SHORTS

13th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

June 3-9, 2019


37 DAYS (37 meres)

Greece, 2018, 23 min, North American Premiere

June 9, 2019 2:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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Director(s): Nikoleta Leousi
Writer(s): Nikoleta Leousi, Vangelis Serfas
Producer(s): Phaedra Vokali
Cast: Elli Tringou, Yannis Tsortekis, Yorgos Katsis, Katerina Lypiridou, Argyris Mpakirtzis

When Maria, a young pregnant woman is fired, she goes on a birth strike. A short film about a dream set in Athens, Greece.

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AENIGMA

Greece, 2016, 9 min, US Premiere, Animation

June 9, 2019 12:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

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Director(s): Aris Fatouros, Antonis Ntoussias
Writer(s): Aris Fatouros, Antonis Ntoussias
Producer(s): Michael Sarantinos

A Greek stereoscopic CG animation inspired by the works of Greek surrealist painter Theodore Pandaleon. A requiem to Form, Feminine-Goddess, eternal Eve, Art. To the dream of regeneration.

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AVANOS

Greece, 2018, 20 min, North American Premiere

June 8, 2019 4:00 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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Director(s): Panagiotis Charamis
Writer(s): Panagiotis Charamis
Producer(s): Konstantinos Baliotis
Cast: Kimon Kouris, Nikos Georgakis, Nikos Ngelia

Tasos, an ex-convict, is feeling responsible for his friend’s accident at their workplace, a slaughterhouse. Kiki, a waitress at the local tavern falls once again victim to sexual harassment. When they both find themselves under extreme pressure, the eruption is unavoidable and the consequences are imminent.

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AVE EVA

Greece, 2018, 13 min

June 8, 2019 7:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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Director(s): Oliwia Twardowska
Writer(s): Oliwia Twardowska
Producer(s): Oliwia Twardowska

What happens in the mid of a seven years old Eva who accidentally sees her parents in the act of love? This spectacle, unbearably mysterious and violent, causes fear and curiosity at the same time

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CROSSING (Diavasi)

Greece, 2018, 5 min, North American Premiere

June 7, 2019 5:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

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Director(s): Nikos Mathios
Producer(s): Vassilis Mazomenos, Angelos Argyroulis
Cast: Arriti Kehagia

A young woman is having a pleasant walk in the forest. Or not?

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FLICKERING SOULS SET ALIGHT (Gia Hronia Plagiaza Noris)

Greece, 2019, 30 min, World Premiere

June 8, 2019 4:00 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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Director(s): Iakovos Panagopoulos
Producer(s): Iakovos Panagopoulos, Petros Antoniadis
Cast: Ioanna Tsirigkouli, Yannis Kokiasmenos, Errikos Litsis, Eliza Skolidi

Greece, 2017. The lack of financial support of Aris (who suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / ALS) urges his wife Persephone to get confronted with human existential limits. “How many years does it really take to finally reach «home»?”

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HECTOR MALOT: THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR

Greece, 2018, 23 min, LA Premiere

June 8, 2019 4:00 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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Director(s): Jacqueline Lentzou
Writer(s): Jacqueline Lentzou
Producer(s): Fenia Cossovitsa
Cast: Sofia Kokkali

New Year’s eve dawns in a moon-kissed car, and Sofia has a dream that she tells no-one: while walking on a desert, she gets to know that she is sick. She pretends she does not care. Has she lost her heart?

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I AM MACKENZIE

United States, 2018, 20 min, West Coast Premiere

June 8, 2019 9:15 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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Director(s): Artemis Anastasiadou
Writer(s): Brittany Worthington
Producer(s): Lauren Izard
Cast: Shonagh Smith, Alan Nguyen

Caught among toxic masculinity, a sequin dress and a teenage crush, a teen skater, growing up in rural Texas, will have sex for the first time in the back of their dad’s truck.

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INVERSE

Greece, 2018, 6 min, West Coast Premiere, Animation

June 9, 2019 12:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

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Director(s): Ioanna Tsinividi
Writer(s): Spiros Gratsias
Producer(s): Harold Herbert

Agastrophos marble figure focused on the upside-down beetle; its legs and arms grasping the air trying to flip over. If he could simply give it a helping flick; it would INVERSE its destiny giving it another chance at life.

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IVAN

Greece, 2018, 9 min, West Coast Premiere

June 9, 2019 12:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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Director(s): Panagiotis Kountouras
Writer(s): Taxiarchis Deligiannis, Vasilis Tsiouvaras
Producer(s): Eleni Afentaki, Christos Stergioglou, Taxiarchis Deligiannis, Vasilis Tsiouvaras
Cast: Christos Stergioglou

Can you consume your human nature in a meal? When hidden instinct is transformed into morbid obsession, then self-preservation turns into a meaningless ritual of imitation, an act of empty logic.

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MOLLY 6 TO 8

Greece, 2018, 18 min, North American Premiere

June 8, 2019 4:00 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian


Director(s): Efthimis Miheloudakis
Writer(s): Efthimis Miheloudakis
Producer(s): Mina Dreki
Cast: Sofia Kokkali, Haris Fragoulis

It’s the ‘60s and Sporos has a date with Molly his “6 to 8 girl” from the wild teenage years. Their meeting will bring about lost dreams and unfulfilled desires. A bittersweet farewell to a relationship and an era.

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MR. SEGUR

United States, 2018, 11 min, LA Premiere

June 6, 2019 8:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

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Director(s): Jeff Johnson
Writer(s): Jeff Johnson, Jeff Robison
Producer(s): Jeff Johnson, Jeff Robison, Drew Fuller
Cast: Apollo Dukakis

A man quietly lives each day following the same routine until one day he meets a woman who brings new meaning into his life.

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NOCTURNE (Notourno)

Greece, 2018, 77 min, North American Premiere

June 9, 2019 2:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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Director(s): Roussos Kasiotakis
Writer(s): Katia Kouliou, Roussos Kasiotakis
Producer(s): Giannis Papadopoulos
Cast: Angelos Nerantzis, Andreas Koutsourelis, Dimitris Naziris, Nikolas Nikitakis, Momo Vlachou

Once more the town faces a severe water shortage. The chosen one gets prepared for his journey to the cistern, a place that no resident has seen; a place that no emissary has ever returned from. Following the established order, a farewell reception has been organized before the departure.

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NOWHERE

Greece, 2018, 14 min, US Premiere

June 7, 2019 9:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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Director(s): Sotiris Palaskas
Writer(s): Sotiris Palaskas
Producer(s): Maria Drandaki
Cast: Effi Rabsilber, Merlin Rose

You have a family, a house, a life. Then, in a moment, you lose everything. And violence seems to follow you in every step you make.

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PATISION AVENUE (Leoforos Patision)

Greece, 2018, 13 min

June 5, 2019 7:00 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

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Director(s): Thanasis Neofotistos
Writer(s): Yorgos Angelopoulos, Thanasis Neofotistos, Pavlos Sifakis
Producer(s): Ioanna Bolomyti
Cast: Marina Symeou

Yanni’s mum is on her way to audition for a role as Shakespeare’s Viola when she discovers that her son has been left home alone. Through a series of phone calls, she fights to balance the most important roles of her life, whilst walking in the most controversial area of central Athens: Patision Avenue.

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QUIDNUNC

Cyprus, 2017, 25 min, North American Premiere

June 6, 2019 6:15 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

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Director(s): Harry Ayiotis
Writer(s): Harry Ayiotis
Producer(s): