A Greek Beach Nominated For The European Film Location Award
- by XpatAthens
- Wednesday, 07 December 2022
The beach of Chiliadou in Evia is in the running for the Best European Location Award 2022 by the European Network of Film Commissions (EUFCN), according to an announcement by the Hellenic Film Center and following a proposal by its Directorate for International Audiovisual Productions.
This is the second time a Greek location has reached the finals of the annual European Film Location Award. It should be noted that Corfu won the award in 2019 when it hosted the filming of the British series "The Durrels."
During the pandemic, Chiliadou was the location for the award-winning film "Triangle of Sadness," starring Charbli Dean, Harris Dickinson, and Woody Harrelson. The Greek production company Heretic was also involved. The natural landscape of Chiliadou became one of the film’s protagonists, playing a huge part in its atmosphere and aesthetic character. The film won a Golden Palm at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
From November 28, 2022, until January 30, 2023, the public can visit the EUFCN European platform and vote for their preferred location. You can vote for Chiliadou here.
The winner of the EUFCN Location Award 2022 for Best European Filming Location of the year will be revealed at the European Film Market 2023 in Berlin.
The five nominated locations for the 2022 Award are:
- Brissago Islands for the film "Dawn Chorus" – Ticino Film Commission (Switzerland)
- Chiliadou Beach for the film "Triangle of Sadness" – Hellenic Film Commission (Greece)
- Portsoy for the series "Peaky Blinders (Season 6)" - Screen Scotland (Scotland)
- Schlosshotel Kronberg for the film "Spencer" – Film Commission Hessen (Germany)
- Stari Grad district for the film "How I Learned To Fly" – (Croatia)
Originally published in Greek on: kathimerini.gr
Translated by: Codico Lab