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Psarokokalo presents 

Greece and Cyprus short films

line-up 2023

24 new Greece and Cyprus talents to discover

Selected for the excellence of their work these 22 short films embody the renewal of our cinema through their audacity, the diversity of their backgrounds, their freshness, exacting career choices, and their commitment.​ The lineup exclusively in Greek and Cypriot production presents selected fiction, animation, and documentary films. (drama-comedy - films for children). The films touch on key issues of social dialogue. 

" What Goals Do You See?”

Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival supports Sustainable Development Goals through its actions. We believe that films and educational activities Psaroloco media literacy are a great stimulus for introducing discussion and setting the drive into action on issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Psarokokalo is proud to focus the spotlight on this new generation of directors who contribute so fully to the effervescence of Greece's and Cyprus cinematographic creation and to encourage the distribution of their films beyond Greece's borders.

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Summer Breeze

by Alexandros Rellos  

Fiction 15:16 Greece

A recently divorced middle-aged man receives a smartphone from his daughter and reconnects with the first love of his life who asks him to meet

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I've always wanted to see

a martian

by Smaragda Nitsopoulou

Fiction 5:00 Greece

An astronaut finds herself stranded on a foreign planet. Her initial fear gives way to an insatiable need to experience this new planet with all her senses. The astronaut tries to find her footing between the urge to conquer and surrender.

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Not Tomorrow

by Amerissa Basta 

Fiction 19:46 Greece

Michalis has barely 24 hours to redefine his life and make up for his close ones. That same night he meets a girl. He only wishes that the morning never comes.

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11:20 AM

by Dimitris Nakos

Fiction 13:50 Greece

Olga, a domestic worker originally from Albania, will be in a house she works in downtown Athens, at the right time. Or at the wrong one?

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Pledging the Sun

by Chrisanthos Margonis

Fiction 17:15 Greece

A middle-aged man living in the countryside is trapped by a failed business project and has lost connection with people around him. A local festival will be an opportunity for him to understand that it may not be too late to reconnect with reality.

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AirHostess-737

by Thanasis Neofotistos

Fiction 16:00 Greece

On a Boeing-737 a 39-y.o. flight attendant, Vanina, tries hard to hide her, obvious, discomfort. Everyone seems genuinely worried about her while she goes on complaining about her new braces. She blames her mother for not taking care of her teeth when she should. However, her colleagues know; this plane carries her mother's dead body to her hometown. When the turbulence become threatening, Vanina faces an urgent need to see her mother in what proves to be a last chance for reconciliation.

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Thorn

by Alexander Stamatiadis

Fiction 08:50 Greece

In a remote gas station in the heart of winter, a place where time stands still, three strangers cross paths and reshape time in their own way. An audiovisual journey that explores masculine hypersensitivity in a conservative and religious rural Greece.

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Crush

by Alexandros Vossos

Fiction13:44 Greece

Fanis is looking for a place to live in Athens. The night is full of surprises as during his return he gets involved in a car crash which will make him face a series of social contradictions that will test his limits.

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Nothing Holier Than A Dolphin by Isabella Margara

Fiction 17:00 Greece

The two fishermen find a dolphin accidentally caught in their nets. The dolphin on its turn finds a fisherman drowning in the water and tries to save him. In this small Mediterranean village, an ancient myth unexpectedly comes to life.

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Aygol

by Dimitris Argyriou

Fiction 08:00 Greece

Aygol is a young girl who is afraid to accept her sexual Identity, which is forbidden in her country and she prefers to spend time with her grandma.

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The Penguin's Flight by Stella Serefoglou

Fiction 14:41 Greece

Elli spends a lonely summer, feeling detached from the rest of the world, while her parents are breaking up. Her only company is her cat, Molly. When the cat runs off, she starts looking for the only source of affection she still had.

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Poppies and Ducks

by Christina-Kallirroi Garbi

Fiction 20:49 Greece

Katerina insists on swimming in the sea, even though it is strictly prohibited. She spends all of her money paying fines and ultimately has no choice but to ask her mother for help, putting their strained relationship to the test.

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Sun & Shadow

by Melina Loukanidou 

Fiction 14:31 Greece

There was light and it was brutal. Shadows could not heal. The Boy had fallen into sleep. The Girl was recalling and sand was everywhere.

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5 PM Seaside

by Valentin Stejskal 

Fiction 26:00 Greece

On his 40th birthday, Nikos, a solitary truck driver, arrives on a remote beach. He’s there to meet his former military buddy Christos, whom he hasn't seen for many years

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Memoir of a Veering Storm

by Sofia Georgovassili

Fiction 14:00 Greece

What happens to roe deer during their reproductive period? What does a young female body feel during and after an abortion? Can a cyclone break out only in our unconscious?
It is a morning in September. A storm is about to break. Α mother drives a girl to school in the morning and picks up a woman at the end of the school day. Anna, a fifteen-year-old girl sneaks out of school, and with the help of her boyfriend, they visit a hospital. There, she has to face an event that will jolt her into adulthood.

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Enomena by Phaedra Vόkali

Fiction 18:54 Greece

Anna is a gifted but insecure 17-year-old girl who is desperate to belong. During an aquarium school trip, her jockey boyfriend pressures Anna into entrapping his go-to target, tough Albanian classmate Jo, so that they can bully them later on. Anna accepts the mission only to find herself perplexed by her own feelings for Jo. Now Anna needs to decide if she’s brave enough to follow her inner voice or succumb to the need to be accepted.

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Daphne

by Tonia Mishiali

Fiction 18:00 Cyprus

Daphne switches from one sexual partner to the next, but does not seem to be satisfied, at least not with what she thought she needed; until she finds a wounded dog in the street. How far would she go to feel some affection?

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Sammer

by Stelios Christoforou 

Fiction 23:00 Greece

A Drama that invades the life of two couples and examines all their secrets, their relationships, the toxic environment that exists and everyone can see it but no one talks about it.

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tokakis or What’s My Name

by Thanos Tokakis  

Mockumentary  22:00 Greece

Thanos Tokakis begins a stand up comedy tour in the providence in order to prove everyone the great actor he is. On his journey he is confronts the audience which is not able to let go his TV performance, but mostly himself who pushes him to the limits to reach success. Through the end.

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ANIMATION

Canary by Chrysoula Korovesi and Marios Gampierakis 

Animation 05:54 Greece

A canary is born in captivity amongst other caged birds. A coal miner is experiencing the hardships and risk of everyday labour. The two of them will meet and form a special bond of companionship and solidarity, vital to their existence in this harsh environment under the surface of the earth, until a violent incident will rupture their routine and awaken them.

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Pink Mountain  

by Thomas Kunstler 

Animation 08:25 Greece

A canary is born in captivity amongst other caged birds. A coal miner is experiencing the hardships and risk of everyday labour. The two of them will meet and form a special bond of companionship and solidarity, vital to their existence in this harsh environment under the surface of the earth, until a violent incident will rupture their routine and awaken them.

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DOCUMENTARY

 Under the Lake

by Thanasis Trouboukis 

Documentary 16:33 Greece

As a mountainous village in Greece sinks under the lake, the memories of its inhabitants emerge from the water.

 

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Let's Not Let Go Anymore

by Alkisti Efthymiou 

Documentary 13:00 Greece - Chile

In the midst of the social uprising and pandemic that is sweeping Chile, Alkisti (32), a Greek woman living in Santiago, and Mara (4), her flatmate’s daughter, are forced into progressive confinement. During this critical period, Alkisti decides to film the relational space she shares with Mara, revealing games, dialogues, and mutual concerns that will lead to a tale about femininity, survival, and collective care.

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