and agreed as indefinite.

Article 6: Members (Regular, Honorary and Friends of the Union)

Members of the association are divided into three (3) categories: 1) Regular Members, 2) Honorary Members and 3) Friends of the Union.

1) Regular Members are those who cumulatively fulfill the following conditions, namely:

(a) Has presented at least three (3) complete fiction projects to the regular members of the association, which (projects) should have already been screened in a public show in a cinema or television or festivals in Greece or abroad; and

b) He carries out the profession of Cinematographer – Director of Photography.

2) Honorary Members are those who are not regular members and meet the requirements of Article “6.1” hereof, but they are not in-house Cinematographers – Photography Directors but have previously practiced this profession and for any reason at the time of filing the application applications have ceased to be exercised (eg due to retirement).

3) Friends of the Union are those who do not belong to the regular or honorary members and have offered and offer important services for the fulfillment and realization of the purpose of the association, express their interest and are in a long-term relationship or contact or communication or cooperation with union.

Article 7: Accession of new members

1) The status of the Member is an honorary distinction for the artistic value of the work of the intellectual creator. The registration of a regular member of the association takes place at the request of the person concerned and his / her CV is submitted to the Board of Directors of the association accompanied by a proposal of two (2) members already members of the association.

The Board of Directors convenes a General Meeting in which the Regular Members check that the conditions for the registration of new members described in Article 6.1 are met and, in particular, assess the quality of the projected films in accordance with international standards and consider all the technical and artistic parameters, emphasizing the visual element of the image. Particular emphasis is placed on the element of creativity, originality, peculiarity, artistic criteria to be met, and the mere presentation of a simple professional proposal.

The evaluation process is mandatory and is carried out as follows:

All regular members present at the General Assembly are voting. to receive the candidate, who will have to receive positive votes at 8/10 of all the members in an open vote. In the case of non-integer numbers, the candidate is favored.

Upon the appointment of the candidate as a regular member, within three (3) months, the “G.S.C.” identification and honorary title is obtained.

The non-fulfillment of the condition for the exercise of the profession of Cinematographer – Director of Photography (eg due to retirement) following the declaration of the candidate as a member of the public does not have any influence on his status as a member.

2) The registration of a Honorary Member of the Association is made at the request of the person concerned to the Board of Directors of the Association, accompanied by a proposal by one of its members.

The Board of Directors convenes a General Meeting in which the Regular Members check whether all the conditions for the registration of new members described in article “6.2” of this document are met.

The evaluation process is mandatory and is carried out as follows:

All regular members present at the General Assembly are voting. and in order to be admitted, the candidate will have to receive positive votes at 8/10 of the current members in an open vote. In the case of non-integer numbers, the candidate is favored.

By declaring the candidate as an honorary member, within three (3) months, the “G.S.C.” identification and honorary title is obtained.

3) The registration of a Union Association of the Association takes place upon the proposal of a (1) regular member of the Association to the Board of Directors, which decides whether the conditions for the registration of new members described in Article “6.3” of the present are met.

By declaring the candidate as a Union member, the Board of Directors sends to the latter the relevant invitation, which the proposer must accept within three (3) months.

Article 8: Removal of members

All members of the association (regular, honorary and friends of the association) have the right to withdraw from it after a written notification to the Board of Directors, which must be notified at least three (3) months before the end of the management year and is valid for the end of it.

The withdrawing members have no right to the property of the association, nor any claim to reimbursement of previous years’ contributions. The withdrawing member is required to pay all arrears up to the year of retirement.

In the event of a regular or honorary member of the association, the latter is forbidden after the departure

Article 9: Disciplinary Control – Elimination of Members

The disciplinary control is exercised by the Board of Directors and, exceptionally, at its discretion by the General Assembly and consists of:

a) Rebellion.

b) the suspension of the membership until its compliance with the obligation resulting from the statute or a decision of the General Assembly or from a decision of the Board of Directors which the member violates, otherwise for a certain period and in any case no more than six ) of months and

c) permanent removal of the member from the club.

The deletion of a member of the association is made by a decision of the Board of Directors, when there is an important reason and indicatively for the following, which need not be cumulative:

(a) The conduct and acts or omissions of the member are incompatible with his or her membership or they are contrary to the purpose of the association.

b) Non-compliance of the member with the decisions of the bodies of the association.

c) Violation of the provisions of this Statute by the member.

d) Late payment of the annual subscription for more than two (2) years.

e) For any other major cause, which is a legitimate reason for deletion of a member of the association.

