The 10th annual London Greek Film Festival came to an end on Saturday evening with the ‘Odysseus Awards’ ceremony at Camden Town’s Theatro Technis, where over the course of last week dozens of films were screened, showcasing the best in modern Greek cinematography.
The competition featured feature fiction films, short films, documentaries, video art productions and experimental films, while there was also a special screenwriting competition.
The high quality of the competing films made the jury’s task a tough one, but in the end a packed theatre celebrated the winners in 29 different categories.
Participations in this progressive, alternative and independent Festival came from Greek filmmakers and producers, as well as from foreign filmmakers focusing on Greek themes.
The ‘Odysseus Awards’ ceremony was attended by many cinephiles, participants, the Ambassador of Greece in the U.K. Dimitris Karamitsos-Tziras, the Embassy’s Press Office director Alexis Georgiades and other supporters and friends of the Festival.
The founder and Artistic Director of the London Greek Film Festival Christos Prosylis thanked all the filmmakers for taking part, also the friends and supporters of the festival. He underlined the fact that the Festival, having reached its tenth consecutive year, has long been established as an international meeting point for contemporary Greek film.
Mr Prosylis stressed the importance of the extensive network of filmmakers, producers and screenwriters around the globe that has been created with the Festival as a point of reference, welcomed their positive feedback and hailed the high level of Greek film-making demonstrated in London for yet another year.
Art Director: Christos Prosylis
Media Sponsors: ERT, ERT World, The Voice of Greece, euGreeka, Cosmocinema
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Best Feature Fiction Film ‘Katherine of Alexandria’ ‘The Director’s Cut by Michael Redwood. 115’. UK & Cyprus. 2017. Best Concept for Feature Fiction Film [2nd Award for Feature Fiction Film] Lines by Vassilis Mazomenos. 88’. Greece. 2016. Special mention for fiction feature film The 13th by Chris Hastings. 80’. UK. 2017. Best Documentary 1st Award: No coming back by Flora Prisimintzi. 63’. Greece. 2016. 2nd Award: Istoria by Nicolaos Demourtzidis. 64’. Australia, Greece. 2015. UK Best Creative Documentary Andreas Lentakis – a romantic fighter by Menos Deliotzakis. 83’. Greece. 2017.Premiere. Special mention for documentary Frozen Ambrosia by Constantine Papanicolaou. 60’. USA. 2016. ERT – Special Jury Award for human rights We are all Citizens by Panos Thomaidis. 45’. Greece. 2016. Special Eco Jury Award Days of the lake by Pandora Mouriki. 48’. Greece. 2017. ERT – Special Jury Award for gift of life Second life by Nicole Alexandropoulou. 50′. Greece. 2016. Special Portrait Documentary Jury Award The artist Vassilis Theocharakis by Yannis Vamvakas. 85’. Greece. 2017. Best Short Fiction Film 1st Award: The Spectator by Thodoris Vournas. 18’. Greece. 2016. 2nd Award: When the Wind Blows by Daphne Miltiadou. 11’. Cyprus. 2017. Best Experimental Film 1st Award: Tuning-in to elusive times by Orestis Dikaios. 7’. UK. 2017. 2nd Award: This Song by Alexis Penny Casdagli. 6′. UK. 2017. Best Video Art The clockwork kitten by Marina Provatidou. 5’. Greece. 2017. Best Animation Ethnofobia by Joan Zhonga. 14’. Greece, UK. 2016. Special Effects Award ‘Katherine of Alexandria’ ‘The Director’s Cut by Michael Redwood. 115’. UK & Cyprus. 2017. Best Director Michael Redwood ‘Katherine of Alexandria’ ‘The Director’s Cut by Michael Redwood. 115’. UK & Cyprus. 2017. Best Screenplay Michael Redwood ‘Katherine of Alexandria’ ‘The Director’s Cut by Michael Redwood. 115’. UK & Cyprus. 2017. Best Actor Peter O’Toole ‘Katherine of Alexandria’ ‘The Director’s Cut by Michael Redwood. 115’. UK & Cyprus. 2017. Best Actress Rebecca Grant The 13th by Chris Hastings. 80’. UK. 2017. Best Performer Nikole Keniheart ‘Katherine of Alexandria’ ‘The Director’s Cut by Michael Redwood. 115’. UK & Cyprus. 2017. Best Photography Jack Murtagh Dream of a shadow by Nikita Ballas. 93’ Australia. 2017. Best Music Michael Bishop The 13th by Chris Hastings. 80’. UK. 2017. New Director’s Award Epsilon by Antonis Morgan Konstantoudakis. 15’. Greece. 2016. =============================== Screenplay Competition Best Feature Fiction Script The Wonderful by Demitra Papadinis. USA. Best Short Fiction Script The Collector by Caterina Vaimaki. Greece. New Screen Writer Award Shared by Natalia – Maria Savvidi. Greece.