KONSTANTINA KOTZAMANI’S TITANIC OCEAN SUPPORTED BY CREATIVE EUROPE-MEDIA

14 May 2020

Titanic Ocean, Konstantina Kotzamani’s in-development first feature film after her multi-awarded shorts (Washingtonia, Limbo, Yellow Fieber, Electric Swan), received funding by Creative Europe – MEDIA for its development.

THREE HELLENIC FILM ACADEMY AWARDS FOR THE FILMS OF HOMEMADE!

14 Apr 2020

Syllas Tzoumerkas won the Best Director Hellenic Film Academy Award 2020 and Angeliki Papoulia the Best Lead Actress for The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea, and Electric Swan was awarded with the Best Short Film Award at the 2020 Iris Awards! Congratulations to the winners and the teams of the films. 

14 NOMINATIONS FOR HOMEMADE FILMS AT THE 2020 HELLENIC FILM ACADEMY AWARDS!

18 Mar 2020

Homemade Films’ productions & co-productions, The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea by Syllas Tzoumerkas in the feature film categories,  Electric Swan by Konstantina Kotzamani and Index by Nicolas Kolovos in the short film category, earned 14 nominations in total at the 2020 Hellenic Film Academy Awards!

The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea was nominated for

Best Film (Maria Drandaki, Titus Kreyenberg, Ellen Havenith, Olle Wirenhed, Anthony Muir)

Best Director (Syllas Tzoumerkas)

Best Actress (Angeliki Papoulia)

Best Actor (Christos Passalis)

Best Supporting Role Actress (Youla Boudali)

Best Screenplay (Youla Boudali, Syllas Tzoumerkas)

Best Editing (Andreas Wodraschke)

Best Music (Jean-Paul Wall, drog_A_tek, Phoebus)

Best Costume Design (Marli Aliferi)

Best Sound (Marco Vermaas, Felix Siewert, Persefoni Miliou, Nikos Exarchos, Stefanos Konstantinidis)

Best Make-up (Evi Zafiropoulou, Linda Boije af Gennäs)

Best Effects (Luuk Meijer, Evi Zafiropoulou, Linda Boije af Gennäs)

 

Electric Swan was nominated for

Best Short Film (Konstantina Kotzamani)

 

Index was nominated for

Best Short Film (Nicolas Kolovos)

ELECTRIC SWAN: BEST 2019 SHORT FILM BY THE FRENCH CRITICS’ ASSOCIATION!

23 Jan 2020

Konstantina Kotzamani’s Electric Swan was declared Best 2019 Short Film by the French Critics’ Association (Syndicat de la Critique de Cinéma)!

ELECTRIC SWAN: BEST SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR BY CLOSE-UP CULTURE & MORE AWARDS!

23 Jan 2020

Konstantina Kotzamani’s Electric Swan wins Best Film at the Whole Wide World Competition of the Zubroffka Festival in Poland, Best Short Film and Best Director at the La Cabina Medium Length Film Festival, and gets declared as Best Short of the Year by the Close-Up Culture magazine!
More @ Flix.gr

THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA IN GREEK AND SWEDISH CINEMAS

23 Jan 2020

Syllas Tzoumerkas’ The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea released theatrically in Greece by StraDa Films (21/11) and Sweden by Njuta Films (29/11)!

GREEK PREMIERE FOR THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA AT THE THESSALONIKI IFF

23 Jan 2020

The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea premiered in an enthusiastic sold-out special double-screening out-of-competition at the 60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival!

Director and lead actors photographed by Aris Rammos:

DRAMA ISFF: BEST SHORT FILM AWARD FOR INDEX BY NICOLAS KOLOVOS

21 Sep 2019

Nicolas Kolovos’ Index won the Golden Dionysus, the Best Short Film Award at the 2019 Drama International Short Film Festival. Watch the trailer @ vimeo

 

VENICE 2019: WORLD PREMIERE FOR KONSTANTINA KOTZAMANI’S ELECTRIC SWAN

31 Aug 2019

Konstantina Kotzamani’s Electric Swan had its world premiere yesterday at the Sala Giardino, in the Out-of-Competition Special Screenings section of the 76th Venice International Film Festival. The double screening that featured medium-length Electric Swan and Guillermo Arriaga’s short film No One Left Behind was presented by Alberto Barberra.

 

THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA AT BFI LONDON

29 Aug 2019

Syllas Tzoumerkas’ The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea in wonderful company @ BFI London – Dare Section in October 2019!

