“Red Lion” by Oh. Finalist in The Oniros Film Awards™ in Saint-Vincent, Italy

“Red Lion” is a Finalist in The Oniros Film Awards™.  An International monthly and annual IMDb qualifying #filmfestival based in Saint-Vincent, Italy #OnirosFilmAwards #DreamBigAlways @OnirosFilmAward

“Red Lion” is a Finalist in The Oniros Film Awards™.  An International monthly and annual IMDb qualifying competition based in Saint-Vincent, Italy, which celebrates films from all around the world with awards in different categories and genres. “Red Lion” is a finalist in two categories, both Music Video and for the first time for VFX. (Thanks to the wonderful 3D software from Mettle and Adobe Fuse and Mixamo.

The OFA does amazing work on social media, sharing all the submissions on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram. The selections are stellar. It’s great when a film festival does that so that even in the monthly competition you meet other filmmakers even online.

If “Red Lion” makes it through the monthly competition, it would be great for two reasons. First, Laura Zamora from Barcelona, Spain with her animated short, “The Tree of Lost Souls” is also a finalist this month. We met in Cannes at the French Riviera Film Festival. If her short gets through, we can meet again to continue our creative “animation” conversations. But most of all, actually attending film festivals like the FRFF in Cannes and the Lost World Film Festival in Crete have been the top most exhilarating experiences in my career as a musician and director. I hope I can continue at the Oniros Film Festival, to meet such awesome filmmakers from all over the world

Music Video & VFX Categories

The Oniros Film Awards™ is an International Monthly and Annual IMDb qualifying competition based in Saint-Vincent, Italy, which celebrates films from all around the world with awards in different categories and genres. The OFA allows filmmakers to submit their projects to get them judged by Award-winning industry professionals specialized in various fields and compete with other talented filmmakers.

Their mission is to discover high quality and ambitious films, to promote filmmakers’ works and to help them realize their dreams. The Oniros Film Awards™ is all about Dreams (ὄνειρος = oneiros, Dream in Greek language) and is conceived by Dreamers for Dreamers. Dream Big, always!

Every Winner of the Monthly Edition will automatically enter the “Best of Year” competition as Annual Official Selections. The Annual Public Event and Award Ceremony that will take place at the Palais Theater, in the beautiful Saint-Vincent, Italy, in August 2020, during which the results of the Best of Year competition will be revealed, and where the Annual Finalists will have the opportunity to meet other talented filmmakers, producers, directors and actors.

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The numinous Red Lion illuminates the road of the warrior goddess Metallia to restore the ever-present multidimensional vision long lost to humanity.

Red Lion has the inner Fire but only in potential. He eats matter when given his freedom and does the work of Nature. He inspires intelligence, imagination and life but he can not escape the prison of the Earth plane and can not free himself though his own power. A special key is necessary to dissolve the chains of the Earth.

Director/composer Olivia Hadjiioannou (aka Oh.) presents a consciousness-expanding visual and acoustic odyssey within a multidimensional psychedelic landscape.

Inspired by scenes from Federico Fellini’s, “8 1/2”, Lewis Carroll’s, “Alice in Wonderland”, Maurice Sendak’s, “Where the Wild Things Are”, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s, “The Little Prince” and ancient Greek myth.

“Red Lion” is the first in a six-part series of animated music videos by the multi-instrumentalist, Oh. for the progressive metal album “Metallia”.

Directors Statement

We all want to have answers to the ultimate meaning of why we are here.

There’s a time when you need to set aside everything you already know. We collect experiences and impressions with our minds and this increases the presence of our soul.There is a duality not only without but within because the mind receives information from both the body and the spirit. If the connection is weak between the spirit and the mind – there is no possibility to see the whole or our state and place in existence. Our minds – our everyday consciousness is cluttered with judgements, repetition, echoes of apprehension and fear, debates and doubts. If left on its own without the guidance of spirit; we exist in a negative world, alienated, in conflict with reality.

This missing connection is at the core of all our physical, emotional and mental health issues.

There is a way to recover our initial state so we can truly begin our journey here as we were meant to.

We must isolate the thoughts, feelings and emotions produced by the physical body first. Then it will be possible to isolate the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are given by our spirits. Once both are recognized, a vision of an ever-present state of awareness awakens on its own.

Metallia acoustically and visually narrates this very intimate personal spiritual and psychic journey. – Olivia Hadjiioannou aka Oh.

“If you put Kate Bush, Auf Der Maur, Ayreon, Chiasmata, Igorrr, old White Zombie and Amogh Symphony in a blender with several metronomes running different time signatures, add a healthy dash of thrash riffs to the proggy mix and baked the resulting mixture for several hours you probably wouldn’t even come close to the sound.” – Lee Davidson – Prog Metal Madness

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