Evia Film Project brings forth Northern Evia as shooting location for international film productions

Evia Film Project turns the spotlight on the wonderful locations of Northern Evia, introducing them to the professionals of the film industry who select the shooting locations for major productions from all around the globe. EFP is hosting an exciting FAM Trip (familiarization trip) for location managers and producers from Greece and abroad, giving them the chance to discover the unseen beauties of Northern Evia, which could serve as the scenery in future films. 

The Festival’s three-day action could be seen as a follow-up to the immense success of the film Triangle of Sadness by Ruben Östlund, nominated for three Academy Awards and recipient of the Cannes’ Palme d’Or, that was partly shot at the idyllic Chiliadou beach, which snatched the Best European Film Location Award. 

The three-day action will call it wrap with masterclass addressed to location managers, delivered by Danae Spathara, line producer at Heretic, the co-production company of the film Triangle of Sadness. The masterclass titled “Shooting in Evia Island - Case study: Triangle of Sadness” will be held on Saturday June 24th, at 11am, in the cultural center “Melina Mercouri”, in Edipsos. Danae Spathara will take us along the journey of scouting and selecting the film’s locations. As we dive into the production process and the challenges faced amidst the difficult period of the pandemic and the imposed restrictions, the speaker will share practical information and inside stories from her personal experience in the field. The masterclass will be held in English, with no translation into Greek.

The FAM Trip and the Location Manager Masterclass “Shooting in Evia Ιsland - Case Study: Triangle of Sadness” are carried out with the support of the Hellenic Film Commission. In addition, we would like to thank Crew United Greece for its precious help in hosting the FAM Trip. 

Evia Film Project is the Festival’s third pillar of activities, adding its name to Thessaloniki International Film Festival, held in November, and Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival, held in March. Its goal is to consolidate Northern Evia, a region severely hit by the 2021 calamitous wildfires, as an international hub of green cinema. Evia Film Project is carried out thanks to the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, within the framework of the Reconstruction Plan for Northern Evia, and in collaboration with the Region of Central Greece, the Greek Film Centre, the Municipality of Istiea-Edipsos, the Municipality of Mantoudi-Limni-Agia Anna and the Port Authority of Evia (OLNE SA). Thessaloniki Film Festival is teaming up with all institutions and bodies seated in Evia and the Digital Arts and Cinema Department of the National and Kapodistrian University, based in Psachna.