The first film-manifesto on the powerful artistic voice of women today continues and expands!!!!
WOMANIFESTO Ι&II, becomes reality!!!! The visual artist/film director Efi Spyrou and RUNONART NGO team, invites 30 female creatives from Greece, Cyprus, and Israel to write and present their own manifesto, giving for a minute to the camera, their own statement to the challenges of our times.
The WOMANIFESTO project started its maiden film production at the Greenhouse of Ornamental Plants of the Agricultural University of Athens, initially with 15 female creatives, as WOMANIFESTO I, in October 2021.
The filming of WOMANIFESTO II took place mid-October 2022, with 15 more female artists,
with the financial support and auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports-Greece, A.G. Leventis Foundation & A.G. Leventis Gallery, Ministry of Justice and Public Order – National Mechanism for Women’s Rights Cyprus and Assaf Burstein.
WOMANIFESTO I features the Greece based artists Agata Darlasi, Barbara Roussou, Elena Topalidou, Eftychia Panagiotou, Maro Michalakakos, Maro Fasouli, Myrto Xanthopoulou, Nefeli Sarri, Polina Kremasta, Pavlina Parvin, Rania Bellou, Tonia Tzirita Zacharatou, Maria Yiayiannou, Chrisa Valsamaki and Efi Spyrou
WOMANIFESTO II features the Israeli performer Tamar Raban, Cypriot artists Enacttheatre [Elena Kallinikou & Marina Makri], Lia Haraki, Naya T. Karacosta, and the Greece based artists Artemis Panagiotidou, Eleftheria Kazana, Eri Dimitriadi, Eleni Panouklia, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Maria Papapostolou, Maria Papafigou, Maria Siorba, Natasa Biza and Stavroula Siamou.
WOMANIFESTO I&II will be screened in a single presentation at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation on 21 December 2022 in Athens, and at the Leventis Gallery, Nicosia, in spring 2023.
The long-term goal is for the project to work as an invitation, a challenge to be able to expand by adding artistic manifestos from around the world, so that the dialogue can cross borders and become the first mosaic film-manifesto of today’s women artistic voices!!!
WOMANIFESTO Ι & ΙΙ
Organization: RUNONART NPO
Project Concept ‒ Film Director-Producer: Efi Spyrou
Αmbassadors: Annita Demetriou– President of the House of Representatives ofCyprus &
Dr. Xenia Loizidou– Coastal Engineer
Mentor: George Zervides– Marketing and Brand Strategist
Development advisor: Leanne McKay– Rule of Law Specialist
Scientific advisors: Fay Zika
Advisors: Karen Van Dyck, Nikolaos-Ion Terzoglou, Paraskevi Tektonidou
Texts: Barbara Roussou
Cinematographer: Zeta Spyraki
Assistant Director: Sokratis Morfonios
Second Unit Cinematographer/ 1st camera assistant: Leslie Y.Lin
Assistant Camera B for Womanifesto I: Andreas Smyrillios
Sound for Womanifesto I: Theofilos Botonakis
Sound for Womanifesto II: Christos Sakellariou
Editing-D.I.T: Giorgos Alefantis
Sound Composition and Design: Dimitris Tsoukas
Coloring and consulting: Marios Stylianou
Executive Producer: Kyriaki Kontaratou
Asssistant production for Womanifesto I: Danai Kriki
Props Set Design: Areti Primikyri
Props Consultant: Myrto Kritsotaki
Hair: Maria Chadjitheodorou
Make-up: Freddy Make-up Stage-Freddy Kalobratso: [S. Karamichali,, Α. Balabougiouka, Κ. Panagou, Α. Clark, Χ. Κiritsopoulou, V. Makrygiannaki, G. Papadopoulou, Μ. Μarkou, Ι. Dourdoumpaki, Μ. Grammatika, E. Tsami, K. Hadjisaroglou, D. Orfanou-Tsota, D. Moraiti and K. Mandi]
Body painting for Elena Topalidou: Vasiliki Kita
Sculpture for Elena Topalidou: Marita Amorgianou
Audiovisual translation-subtitling: Myrto Koromantzou
Poster Design: Typical Organization
Still Photography: Emma Louise Charalambous
Supporters: Loukia Loizou- Hadjigavriel, Despo Lefkariti, Eva Rapti, Kika Ioannidou, Georgia Stavropoulou, Margarita Stavropoulou, Ιsabelle Kountoure, Beehive artists-Kleopatra Farri, Dora Farmaki, Nicol Chatzigianni, Peter Hadersdorfer, Paolo Marzano, Michael Gryllakis, Stefanos Klabaneva, Maria Bekakou, Ioanna Sofra, Despina Yiatsia, Milena Panagiotova, Andrie Georgiou, Christina Rydberg, Klelia Eleftheriadou, Chrysa Zarkali, Christos Dogas, Aristi Pehlivanidou, Spyros Karanasios, Mariza Kefala, Stelios Sofianos
Film venue sponsor: Agricultural University of Athens
Media sponsor: Delema McCann Cyprus
Venue sponsor:Michael Cacoyannis Foundation Athens
Special thanks to: Xenia Kaldara, Stavros Zografakis, Iordanis Chatzipavlidis, Vasso Zogopoulou & Agricultural University of Athens, Jack Shelbourn & Linkoln School of Film, Media and Journalism – University of Lincoln UK, Edrano – Athens, Aris Georgiadis, Maria Papafigou, Maya Semou, Iason Theophanou, Maria Deligianni, Dimitris Meramveliotakis, Apostolis Lamprou, Ekati Sarri, Thiseas Kallis, Katerina Kotsou, Myrto Anastasopoulou, Marieta Vetta, Xenia Themeli
Sponsors: Ministry of Culture and Sports, Greece, A.G. Leventis Gallery & A.G. Leventis Foundation, Ministry of Justice and Public Order – National Mechanism for Women’s Rights Cyprus, Assaf Burstein
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