Anemon is dedicated to producing documentaries, educational programmes and cross-media projects as a catalyst for discussion, inspiration and impact.
The company was founded in 2003, in Athens, Greece, bringing together the expertise of Greek filmmakers, producers and media professionals. Special focus is given to projects promoting inter-cultural and historical understanding across Europe, human rights and sustainable living.
Recent documentaries include “The Marble Travelogue” which premiered in competition at IDFA 2021 and “Final Year” (Newcomers Competition, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2022), “Antoine the Fortunate” (ORF, Histoire TV, Cosmote TV), the Greek-French-Mexican coproduction “Latin Noir” (ARTE, Greek Film Centre, ERT, TV UNAM) and Greek BIFF Oscar contender “When Tomatoes Met Wagner” (Greek Film Centre, ARTE, COSMOTE TV).
Other co-productions include:
- Hellenic Film Academy winner “Dolphin Man” about the extraordinary life-story of free-diving legend Jacques Mayol (ARTE, WOWOW, SVT, Canal D, TVO, Knowledge Network, RTS, YES DBS, CNC, Greek Film Centre, Canadian Media Fund)
- IDFA nominated “Kismet”, which explores the impact of Turkish Soap operas on women’s rights across the Middle East (ARTE, Al Jazeera, SVT, YLE, RAI, RTS)
- Grierson nominated “The World’s First Computer”, screening on ARTE, BBC 4, ERT, PBS and NHK, told the extraordinary story of how the ancient Greeks built a computer 2,000 years ago
- Focal Award winner “A Place Without People” uncovered how the local population of Tanzania was evicted to make way for the creation of the world’s most famous nature reserves (ERT, ARTE, TSR, TV3, RTBF, EBU Korea, European Commission)
- Hellenic Film Academy and FIPA D’OR winner “A Family Affair” captures the electryfying power of Crete’s most famous musical clan (ABC TV, OTE-TV, Greek Film Centre)
- Hellenic Film Academy winner “The Game Must Go On” follows a group of kids as they fight for their right to play in one of Greece’s most densly populated cities (SKAI, BBC WORLD, GFC).
In parallel, cross-media projects and exhibitions Twice a Stranger, A Balkan Tale, War & Peace in the Balkans and Metsovo 1900 produced with leading museums, foundations and educational institutions in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Egypt, Turkey, Cyprus and the Balkans, have sought to influence public perceptions of the Ottoman Empire across the Balkans, by using recent historical research to help resolve political conflict. Cross-media exhibition History Lost traced the looting of archaeological sites around the world, demonstrating how objects lose their historic value when taken out of their native setting.
Since 2009, Anemon co-organises CineDoc and Cinedoc Kids, an innovative public media initiative, screening award winning documentaries that can impact our lives.
Anemon is a member company of the Documentary Campus, based in Munich and Berlin.