Our Company

Maria Gentekou and Kalliopi Legaki founded Portolanos Films, a film and TV production company, in September 1999.

We’ve worked with eminent people in Greece and abroad for the production of documentary and short feature films with great success.

During Renaissance, portolan charts indicated the harbours where navigators could get their supplies in order to continue their navigation.

Today, Portolanos Films has been mapping its own routes in the cinema fields of our world and has become a compass to every filmmaker.

Our company is not based entirely on the commercial value of its productions. A romantic air of freedom and creation is what prevails, as well as the passion for everything we do.

Awards:

-1st Prize for the short film “The Wheel” Corsica and Malta (1997)
-3th Prize for the short film “The Wheel” Austria (1997)
-1st Prize for the short film “Desires on Hot Sand” Austria (1999)
-2nd Prize for the short documentary “Lovely Big Veta” Bologna (2000)
-Audience Award for the documentary “PYLA – Living together separately” Rhodes (2004)
-Best documentary for “PYLA – Living together separately” Cyprus (2005)
-FIPRESCI Award for the documentary “Elias Petropoulos – An underground world” Thessaloniki (2005)
-2nd Prize for the short film “Coat fitting” Drama (2006)
-1st Prize for the Best Balkan short film “Coat fitting” Drama (2006)
-2nd State Cinema Award for the short film “Coat fitting” (2006)
-2nd Prize for the short film “Coat fitting” Cyprus (2007)
-2nd Prize for the short documentary “Mimis Condos – From moonrise to the setting of the moon” Chalkida (2008)
-Honorable Mention for the documentary “My First Time” Chalkida (2008)
-Audience Award for the documentary “National Garden” Thessaloniki (2009)
-3rd Prize for the documentary “Filo & Marina” Chalkida (2009)
-Honorable Mention for the documentary “The Exiled” Athens (2010)
-1st Prize in Digi2010 for the documentary “The Exiled” Drama (2010)
-FIPRESCI Award for the documentary “Only the Words Continue” Thessaloniki (2011)