Announcement of the winners of NYC Greek Film Festival 2018
Stathis Galazoulas’ documentary, “My Mother, the Tobacco Grower (Mana Mou Kapnofitissa)”, won for best short film. Τhe award along with a $3,000 prize.
The film tells the story of Galazoulas’ grandmother Chrisoula who had worked in tobacco fields since childhood. In December 2014 she went along with his brother Chris to watch a play about the history of tobacco in the city of Agrinio, bringing a forgotten era back to life and allowing the residents to reminisce about the city’s past.
BEST FEATURE LENGTH FILM.
Director Nikos Perakis accepted the award and $5,000 prize for best feature length film for “SuccessStory“. The film is set against the background of a country on the brink of crisis as two worlds collide: the over-heated bourgeois milieu of Pandoras, an intellectual psychiatrist with political ambitions, and the humbler, but no less ambitious world of Georgina, a beautiful child of the working-class, but also a talented actress whose career is taking off. A chronicle of betrayal, conspiracy and intrigue, this “grey” comedy takes place during the first years of the Greek crisis.
Nikos Perakis accepted the award, but he gave the prize of $5,000, to Nyc Greek film Festival!
«To be awarded as a first-time prize winning talented director , over the next two years», he said.
So from the next year, will be this prize suggested by the director N. Perakis who made the gentle gesture to give the prize money for this purpose for the next two years.
The feature-length documentary Nikos Papazoglou: “Me and My Shadow” by Mihalis Aristidou and Ioannis Grigoropoulos won a honorary distinction Award.
The film follows a group of friends on a journey to get to know Papazoglou, the person behind the music, visiting the places where he lived, loved, and composed. The film is a road trip all over Greece from Athens to Nisiros and Thessaloniki where music is the guide.