WORLD PREMIERE FOR YORGOS ZOIS’ ARCADIA @ THE ENCOUNTERS COMPETITION OF THE 74th BERLINALE

22 Jan 2024

Just announced! Arcadia, Yorgos Zois’ sophomore feature will have its world premiere at the Encounters Competition of the 74th Berlinale.

Arcadia brings together for the first time on film, two of Greek cinema’s most prolific and fascinating actors: Vangelis Mourikis and Angeliki Papoulia.

A Greek-Bulgarian-American co-production (Foss Productions, Homemade Films, Red Carpet Films), supported by Eurimages, Greek Film Centre, Bulgarian Film Centre, EKOME, Onassis Culture and Flux. Beta Cinema handles the film’s world sales.

AWARDS FOR ANIMAL @ VALLADOLID, VANCOUVER, THESSALONIKI, SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELLA, CORK, BRUSSELS, LES ARCS

12 Dec 2023

A string of awards for Sofia Exarchou’s ANIMAL in festivals around the world !

Seminci – Valladolid International Film Week 2023 (Winner: Special Mention of the Jury)

Vancouver IFF 2023 (Winner: Vanguard Award 2023)

Thessaloniki International Film Festival – International Competition 2o23 (Winner: Golden Alexander – Theo Angelopoulos for Best Film, Best Actress for Dimitra Vlagopoulou, Crew United Award)

Cineuropa 37 – Santiago de Compostella (Winner: Best Screenplay Award for Sofia Exarchou),

Cork Film Festival (Winner: Spirit of the Festival Award – Best Film)

Cinemamed – Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival (Winner: Jury Special Mention, Citizens’ Jury Award, Cineuropa Prize)

Les Arcs (Winner: Best Performance for Dimitra Vlagopoulou)

 

Congratulations to all the team and a thank you to all the juries!

 

GOLDEN ALEXANDER FOR SOFIA EXARCHOU’S ANIMAL

13 Nov 2023

Sofia Exarchou’s ANIMAL was the big winner of the 64th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, winning the Golden Alexander – Theo Angelopoulos, the Best Film award of the International Competition!

Marking the importance of the win, the International Competition Jury (producer Diana Elbaum, journalist and former head of the Berlinale Dieter Kosslick, and producer-director Elina Psykou),  mentioned that it’s the first time in 30 years that a Greek film wins the prestigious award of the biggest national film festival.

ANIMAL also won two more awards: the International Competition Best Actress Award for Dimitra Vlagopoulou’s performance, and in the side juries awards, the Crew United Award.

Congratulations to all the team!

 

SEE Cinema Network Award for My Soul Startled

13 Nov 2023

Syllas Tzoumerkas’ upcoming feature film project, MY SOUL STARTLED won the SEE Cinema Network Development Award at the Agora of the 64th Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

MY SOUL STARTLED is produced by Homemade Films and co-produced by Nefertiti Film (IT) and Sister Films (FR).

ANIMAL BY SOFIA EXARCHOU SELECTED FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2023

27 Sep 2023

Sofia Exarchou’s Animal is in the shortlist of films contending for the European Film Awards 2023. A co-production of Greece, Austria, Romani, Cyprus and Bulgaria, Animal had its world premiere at the International Competition of the Locarno International Film Festival 2023 where it was awarded with the Pardo for the Best Performance for Dimitra Vlagopoulou. Shellac Sales handles the film’s world sales. Upcoming festival stops: Haifa IFF, the Viennale ’23, Seminci, Vancouver IFF and the 52nd Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montréal.

PARDO FOR BEST PERFORMANCE FOR ANIMAL’S DIMITRA VLAGOPOULOU @ LOCARNO IFF !

12 Aug 2023

Pardo for Best Performance to Dimitra Vlagopoulou for Sofia Exarchou’s ANIMAL at the International Competition of the 76th Locarno International Film Festival!!!

Read more @ filmfestlocarno

WORLD PREMIERE FOR WORKING CLASS GOES TO HELL @ TIFF MIDNIGHT MADNESS 2023

08 Aug 2023

Working Class Goes to Hell by Mladen Djordjevic will have its world premiere at the Midnight Madness section of the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival!

A small-town labour union turns to the dark arts for empowerment against the corrupt forces in their community in Mladen Đorđević’s timely and disturbing socio-horror satire, a co-production of Serbia, Greece (Homemade Films), Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia and Romania.

