Eleftheromania

Eleftheromania (2018)

Eleftheromania follows Auschwitz survivor Piroska (Academy Award Winner Olympia Dukakis) as she recites a true story  from her harrowing past: in the summer of 1944, the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp saw a massive increase in Hungarian prisoners. The Nazis enlisted a group of Greek-Jewish prisoners to the horrific task of leading the prisoners into gas chambers. If the Greek-Jewish prisoners refused, they would be killed. After receiving these impossible orders, the prisoners had a debate in their barracks, and ultimately made a stunning choice.

Director:  David Antoniuk    Writer:  Joanna Tsanis
Producers:  Gregory C. Pappas, Chuck Scott, Joanna Tsanis
Starring:  Olympia Dukakis, Anthoula Katsimatides, Blue Bigwood-Mallin

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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2018 Cyprus International Film Festival – Winner ‘Nostimon Imar’,  2018 Toronto Shorts International Film Festival – Winner ‘Best Drama’,  2018 Mindfield Film Festival – Winner Diamond Award ‘Best Short Film’,  2018 Mindfield Film Festival – Winner ‘Best Short Script’,  2018 Canada Shorts Film Festival – Winner ‘Award of Commendation’,  2018 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival – Nominee ‘Best Short Film’,  2018 Yorkton Film Festival – Nominee ‘Golden Sheaf Award’,  2018 Raindance Film Festival – Official Selection,  2018 Bridges International Film Festival – Official Selection,  2018 International Short Film Festival in Drama – Official Selection,  2018 Montreal Greek Film Festival – Official Selection

Eleftheromania is available for rent and purchase on Vimeo.
All profits from rentals and purchases will go towards Holocaust Survivor Emergency Funding at Jewish Family & Child.

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Eleftheromania is a co-production with Ideamaker Films and Iota Films

FILM SUPPORTED BY THE NICK MIRKOPOULOS CANADIAN CONTENT INITIATIVE