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Greek Film Centre supports 26 film projects


- The GFC has released the results of its third and final funding programme for 2016

Greek Film Centre supports 26 film projects
Director Yannis Economides

UPDATE (11 May 2017): The Greek Film Centre has announced today that it will support three more projects that were submitted during the session that ran from 1 May 2016 to 31 July 2016. Kila by documentarian and filmmaker Dimitris Koutsiabasakos (The Grocer), produced by View Master Films (which has also received support from ERT – see the news), and S’Ayti Ti Hora Kanis Den Iksere Na Klei by seasoned director Giorgos Panousopoulos (Mania, 1985), produced by Eleni Kossyfidou (Blackbird Production), will receive the support of the main funding programme. Meanwhile, Dream Island, written and directed by Sofia Papahristou and produced by Antigone Gavriatopoulou (A&G Films Media Entertainment Ltd), will receive support for script rewriting.

A couple of days after the ERT’s announcement that it would be supporting a number of Greek and international co-productions (read the news), the Greek Film Centre (GFC) also released the results of its third and final funding programme for 2016. Among the selected projects are scripts that are at either the first or second development stage, while the main list of recipients consists of film projects that are about to start production.

The amount of support granted totals €1,660,500, €1,230,000 of which will be earmarked for 12 feature-length fiction films, €230,000 for seven documentary feature films and €79,000 for four international co-productions. It should be noted that since August 2016, the GFC has pre-approved funds totalling over €3.1 million.

The 12 fiction projects are: I Balada tis Tripias Kardias by Yannis Economides (production company: Faliro House), O Raftis by Sonia Liza Kenterman (Blonde SA), Fantasia by Alexis Kardaras (producer: Eleni Kossyfidou), I Dexia Tsepi tou Rasou by Giannis Lapatas (ETEKT), I Anakrisi by Panagiotis Portokalakis (producer: Giorgos Kyriakos), Jamaica by Antonis Morfonios (producer: Giorgos Kyriakos), Memory Reloaded by Panos Pappas (Bad Crowd), Eleythero Thema by Stella Theodoraki (Fantasia), To Pehnidi by Tasos Psarras (View Master Films), Success Story by Nikos Perakis (producer: Giorgos Papadatos), Digger by Georgis Grigorakis (Haos Film) and Nikos Kazantzakis [+see also:
film profile
by Yiannis Smaragdis (Alexandros Film).

The seven documentary projects are: Nazistiko Stratopedo P. Mela by Giorgos Keramidiotis (producer: Giorgos Keramidiotis), I Hronia tou Pithikou by Giorgos Zervas (producer: Giorgos Zervas), Nikos Karouzos, O Dromos gia to EAR by Giannis Karpouzis (producers: Giannis Karpouzis, Jacob Moe/Syros International Film Festival), Back to the Top [+see also:
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by Stratis Chatzielenoudas (producer: Giannis Sotiropoulos), I Mitera tou Stathmou by Kostoula Tomadaki (producer: Alexandros Kakavas), Stin Akri tou Ponou by Kalliopi Legaki (producers: Maria Gentekou, Kalliopi Legaki) and I Metafora by Ilias Giannakakis (producer: Ilias Giannakakis).

Finally, the four international co-productions are: Djam [+see also:
film review
film profile
by Tony Gatlif (Blonde SA), Thorn by Gabriel Tzafka, Delegations by Bujar Alimani and Menopause by Tonia Mishiali (the latter three's producers are not known at this time).

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