Read more @ TIFF

WORLD PREMIERE FOR ANIMAL BY SOFIA EXARCHOU @ LOCARNO76 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

04 Jul 2023


Just announced! Animal by Sofia Exarchou to have its world premiere at the International Competition of the 76th Locarno International Film Festival! Read more @ Locarno Official Site

 

SHELLAC BOARDS ANIMAL BY SOFIA EXARCHOU

04 Jul 2023

Shellac boarded Sofia Exarchou’s sophomore feature film Animal and it will handle its world sales. “Animal”, a co-production of Greece-Austria-Romania-Cyprus-Bulgaria, will have its world premiere in August 2023 at the International Competition of the 76th Locarno International Film Festival.

KONSTANTINA KOTZAMANI’S TITANIC OCEAN RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM EURIMAGES

06 Dec 2022

Konstantina Kotzamani’s debut feature TITANIC OCEAN, a co-production of Greece, France, Romania, Germany, Spain and Japan received support from Eurimages! Congratulations to all the team and all our partners.

Read more @ Eurimages

CHRISTOS PASSALIS’ SILENCE 6-9 AT THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF THE 63rd THESSALONIKI IFF

25 Oct 2022

After its world premiere at Karlovy Vary Chrystal Globe Competition, Christos Passalis’ Silence 6-9 will have its national premiere at the International Competition of the 63rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival (3-13 November 2022).

 

 

CREATIVE EUROPE – MEDIA SLATE FUNDING FOR HOMEMADE FILMS

19 Jun 2022

Homemade Films has been granted support from Creative Europe – Media Slate Funding!

Congratulations to everyone who worked and collaborated for this (Maria Drandaki, Kyveli Short, Vasia Attarian, Vicky Miha, Hermione Efstratiades), to our partners, and to all the artists and their amazing projects:

ANIMAL by Sofia Exarchou (feature, Atélier, Cannes)
MY SOUL STARTLED by Syllas Tzoumerkas (Berlinale Co-production Market, feature)
PATRIMONIAL FEARS AND OTHER SYMPTOMS by Elina Psykou (Berlinale Co-production Market, Cinelink, feature)
FUTURE TENSES by Christos Karakepelis (Visions du Réel, feature documentary)
HOPEPUNK by Vasiliki Lazaridou (short)

We’ll be more than happy to bring these amazing projects to life over the next period!

WORLD PREMIERE FOR CHRISTOS PASSALIS’ SILENCE 6-9 AT THE 56th KARLOVY VARY IFF

31 May 2022

World premiere for Christos Passalis’ feature SILENCE 6-9 at the International Competition of the 56th Karlovy Vary IFF! 

See you all in Karlovy Vary for an amazing, melancholic love story like no other, starring Angeliki Papoulia and Christos Passalis.

“Aris and Anna meet one evening in a half-abandoned town surrounded by antennas. In this strange, dreamlike world the two solitary souls gradually start to develop feelings for one another… A melancholic love story with a mesmeric atmosphere and striking visuals that proves Greek cinema has lost nothing of its originality.” – KVIFF 

Produced by Homemade Films, co-produced by ERT and Asterisk post with the support of Greek Film Centre, EKOME and the Athens Film Office.

Read more @ kviff

NELY REGUERA’S LA VOLUNTARIA PREMIERES AT 25 FESTIVAL DE MÁLAGA

06 Mar 2022

La Voluntaria / The Volunteer, the second feature film by Nely Reguera, had its premiere at the 25 Festival de Málaga. It stars Carmen Machi as Marisa, a retired doctor who is dying to have grandchildren and decides to travel to a refugee camp, where the children need, in her opinion, people exactly like her.

La Voluntaria, a co-production of @fastenfilms @bteampictures and Homemade Films will hit screens in Spain in June 10.

PASSALIS’ AND TZOUMERKAS’ THE CITY AND THE CITY AT NEW DIRECTORS / NEW FILMS 2022

29 Mar 2022

North American premiere for Christos Passalis’ and Syllas Tzoumerkas’ THE CITY AND THE CITY at the New Directors / New Films 2022 by Film at Lincoln Center and MoMA!

Christos Passalis and Syllas Tzoumerkas will present the film in New York, on April 23rd at MoMA T2 and on April 24th at FLC Walter-Reade Theater.

