Producer

POSITIVE LTD WAS ESTABLISHED WITH ITS OWN CAPITAL IN 1970 BY GEORGE AND MARIA PAPALIOU, AS AN INDEPENDENT COMPANY IN FILM AND TV PRODUCTIONS.

Many of the productions of George and Maria Papaliou have won awards in Greece and abroad, and it has to its credit some of the most acclaimed films in the history of Greek Cinema. Among them is “The Travelling Players”, directed by internationally renowned Theo Angelopoulos, which was named 40th Best Film in the History of the World’s Cinema” by the International Jury’s Association (FIPRESCI).

During the military dictatorship in Greece (1967-1974) and for some time after the restoration of democracy, when the Greek State was mainly interested in commercial cinema, Positive Ltd produced many of the innovative art films that now constitute what is called “New Greek Cinema”.

Positive Ltd soon focused on making cultural documentaries. “Lycia”, “Macedonia”, “Epirus” and “The Year of Socrates”, all directed by Maria Hatzimichali-Papaliou, have won awards in Greece (such as the ATHENS ACADEMY AWARD) and abroad (such as the FIPRESCI and the HENRY FORD AWARD). The company’s documentaries are screened by international television channels and many museums, and are hosted by over 500 libraries and universities in Europe and the United States.

Maria Hatzimichali-Papaliou, President of Positive Ltd, and her colleagues are currently putting new plans and ideas into action.

DAYS OF ‘36 (35mm film color)

Directed by Theo Angelopoulos

-Best Director, Photography & Jury’s Prize, Salonica       Festival
-FIPRESCI Prize, Berlin Festival
“An outstanding film for the year 1973”, London

ACROPOLIS EXPRESS (35mm film color)

Directed by Th. Kalomirakis

-Honorary Distinction, Salonica Festival

THE LAST REHEARSAL (35mm film color)

Directed by N. Koutelidakis

-First Prize for Short Films & Jury’s Prize, Salonica   Festival

THIASOS (The Traveling Players) (35mm film color)

Directed by Theo Angelopoulos

-Best Director, Producer, Script, Photography and   Cast Performance Prize, Salonica Festival
-International Critic’s Prize, Cannes Festival
-Jury’s Special Prize, Taormina Festival
-Best Director Prize, Festival of Portugal
-“GRAND PRIX”, Festival of Belgium
-International Prize, Forum of Berlin
-“Best Movie of the Year”, British Film Institute
-“Best Movie of the Year,” Japan 1979
-“INTERFILM” Award, Berlin Forum
-“Age d’ Or Prize”, Brussels
-Figueira Das Foss Prize, Portugal 1976
-“The Best Movie of the Period 1970-1980”, Italian —    Film Critics Association
-Named “40TH BEST FILM IN THE HISTORY OF   THE WORLD’S CINEMA” by the International Film   Critics Association

THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW (35mm film color)

Directed by N. Panagiotopoulos

-Participated and received awards in International   Festivals.
-Included amongst the 10 best Greek Films on the   Catalogue of the Greek Union of Films Critics

FOR AN UNIMPORTANT REASON (35mm film color)

Directed by T. Psaras

-Best Male Actor, Salonica Festival
-Presented at Director’s Fortnight, Cannes Festival
-First Prize, Rotterdam Festival

THE MODEL (35mm film color)

Directed by C. Sfikas

-Best Producer Prize, Salonica Festival
-Awarded by the New York Museum of Modern Art

THE KIERION (35mm film color)

Directed by D. Theos

-Best Producer Prize, Best Male Actor, Salonica Festiva

CELL 0 (35mm film color)

Directed by G. Smaragdis

-Honorary Distinction, Salonica Festival

COINCIDENCES OF A JOURNEY (35mm film color)

Directed by T. Davlopoulos

-First Prize for Short Films, Salonica Festival
-First Prize for Short Films, Greek Television

NEW PARTHENON (35mm film color)

Directed by K. Chronopoulos, G. Christovitsianos & Th. Skarobelos

-Participated in International Festivals

LETTER TO NAZIM HIKMET (35mm film color)

Directed by K. Aristopoulos

-Participated in Festivals

CYPRUS - THE OTHER REALITY (35mm film color)

Directed by L. Papadimitrakis

-Producer and Editing Prize, Salonica Festival

Television Series
THE SCHOOLMISTRESS WITH THE GOLDEN EYES (35mm film color)

Directed by K. Aristopoulos

-A series of 12 episodes based on the book of the   famous  Greek author Stratis Mirivilis. The   internationally acknowledged author Margarita   Liberaki wrote the script.

COURSE 090 (35mm film color)

Directed by T. Psaras

-A series of 30 episodes shot in Greece, New Orleans,   Singapore, Cairo, Port Said, Japan, Bombay and   Poland for the Greek National Television.

GREECE OF THE FIVE OCEANS (35mm film color)

Directed by D. Vernikos

-A series of 55 half-hour documentaries on Navigation,   filmed in all the important harbors of Europe and the   USA.