If a regular or honorary member of the club is deleted, the latter is prohibited, after deletion, from using in any way the honorary title: “G.S.C.”.

The deleted member has the right to appeal against the decision of the Board of Directors to the General Meeting, which decides by a simple majority and its decision is irrevocable.

A member who has been removed may re-acquire membership by decision of the Board of Directors.

Article 10: Members’ rights

Regular Members have the following rights:

a) Equal participation in the General Meetings provided that they have fulfilled their financial obligations towards the Association.

b) Expression of their views by their vote.

c) Election of elected members of the association (right to vote).

d) Candidates of the same elected members of the association (right to stand for election).

e) enjoying the benefits and all rights deriving from their membership of the association and

f) Free retirement from the club. Removing members may be reinstated.

Honorary Members and Friends of the Union enjoy the same rights as those for participation and expression of their views in the General Assemblies, etc. but they are deprived of the right to vote, that is to say the right to vote and to stand for election, which enjoy only a single the regular members.

Article 11: Obligations of members

All members of the association have the following obligations:

(a) Contributing to all the forces and means available to the realization and realization of the association’s goal and abstaining from any action that runs counter to its purpose and spirit or opposes the nonprofit character of the association or aims at pursuing of their individual interests.

b) Representation at the General Meetings, meetings, events and all the activities and activities of the association.

c) Demonstration of interpersonal relationships and solidarity.

(d) Compliance with the law relating to unions and the provisions of the Statute, the purpose of the association and the decisions of the Board of Directors and the General Meeting of the members.

e) Fulfilling the financial obligations towards the club. In particular, all members are required to:

– One-off payment of fifty (50.00) euro as registration fee at the time of entry of the respective member to the club.

– Annual payment of one hundred (100) euros as annual regular subscription.

– Disbursement of extraordinary assistance, following a decision of the Ordinary or Extraordinary General Assembly of the Association, following a proposal by the Board of Directors to meet its financial needs.

The above amounts may be varied according to the needs of the association by a decision of the General Assembly, upon the recommendation of the Board of Directors.

Article 12: Resources

Resources of the Association are:

Subscription fees, regular annual subscriptions and extraordinary subscriptions of all members.
Receipts from entries and publications on the association’s website.
Donations, inheritances, bequests, sponsorships and in general grants of liberty to natural or legal persons of private or public law, Greek and foreign institutions and any other organization or organization. Especially for inheritances left in the club are accepted for the benefit of inventory.
Grants from organizations and participation in European Programs.
Proceedings from exhibitions, performances, celebrations, dances, bazaars, events, excursions, lotteries, fundraising, lectures organized by the association, circulation of vouchers, brochures,
The proceeds from the joint venture ‘s movable and immovable property in general
Any other income that will be earned from the activity of the association, which is not contrary to the law and to the statutes.

Article 13: Institutions of the Association

The association’s instruments are:

General Assembly of the Members.
Board of directors.
Financial Control Committee and
Executive Director.

Article 14: General Assembly

The General Assembly of the members of the Association has a general competence and is the supreme governing body of the Association, decides on all matters pertaining to the purpose of the Association and on any matter not falling under the competence of another body and its decisions are mandatory for all the members. The General Assembly has the supervision and control of the organs of the administration and is entitled to revoke them at any time in accordance with the law. The General Assembly is constituted by all the cash settled regular members of the Association, all members being free to participate in each General Meeting, but only regular members have the right to vote.

The General Meeting of the members is distinguished in: a) Ordinary General Meeting and b) Extraordinary General Meeting.

The Ordinary General Meeting is convened one (1) year in the first quarter of each year at the invitation of the Board of Directors thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled date of the General Meeting, indicating the place, time and issues agenda of the General Assembly.

The Extraordinary General Meeting shall be convened whenever deemed necessary by the Board of Directors unless otherwise requested in writing by 1/5 of the cash-settled members or by the Financial Control Committee in case of administrative, financial or administrative disturbance. When the Extraordinary General Meeting is convened at the initiative of the members or the Audit Committee, the written application for the convening of the Extraordinary General Meeting is addressed to the Board of Directors and must indicate the issues to be discussed. The Board of Directors shall convene the Extraordinary General Meeting within thirty (30) days and, in the event of its inaction or refusal, the President of the Court of First Instance may authorize the applicants to convene the Assembly and to regulate its chairmanship.

