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Greeks invited to take part in Franco Cozzo documentary

For an older generation of Greek migrants in Australia, the sound of Franco Cozzo’s voice is unmistakable. Late at night, the jovial sound of Mr Cozzo’s voice exclaiming, “Grand sale, …

Life

Film entries now open for International Pontian Film Festival

The Federation of Pontian Associations of Australia announced last week (2 September) that it was now accepting entries for the International Pontian Film Festival (IPFF). The federation president, Peter Stefanidis, …

Australian federation’s youth committee spearheads drive for international Pontian film festival

The Youth Committee of the Federation of Pontian Associations of Australia are inviting film makers of Pontian heritage around the world to submit their films for the inaugural International Pontian …

Features

No need to be Greek to enjoy ‘The Taverna’, but if you are – even better

Melburnians and Sydney-siders who attended last year’s closing night of the Greek Film Festival, were treated to a cinematic night at The Taverna: where food, love and cultural differences feature …

Life

Nostos – A movie that celebrates the lives of the Early Greek Australians

After the passing of her beloved grandfather, 23-year-old Anastasia Comelli, the granddaughter of Early Greek Australians Theodora and Anastasios, who migrated to Australia from Pontos and Kastoria, filmed her first …

Life

Greek English filmmaker creates film on the life of Manolis Glezos

Greek English director Andreas Hadjipateras’ film The Last Partisan features on the life of the late great Manolis Glezos, who passed away on Monday. An integral part of Greek folklore, …

Life

Greek cinema in the coronavirus era: Iris Awards and homework for the ‘stay at homers’

As Greece and other countries remain under lockdown, Greek film institutions such are looking at ways to overcome the challenges. The Hellenic Film Academy – created in 23 November 2009 …

Life

Greek Australian films first feature movie at… his parents’ home!

It took Sydney-based director Andreas Toumbas just 17 days – spread out in six months – to film almost in its entirety his debut feature movie Bad Influence. “I filmed …

Life

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson post heartfelt video celebrating Greece’s 200 years of independence

Tom Hanks’ constantly growing love for Greece is almost as famous as he is. The Hollywood A-lister and his Greek-American wife never miss a chance to publicly demonstrate it. The …

Life

Alex Proyas: Looking for a new country in filmmaking

“The last 10 years have been a nightmare for me,” says director Alex Proyas. Two major movies have fallen over: Dracula, based on the historical figure of Voivode of Wallachia, …