9th annual LONDON GREEK FILM FESTIVAL: 15-21 May 2016

 

   
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International Poetry Competition 2016 - Video Poetica
 
Διεθνής Διαγωνισμός Ποίησης 2016 - Video Poetica
 
Upcoming Deadlines:
 
Very late deadline and final: 8 April 2016

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International call for film and screenplay submissions 2016
 
Διεθνής πρόσκληση για υποβολή ταινιών και σεναρίων 2016
 
Film competition: fiction feature films, short fiction films, documentaries, experimental films, video art.
Script competition: fiction feature screenplays, short fiction screenplays.

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Upcoming Deadlines:
Very late deadline and final: 8 April 2016
 
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The 9th annual London Greek Film Festival coming up on May 2016. The festival invites Greek and International film directors, producers, writers, poets and artists from around the world, to submit films, screenplays and poems.

The festival, as always independent, alternative, progressive and creative, supports the positive face of Greece abroad, aiming to be the international meeting point for contemporary Greek film and culture from around the world.

Films and Screenplays accepted from:
 
Greek Origin Individuals and Production Companies from all over the world,
with no specific subject in their work (Greek Diaspora & Greek-Cypriots included), or
 
International Individuals and Production Companies from all over the world,
with film or screenplay related to Greece (i.e. subject, myths, history, locations or filming in Greece).
 
Kind of films:
fiction feature films [μεγάλου μήκους μυθοπλασίας]
short fiction films [μικρού μήκους μυθοπλασίας]
documentaries [ντοκιμαντέρ]
experimental films [πειραματικές ταινίες]
video art [ταινίες βιντεοτέχνης]
 
Kind of screenplays [script competition only - διαγωνιστικό σεναρίου μόνο]:
fictions feature [σενάρια για ταινίες μυθοπλασίας μεγάλου μήκους]
short fiction [σενάρια για ταινίες μυθοπλασίας μικρού μήκους]
 

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Honorary Odysseus Awards event in Athens, Greece: 14 December 2015, 21.30
at Alkyonis New Star Art Cinema (42-46 Ioulianou Str).
 
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|  Films 2015 Line Up  |  Script Competition 2015  |  AWARDS 2015 |

   

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Mrs Katerina Dimakopoulou and journalist Mr. Thanassis Gavos, presented the Awards.
 
London Greek Film Festival 2015 (19-25 October)
ODYSSEUS AWARDS                                                          
Where Awards are divided, are divided equally, irrespective order.
Όπου τα Βραβεία είναι μοιρασμένα, είναι μοιρασμένα ισότιμα ανεξαρτήτως σειράς αναφοράς.
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BEST FICTION FEATURE FILM
Invisible. Directed by Dimitri Athanitis. Greece, 2015.
 
BEST CONCEPT FOR FICTION FEATURE
The Journey. Directed by Lance Nielsen. Greece/UK, 2014.
Lovestruck. Directed by Thodoris Atheridis. Greece, 2014.
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY
The Archaeologist. Directed by Kimon Tsakiris. Greece, 2014.
 
BEST CREATIVE DOCUMENTARY 
The Art of Crisis, Theatre Matters. Directed by Katerina Patroni. Greece, 2014.
Lost in the Bewilderness. Directed by Alexandra Anthony. Greece/USA, 2015.
 
SPECIAL JURY AWARD for human rights and environment
In the Nest of Time. Directed by Alexander Papailiou. Greece, 2015.
Emery Tales. Directed by Stelios Efstathopoulos & Susanne Bausinger. Greece/Germany, 2015.
 
BEST SHORT FICTION FILM
Austerity. Directed by Renos Gavris. Greece/Cyprus, 2015.
Prosefhi: Greek School Prayer. Directed by Thanasis Neofotistos. Greece, 2014.
 
BEST CONCEPT FOR SHORT FICTION FILM 
Berenice. Directed by Theano Emmanouil. Greece, 2015.
Without Milk. Directed by Thodoris Vournas. Greece, 2014.
 
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
Waiting. Directed by Thanos Koutsandreas. Greece, 2014.
 
Best Animation
Man in a Box. Directed by Elias Papastamatiou. Greece, 2012..
 
BEST VIDEO ART 
Andreas & Christina | Wedumentary. Directed by Aristarchos Papadaniel. Greece, 2012.
 
BEST FICTION FEATURE SCRIPT (script competition only)
“Finos Films” Presents. Written by Haris Mazarakis & Tom Nikolaidis. Greece, 2015.
 
BEST SHORT SCRIPT (script competition only)
The song of whale. Written by Aspa Siokou. Greece, 2015.
Christmas story. Written by Kostas Pliakos. Greece, 2015.
 
BEST DIRECTING (fiction feature films only) 
Dimitri Athanitis.  (Invisible. Directed by Dimitri Athanitis. Greece, 2015.)
 
BEST ACTOR (fiction feature films only) 
Jason Flemyng. (The Journey. Directed by Lance Nielsen. Greece/UK, 2014.)
Yannis Stankoglou. (Invisible. Directed by Dimitri Athanitis. Greece, 2015.)
 
BEST ACTRESS (fiction feature films only) 
Zenia Kaplan. (Illusion. Directed by Savvas Karydas. Greece, 2013.)
Smaragda Karydi.  (Lovestruck. Directed by Thodoris Atheridis. Greece, 2014.)
 
BEST PERFORMER
Stelios Karamanolis. (Col O’Bara Delivers Injustice. Directed by Theodore Vogiatzidis. Greece, 2014.)
 
BEST SCREENPLAY (fiction feature films only)
Thodoris Atheridis. (Lovestruck. Directed by Thodoris Atheridis. Greece, 2014.)
 