Article 15: Invitation to a General Assembly

The invitation of the members to a General Meeting is at least ten (10) days and in exceptional cases twenty-four (24) hours prior to the date of convening the General Meeting by any appropriate means at the discretion of the Board of Directors, such as an individual written notice or a registered letter electronic or facsimile letter or telephone call or sms or any other appropriate form of invitation or publication of a whole or a summary of the invitation in a daily newspaper or on the body’s website or other appropriate web sites or by billing the invitation to the headquarters of the association.

The invitation shall include the items of the agenda, as well as the time and place of the General Assembly meeting and the place and time of the reunion meeting in case of postponement of the first quorum.

The General Assembly discusses the issues mentioned in the invitation.

A decision on a subject not mentioned in the invitation is valid if all the regular members of the association are present and do not oppose.

Article 16: Quorum of the General Assembly

The General Meeting shall be quorum if at least half of one (½ + 1) of the economically settled members who have the right to vote in accordance with these articles of association (ordinary members) are present and are made up of the Chairman and the Secretary elected before commencement of work of the assembly by the present members of the association.

If a quorum is not reached, a repeat General Assembly shall be summoned automatically (without invitation) no later than fifteen (15) days in the same place, on the same agenda, and shall be deemed to be in quorum irrespective of the number of members present, may be less than eight (8). Exceptionally, new topics for discussion may arise if there are extraordinary agenda items that could not be included in the original agenda, provided that the conditions for inviting members to a General Assembly are met.

In any case the amendment of the Articles of Association, the dissolution of the Association, the elections, the election of collective bodies (the Board of Directors and the Financial Control Committee), the deletion of members, the motion of censure against the members of the Board of Directors and all other cases The law requires the presence of at least half of the regular members.

Particularly for the decision to stop the collective organs of the association, the presence of at least three-quarters (3/4) of the cash-settled regular members is required.

The quorum referred to in Article “7” is required for new members to join the club.

The regular members of the association are represented in the General Assembly and by their representative who must be provided with a relevant legalization document (authorization) deposited at the union’s secretariat.

Article 17: Taking decisions of the General Assembly – Objections

The decisions of the General Assembly are taken by a relative majority of the present members and by hand (1/2 of the members plus one (1) of the present). A decision can not be taken with less than eight (8) full members. If the decision relates to a legal transaction or the bringing of a lawsuit between a union and a member or his or her spouse or a relative’s blood as well as a third degree, then it is not entitled to vote.

Particularly for the amendment of the Articles of Association, the dissolution of the Association, the election, the election and the cessation of the collective bodies (Board of Directors and the Audit Committee), the deletion of members, the motion of censure against the members of the Board of Directors, other cases are specified in the law, voting is necessarily secret and requires a majority of ¾ of the current members.

A unanimous decision and consent of all members with voting rights is required to change the purpose of the union, while absent members agree in writing.

The majority of the members referred to in Article “7” are required to enter new members.

In the case of a written consent of all members in a certain proposal, a decision may be taken without the Assembly of the members.

The regular members of the association may object to the validity of the decision of the General Assembly within three (3) days. With regard to the election of bodies, objections shall be submitted to the Electoral Commission. Failure to submit a complaint implies acceptance of the validity of the procedure and the decision of the General Assembly.

Article 18: Regular General Meeting Issues

The matters for the General Meeting to be discussed are defined either by decision of the Board of Directors or by the Board of Directors

Article 19: Elections

Every second (2nd) Ordinary General Assembly holds elections for the elected bodies of the association, namely the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee. An electoral system is defined as the simple analogue.

The candidate may apply for membership of the Board of Directors, the Financial Control Committee, or both. Applications must be submitted by a written declaration of the candidate submitted to the Secretary General or any other member of the Board of Directors or the Executive Director at least three (3) days before the date of the General Meeting. This deadline must be stated in the invitation to convene the General Assembly. The Board of Directors may shorten the deadline if deemed necessary. The ballot papers are printed at the expense of the association and the responsibility of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director.

