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

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ODYSSEUS AWARDS 2016
Where Awards are divided, are divided equally, irrespective order.
Όπου τα Βραβεία είναι μοιρασμένα, είναι μοιρασμένα ισότιμα ανεξαρτήτως σειράς αναφοράς.
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PART 1: FILM AND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION



BEST DOCUMENTARY

Argo Navis. Directed by Stelios Eftathopoulos & Susanne Bausinger. Greece / Germany, 2016.

The light inside. Directed by Stavros Psillakis. Greece, 2015.

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BEST CREATIVE DOCUMENTARY

Shadow on the soul.
Directed by Marios Polyzogopoulos & Dimitris Pliagkos.  Greece, 2016.

On the edge of the Aegean, Castellorizo. Directed by Irini Sarioglou & Angelos KovotsosGreece, 2015.

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BEST CONCEPT FOR DOCUMENTARY

Mana.
Directed by Valerie Kontakos. 
Greece, 2015.

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BEST FEATURE FILM  

300 Spartans – The Real Story. Directed by Stanislaw (Stan) Karpinski
Australia, 2015.

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SPECIAL JURY AWARD

Good morning neighbor. Directed by Tania Chatzigeorgiou
Greece, 2016.


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BEST SHORT FICTION FILM

Bread.
Directed by N
ikolas Zogras Greece, 2015.

Pass. Directed by Lampros Georgopoulos.  Greece, 2014.


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BEST CONCEPT FOR SHORT FICTION FILM 

Downhill.
Directed by Stelios Kammitsis. 
Cyprus, 2015.

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BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM

Monica.
Directed by Dimitris Argyriou
. Greece / Bosnia / Germany, 2016.

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BEST VIDEO ART

Charybdis.
Directed by Aikaterini Koumakaki
Greece, 2016.

You! My Soul’s darkness. Directed by Thodoris PapadoulakisGreece, 2014.


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BEST FICTION FEATURE SCRIPT (script competition only)

Dresden porcelain dolls. Written by Alexis Tsafas & Alexia Beziki. Greece, 2016.

Desperandos. Written by Giorgos Iliopoulos, Katerina Vaimaki & Thodoris Vournas. Greece, 2016.

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BEST CONCEPT FOR FICTION FEATURE SCRIPT (script competition only)

Runners. Written by Stella Belessi. Greece, 2015.

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FICTION FEATURE SCRIPT (script competition only) -
GREEK FILM LOVERS CLUB CHOICE

Lost horse. Written by Minos Efstathiadis & Stella Alisanoglou. Greece, 2016.


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NEW SCREENWRITER AWARD

1995: The greatest summer ever. Written by Peter Manuselis. USA, 2016.

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BEST CONCEPT FOR SHORT FICTION SCRIPT (script competition only)

Walls. Written by Eleni Petsa. Greece, 2016.

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BEST SHORT SCRIPT (script competition only)

Imago. Written by Lina Soroga. Greece, 2016.

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BEST DIRECTING
#ThisIsACoup. Directed by Theopi SkarlatosUK / Greece, 2016.

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BEST ACTOR
Dimitris Piatas

Bus 43. Directed by Alexis Lazaridis. Greece, 2016.

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BEST ACTRESS
Stephanie Capetanides

Firefly. Directed by Georgios SoumelidisGreece, 2015.

 
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BEST PERFORMER
Angelo Tsarouchas
Back to Sparta. Directed by George Tsioutsioulas. Canada, 2015.

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BEST SCREENPLAY

The Story Of Edward Healing. Directed by Manos Gerogiannis UK, 2015.


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BEST MUSIC
Vangelis Fambas
The light inside. Directed by Stavros Psillakis. Greece, 2015.

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BEST PHOTOGRAPHY

Inner land. Directed by Vivian PapageorgiouGreece, 2015.


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NEW DIRECTOR AWARD  
Pet. Directed by Chris Moraitis. Greece, 2015.

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GREEK FILM LOVERS CLUB AWARD
Un Condor. Directed by Yiannis KolozisGreece, 2015.

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The 2016 LGFF Film & Script Competition Jury:
 
Christos Prosylis (Film/Theatre Director-Writer-Producer). UK/Greece.
Aris Vasiliadis (Journalist). Greece.
Katerina Dimakopoulou (Actress-Psychotherapist). UK.
Jim Zogas (Filmmaker-Video Artist). Greece.
 



PART 2: VIDEO POETICA POETRY COMPETITION


A’ AWARD


Vaggelis Chronis (Evangelos Chronis), Greece.

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B’ AWARD

Alkinoos Bounias, Greece.

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C’ AWARD


George Bourganos, USA.

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A’ DISTINCTION


Dimitra Dimitropoulou, Greece.

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B’ DISTINCTION


Efstratios Athanasakis, UK.

Christina Karyoti, Greece.

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C’ DISTINCTION


Georgios Stamatopoulos, UK.

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SPECIAL JURY AWARD

Stefanos Ganotis, Greece.

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GREEK FILM LOVERS CLUB AWARD

Marianna Katsimicha, UK. 

Foteini Balomenou, Greece.


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The 2016 LGFF Video Poetica Competition Jury:

Giorgis Drimoniatis (Publisher, Writer, Poet). Greece.
Christina Florou
(Lawyer, Poet). Greece.
Christos Prossylis (Film/Theatre Director, Writer, Poet). UK / Greece.
Aris Vasiliadis
(Jurnalist, Writer). Greece.



Selected films 2016 - line up

Selected screenplays 2016 (script competition)

Selected poems - Video Poetica 2016 International Poetry Competition

The 9th annual London Greek Film Festival, a special edition, will take place from 15 to 21 May 2016. From 2016, the festival will be presented every April or May. Very close to the last year's edition (last October) the festival wants to thank all the supporters, and of course the filmmakers, producers, writers, artists and friends from across the world that support it all these years.

The London Greek Film Festival changes, adapting every positive element the new era has to offer, including new technologies, new film production and distribution methods and techniques, networking, and from the film industry both artistic and business opportunities and evolution. Among others, Cosmocinema offer us the opportunity to collaborate in a brand new Filming in Greece Agency. Greek Directors Guild and Greek Screenwriters Guild, started a collaboration with our festival this year. We welcome both organisations to our festival, in a very promising and effective collaboration.

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 will take place from 15 to 21 May. During this week it will present a lot of selected films at Camden’s Theatro Technis (26 Crowndale Road, London, NW1 1TT); it will present  selected short and feature screenplays as well.

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 21 May, Theatro Technis will host the ‘Odysseus Awards’ ceremony, during which the best films by category,  will be announced, as voted by the judging committee. Awards will also be presented to best actors, screenwriters, filmmakers and performers. This year, we are presenting modern Greek poetry from across the world, as well, as part of our Video Poetica International Poetry Competition. The awards ceremony will be presented by the London based Greek correspondent Thanasis Gavos.

Some very interesting workshops will also take place, and there will be continuous networking and information opportunities regarding the Filming in Greece Agency.

Welcome to the 9th annual London Greek Film Festival!
Meet Greeks, speak Greek with native speakers if you wish, enjoy Greek films from across the world!
Enjoy the positive face of Greece in London! :)
 
Christos Prossylis
London Greek Film Festival Director
Film/Theatre Director & Writer
 

 

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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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