The award ceremony of the 18th London Greek Film Festival took place

The 18th London Greek Film Festival 2024 The awards, in the film and screenplay competition section, were presented inside with an emotional ceremony Embassy of Greece in LondonFriday, June 21, 2024. Approaching two decades of uninterrupted participation in the British capital, the festival now operates in a hybrid format and plans to take place only in the competition part, with online participation and parallel events. and only when possible, with special screenings throughout the year.

The London Greek Film Festival It started in 2008 and is competitive. It accepts and presents contemporary films and screenplays by Greek directors, producers, writers and artists from all over the world – including diaspora Greeks and Greek Cypriots – regardless of subject matter. Also foreign directors, producers, writers and artists from all over the world, provided that their work is related to Greece or Cyprus.

This year, he was also among the award recipients ERT journalist Tomas SiderisA year later, the film about the crash of Pylos “Petrol Station or Pigeons of Lahore“he snapped Best Documentary Award. The film will be shown in Greek cinemas from Thursday, June 27, 2024.

The London Greek Film Festival 2024 and the award ceremony are under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Hellenism Abroad and Public Diplomacy and are supported by the Greek Embassy in London. The awarding ceremony of the festival was welcomed by the video address of Mr. President Ilham Aliyev Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece for Hellenism Abroad, Mr. Georgios Kotsirasand Mr. Ioannis Khrizoulakis, Secretary General of Hellenism Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He welcomed the event Ambassador Mr. Yiannis Tsaoussis on behalf of the Greek Embassy in Londonhe also gave a greeting speech director, artistic director of the Festival, Mr. Christos Prosilis.

During the ceremony, a video about the activities of the National Audiovisual Media and Communication Center – EKOME in the field of film production was shown.

Among others, film actors, directors, producers, screenwriters, actors, representatives of expatriate cultural institutions and Greek artists operating in Great Britain, Greek correspondents accredited in Great Britain and foreign media journalists took part in the award ceremony.

From the beginning, the London Greek Film Festival aimed to be an international meeting point for Greek films from all over the world. Internationally promotes contemporary Greek cinema and more broadly Greek culture in all its forms, film production in Greece and Cyprus, the positive image of Greece and Cyprus abroad, new technologies, including academic and artistic research and innovation in film, theater and theatre. art. It is noted that from 2022 the London Greek Film Festival also supported the newly created film and took it under its umbrella. Epidaurus International Film Festival It is being held in Greece for the third year.

Christos Prosoulis is the founder and artistic director of the London Greek Film Festival, film and theater director, artist and writer. Communication sponsor of the festival is ERT.

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