Elections are conducted in the following way:

The election procedure supervises a three-member (3 members) electoral committee, which is appointed by the General Assembly before the start of voting. Membership of the electoral committee is incompatible with the status of candidate elected body.
Election of the elected bodies shall be by secret ballot. Each voter, once his identity is verified, receives from the electoral committee a (1) file and the ballot, exercises the right to vote in a specially designed area, seals the file and after the control of the aforementioned electoral committee, within the ballot box.
For the appointment of the members of the Board of Directors up to four (4) crosses in the ballot paper and the members of the Audit Committee up to two (2) crosses.
The candidates with the most votes are elected from among the candidates. In the event of a tie for the formation of an institution, a draw shall be drawn between the candidates who have been elected by the electoral committee.
The candidate who received the most votes shall convene the Board of Directors within ten (10) days from the date of the elections and by secret ballot the President, Vice-President, Secretary General, Treasurer and Member shall be elected. At the same meeting the delivery and receipt of the duties from the previous Board of Directors takes place.
As the alternate members of the Board of Directors are the three (3) first runners (ie in order of success 6th, 7th and 8th in the overall classification) and the Audit Committee the two (2) first runners (ie in order of success 4th and 5th in the total classification).

Article 20: Board of Directors – Establishment – Meetings

The Association is governed by a Board of Directors composed of five (5) ordinary members elected by the members of the Ordinary General Meeting in the manner provided for in the provision of Article 19 of these Statutes.

The term of office of the Board of Directors is two years (2 years). It starts from the date of election and expires before the election of the members of the next Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors shall be composed of the President, the Vice-President, the Secretary-General, the Treasurer and one (1) member.

The members of the Board of Directors meet at least one (1) time in the six months or whenever the President deems it necessary or at the request of three (3) members in writing. The meeting shall be convened by the Chairman or the Vice-Chairperson with written notice of the members, which shall state the items on the agenda, at least three (3) days prior to the meeting. In any case, the personal representation of all members of the Board of Directors and the non-submission of such objections remedy shortcomings in the convocation process.

The Board of Directors is in quorum when at least three (3) members are present at the meeting. A member of the Board of Directors absent from three (3) continuous ordinary or extraordinary meetings, or five (5) non-continuous ordinary or extraordinary meetings, shall be deemed to have resigned, unless it is prevented for serious reasons and the impediment is notified in good time to the President. In this case, an alternate member shall be replaced. If two (2) members of the Board of Directors and the three (3) alternate members resign, the management of the association shall assume a temporary management committee and make choices.

Decisions of the Board of Directors are taken by an absolute majority of the present members. In the event of a tie, the President’s vote shall prevail. If any item on the agenda concerns a member of the Board of Directors or his or her spouse or blood relative up to the third degree, that member shall be deprived of the right to vote.

Board of Directors meetings are present, without the right to vote, by the Executive Director, unless the Board of Directors decides otherwise for specific meetings.

Article 21: Powers of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors with the “20” quorum and majority vote is entitled to:

Decides the actions and activities of the association in general for the achievement of its objectives according to the provision of article “2” of the present and in general deals with any matter related to the association, in accordance with the provisions of the Articles of Association and the law.
Appoint the General Assembly.
Manages the property of the association and decides on the expenses, except in the cases specified in the provision of article “18” of the present, for which a decision of the General Assembly is required, indicatively the management expenses and any obligations towards the staff of the association and to third parties of natural or legal persons.
It prepares the financial balance sheet and balance sheet and the budget of the next management year and submits them to the Ordinary General Meeting for approval.
It submits to the Ordinary General Meeting an account of the association’s action.
Appoints a legal advisor to the association or other scientific or technical advisers.
It implements the decisions of the General Assembly.
Decides on the participation of the association in events of other organizations.
Decides on the formation of Special Committees, which will deal with various issues of the association and the realization of specific goals of the association in cooperation with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director.
Appoints the Executive Director as it deems appropriate and terminates it.
The members of the Board of Directors are jointly responsible for the progress of the work of the association, unless they were present at a specific decision and disagreed and their dissent was recorded in the minutes.

