The Greek Film Centre funds projects in partnership with the CNC
by Vassilis Economou
- The GFC is also expanding its support to international productions, short films, documentaries and projects in development, with a total amount of €780,000
During the most recent Cannes International Film Festival, the Greek Film Centre (GFC) renewed the convention with France’s Centre National du Cinéma (CNC) that aims to support Greek-French cinematic co-productions (Aide à la Coproduction d’Œuvres Cinématographiques Franco-Grecques – see the news).
Of the 17 submitted feature projects – 15 fictions and two documentaries – five have been selected to be supported by the mutual Greek-French fund that has a total budget of €600,000. €400,000 of this is coming from the French side and €200,000 from the Greek side.
The selection includes Alexis Alexiou’s (Wednesday 04:45 [+see also:
film profile]) much-awaited new feature, the upcoming film (see the news) by Yiannis Economides (Stratos [+see also:
interview: Yannis Economides
film profile]), Basile Doganis’ debut, which has just entered post-production (see the news) and which is also the sole film with a Greek production company as a minority partner, and Sarajevo CineLink winner Araceli Lemos (see the news), while Greek-American filmmaker Alethea Avramis is directing the only documentary.
The funded projects are:
Mesogia – Alexis Alexiou
Producers: Senorita Films (France), View Master Films (Greece)
Holy Emy – Araceli Lemos
Producers: Mezzanine Films (France), StudioBauhaus (Greece)
Sundays – Alethea Avramis
Producers: Mezzanine Films (France), Heretic (Greece)
Furthermore, the GFC has announced the selection of three international projects that have a Greek producer as a minority partner and which will receive financial support of €40,000 each:
Kal-A-Zar – Janis Rafailidou (Netherlands/Greece)
Greek producer: Heretic
Meltem – Basile Doganis (France/Greece)
Greek producer: Blonde SA
Finally, the GFC has pre-approved 20 short films to receive financial support amounting to €345,000, two feature-length documentaries to be financed with a total of €90,000, and €25,000 to be divided between two fiction feature projects that are currently in development.
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