The ‘Odysseus Awards’ & ‘Cosmocinema Awards’ of the 11th annual London Greek Film Festival 2018
ceremony for the announcement of the winners of the
Awards’ and the ‘Cosmocinema Awards’ concluded this year’s 11th
annual London Greek Cinema Festival. The festival was held
between 7-12 May at London’ Theatro Technis.
awards ceremony was attended by many of the participating
directors, producers and scriptwriters, the Ambassador of
Greece in the UK Mr Dimitris Karamitsos-Tziras, the
Embassy’s Press Councillor Mrs Elena Soupiana, as well
as friends and supporters of the festival. The evening’s host
was the Greek correspondent Mr Thanasis Gavos.
festival featured a rich competition section with quite a few
unique world or UK premieres, outstanding films from across the world
and inspiring creators. The screenings involved feature fiction films,
short fiction films, documentaries, video art, experimental films,
animation and music videos. There was also a special script
year the London Greek Film Festival launched a purely international
section, placing it under its umbrella: the new
or Cosmocinema Awards, expanding its network of collaborations and
activities. This section aims to function as a strong link between the
Greek and Greek-themed productions and the productions from the
international cinematography community.
London Greek Film Festival attributes particular emphasis to
the modern philosophy of Greek cinema and to international networking
opportunities. These productions make a mark of the new Greek cinema
from all over the world, showing that despite the difficulties it is
exceptionally creative and that it combines the good old cinema’s
creativity with the capabilities offered by new technologies.
(film director, producer)