We, Katerina Giannakopoulou and Mixalis Iliaskos, the directors of GNV and the GNV project the short film, The Tragedy of Domna Visvizi are two multidisciplinary award winning artists and directors. Our short interdisciplinary film The Tragedy of Domna Visvizi  has won 33 awards across several international film festivals in 15 different categories including BEST ROMANCE FILM amongst thousands of entries. 

 

Our goal is to showcase our beautiful country and share the richness of our land and culture internationally by combing Greek arts in award winning interdisciplinary projects from a modern perspective through poetry, history, music, and dance in a modern, cinematic and artistic documentary format such as that of The Tragedy of Domna Visvizi

THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI

 AWARDS 

Oniros Film Awards 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM 

BEST SONG (GRAND JURY AWARD) 

BEST SCENORAPHY 

BEST DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY 

BEST SOUND DESIGN (HONORABLE MENTION) 

Filmcon Awards 

BEST INSPIRATIONAL FILM 

New York Film Awards 

BEST INSPIRATIONAL FILM 

Sicily Independent Film Awards 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO 

Los Angeles Film Awards

BEST ROMANCE FILM (HONORABLE MENTION)

Oasis Film Awards

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

New York International Film Awards 

BEST ROMANCE FILM 

BEST SCENOGRAPHY 

BEST VOICE OVER 

BEST DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY 

Vegas Movie Awards

BEST ROMANCE FILM

BEST DUO

BEST DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY

BEST SOUND DESIGN

Global Film Festival Awards

BEST ROMANCE SHORT FILM

BEST ACTRESS

Art Film Awards 

EXPERIMENTAL FILM (Honorable Mention)

DIRECTOR SHORT FILM (Honorable Mention) 

MUSIC VIDEO (Honorable Mention)

BEST ACTRESS (Winner)

POSTER (Honorable Mention)

Imagine Rain Independent Film Awards

BEST INSPIRATIONAL FILM (Winner)

BEST ROMANCE FILM (Winner) 

BEST VOICE OVER (Winner)

BEST ORIGINAL STORY (Honorable Mention)

Wild Sound Feedback Festival

BEST Cinematography

ARFF International WSXA 2021

BEST INSPRIRATIONAL FILM 

"The Tragedy of Domna Visvizi," is a multidisciplinary work of art combining the poetry of lyrics, music, dance, acting, cinematography and sound design to tell the story of the forsaken and forgotten Greek patriot and heroine Domna Visvizi from the time of her husband's death in 1822, to her own in 1850. 

Its purpose is to use the richness and magic that multidisciplinary art is uniquely capable of to breathe life back into Domna Visvizi in a more modern era - today. Through the portal of the camera lens, in the Tragedy of Domna Visvizi, Domna stands before us now, when her status as a woman, mother, wife and warrior are even more reason to pay respect and homage to her incredible generosity, valour and sacrifice rather than disqualify her from the pantheon of great Greek heroes and patriots where she has more than earned her rightful place. 

The film is a tribute to her incredible generosity, courage and great sacrifice in the struggle for the liberation of the nation, in order to recognize its true history in 1821. 

 

Cinema plays a particularly important role in shaping the identity of Europeans, both in relation to the common aspects we encounter throughout Europe and in relation to the cultural diversity that characterizes our different traditions and different historical past. Also, like audiovisual works in general, it is an essential element for the proper functioning of our democracies, due to their great influence on society. Cinematography is a cultural asset that offers significant opportunities for prosperity and employment. 

 

Our team is working on a new script of 40 minutes for the film entitled: '' The Secret of Domna Visvizi '' which will require funding to complete. Our work is available to any interested producer for further use and utilization for commercial or non-commercial purposes. 

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ΤHE SECRET OF DOMNA VISVIZI



A few words...

After the success of the short film "The Tragedy of Domna Visvizi" (The Tragedy of Domna Visvizi) at film festivals both abroad and in Greece with over 21 awards, our new idea was born - "The secret of Domna Visvizi"  - a screenplay by Michalis Iliaskos. This is a 40 minute film that will combine the poetry of the lyrics, music, dance, acting, cinematography, sound design, and also special visual effects, telling the story of Domna Visvizi through both an artistic and modern documentary format, to illustrate the most important moments of the Greek national heroine as a wife, mother and warrior.   In Domna Vizvisi's words - "I believe that there are two important things in the life of every person, his home and the homeland where he was born! Our home was a happy home because there was love. I was also lucky because  I was born in Ainos. In our city, it is not the beauty of the town that makes your soul long, but not having it. In the western band, our river Evros flows slowly. To our backs, are the plains and hills. And in front of us, from lavender to pune, the endless sea. So, in the place where I was born, I experienced the life of all - the river, the land and the sea because Ainos is a blessed city!" -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- -------------- The sudden and mysterious death of Captain Antonis will torment her for years, as she carries the secret of his death while she continues to fight alone. She will become a "fearless captain" hiding the body of her husband in the hold of the ship so it would not negatively affect the morale of the fighters and they would continue the victorious battle.  The story begins with her love for Captain Antonis Visvizis, the transformation of  that love into a family with their five children, the decisive struggle in the revolution of the nation in 1821, the loss of her husband, her role as a mother and warrior and ends with the revelation of the big secret in the depths of her life.   (Words by Domna Visvizi) But, as if you are making your turn and the your journey is coming to an end, then as if you are becoming fearless again. You owe nothing. Now that I speak and unhook this secret, inside me I no longer feel any weight. Just as my soul is light as a feather ....  

 

In the context of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Greek revolution of 1821, there are still innovative initiatives that generously offer their resources for the progress and development of the region. We actively participate in a different, but also important journey. We want to present Thrace as a model of Democracy and Culture. We desire to promote the history, tradition and cultural heritage of Thrace, but also support the pillars for a modern perspective and future development. We honor the past and at the same time strive to open new and innovative paths for the future. We would be grateful for your support of our work.

 

 

 


Sincerely,
Mixalis Iliaskos - Katerina Giannakopoulou


 

https://filmfreeway.com/projects/2022502

https://www.gffawards.com/nov2020

https://onirosfilmawards.com
https://www.lafilmawards.net

https://www.filmcon.net