“Red Lion” by Oh. Official Selection in the 15th Athens Animfest 2020
by on March 11, 2020 in Awards Film Festivals
"Red Lion" by Oh. Official Selection in the 15th Athens Animfest 2020

“Red Lion” by Oh. is an Official Selection in The 15th ATHENS ANIMFEST which will take place from Monday, 16th of March to Sunday, 22th of March, 2020 in Athens, Greece. The program includes competition sections for experimental, student, greek and short animated movies. “Red Lion” screens in the Greek competition on Saturday 21/03/2020 20:00 – 22:00 at Cine Drasi, Vrilissia.

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"Red Lion" by Oh. Official Selection in the 15th Athens Animfest 2020

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International Animation Festival in Athens


The festival is organised by the European Animation Center, a non-for-profit organization, a non-governmental organization, that aims to bring the younger generation closer to the secrets and fascination of the art of animation and their diverse applications on the small and big screen, the multimedia, the Internet and education in general. The Festival gives special emphasis to European animation films, regardless of techniques, themes, language, nationality and artists age, style and aesthetic trends thus demonstrating the common cultural heritage of the peoples of Europe.












Animfest Greek Program

Greek competition
Saturday 21/03/2020 20:00 – 22:00
Cine Drasi, Vrilissia
Total Duration: 01:39:28

  1. A different Nutcracker suite / Ένας Αλλιώτικος Καρυοθραύστης η σουίτα, by Yiorgos Molvalis, Greece, 2018, 25:54
  2. From I to US. / Απο το εγώ στο εμείς, by Day centre Ariadni- Service Users with Mental illness, Greece, 2019, 05:58
  3. Heatwave, by Fokion Xenos, Greece, 2019, 07:14
  4. Chick ‘N’ Fox, by Paraskevi Koutalou, Greece, 2019, 02:17
  5. in&out, by martha gogakou, Greece, 2018, 04:01
  6. Red Lion, by Olivia Hadjiioannou, Greece, 2019, 05:22
  7. Heat Wave, by Fokion Xenos, Greece, 2019, 07:13
  8. 273 days from today, by Konstantinos Vachlas, Greece, 2019, 11:38
  9. Eyes Bleeding Amber, by Chris Angelis, Greece, 2019, 10:51
  10. Lily Girl / Το Κορίτσι με τα Κρίνα, by Demetrios Poursanidis, Greece, 2019, 08:08
  11. One Day One Fly, by Correct Creative Productions IKE, Greece, 2019, 06:22
  12. Soup, by Panagiotis Charalampous, Greece, 2019, 04:30
"Red Lion" by Oh. Official Selection in the 15th Athens Animfest 2020

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

“Red Lion” Winner French Riviera Film Festival 2019
“Red Lion” Winner Independent Talents International Film Festival 2019
“Red Lion” Winner Cosmocinema Film Festival 2019
“Red Lion” Winner Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival 2019
“Red Lion” Winner The Psychedelic and Transpersonal Film and Music Festival 2019
“Red Lion” Finalist Oniros Film Awards® 2019
“Red Lion” Semi-Finalist Light & Future International Film Festival 2019
“Red Lion” Semi-Finalist Indie Visions Film Festival 2019
“Red Lion” Official Selection Athens Marathon International Film Festival 2019
“Red Lion” Official Selection Solaris Film Festival 2019
“Red Lion” Official Selection Insomnia International Animation Film Festival 2019
“Red Lion” Official Selection The Lift-Off Sessions 2019
“Red Lion” Official Selection Music Shorts Film Festival 2019
“Red Lion” Official Selection Aphrodite Film Awards 2019
“Red Lion” Official Selection Los Angeles CineFest 2019

Poster "Red Lion" Music Video Oh. Olivia Hadjiioannou
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