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FUNDING Greece

The Greek Film Centre announces its July slate of funding

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- Alexis Alexiou, Margarita Manda and Dušan Milić are among the recipients of the latest round of funding, which totals close to €1 million

The Greek Film Centre announces its July slate of funding
Director Margarita Manda, whose Shedon Avgi has received GFC support

The Greek Film Centre (GFC) has announced its fourth round of funding pre-approvals for 2018, which was officially decided on in July. In this funding slate, the GFC will support seven fiction feature films that have applied for the Basic Film Production Programme, two international co-productions for the Incentives Programme to Attract Foreign Productions to Greece, and two projects for script rewriting. 

The amount of support granted totals €942,000 – €852,000 for the Basic Programme and €90,000 for the Incentives – covering projects submitted to the GFC from 1 November 2016 to 31 January 2017 and from 3 April 2018 to 3 May 2018, respectively. In total, 78 film projects have received GFC support this year.

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In the Basic Film Production Programme, the selected projects are Middle Earth (Mesogia) by Alexis Alexiou (Wednesday 04:45 [+see also:
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) (production company: View Master Films), which also received CNC support (see the news) last year; Ark by Aristotelis Maragkos (Plays2place); Shedon Avgi by Margarita Manda (Forever [+see also:
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) (Heretic); Ayeli Provaton by Dimitris Kanellopoulos (Evangelia Psykou); Efhi by Panos Karkanevatos (Vergi Film); O Vasilis O Arvanitis by Irini Vahlioti and Panagiotis Klidaras (View Master Films); and Girl Without Clothes by Yannis Korres (Kissing?), which was selected last year in the Thessaloniki Crossroads Co-Production Forum (see the news).

For the Incentives Programme to Attract Foreign Productions to Greece, two projects received the GFC’s support via their Greek producer as a minority partner: the sophomore feature Quicksand (Netherlands/Sweden/Greece) (Greek production company: Homemade Films) by Dutch director Margot Schaap (12 Months in 1 Day [+see also:
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), which was part of the first edition of IFFR’s BoostNL; and the fourth feature by Serbian director Dušan Milić (Travelator [+see also:
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), Darkling (Serbia/Germany/Bulgaria/Greece) (Graal SA), which earlier this year was awarded at Trieste’s When East Meets West and was selected for Sofia Meetings.

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