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.