EKOME, supporting the international outreach of Greek creators and the emergence of the country as a global destination for the production of audiovisual works, is once again present at the Marché du Film of the 76th Cannes International Film Festival, which takes place from 16 to 24 May.
The national pavilion, which is co-organized by EKOME and the Greek Film Centre, will host this year’s Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the Drama International Short Film Festival, further enhancing the joint effort to promote Greek talent internationally.
With more than 120 productions having applied for inclusion in the investment incentives (cash rebate 40%, tax relief 30%) managed by EKOME in 2022 and 2023 being equally promising, EKOME executives will be at the Greek pavilion and will inform the public and professionals about all the comparative advantages that make Greece an ideal choice for the implementation of audiovisual productions.
Greece is represented this year at the Cannes Film Festival with the films “How to have sex” and “Midnight Skin”, which have been supported by the cash rebate program of EKOME. The film “How to have sex” by Molly Manning Walker was shot in Crete in co-production with the Greek production company “Heretic” and premieres in the “Un certain regard” section. The already well-known and award-winning director Manolis Mavris returns to Cannes with the short film “Midnight Skin”, which has its world premiere as a special screening at the 62nd Critics’ Week. The Greek production company Avion Films is the executive producer of the film.
Of particular importance is the participation in the Producers Network of the Marché du Film of five Greek producers and their projects, with the support of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the Greek Film Centre, making Greece the only country from Southeastern Europe and the Balkans represented in this important action.
EKOME remains constant in the effort to attract foreign productions but also to the support of domestic audiovisual production as an important exportable cultural product, which redefines the brand Greece on the world map.