Incentives in Greece

Last year, a new bill passed, that offers a 25% cash rebate in foreign productions that will choose Greece as a filming location

At the end of 2017, 75 million Euro, have been allocated for the funding of audio visual productions in 2018.

We closely monitor the developments and we will be keeping you up to date

Through MEDIA Creative Europe’s slate funding program, four Argonauts Productions feature films have secured funding for their realization!

  • Ballad For A Pierced Heart directed by Yannis Economides
  • Behind the Haystacks by Asimina Proedrou
  • Peter and the Wolf directed by Thanasis Neofotistos
  • The Siege on Liperti St. by Stavros Pamballis

Shooting for Yannis Economides’s new film will take place in Lamia, mainland Greece.

It is in Lamia and the wider region of Fthiotida that Yannis Economides’s fifth feature film will be filmed. It is an international coproduction between Greece (Argonauts Productions S.A., Faliro House), France (EZ Films), Germany (Sutor Kolonko) and Cyprus (Y.E. Films Ltd), entitled Ballad For A Pierced Heart. Among others, the following actors star in the film: Vicky Papadopoulou, Vassilis Bisbikis, Yannis Tsortekis, Giorgos Giannopoulos, Stathis Stamoulakatos and Vangelis Mourikis.

The director along with his collaborators will be in Lamia and the wider region of mainland Greece, for pre-production, from October 2017 until the end of the winter. The commencement of shooting is scheduled for spring, 2018.

Roza of Smyrna continues its festival course.

After the Hellenic Film Academy awarded Yioula Zoiopoulou the Best Costumes Design Award, the South East European Film Festival in Los Angeles awarded Kostis Ghikas with the Best Cinematography

in a Feature Film Award, ex aequo. Roza now continues her journey in Australia and will open the 24th Greek Film Festival, in Melbourne, in October 2017. Soon there will be screenings in New York as it will be screened as part of the New York City Greek Film Festival.

Two awards for Behind the Haystacks in crossroads 2016.

As part of the Crossroads Co-Production Forum, the jury awarded Behind the Haystacks the CNC Award of 10,000 Euros for Script Development.

The project was also selected for the award by the French consulting company Initiative Film, which offers its services for the development of the film.


Golden Dionysus for Best Short Film goes to “Prosefhi: Greek School Prayer” by Thanassis Neofotistos!

“Prosefhi: Greek School Prayer” won the Best Short Film Prize, Golden Dionysus, at the Drama International Short Film Festival 2014. Alejandro Cabrera was also awarded the Honorary Distinction for the Sound Design. The film is a NF-films and t-shOrt production with Argonauts handling the International Sales.

The film is taking place in Dimitri’s high school, where Vassilis and his friends, a gang of bullies, terrorize him. When he learns that it’s his turn to say the morning prayer in front of the entire school, Vassilis becomes the only thing he can think about. But, what’s going to happen when the time comes and he stands in front of the whole school and mainly in front of him?   While seeking their identity, through violence, they will inevitably test each other’s boundaries.


“STRATOS” by Yannis Economides, continues its successful International Festival career in Karlovy Vary and wins awards in Switzerland and Italy!The film received an honorable mention for its powerful storytelling and the exceptional performance of its lead actor Vangelis Mourikis at the Bildrausch – Basel Filmfestival (Switzerland) and the grand prize at Med Film Fest in Rome (Amore e Psiche award). “STRATOS” was also screened at Horizons in Karlovy Vary and in the Competition section of the European Film Festival Palic.