Delos 2015 Film Wins Silver Award

LA JOLLA, CA – The film DELOS 2015 received the Silver Award in the category of Ecotourism at the BAKU INTERNATIONAL TOURISM FILM FESTIVAL (BITFF). No stranger to film awards, Greek director ANDONIS THEOCHARIS KIOUKAS, was in the capital of Azerbaijan, to accept the award at the presentation ceremony in early June.

It is the second international award for the film, following the Award of Merit and Special Mention by BEST SHORTS in Southern California, an organization that crosses several film genres, for unique and prestigious film competitions. Many of the winners of these awards have gone on to win Oscars and Emmys. Last year, director

The 25-minute documentary premiered last October in Mykonos at CINE MANTO MYKONOS. The film and the idea of promoting Delos, began from a written piece, by ALEXANDRA DIMOU, a Mykonos-based attorney and co-authored by DIMITRIS KARAVOLAS. The film and the campaign to promote the island of Delos was created in an effort to draw global attention to the island, a UNESCO World Heritage site, just a short sea journey from Mykonos. The island of light is unique in that it is the largest archaeological site in Europe with a wide variety of cultures inhabiting and worshiping there for more than 3 millennia. The film is narrated by international star of stage and screen, GEORGE CHORRAFACE. The Greco-French actor served as the first “ambassador for Delos,” in 2015, promoting the unique nature of the island. Professor NICHOLAOS C. STAMBOULIDIS, Director of the MUSEUM OF CYCLADIC ART, has been appointed to serve as ambassador for Delos in 2016.



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WASHINGOTN - The full text of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ speech to the Joint Session of the US Congress is as follows: Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President, Honorable Members of the United States Congress, Ladies and Gentlemen, There is no greater honor for the elected leader of the people who created democracy than to address the elected representatives of the people who founded their country on the Greek model and have promoted and defended democratic values ever since.

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