“Using a radical, endlessly surprising narrative structure and a distinctive stylistic approach, Greek filmmakers Christos Passalis and Syllas Tzoumerkas tell of how the once-thriving Sephardic Jewish community in their native city of Thessaloniki was gradually decimated over the course of the violent 20th century. It’s a properly disjointed and unsettled tale, zigzagging across time, and taking place on parallel contemporary and historical tracks, tracing moments of anti-Semitic persecution, the Nazi occupation of Greece, and lingering postwar trauma. Originating as an installation project, The City and the City is a film of devastating emotional clarity and relentless force.”

THE CITY AND THE CITY BERLINALE ENCOUNTERS PREMIERE

17 Feb 2022

World premiere for The City and the City @ Berlinale and the first – rave – reviews are here:

“An absorbing and appropriately disturbing indictment of man’s inhumanity to man. (…) A heartfelt, sorrowful and elegiac love-letter to Thessaloniki, which before the Second World War was a dazzlingly polyglot cosmopolis.”
-Neil Young, Screen Daily

“The genius in The City and the City is the seemingly nonchalant and subtle amalgamation of the past and the present. The two cities in the name of the film refer to one singular Thessaloniki. It is the time that creates the duality, and not the space.Passalis and Tzoumerkas employ an ingenious technique here.”
-Suvo Pyne, High on Films

“***** – The creative choices employed by co-directors Syllas Tzoumerkas and Christos Passalis have led to a non-traditional war film that feels quite radical in the most beguiling way.”
-Oliver Johnston – The Upcoming

“****1/2 – Cinematically brilliant and thematically relevant”
-Meredith Taylor – FilmUforia

“*** – In this unsettling mea culpa, the Jewish community’s loss and fear are palpable.”
-Alex Goldstein – One Room With A View

The world sales of the film are represented by Syndicado.

THE CITY AND THE CITY BY PASSALIS & TZOUMERKAS AT THE 72nd BERLINALE / ENCOUNTERS

19 Jan 2022

 

Just announced: Christos Passalis’ and Syllas TzoumerkasTHE CITY AND THE CITY will have its world premiere at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival (10-20 February 2022) and the Encounters official competition section!

A co-production of the Greek National Opera and Homemade Films, with the collaboration of Thessaloniki International Film Festival, THE CITY AND THE CITY narrates in a razor-sharp way the untold story of the life and perils of the Jewish community of Thessaloniki.

Read more @  and see you in Berlin!

MAHDI FLEIFEL’S UPCOMING FEATURE FILM PROJECT SUPPORTED BY THE HUBERT BALS FUND and the NFF

29 Nov 2021

XENOS, the upcoming feature film by Mahdi Fleifel, a co-production of Denmark (Bullitt Film), Greece (Homemade Films) and the Netherlands (Studio Ruba) received support from the joint programme of the Netherlands Film Fund and the Hubert Bals Fund!

Mahdi Fleifel’s debut feature documentary, A World Not Ours (2012), premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and picked up over 30 awards, including the Peace Film Prize and the Panorama Audience Award at the 2013 Berlinale and the Edinburgh, Yamagata and DOC:NYC Grand Jury Prizes. Mahdi’s 2016 short film, A Man Returned, won the Silver Bear and the European Film Nomination at the Berlinale and his latest short film, A Drowning Man, a co-production of Homemade Films, formed part of the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival 2017 and was nominated for a BAFTA award.

3 AWARDS FOR HOMEMADE FILMS AT THE Thessaloniki IFF AGORA

29 Nov 2021

Christos Passalis’ SILENCE 6-9 and Nikos Kyritsis’ BABY, presented at the Works in Progress and the Crossroads Co-production market of the 2021 Thessaloniki International Film Festival respectively, won three awards at the closing ceremony of the festival’s Agora:
Initiative Film Award for Nikos Kyritsis’ in-development debut feature by the Crossroads Jury, and
the ERT Agora Works in Progress Award and the MUSOU Music and Sound Award for Christos Passalis’ debut feature by the Works in Progress Jury.

YORGOS ZOIS’ ARCADIA SUPPORTED BY EURIMAGES

11 Dec 2021

Arcadia, Yorgos Zois’ sophomore feature film after Interruption, received support from the Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund. Arcadia is a co-production of Greece (Homemade Films, Foss Productions), Bulgaria (Red Carpet Films) and Serbia (Film House Bas Celik).

