“Red Lion” won Best Experimental Mixed Media Short Film at the Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival in SW Crete on June 1-5, 2019. “Red Lion” screened in an open-air theatre in front of the town hall on June 3rd.
The Lost World festival was one of the first festivals to accept “Red Lion” this year. There were over 350 film submissions and 67 Officially Selected films from 19 countries. 20 of the International and Greek filmmakers & directors attended the festival from Brazil, USA, Germany, Ireland, UK, Greece & France.
The VIP Jury were Susan Kucera (Film Director), Paul McGuirk (Professor of Film & Author) and Bruno Chatelin (CEO FilmFestivals.com). Bruno, I had met at the French Riviera Film Festival in Cannes a few weeks ago.
There were two sets of screenings every day. During the day at Pearl Cavo and at night in an open-air cinema near the town hall in town. Every evening there were different events planned at some awesome bars and restaurants in Paleochora.
Paleochora is an exceptionally beautiful town at the southern-most tip of Crete in Greece. Surrounded by mountains and with views of the Mediterranean Sea. The people of the town were kind and welcoming. It was a great success and wonderful to spend so many days with so many wonderful artists, directors and actors.
Below are some of the wonderful people I met and their films.