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Thessaloniki Agora Awards Announced

Nov 16, 2020 2:14:01 PM / by Marie Mathieu



The Thessaloniki Agora Awards were announced last week, on Friday November 13th.

Estibaliz Urresola's 20.000 Species of Bees (Gariza Films, Spain) was awarded two prizes by the jury of the 16th Crossroads Co-production Forum: the Two Thirty-Five co-production Award and the Script 2 Film Workshop of the Mediterranean Film Institute Award.

The jury also granted the French CNC (CENTRE NATIONAL DU CINÉMA ET DE L’ IMAGE ANIMÉE) Development award to Lara Zeidan's Birthday, produced by Séverine Tibi and Anaïs Calmels for Sevana Films.

The new award by Finos Film, aimed to support the local industry, went to They Come Out of Margo, a film directed and written by Alexandros Voulgaris and produced by Eleni Bertes for LOGLINE (Greece).

Kriegsausgabe's producer, Güneş Şekeroğlun (Hay Film, Turkey), was granted the Producers’ Network accreditation for the Cannes Film Festival 2021. The film, directed by Tarik Aktaş, was described by the Jury as "an exciting and challenging project, with an even more challenging title!”.

Miki Polonski's Takotsubo won two awards: The ARTE Kino International Prizepresented by Julie Savary (ARTE France cinéma) and the Sofia Meetings Project Selection.

Initiative Film will provide six months of follow-up consultative services for its development strategy to Retiro from writer-director Elina Fessa and producer Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos (PLAYS2PLACE, Greece).

Dimitri Tsakaleas (Argonauts Productions, Greece) was selected by the THESSALONIKI EAVE Marketing Workshop Scholarship for the project The Summer with Carmen from writer-director Zacharias Mavroeidis to participate in the 2021 Workshop.

The ASTERISK* Award for Packaging and Project Marketing Strategy went to Abdullah Al-Ghaly's Once Upon a Time In Tripoli, produced by Miftah Saeid (Cyrene Productions, Libya/Hassala Films, Egypt).

The Agora Works in Progress jury awarded the following prizes: the GRAAL post-production award, won by Fern Silva's Rock Bottom Riser, The ΕURIMAGES Lab Project Award, won by Michał & Maciej Mądracki's Tracking Satyrs, and the MuSou AWARD, won by Nikos Nikolopoulos' Musa.

The Agora Lab Jury granted a brand-new award this year to 18, directed by Vassilis Douvlis.


Go to to discover Thessaloniki’s full list of winners.

Written by Marie Mathieu

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