A Summer Place
by Alexandra Matheou Fiction 20’ Greece
Summer is a permanent state of mind in Limassol, a once small seaside town in Cyprus that has transformed into the oligarch paradise of the Mediterranean. Being both a player and a victim of this city transformation as a food stylist, Tina is depressed. On the day of her birthday, she is ready to give up on everything, until an extraordinary encounter changes her life.
by Thanos Liberopoulos Fiction 20’ Greece
Callie, an unemployed young woman living with her controlling mother, is looking for a way out through the glittery yet cruel YouTube beauté universe. She will go beyond her limits to please her handful of subscribers while keeping up a smiling face and maintaining a perfect image
by Argyris Germanidis, Katerina Strauch Fiction 10’ Greece
Somewhere on the mainland, the tenants of a building sleepwalk towards their windows to watch Sisyphos sweep away the fallen leaves. It's autumn. On the radio, a voice mentions Cortázar's aquatic endeavours. A series of drownings and disappearances connect the water supply system to a secret passage to the sea
Brutalia, days of labour
by Manolis Mavris Fiction 25’ Greece
Perfectly identical girls in military uniforms, work day and night. A matriarchal and oligarchic society. What would happen if we replaced bees with humans? Anna observes the universe of her hive. Not being able to consent to the violence that surrounds her, she will have to make a radical decision.
Creatures of the Night
by Memi Koupa Fiction 15’ Greece
Αthens 2022. A series of natural disasters and massive disruptions have left the citizens of Greece’s capital city tormented by angst and insomnia that persists for months now. Amidst all this a genderqueer charitable robber is allegedly roaming the dark city streets hunted down by the police. No one can really tell whether this night creature is just another urban legend or if he/she really exists. During one night, a few sleepless Athenians will experience a rare encounter with this elusive creature and for the first time in a while, they will finally go to sleep.
by Maria Hatzakou Fiction 22’ Greece
Two sisters, Anna and Melina spend the last days of the summer in their vacation house outside of Athens. Anna is having a party to celebrate her birthday and her passage to adulthood. Soon she will be off to college leaving her little sister behind. She has invited Maria, her crush, to spend the day with her by the pool and organise the party. Melina obsessively loves and admires her older sister and wants badly to be part of her world. She is not invited to the party. But she sets her mind to it, making this night for her sister a bloody night to remember.
by Alexia Roider Animation 2’ Cyprus
Female Genital Mutilation is a procedure that removes or injures the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. Most often, it is practiced on girls and young women under 18. Two hundred million girls and women alive today have undergone FGM. At current rates, an additional estimated 68 million girls face being cut by 2030. FGM is not prescribed by any religion and has no health benefits. On the contrary the practice can cause life-lasting physical and psychological trauma. The film features real life interviews with survivors and activists that are fighting to end this inhumane practice. The project was created by Zedem Media in collaboration with the 'End FGM European Network', a European umbrella network of 32 organizations that are working to ensure sustainable European action to end female genital mutilation
I lost the way
by Panagiotis Rappas Animation 8’ Greece
Two parallel monologues. Two men of different ages, talk about their lives and what haunts them. They are both the same person. The poet M. Sachtouris in different phases of his life. The questions he asks are not philosophical declarations or logical findings, but images. Images that seem to come from a dream and end up in his poetic iconography. At the end of the imaginary journey, the poet "finds", among the ruins, his mother, and the room he recognizes as the home of his childhood. He returns to the womb without finding an answer to what tortured him along the way, since "there is no sanguine answer" because everything "is a vast void rather like a tomb".
hallucinating media and war crimes
by Nikos Kostopoulos Documentary 21’ Greece
“CHIMERA hallucinating media and war crimes” is a film based on the archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the local courts of the region that dealt with war crimes that were committed during the Yugoslav wars from 1991 to 2001, and the relevant media reports of the time. It focuses on the events that took place around the fall of Vukovar in November 1991. Through a juxtaposition of court and news media narratives of the time, with reenactments and archival footage, it aims to question the role of media as a propaganda tool from its respective initiators and their agendas, as well as the intertemporal dangers of mis- and disinformation
by Constantine Venetopoulos Fiction 9’ Greece
A man looks for love in a dystopian period of time not so different from ours, where fear is the latest pandemic.
by Eleftheria Katsianou Documentary 16’ Greece
The documentary follows Lefteris Yakoumakis, a city artist, on his personal journey. Lefteris lives in Athens, draws on trash and wants to free himself from the city and from whatever haunts him personally. As the cycle of drawing on trash comes to a close, Lefteris looks for other ways to free himself.
by Nikos Tseberopoulos Fiction 20’ Greece
Yannis (15) and his mother are moving in, at her boyfriend’s apartment. Yannis starts hanging out with Olga (40), a socially secluded hard rock woman who lives in the basement of his apartment building. Simultaneously, he associates with a group of teenagers, the leader of which bullies Olga whenever he sees her.