Film projects from all over the world in the Evia Film Project Agora
New film projects and films in progress from all over the world will be presented in the Agora of the Evia Film Project, the new initiative by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Beloved filmmakers from Greece and abroad will participate in the Agora of the Evia Film Project, which will take place from June 15 – 19, 2022 in North Evia and aspires to become a cinematic pole of international interest for green cinema, creating a new platform for connecting audiovisual professionals from around the world.
Film professionals from Greece and around the world will participate in the events of Evia Film Project Agora and in open discussions focusing on the production of films in a climate-neutral and sustainable way. The projects that will be presented in the Evia Film Project Agora aim to secure co-production and funding.
The jury is comprised by:
Projects IN DEVELOPMENT
Six projects in development will be presented for the first time in North Evia. The projects vie for an award of 4,000 euros, for the Pitch the Doc Consultation Award and for the MIDPOINT Institute Consultation Award.
The projects are:
Director/Scriptwriter: György Mór Kárpáti, Production: Eszter Kozma,Viktória Petrányi - Proton Cinema, Hungary
Director: Yorgos Avgeropoulos, Production: Anastasia Skoubri - Small Planet, Greece
Director/Scriptwriter: Yordan Petkov, Production: Vanya Rainova, Victoria Mitreva - Portokal, Garti Films, Bulgaria
Director: Alexis Alexiou, Scriptwriters: Alexis Alexiou, Afroditi Nikolaidou, Production: Iraklis Mavroeidis - Blacktree Productions, Greece
Director: Dimitris Gkotsis. Production: Mina Dreki - Marni Films, Greece
Director: Natasha Blatsiou, Production: Kadriann Kibus - Rebel Frame, Co-Production: Natasha Blatsiou, Greece, Estonia
Projects IN PROGRESS
Five films in progress will vie for two awards: the Evia Film Project in Progress Image and Sound Award by 119 Marvila Studios in post-production services and the Evia Film Project in Progress Award, accompanied by a 6,000-euro cash prize.
Director: Rama Ayasra, Production: Mariam Salim - New Productions, Asmahan Brekat, Jordan
Directors: Madlen Anipsitaki, Simon Riedler, Production: Simon Riedler - Collectif MASI, France
Director: Eliana Otta, Production: Eliana Otta - Tinana, Peru
Director: Rosario Minervini, Production: Claudio Esposito, Fabio Paolucci - The Piranesi Experience, Italy
Director: Bojan Tanturovski, Production: Ilija Tiricovski - OXO Production, North Macedonia
On Thursday, June 16th there will be an open discussion at Melas building in Limni, dedicated to green film production, titled “Don’t be afraid of the Green Deal: Simple Τips & Smart Αctions”.
Top film industry professionals talk about their journey working in green film productions while following sustainability guidelines. They share their experience and discuss the obstacles, mistakes and solutions they discovered along the way.
Moderator: Ieva Ūbele | Creative producer, Head of Industry programme at IDFF Beldocs | Latvia
The Evia Film Project is part of the "Light Donors" of the "Reconstruction Program of North Evia - Evia Meta". They are projects and events implemented in collaboration with Ministries and Institutions, highlighting all aspects of the holistic program in North Evia and illuminating the future of the region.