Fighting for Freedom - The Greek Revolution in 1821 and the Island of Thassos (2021)
The Greek Revolution in 1821 marked the beginning of a new era, which lead to the creation of the greek state. Mainland and islands contributed with all their forces to the cause of freedom, transforming thus the sparkle that was litten into fire. This short d... read more
Completed On: 14 Jul, 2021
Duration: 8 min 10 sec
Genres: Documentary, Short
Director: Georgia Chioni
Submitted By: Georgia Chioni
DirectorsGeorgia ChioniAntidote, Borderline, Bad Luck, The Other, The Other, Playground, Lilly Black, The Riddle, Incubus,
Film TypeDocumentary, Short
Runtime8 minutes 10 seconds
Completion Date14 Jul, 2021
Production Budget60 USD
Country of OriginGreece
Country of FilmingGreece
Georgia Chioni is an award winning screenwriter,director, producer and fashion designer, who was born in Thessaloniki and grew up in Kavala (GR). She graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki. She obtained two postgraduate degrees in Germany (Saarbruecken) and a phd in Italy (Florence). In 2007 she attended a screenwriting school in Athens as well as school for film and documentary making. For the past three years she has been a collaborator of the University of Athens (e-Learning, Creative Writing Programme). Many of her theatrical have been produced and performed in various theatrical scenes of Greece. She has written feature length and short screenplays in Greece, the UK and USA, as well as scripts for comics. She has also published 7 novels. She has received many awards in national and world litterary competitions. In recent years she teaches seminars on screenwriting, creative writing, psychology and litterature as well as litterary work adapted to theater / cinema.
List of works
-Lucky John, short dark comedy (co-scriptwriter John Nolan), 2012 (directed Lyv-Bien Aime, Justlive film studios, Boston, 2013), Hella Love Shorts film festival, Oakland Screening, US, 2013.
-Deadly Luck, black short comedy, Animeye Produpstions, International Festival Argo, Volos, August 2012.
-One Night in Eden, script, formal participation at the Berlin International Independent Movie Festival, in competition, in February 2015.
-Edward Mors (horror)
- "The pink scarf" Theatrical Engine Kavala, Winter 2009 Theatre Group Lamia "Art Vision", Summer 2009, City Theatrical Group N.Triglias July 2010, DIPETHE VERIAS-Theatre Group Lectern 2012 Mill Theatre Group, Spring 2015
- «The grey suit" Theatrical Team Trackers, June 2011
- "In cold blood", Theatrical Team Trackers, Athens, Summer 2011, Winter theater Karditsa 2012
- "Rats" Theatrical Team Trackers, Athens, Summer 2011
- "Intolerable life" Without Curtain Theatre Group, Athens 2011-2012
- "X" Theatrical Art Group Atzsam, June 2014 and February 2015 Theatrical Group “Satir”, Rhodes, June 2014
- "Lessons of Good Conduct" (Adaptation Project "Il Raggionamento», Piedro Aretino) (adaptation to puppetry by Katerina Sopidi), March 2015
Writer / Director / Production (Independent short film productions)
-The Green Marble (2015)
-Letter to Violet (2015)
-The Other (2016)
-Lilly Black (feature length (2018)
-Bad Luck (comedy), JnG Productions
-Jilted, (Script by John Nolan), 2912 Moments of Media, United Kingdom, 2015
-Garbage, (Script by John Nolan), JNG productions, 2015, Greece / Ireland
-The Riddle (JnGProductions 2018) ongoing
- "Navar – Faith’s Wrath, ed. Comicworld (2015)
-Deadly Luck (scenario): Official participation in Argo Film Festival (Volos 2012)
-Borderline - Trailer: Official participation in the Access Code Short Film Festival (India, 2015)
-Borderline (Short): Official membership in the International Film Festival 12 Month Film Festival (Romania, May 2015) and Roma Doc Cinema (, June 2015)
-Malediction (Horror scenario): official participation in the competition section International Fantastic Film Festival Utah JUNE 2015
-Antidote: Official participation in 12 Months Film Festival Romania, Wendy's Short, US, Phoenix Film Festival, Melbourne, Arctic Live Monthly Film Festival.
-The Green Marble: Επίσημη συμμετοχή στο 12 Μonths Film Festival Ρουμανία.
-Masks, short screenplay, 12 Month Film Festival.
-Green Marble: Official participation in 12 Months Film Festival Romania.
-Playground, Los Angeles Cine Fest, July 2016
-Post it, Barcelone Planet Film Festival, September 2016, Short of the Month, September 2016, Sweet As Film Festival, July 2016.
- Masks, scenario short, Writer of the Month (12 Month Film Festival Roumania, 2015)
-Antidote, 2nd Award fiction and 3rd award production (September 2015, 12 Month Film Festival Roumania 2015)
-Green Marble, 1nd production Award, 2rd Award "Actor of the Month" (12 Month FIlm Festival - Octomber
-The Other, Best Short Film, Direct Short Online Film Festival, April 2016
-Dignity, Audience Award, December 2015, 12 Month Film Festival, Roumania
-Lilly Black, Best Woman Filmmaker, Barcelona Planet Film Festival, February 2018
-Lilly Black, Best Voiceover, Oniros Film Awards, March Edition, 2018
-Incubus, Short thriller, Best Woman Cinematographer, Barcelona Planet Film Festival, March 2018
-The Riddle, Best Photography, Cult Critic Movie Awards, July 2018
-The Riddle, Best Indie Half length movie, Five Continents International Film Festival, December 2018
-The Riddle, Best Indie Movie, Oniros Film Awards, December 2018,
-The Riddle, Best Supporting Actor (male), Oniros Film Awards, December 2018,
-The Riddle, Best woman filmmaker, Calcutta Movie Awards, November 2018
-The Riddle, Best Independent Half length movie, Five Continents International Film festival, December 2018
-The Riddle, Best Actress, Virgin Spring Cine Fest & Best Supporting Actor, November & December/January 2018-2019
-The Riddle, Best Woman Filmmaker, Barcelona Planet Film Festival, January 2019
-L' Age D' Or International Arthouse Film Festival
Best Cinematographer, (Georgia Chioni)
Best Supporting Actor, Audience Award (Giannis Dimitrakis)
Awards for her latest film: Kaidan the Four Candles (2020)
-Best Women's Film, Indus River International Cine Fest
-Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor & Best Supporting Actress, Virgin Spring cine Fest
-Best Independent Film, South Film and Arts Academy Festival
-Best Trailer, Cult Critic Film Awards
The Mistress of Puppets
-Best Commercial/Advertsment at Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, October 2020, World Film Carnival April 2021
S for Sustainability F for Fashion
Best Documentary - 24 Hours FIlm Challenge Festival, June 2020
Best Director - Festival de Indie, July 2021
2021 is a year of increased importance for Greece, as it marks the 200 year of Independence. This short documentary aims to give some historical information with regards to the contribution of Thassos, my hometown, an island situated in the Northern Greece to this fight for freedom.
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