City cop Elisabeth (Angeliki Papoulia) is caught up in a botched Athens bust and exiled to the remote town of Mesolongi, where she is now the local police chief. After an apparent suicide shakes the town, Elisabeth is plunged into a sleazy and violent conspiracy involving a vicious club owner, his depressed sister and an assortment of bent officials and hard-living locals. Combining an extravagant visual style, including flashes of surreal and perverse religious imagery, this singular vision from Tzoumerkas (who co-wrote Suntan) is certainly not for the faint hearted. Violent and explicit, fiercely committed to its own oblique narrative and nightmarish imagery, Tzoumerkas’ film cements his status as one of the most exciting young directors to emerge from the thriving Greek film scene. – Paul Ridd

For screening dates and tickets @ BFI

THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA IN GERMAN CINEMAS

18 Aug 2019

Syllas Tzoumerkas’ Τhe Miracle of the Sargasso Sea (“Das Wunder Im Meer Von Sargasso) in German cinemas September 12 from Real Fiction – 📍in Berlin, Köln, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Hannover, Kiel, Bremen, and many more cities! More @ real fiction

WORLD PREMIERE FOR KONSTANTINA KOTZAMANI’S ELECTRIC SWAN AT THE 76TH VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

27 Jul 2019

Konstantina Kotzamani‘s new medium-length film Electric Swan‘ (a French-Argentinian-Greek co-production by Ecce Films, Un Puma and Homemade Films) will have its world premiere Out-of-Competition in the Official Selection of the 76th Venice International Film Festival (Special Screenings)! Watch the trailer here and read more about the film @ www.labiennale.org

HER JOB NOMINATED FOR THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S LUX FILM PRIZE 2019

04 Jul 2019

The 2019 edition of the Competition for the European Parliament’s LUX film prize officially kicked off in March and, following much deliberation on the part of the Selection Panel, the ten films which make up the Official Selection have just been unveiled at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

The official line-up was revealed by European Parliament´s Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education Helga Trüpel, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control Martina Dlabajová, LUX Prize coordinator Doris Pack, and Benedikt Erlingsson, director of 2018 LUX Prize winner – Woman at War.

The 2019 LUX Prize Official Selection (in alphabetical order)

Clergy – Wojciech Smarzowski (Poland)
Cold Case Hammarskjöld – Mads Brügger (Denmark/Norway/Sweden/Belgium)
God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija – Teona Strugar Mitevska (North Macedonia/Belgium/Slovenia/Croatia/France)
Her Job – Nikos Labôt (Greece/France/Serbia)
Honeyland – Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov (North Macedonia)
Invisibles – Louis-Julien Petit (France)
Ray & Liz – Richard Billingham (UK)
System Crasher – Nora Fingscheidt (Germany)
The Man Who Surprised Everyone – Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov (Russia/Estonia/France)
The Realm – Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Spain/France)

Syllas Tzoumerkas AND Angeliki Papoulia IN Karlovy Vary IFF 2019

04 Jul 2019

Syllas Tzoumerkas and Angeliki Papoulia to present The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea at the Another View section of the 54th Karlovy Vary IFF 2019. In addition to the film’s presentation, Angeliki Papoulia will serve as member of the KVIFF’s International Competition Jury, and Syllas Tzoumerkas will hold a masterclass and be a mentor for the directors selected by the festival and European Film Promotion for this year’s edition of Future Frames.

Read more @ Variety</em>.

The Filmmmakers’ at KVIFF interviews: Syllas Tzoumerkas & Angeliki Papoulia.

ASIAN PREMIERE FOR THE MIRACLE OF THE Sargasso Sea IN COMPETITION @ BIFAN 2019

31 May 2019

Asian and Korean premiere for Syllas Tzoumerkas’ The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea at the International Competition of the 2019 BiFan – Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. more @ BiFan.kr

HER JOB IN FRENCH CINEMAS!

29 May 2019

Her Job in French cinemas from May 15th!
Le Monde **** Le Nouvel Observateur **** Positif **** Les Fiches du Cinéma **** L’Express **** Télérama ***

3 HELLENIC FILM ACADEMY AWARDS FOR HER JOB

29 May 2019

Her Job wins three awards at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2019! Best debut director for Nikos Labot, Best Actress for Marisha Triantafyllidou and Best Supporting Role Actress for Maria Filini.

Producers Maria Drandaki and Julie Paratian were also nominated for Best Film, as well as Katerina Klitsioti and Nikos Labot for Best Screenplay, and Kyriaki Melidou for Best Make-up.

HER JOB WINS THE BEST BALKAN FILM AWARD AT THE SOFIA IFF

19 Mar 2019

Nikos Labôt’s Her Job won the Best Balkan Film Award at the 23rd Sofia International Film Festival 2019.