Article 22: Powers of the Chairman of the Board of Directors

The Chairman of the Board of Directors is responsible for:

Represents the association in any authority, private, public or private, judicial or extrajudicial, unless for a specific and special case it is decided otherwise by the Board of Directors or the General Assembly.
Decides on the convening of the meetings of the Board of Directors and, in cooperation with the Secretary-General, on items on the agenda.
He / she and the Secretary-General subscribe to the documents and minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors.
Chairs the meetings of the Board of Directors and General Meetings until the election of the President of the General Assembly.
He is responsible for the implementation of the decisions of the Board of Directors and the General Assembly and acts as coordinator of the Special Committees.
He oversees incoming mail and co-signs outgoing mail together with the Secretary-General.
He oversees cash management of the association with the Treasurer and co-signs with the Treasurer the money orders for collection and payment and the movement of the deposit account – withdrawals which the association will hold in any banking institution.
He may delegate some of his responsibilities to the Vice-President or the Executive Director, to whom he may provide written authorization to carry out acts falling within one of the aims and actions of the association.
In exceptional cases, it can take action initiatives to deal with just urgent situations. In any case, he must, within 48 hours, convene the Board of Directors to inform him and to jointly determine the next steps and approve the proceedings.

Article 23: Duties of the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

The Vice-President is responsible for:

It shall replace the President in case of absence or impediment in the whole range of the above (Article 22) of his / her activities.
He assumes the responsibilities assigned to him by the President.
Chairs the Board of Directors in case of resignation, death or impediment lasting for an indefinite period of the President, until the latter is re-constituted.
He may delegate some of his responsibilities to the Executive Director, to whom he may provide written authorization to carry out acts falling within one of the aims and actions of the association.

Article 24: Powers of the Secretary General of the Board of Directors

The Secretary-General is responsible for:

He keeps the stamp, record and library of the association and keeps his books, except for the entry-cost book kept and kept by the Treasurer and the records of the Audit Committee.
He / she, together with the Chairman, signs the documents and minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors.
He has the address of the union’s Secretariat.
It cooperates with the organization’s bodies and provides every required element.
He keeps a file of incoming and outgoing documents of his association and correspondence and co-sign with the President his outgoing correspondence.
It replaces the President and the Vice-President in the event of their absence or impediment in the full range of their responsibilities, except for cases of resignation, death or imprisonment lasting for an indefinite period of the two above, thus chairing the Board of Directors until the latter is constituted new in body.
It may delegate part of its responsibilities to the Executive Director in writing following a decision of the Board of Directors.
The Secretary-General, in the event of his / her absence or absence, shall replace any other member of the Board of Directors other than the Chairman or his / her legal substitute.

Article 25: Responsibilities Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for:

It updates and maintains the revenue and expenditure account of the association and is responsible for issuing the receipts certifying the collection of members’ revenues and subscriptions.
He makes all payments and receipts on the basis of the money orders co-signed by himself and the President.
It prepares and submits to the Board of Directors for approval, at the end of each financial year, the balance sheet and balance sheet of the association and its budget for the next management year.
He is jointly responsible, together with the President, for all transactions with the banking institution which will be the account of the association’s withdrawals and are responsible for the management of banking transactions by electronic means (internetbanking). He may make withdrawals and maintain an amount of up to one thousand (1,000) euro in the fund of the association, otherwise the approval of the relevant item by the Board of Directors is required. This amount may be increased by decision of the Board of Directors and according to the needs of the association.
He is responsible for collecting claims of the association to the detriment of its members or third parties of natural or legal persons, private or public.
It monitors the cash information of the members of the association by submitting to the Board of Directors every two (2) years a list of members who do not respect their obligations.
It shall make available to the organs of the association any information concerning its financial situation, if so requested.
It may delegate part of its responsibilities in writing to the Secretary-General or to the Executive Director following a decision of the Board of Directors.
The Treasurer, in the event of his / her absence or absence, shall be replaced by another member of the Board of Directors, other than the Chairman or his / her legal substitute.

Article 26: Audit Committee

The Commission controls the management of the association’s resources. It consists of three (3) regular members and two (2) alternates, elected by the General Assembly as defined above in the article “19” and its term of office is two years and coincides with that of the Board of Directors .

The Commission supervises and verifies that the financial information of the financial management of the association is properly observed during the first quarter of each financial year, drawing up a conclusive report to the General Meeting to take into account the approval of the annual balance sheet.

The Commission shall keep a record of records in which it records: (a) the minutes; (b) its decisions in the audits carried out; and (c) the relevant concluding reports.

The management year of the association is defined as from January 1 to December 31 of each year, except for the first one defined by the registration of the association in the relevant books of the Court of First Instance until 31 December of the following year.

The members of the Board of Directors may not be members of the Commission.

