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Friday 17/07/2020 19:00                             MEDIA Case Studies: Co-Production Masterclass with Maria Drandaki

We are partnering with Creative Europe Desk GR  to present this funding and information session with Maria Drandaki from Homemade Films is an Athens-based film production and distribution company - one of the most interesting producers on the European map right now.


Minority co-productions are often considered beneficial to the national/local industry because they stimulate the internationalization of the national film industry (exchange of film professionals/good practices), can bring inward investments (e.g. fiscal incentives) and open new markets (especially if there is an artistic cooperation: actors/locations/story etc.).



Maria will discuss the case for co-production: Are co-productions an opportunity or a challenge?  when is it worth it, what can you offer, what are the benefits and what are the misconceptions?

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After working for several years as a producer and a communication and development manager in film and television, Maria Drandaki founded her own production label Homemade Films in 2009.

With a taste for sharp, cutting edge, innovative cinema, Maria has produced and co-produced several successful short and feature films, which participated and won awards in many international film festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, Toronto, Rotterdam, IDFA, EFA, BAFTA, Palm Springs, etc.) and got distributed in movie theaters, tv-channels and platforms around the world.

Her credits include internationally acclaimed feature films by Syllas Tzoumerkas (Homeland, A Blast, The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea) and Yorgos Zois (Interruption), multi-awarded short films Limbo and Electric Swan by Konstantina Kotzamani and A Drowning Man by Mahdi Fleifel, and debut feature films The Gulf  by Emre Yeksan and Her Job by Nikos Labôt.

Her in-development projects include the upcoming feature films by Yorgos Zois, Mladen Djordjevic, Elina Psykou, Sofia Exarchou and Syllas Tzoumerkas, and debut feature films by Konstantina Kotzamani, Christos Passalis, Margot Schaap, Ian Waugh and Nikos Kyritsis.

She is a member of the EAVE and ACE producers’ networks and the Greek Producers’ Alliance.



2019   Electric Swan  by Konstantina Kotzamani  (Venice IFF – Special Screenings – Out of competition, medium-length) – associate producer
2019   Index by Nikos Kolovos (Drama ISFF, short) – associate producer
2019   The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea  by Syllas Tzoumerkas  (Berlin IFF – Panorama, feature) – producer
2018   Her Job  by Nikos Labôt  (Toronto IFF – Discovery, feature) – producer
2017   The Gulf  by Emre Yekcan  (Venice IFF – Critics’ Week, feature) – co-producer
2017   A Drowning Man  by Mahdi Fleifel  (Cannes IFF – Official Selection Competition, short) – co-produce

2016   Limbo by Konstantina Kotzamani  (Cannes IFF – Semaine de la Critique, short) – producer
2015  The Fig by Nikos Kolovos (Drama ISFF, short) – co-producer
2015   Interruption  by Yorgos Zois  (Venice IFF – Orizzonti, feature) – producer
2014   A Blast  by Syllas Tzoumerkas  (Locarno IFF – International Competition, feature) – producer
2012   One Step Ahead by Dimitris Athiridis (IDFA, feature documentary) – producer
2012   Out of Frame  by Yorgos Zois  (Venice IFF – Orizzonti, short) – producer
2011   Paradise  by Panagiotis Fafoutis  (Thessaloniki IFF – International Competition, feature) – producer
2010   Casus Belli  by Yorgos Zois  (Venice IFF – Orizzonti, short) – producer
2010   Homeland  by Syllas Tzoumerkas  (Venice IFF – Critics’ Week, feature) – producer
2008  Tale 52 by Alexis Alexiou (Rotterdam IFF – Tiger Competition, feature) – executive producer


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