Karlovy Vary’s Works In Progress jury has given a new €10,000 prize to the most promising project, Elina Psykou’s The Eternal Return of Antonis P.
Elina Psykou and Giorgos Karnavas pitched the project alongside 17 other films in production or post from Central and Eastern Europe.
Barrandov Studios donates €10,000 worth of services.
The jury, comrpised of Aerofilms’ Ivo Andrle IFP’s Amy Dotson and TrustNordisk’s Silje Nikoline Glimsdal, said: “In general, we were quite happy with the quality level of the presented projects, but one stood out above the rest. We chose the film with the most unique and clear vision of the filmmakers and we see great promise in the project. The jury is happy to support the first feature film of the director and we imagine a bright future for her. Even from the short presentation we were intrigued by the main character, his world and the film´s visual style.”
Psykou’s feature debut is about a TV preesenter who fakes his own disappearance.