The Greek progressive rock and metal artist Oh. (Olivia Hadjiioannou) was honored for the fourth time this month in film festivals around the world for her music video “Red Lion” from the album “Metallia”.
Athens, Greece – June 13th, 2019
“Red Lion” won the Best Experimental Mixed Media Short Film at the Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival in Southwestern Crete June 2019. “Red Lion” was screened in an open-air theater in front of the town hall in the beautiful Mediterranean town of Paleochora.
The Lost World Festival was one of the first festivals to select “Red Lion” this year. There were over 350 film submissions and 67 officially selected films from 19 countries. 20 international and Greek filmmakers and directors attended the festival from Brazil, USA, Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Greece and France.
The award was presented to Olivia by founder/director Linda McGuire and jury members, Paul McGuirk (Professor of Film & Author) and veteran film distributor and film agent Bruno Chatelin (CEO of FilmFestivals.com) after the closing night feature documentary, “Living in Future’s Past” and a special message to the festival by actor and producer, Jeff Bridges.
This is the fourth win in a row for “Red Lion” this month. 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. And winner of the Best Music Video Short 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.
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.
The short is presently a winner and official selection in 11 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.