ΕΚΟΜΕ at Athens Fashion Film Festival 2021
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ΕΚΟΜΕ at Athens Fashion Film Festival 2021

The digital edition of the 3rd Athens Fashion Film Festival (February 25 to March 1, 2021) concluded with the announcement of the award winners, after a successful five-day duration with high public participation in both screenings and digital discussions. EKOME, in an effort to further all initiatives aimed at inspiring young artists to use their skills and talent in the creative and developing sectors of audiovisual production, supported with great enthusiasm the Festival and the theme “Design in Film“, which took place online from 26 to 28 February.

Discover the award winners in the 15 different categories, as decided by the votes of the International Jury and the Youth Jury, click here.

Design in Film – Digital Talks

During the series of digital open discussions “Design in Film”, award-winning globally acclaimed professionals, including Ellen Mirojnick, Andrea Leanza, Lucy Yeomans, Marios Schwab, Dimitri Capuani and Tino Schaedler shared with the public their experiences in working within the current scene of the audiovisual industry. The digital discussions were moderated by journalist Efi Falida.

The aim is to highlight how different artistic fields like fashion, costume design, architecture, production design, fine arts, makeup, video games, interact and collaborate with the audiovisual sector to explore new ways in creating exciting film worlds and characters, but, also, new ways for brands to communicate with their audiences (fashion films, AR games).

Watch the DESIGN IN FILM discussion series here.

Big Production Filming: The Case of Greece

The digital discussion “Big Production Filming: The Case of Greece”, on Thursday 25 February at 11 a.m. focused on the current state of the global audiovisual scene when it comes to creative industries, where Greek professionals and artists are called to participate, Greece’s position in this scene, the attraction of high-end productions to Greece and the incentives and facilitations offered by Greece as a filming location for big international audiovisual projects. Rick Porras (American producer of Lord of the Rings, Contact), Richard Sharkey (British producer of “Marco Polo” on Netflix and “Warrior” & “John Adams” on ΗΒΟ), and Panos Kouanis, President & CEO of EKOME, form the panel moderated by Patrice Vivancos (Manager of “Be Advised” and expert on the MEDIA programme).

Watch the talk here

At a time when Greece has been steadily emerging as a pole of attraction for many high end international audiovisual productions thanks to the investment incentive programmes of cash rebate (40%) and tax relief (30%). The National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication, in tune with the opening-up of the local market, embraces all efforts to support and further promote the professional training of Greek audiovisual industry professionals.

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With reference to the digital talk “Big Production Filming: The case of Greece”,  Cinemagazine.gr focuses on the attraction of audiovisual projects to Greece as a filming location. Read the full article here (in Greek).