Yorgos Zois‘ debut short film, Casus Belli premiered at the 67th Venice Film Festival in 2010 and participated in the official competition of numerous international film festivals (Rotterdam, Clermont Ferrand, Tokyo Short Shorts, Palm Springs, LA Short Fest etc) winning multiple awards and distinctions. His second short film, Out of Frame, premiered at the 69th Venice Film Festival in 2012 and won the EFA award for the Best European short film and was nominated for Best Short film of the European Film Academy Awards 2012. His first feature, Interruption, premiered at the Orizzonti Competition of the 72nd Venice Film Festival. His follow-up shorts, 8th Continent and Third Kind premiered as a special screening at the Venice IFF, and at the Cannes Semaine de la Critique and the Telluride IFF, respectively. Casus Belli, Out of Frame and Interruption were all produced or co-produced by Homemade Films.

MLADEN DJORDEVIĆ’S LABOUR DAY STARTS SHOOTING

25 Feb 2021

Mladen Djordjevič’s Labour Day starts shooting in Beograd. The Serbian director’s second film after his transgressive and provocative arthouse hit Life and Death of a Porno Gang, follows a group of ex-workers from a recently closed factory who in their fight for dignity, reach out to the supernatural.

Labour Day Is co-produced by Milan Stojanović (Sense production, Serbia), Mladen Djordjevič (Corona Film, Serbia), Martitchka Bozhilova (Agitprop, Bulgaria), Maria Drandaki (Homemade Films, Greece), Ivan Marinović (Adriatic Western, Montenegro), Anamaria Antoci (Tangaj production, Romania) with the support of Film Center Serbia, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Greek Film Centre, Film Centre Montenegro and Eurimages.

Read more @ cineuropa

KONSTANTINA KOTZAMANI’S TITANIC OCEAN WINS THE CREATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD OF THE IFFAMACAO PROJECT MARKET

16 Jan 2021

“A sure-fire hit of tomorrow!” Konstantina Kotzamani’s first feature film project wins the Creative Excellence Award of the Macao Festival Project Market!!

Variety reports:
‘The Creative Excellence Award worth $10,000 went to Greece-France-Japan project “Titanic Ocean,” from director Konstantina Kotzamani and producer Maria Drandaki. It will be Kotzamani’s debut feature following a string of successful short films.

The jury (Locarno Film Festival artistic director Giona A. Nazzaro, Indonesian filmmaker Joko Anwar, and Choi Yeonu, head of production at the U.S. film team of Korea’s CJ ENM.) said that “Titanic Ocean” was: “A daring project which is supported with flair and savviness by the producer and director. A sensual blend of fantasy and realism, ‘Titanic Ocean’ presents itself as a sure-fire hit of tomorrow.”’

SYLLAS TZOUMERKAS’ MY SOUL STARTLED AT THE BERLINALE CO-PRODUCTION MARKET 2021

16 Jan 2021

My Soul Startled“, Syllas Tzoumerkas’ new film project, a co-production of the Onassis Foundation and Homemade Films, was selected to participate at the 2021 Berlinale Co-production Market 2021.  The film will be represented in the digital market by Maria Drandaki and Syllas Tzoumerkas.

Read more @ the Berlinale press release and @ Flix.gr

 

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.

SYLLAS TZOUMERKAS’ WORKSHOPS FOR HIS NEW FEATURE START

14 Jun 2020

Syllas Tzoumerkas started his on-location workshops for his new film, My Soul Startled, at the Duncan Dance Research Centre of Athens, with the participation of amateur and professional actors.

The project is developed through and co-produced by the Onassis Foundation.

The workshops feature a stellar ensemble of Greek actors belonging to different generations and coming from various backgrounds: Maria Diakopanagiotou, Giannis Vasilottos, Angeliki Papoulia, Thanos Tokakis, Elli Tringou, Argyris Xafis, Kimon Kouris, Katerina Roussiaki, Vassilis Kanakis, Youla Boudali, Thanassis Dovris, Olia Lazaridou,  Amalia Moutoussi, Niki Papandreou, Erietta Kelly, Yorgos Fassoulas, Anna Tsakouridou, Zoe Sigalou, Marina Siotou, Kostas Xikominos, Maria Filini, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Christos Passalis, and others.

Check for updates at the Onassis Stegi official instagram

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)!