Award-Winning Film MEDIUM Makes its U.S. Premiere at 39th Santa Barbara International Film Festival 

LOS ANGELES, CA – {February 16, 2024} – The award-winning film MEDIUM made its U.S. Premiere on Monday, February 12, 2024 at the 39th Santa Barbara International Film Festival.  

The director, co-producer, and writer Christina Ioakeimidi was in attendance for the screening and Q & A. Medium is an Ekso Production and made its World Premiere at the 2023 Sarajevo Film Festival where it earned the Cineuropa Award. The second SBIFF screening is Thursday, February 15 at Metro 4, AUD 1 at 8 pm.

A simple but extraordinarily moving film about the challenges of growing into your identity at a crucial point in your life, MEDIUM is a curious drama that ventures deep into the heart of this young woman and her existential journey – International Cinephile Society

Plot Summary: 16-year-old Eleftheria, a stranger in a strange world, meets mysterious neighbor Angelos who invites her into his fascinating grown up world. Roaming the streets of the scorching hot August city on his bike, she will embark on a journey to discover herself through the ferocity of first love.

About: Born in Athens, Greece, Christina Ioakeimidi studied filmmaking at the London Film School, where she honed her skills in writing, directing and photography through the creation of short films. Ioakeimidi’s directorial debut “Harisma”, which she wrote, directed, and produced, premiered in Greece in 2010 and gained global recognition having been featured in numerous international film festivals. In addition to her work in feature films, Ioakeimidi has directed documentaries for Greek television networks.

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Attached Film Posters, stills and press kit, Headshot of Christina by Yiannos Myridis

MEDIUM Trailer 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0mb3UTYZ5U&t=3s

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