5 awards for “Digger” by Georgis Grigorakis at the 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival



Digger is the first feature film by Georgis Grigorakis which won 5 awards at the 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival, the following:

Special Jury Award – Silver Alexander

Greek Film Centre award

The “J.F. Costopoulos Foundation” award

Youth Jury awards – best feature film award

Fischer Audience awards for a film in the international competition

A contemporary western about a native farmer who lives and works alone in a farmhouse at the heart of a mountain forest in Northern Greece. For years now, he has been fighting with an expanding industrial monster digging up the forest, disturbing the lush flora and threatening his property. Yet, the greatest threat comes with the sudden arrival of his young son, after a twenty-year separation. They turn into enemies under one roof. Father and son confront each other head on, with nature as their only observer, a showdown that ultimately yields an unexpected redemption for both.

Georgis Grigorakis is a moving image SNF ARTWORKS Fellow 2018.