The program shines a light on exceptional women filmmakers, amplifying their voices in an industry burdened by gender disparity, said Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley.
The selected films are: Band by Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir (Iceland), Behind the Haystacks by Asimina Proedrou (Greece, Germany, North Macedonia), Elaha by Milena Aboyan (Germany), Family Time by Tia Kouvo (Finland, Sweden), The Girl from Tomorrowby Marta Savina (Italy, France), The Quiet Migration by Malene Choi (Denmark), Smoke Sauna Sisterhood by Anna Hints (Estonia, France, Iceland), Sunlight by Claire Dix (Ireland), That Afternoon by Nafiss Nia (The Netherlands) and Thunder by Carmen Jaquier (Switzerland).
BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS by ASIMINA PROEDROU is nominated for 17 Greek Film Awards / Iris Awards by the Hellenic Film Academy.
Receiving 17 Nominations in 16 categories is the most in the history of the Hellenic Film Academy.
Congratulation for everyone of this fantastic team being nominated and fingers crossed. We are honoured, proud and happy to be part of these nominations with our partners Ioanna Bolomyti from Argonauts Productions and Angela Nestorovska and Vladimir Anastasov from Sektor Films.