The Greek Film Week (September 23 to 29, 2021) was held with great success, within the framework of the 11th Beijing International Film Festival, with Greece being the first Honored Country in the history of the institution. During the Greek Film Week, many recent award-winning films that have been supported by the cash rebate program of EKOME were screened, such as “Tailor”, “Apples” and “Digger”.
Greece was represented with an Online Pavilion curated by the Greek Embassy in Beijing in collaboration with the Hellenic Film Commission of the Greek Film Centre, and EKOME. At the Online Pavilion, Vasiliki Diagouma, Head of Communication and International Relations of EKOME and Venia Vergou, Head of the Hellenic Film Commission, presented the targeted actions for the promotion of Greek cinema, the filming locations, the financial incentives for audiovisual works production, the Film Offices National Network and the safety guidelines against Covid-19, for filming in Greece.
Deputy Director General of the Festival, Mr. Cui Yan, stated that the synergies between China and Greece in the field of audiovisual production “are of great importance for the promotion of the co-operation and the development of the film industry”, highlighting the will of the Festival to become a “communication and cooperation platform” between the two countries.
We welcome the initiative of the Festival and we hope that the cinematic language with its universality will bring the two peoples together and will be the stimulus for a closer co-operation between the two countries in the field of audiovisual production.
See here the presentation of EKOME & HFC.
Watch here the report on CCTV for the opening of the Greek Film Week at the International Film Festival of Beijing.