BEST MUSIC
DNA – Michael Nivolianitis – Alexandros Christaras. (Between Black and White. Directed by Socrates Alafouzos. Greece, 2015.)
 
BEST PHOTOGRAPHY
George Rahmatoulin. (Family member. Directed by Marinos Kartikkis. Cyprus, 2015.).
Tasos Giapoutzis. (Killing My Girl. Directed by Tasos Giapoutzis. UK/Greece, 2014.).
 
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS AWARD
Manolis Damianakis. (Kame koummando. Directed by Manolis Damianakis. Greece, 2014.)
 
NEW DIRECTOR AWARD  
Graziella Roussou. (Mother's Son. Directed by Graziella Roussou. Greece, 2015.)
 
GREEK FILM LOVERS CLUB AWARD
Draconian Decision of the German Drachma. Directed by Billy Cotsis. Australia, 2015.
Dark Illusion. Directed by Manos Karystinos. Greece, 2014.
 
Greece's Consul in London, Mr. Sotiris Demestichas (onn the left) and the representative of the Press Office of the
Greek Embassy in London, Mrs. Lamprini - Marina Koltsida (on the right) with Awarded at this year's festival.
 

The Odysseus Awards of the 8th annual London Greek Film Festival 2015

In Theatro Technis in London presented the Odysseus Awards of the 8th annual London Greek Film Festival 2015 on 24 October. Attended Greece's Consul in London, Mr. Sotiris Demestichas and the representative of the Press Office of the Greek Embassy in London, Mrs. Lamprini - Marina Koltsida. The ceremony, presented by journalist Thanassis Gavos; attended also directors, screenwriters and producers from Greece, UK, USA, Cyprus and other countries; also journalists, friends and colleagues of the festival.

The ceremony was accompanied by performance art presentation that included stage and dance activities, video art installation and excerpts from the work "Handbook" (Εγχειρίδιον) of Epictetus; art project created & directed by C. Prosylis, performed by Marieta Tsiatira & C. Prosylis.

We must underline the high quality of films and scripts that took part in the festival, and the really great work of Greek and International Directors, Producers and Writers form across the world. The festival, as always independent, alternative, progressive and creative, promotes the positive face of Greece abroad and do not forget its aim: to be the international meeting point for contemporary Greek films from around the world.

Indeed, with a new initiative to attract international film productions in Greece, will be launched by the Festival, by the end of 2015, the based in London service “Filming in Greece”; the website www.filmingingreece.com will be activated soon for this particular purpose.

Please note this change: from 2016, the festival will be presented every May. The next 9th annual London Greek Film Festival, will take place from 15 to 21 May 2016.

The festival wants to thank all the supporters, and of course the creators and friends from across the world that support all these years. As usual in recent years, the Festival will offer honorary Odysseus Awards in a special ceremony in Athens, Greece, in December.

 
The Festival Director, Film/Theatre Director & Producer Mr. Christos Prosylis (on the left),
with Greece's Consul in London, Mr. Sotiris Demestichas (on the right)
 
 
 
 
 
 
| Schedule of screenings and events 2015  |  Films 2015 Line Up  |  Script Competition 2015  |  Press  |  
 
8th annual LONDON GREEK FILM FESTIVAL: 19-25 October 2015

The London Greek Film Festival, independent, alternative, progressive and creative as ever, remains loyal to its objective, despite the adversities: to act as the international meeting point for contemporary Greek film from across the world. The Festival, founded in 2008 by director Christos Prossylis and London’s Cosmocinema, continues to showcase the film productions of Greek interest in all its forms.

This year the Festival took place from 19 to 25 October. During this week it presented more than 55 selected films at Camden’s Theatro Technis (26 Crowndale Road, London, NW1 1TT); it also presented 11 selected short and feature film scripts online. Screenings included feature films, short films, documentaries, experimental films and video art.

The Festival accepts films and scripts by Greek filmmakers from around the world, but also by non-Greeks whose work bears some Greek interest. It has established itself as one of the most prestigious events when it comes to showcasing contemporary Greek culture in the British metropolis and in Europe, projecting a positive and creative face of Greece. At the same time it creates networking and collaboration opportunities and it promotes new technologies which combine good old cinematography with the new possibilities offered by the modern film world.

On Saturday 24 October, Theatro Technis hosted the ‘Odysseus Awards’ ceremony, during which the best films by category,  announced, as voted by the judging committee. Awards also presented to best actors, screenwriters, filmmakers and performers. The awards ceremony presented by the London based Greek correspondent Thanasis Gavos.

The Festival drawed to an end on 25 October with two very interesting informative / introductory workshops. The first one will be about the Festival’s new project in collaboration with London’s Cosmocinema: the ‘Filming in Greece’ international agency, set up to facilitate those who want to use Greece as their filming set. The second workshop will be an introduction to the ‘Acting Code’ method, developed over the previous decade by director Christos Prossylis and updated through his research theatrical group Cosmotheatre of London. The method is now available to the public.

 
                                                        
Talking about us:

“Whether those [recent Greek films] represent a dawn or twilight for the country's film-making, will be easier to judge after this event, which brings a handful of features, shorts and documentaries.” The Guardian

“In the face of adversity, Greek cinema battles on.” Time Out London

“It is an extremely important event which promotes Greece and its culture to London, a major cultural metropolis of Europe. (...) It presents one of Greece’s best-known showcases and meeting points for emerging talent, and seeks to promote the importance of film as a means to develop the next generation of filmmakers and moving image artists. (…) Definitely consists one of the most important initiatives of cultural diplomacy in the British capital.” Embassy of Greece in London, Press Office
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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