OFFICIAL BERLINALE PANORAMA PRESS CONFERENCE FOR THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA

14 Feb 2019

Syllas Tzoumerkas (director, co-writer), Maria Drandaki (producer), Angeliki Papoulia (actress), Youla Boudali (actress, co-writer), Christos Passalis (actor) and Argyris Xafis (actor), at the Berlinale Panorama official press conference for The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea – video

WORLD PREMIERE FOR SYLLAS TZOUMERKAS’ THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA AT THE 69TH BERLINALE

14 Feb 2019

The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea, Syllas Tzoumerkas’ new feature starring Angeliki Papoulia, Youla Boudali and Christos Passalis had its world premiere at the historic Zoo Palast at the Panorama Section of the 69th Berlinale. The film’s intensity, its dreamy thriller vibe and the brilliant performances of its two lead actresses, compelled Berlinale audiences and reviewers in its packed screenings.

The Hollywood Reporter debuts the international trailer for The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea

29 Jan 2019

“Blood, Faith and Eel-Fishing”: 2 weeks before its premiere at the Berlinale Panorama, the Hollywood Reporter debuts the international trailer for Syllas Tzoumerkas’ The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea.

ELINA PSYKOU’S NEW FEATURE PROJECT SELECTED FOR THE BERLINALE CO-PRODUCTION MARKET

19 Jan 2019

Elina Psykou’s third feature film project, Patrimonial Fears and Other Symptoms, co-produced by Maria Drandaki and Konstantinos Vassilaros (Homemade Films & StudioBauhaus), has been selected for the Berlinale Co-production Market 2019 (“Berlinale Directors” Projects).

WORLD PREMIERE FOR THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA AT THE 69TH BERLINALE – PANORAMA

18 Dec 2018

   The Berlinale announced the world premiere of Syllas Tzoumerkas’ The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea in its first titles for the Panorama of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival 2019. Syllas Tzoumerkas’ third film after Homeland and A Blast  is a provocative drama-thriller, starring Angeliki Papoulia (Dogtooth, A Blast, The Lobster) and Youla Boudali (In the Fade, Homeland). The world sales of the Greek-German-Dutch-Swedish co-production are handled by New Europe Film Sales.

TITANIC OCEAN SELECTED FOR CINEMART

17 Dec 2018

Titanic Ocean, Konstantina Kotzamani’s first feature film project selected for the 39th Cinemart of the Rotterdam IFF.

Thessaloniki IFF: Best Actress Award for Marisha Triantafyllidou in Her Job

12 Nov 2018

The International Competition Jury of the Thessaloniki IFF awarded Marisha Triantafyllidou with the Best Actress Award for her performance in Nikos Labôt’s Her Job.  Watch Marisha receiving her award,  here

Variety exclusive: first teasers of the Miracle of the Sargasso Sea

04 Nov 2018

First teasers of Syllas Tzoumerkas’ upcoming feature The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea released exclusively by Variety and New Europe Sales.  For more news on the film, check our official facebook page, here.

Her Job wins 3 Awards at the Warsaw IFF

21 Oct 2018

Three awards for Her Job by Nikos Labot at the 1st/2nd Film Competition of the Warsaw IFF: Best Film, F.I.PRES.CI. Award and Young F.I.PRES.CI Award!

YOURS TO DISCOVER- WORLD PREMIERE FOR HER JOB AT THE TORONTO IFF 2018 (DISCOVERY SECTION)

21 Aug 2018

Her Job, Nikos Labôt‘s first feature starring Marisha Triantafyllidou will have its world premiere at the Discovery section of the 2018 TIFF, the section which many of the most revered directors on the planet, among them Christopher Nolan, Kathryn Bigelow, Lynne Ramsay and Steve McQueen, can claim as a launching pad for their films. The work-place drama is produced by Maria Drandaki (Homemade Films) and Julie Paratian (Sister Productions) and co-produced by Milan Stojanovic (Sense Production). Jour de Fête handles the world sales.

TITANIC OCEAN AMONG THE 10 PROJECTS SELECTED FOR THE TFL FEATURELAB 2018

04 May 2018

Titanic Ocean, the first feature film of Konstantina Kotzamani (Limbo), is one of the 10 feature film projects in development selected for the TFL FeatureLab 2018. The project will be developed for six months, starting with a workshop held in Sardinia, with the help of a team of tutors, headed by Romanian director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days).

For more info: www.screendaily.com

A DROWNING MAN NOMINATED FOR THE BEST SHORT FILM BAFTA AWARD 2018

22 Aug 2018

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) revealed its 2018 list of nominees which includes Mahdi Fleifel’s ‘A Drowning Man’, produced by Signe Byrge, Patrick Campbell, Mahdi Fleifel and co-produced by Maria Drandaki and Homemade Films.