From Thessaloniki to Goa!

After the 6 awards at the 63rd Thessaloniki IFF, Asimina Proedrou wins another one! This time Best Debut Award in Goa!

The jury of the 53rd International Film Festival of India, Goa, chose BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS to be the best!

Asimina Proedrou and Evgenia Lavda during the press conference

The Best Debut Award goes to Asimina Proedrou for her debut feature film BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS, to recognize and encourage the most prominent directorial talent in World Cinema.

Well done! We are very exited and proud!

What a night for Greek director Asimina Proedrou at 63rd Thessaloniki IFF!

Artistic Director ORESTIS ANDREADIKIS, ASIMINA PROEDROU and General Director of the Festival ELISE JALLADEAU
Photography: STEFANIDIS IOANNIS

SIX Awards for BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS / Πίσω από τις Θημωνιές

🏆 Meet Your Neighbours : Special Mention
🏆 FIPRESCI Award for Greek film at the Greek Film Festival
🏆 PEKK (Greek Association of Film Critics) Award for Best Greek Film
🏆 Award for a Greek first-time director
🏆 Greek Film Centre location award
🏆 ERT Award

BRAVO to the rising star Asimina Proedrou, we are proud and happy, that we could be part of this journey!

Actor PASCHALIS TSAROUCHAS, Production Designer EDOUARDOS GEORGIOU, Actress EVGENIA LAVDA, writer & dirctor ASIMINA PROEDROU, Actor STATHIS STAMOULAKATOS, Music Composer MARIOS STROFALIS
Photography: DIMITRA MERZIEMEKIDO

A big THANK YOU to Ioanna Bolomyti, to an astonishing cast, to all the many people and institutions who made this film possible.

BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS

Drama, Crime / Feature

Writer-director: ASIMINA PROEDROU

Status: Greek Festival Premiere on Nov. 11th @ 63rd Thessaloniki IFF

Northern Greece. A middle-aged fisherman is trafficking immigrants to pay the tax authorities for a petty fraud he once committed. Soon he becomes trapped in a deadly game between the local mafia, his conscience and the duty to his family.

CNC Development Award & Initiative Film Services Award @ Cross Roads Co-Production Forum 2016, Development supported by MEDIA Program 2017, Production Support by Greek Film Centre 2018 and Eurimages 2020.

In Coproduction with Argonauts Productions (GR) and Sektor Film (MK) and in co-production with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel in collaboration Arte

Press:

Festivals:

  • 63rd Thessaloniki IFF – Greek Premiere
  • 53rd International Film Festival of India, Goa

Awards:

  • Greek Film Centre Award for Best Debut (director)
  • Greek Film Centre Award for Best Location
  • Special Mention in Meet the Neighbours competition section
  • FIPRESCI Award for a Greek Film that premieres at Thessaloniki IFF
  • Greek Association of Film Critics Award for Best Film
  • Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) Award for Best Film
  • Best Debut Feature Film Award @ IFFA Goa

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