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“RED LION” NAMED BEST MUSIC VIDEO IN THE PSYCHEDELIC AND TRANSPERSONAL FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK. The Greek progressive rock and metal artist Oh. (Olivia Hadjiioannou) was honored for her music video “Red Lion” from the album, “Metallia.”
ATHENS, Greece — May 27, 2019 The Greek progressive rock and metal artist Oh. (Olivia Hadjiioannou) is winner of the BEST MUSIC VIDEO SHORT award for the music video “Red Lion” from the album, “Metallia” in The Psychedelic and Transpersonal Film and Music Festival that took place on May 25, 2019 at The Producer’s Club in New York City.
The two-day Psychedelic and Transpersonal Film and Music Festival was held at the Producer’s Club and The New School for Social Research in New York City as well as at the Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn. The festival explored visionary films that feature non ordinary reality experience and psychedelic and altered states of consciousness. The founder of the festival, science fiction film maker and producer Daniel Abella says, “The festival utilizes the visceral art forms of film and music. These are essential principles because they appeal to our visual, audio and kinesthetic senses and in doing so will allow individuals to achieve personal development and evoke emotional states of a higher well-being.“
The award was accepted for Olivia (Oh.) by New York events manager, Josefa Vincent from founder Daniel Abella at a short ceremony following the screenings at the Producers Club on May 25, 2019.
Olivia stated, “I am truly honored to receive this award and to have represented Greece. Today’s commercial music and film industries present difficult challenges to indie composers, musicians and directors if they are to succeed and be profitable. I am very grateful to film festivals that welcome new works, celebrate originality and promote creative freedom.”
Director Olivia Hadjiioannou as the artist Oh. has been honored for her ingenuity, innovation and creativity in music and video with multiple international awards. She made her debut as Oh. on the international music scene with the award-winning music video, “Trials” in 2013 – cited as one of the 50 top events to mark Greece during the economic crisis. With the advances of immersive video, she released her single “Love of Avalanches”, mentioned in Huffington Post as one of first 360-degree immersive VR videos released by a Greek artist on YouTube in 2016.
“Red Lion” won three times in a row this week. Winner of Best Music Video award in the inaugural French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) in Cannes, France. A two-day festival held during the time period of the annual Festival de Cannes which included screenings, VIP receptions, an awards ceremony and closing gala party. And winner Best Music Video at the Cosmocinema Film Festival in London The short is presently a winner and official selection in 10 film festivals worldwide. The EP “Metallia” has received over 32 reviews from 13 countries worldwide, is in top 10 progressive rock and metal charts and listed as one of the best albums of the year for 2018 on Metal Nation Radio.
For more information: Greek Artist Oh. Rocks New York City, Cannes and London with Best Music Video Short Awards https://olitunes.com/filmfestival-newyork
Greek Composer and Filmmaker Olivia Hadjiioannou Wins Best Music Video Award at French Riviera Film Festival in Cannes https://olitunes.com/filmfestival-cannes
“Red Lion” music video on YouTube https://youtu.be/Bpar5d0bVOQ