Released 2016: 70 Official Selections; 90 Worldwide Honorary Screenings with the Drama International Short Film Festival’s Winner’s tour; 2 US Awards Festivals; 2 Out of Competition Film Festivals; 2 Film Markets; 18 Awards; 18 Nominations; Limited Theatrical Release in Los Angeles USA. Acquisition by ERT TV, The Greek National Broadcaster.
Notable screenings: 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece & 34th Sulmona International Film Festival, Italy. 40 Official Selections in the USA including the 43rd Athens International Film & Video Festival Ohio USA.
Notable awards: include Special Jury Prize for Antonis Tsonis at the 39th Drama International Short Film Festival, Greece; Best Screenplay Lyon International Film Festival, France; the Ron Tibbett Award (overall festival winner) at the Magnolia Independent Film Festival, Mississippi USA.
Language: Greek with English Subtitles
Synopsis: When Leon’s best friend Ari shares tragic news about his battle with cancer, unemployed and desperate to help, Leon secretly decides to become a criminal to pay for more cancer treatments. Against the backdrop of contemporary Athens, Greece, Leon’s actions to save his best friend have irreversible consequences.
Released 2013: Over 35 Official Selections, Awards Festivals and Markets. 17 Nominations, 17 Awards. Limited Theatrical Release in Los Angeles USA & Jakarta Indonesia.
Notable Screening: Focus on World Cinema – Montreal World Film Festival.
Notable awards: include Best Director Levante International Film Festival, Italy; Best Dramatic Short Film Manhattan Film Festival, USA.
Language: English and Farsi with English Subtitles
Tagline: From the depths of political exclusion an artist is born.
Synopsis: As a child, Omid is forced to flee his homeland due to political unrest and his father’s revolutionary poetry for freedom. To survive and endure the consequences of mandatory detention and deportation from Australia, Omid trusts in the wisdom of the great poets and his father’s words to avoid internal surrender.
Ficino Films aspires to create contemporary world cinema productions that reach out to international audiences.