Why Fourni

An island of fascinating beauty and authentic hospitality. What is that secret element that keeps visitors coming back again and again? A television crew undertakes to reveal the answer to the question "why Fourni?". They will quickly find that some things cannot be described in words. Because Fourni is an experience and the local residents invite you to discover their Greek paradise.

  • Panagiotis Kountouras
    IVAN, Mauthausen
  • Panagiotis Kountouras
  • Yorgos Malathounis
  • Panagiotis Kountouras
  • Dimitris Vlachos
    Brand Identity Design
  • Thanos Giovanoudis
    Motion Graphics
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Tourism Film, Travel Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 25, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    11,000 EUR
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  • Language:
    English, Modern Greek (1453-)
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  • Student Project:
  • ODA - Online Design Awards 2023

    July 18, 2023
    GOLD METAL - Digital Advertisements
Distribution Information
  • Bee-360
    Country: Greece
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Panagiotis Kountouras

Panagiotis Kountouras is an awarded director, writer & Talents Sarajevo alumni, know for the his short film IVAN and the documentary feature film MAUTHAUSEN. He graduated with honors from Film Studies Department (AUTH) and UOWM Med in Script Writing for Film & Television. His work mainly focuses on human behavior and reveals ubiquitous absence, diversity and solitude. Currently, he is directing season 4 of the documentary TV-series TALES FOR TAILS for Public Television of Greece.

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Director Statement

Combining fiction storytelling with documentary techniques, WHY FOURNI is a tourism film created with passion and profound respect to this island and its generous people, giving the audiences a chance to discover an unspoiled and untouristic Greek paradise. The project was shot in eight days with the locals playing themselves.

Visiting our filming playground for the first time, I knew that words would not describe the energy of how it feels to be in Fourni. There are no landmarks, monuments or obvious must-sees. However, at the same time there are so many things to discover. That was our main challenge in terms of narration and visual language. To explore why Fourni is an exciting experience, exposing at the same time our personal creative adventure.