The Commission has the right to have access to and be aware of all the information relating to the financial situation of the association, the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors, the General Assembly, the correspondence and the file in general.

The Board of Directors shall make the above information available to the Commission within fifteen (15) days of being requested to do so.

Article 27: Alternate Members

The alternate elected members shall participate in the collective bodies of the association in the order of their election, as defined in article “19” of this present, only in the cases where a definitive vacancy is created therein. In particular, in the event of replacement of a member of the Board of Directors, alternate members take part in the position attributed to them after re-constitution.

The legal constitution of the collective body of the association is not impeded by the existence of a smaller number of substitute members than those provided for in these Articles of Association (Article 19).

The alternate members may participate, without the right to vote, in the meetings of the body of the association, unless otherwise decided, and be entrusted with powers of the organs belonging to the institution concerned.

Article 28: Executive Director

The Executive Director is not necessarily a Cinematographer – Director of Photography, but he is distinguished by his knowledge and love for the arts and especially that of the cinema and furthermore is a person with administrative and organizational skills and relevant experience.

The Executive Director appoints only the Board of Directors, which decides at its absolute discretion. The term of office of the institution is two years and coincides with the term of office of the members of the Board of Directors. The non-existence of the instrument of this article does not affect the legal functioning of the association.

Article 29: Responsibilities of the Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for:

It undertakes the planning and implementation of the actions that fall within the scope of the association, as decided by the Board of Directors, from which it is controlled during the exercise of its duties.
It shall inform all members of the board, the organs of the association and any person concerned of its activities by any appropriate means and provide them with all necessary information upon request.
He submits to the Board of Directors every semester, a plan of preferential actions, a financial budget and proposals for funding. If the plan is approved by decision of the Board of Directors, it undertakes its implementation and upon completion it prepares a financial report, which it submits to the Board of Directors for approval.
It undertakes the visibility of the association as well as its contacts with all relevant institutions in Greece and abroad. It is obliged to electronically communicate its actions to members of the Board of Directors of the Association.
It is required to monitor the international websites and to post articles, news and announcements of conferences or competitions on the association’s website.
It is clarified that the Executive Director can not make decisions or represent the association in any body unless the Board of Directors decides on this.

Article 30: Internal regulations

Issues related to the internal functioning of the association may be regulated by internal regulations which, by decision of the Board of Directors, are admitted to the General Assembly for approval and are valid by filing a copy thereof at the Registry of the Court of First Instance in accordance with the law.

Article 31: Associate Books

The books that the club maintains are:

Membership register
Of the Board of Directors
Minutes of the General Assembly
Minutes of the Election Commission
Of the Audit Committee
Revenues – Expenses

Article 32: Seal of association

The type of the association’s seal is determined by decision of the Board of Directors.

Article 33: Amendment of the Articles of Association

The Articles of Association shall be amended by quorum and majority laid down in Articles 99 and 100 of the Civil Code and referred to in Articles “16” and “17” respectively of the present and any amendment shall apply as from the publication and entry in the relevant books of the competent Court of First Instance.

Article 34: Suspension of operation of an association

The suspension of the association for a certain period of time is possible by a decision taken by the General Assembly with a quorum of 2/3 of the members and a majority of ¾ of the members present at the proposal of the Board of Directors.

Article 35: Dissolution of a union

The club is dissolved:

Any time by resolution of the General Assembly of the members under the quorum and majority of the provisions of articles “16” and “17” of the present.
When the number of regular members drops below ten (10).
By decision of the Court of First Instance, at the request of the Association Board of Directors or the Financial Control Committee or one fifth of its members or the Supervisory Authority, when one of the following circumstances occurs: a) if it is impossible to elect a Administration or generally (b) if the purpose of the association has been abandoned or has become distinct from the one defined in the provision of Article “3” of this Article, the association shall continue to operate in accordance with its articles of association on the grounds that the number of members has been reduced or for any other reason; and (c) whether the purpose or function of the association has become illegal or unethical or contrary to public policy.

Article 36: Fortune of association property

In the event of dissolution, the property of the association is never distributed to its members and for its fate it is decided by the General Assembly of the members.

Article 37: General provisions

Any matter not governed by this Statute is governed by the provisions of the Civil Code, its Introductory Law and any special law on unions, as applicable.

Article 38: Transitional provisions

This Statute, consisting of 38 articles, was read, was voted, by article and in its entirety, and was subscribed by the founding members.