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Greek Short ‘Delos 2015’ Clinches Silver at Baku Tourism Film Fest

Delos 2015 Andonis Theocharis Kioukas award

Andonis Theocharis Kioukas accepting Baku film festival award.

Delos 2015 posterA Greek film featuring George Corraface won the silver prize at the Baku International Tourism Film Festival (BITFF) which took place in the Azerbaijani capital last week.

The 25-minute“Delos 2015” – narrated by Corraface and directed by Andonis Theocharis Kioukas – is a documentary about the sacred island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Theocharis Kioukas has been collecting awards following the debut of his short film last October on Mykonos, including one won in San Diego last March. The awards come on top of three international prizes for his documentary “Greek Tourism: An Eternal Journey”.

“Delos 2015” has been selected to compete in the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2016, to take place on October 12-13.

Delos 2015 Choraface & Kioukas discussing

Choraface and Kioukas discussing details for filming DELOS 2015.

A total of 78 films from 71 countries out of 420 submissions made it to the final event, which aims to showcase films focusing on tourism; those awarded being the ones that successfully promote domestic and international destinations. Festival categories include country, region, city, culture &tradition, extreme tourism, ecotourism, TV reports, commercial and national award.

First held in 2013, the BITFF is an annual non-profit cultural event that takes place in Baku. The jury consists of internationally renowned cinematographers, directors and travel &tourism experts. BITFF is a member of the Vienna-based International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT).

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Delos 2015” team: production Thalia Calafate – Qkas Productions, director of photography: Konstantinos Arvanitakis, scenario: Aleka Dimou and Dimitris Karavolas, music by Platon Andritsakis, sound: Theodore Melis.


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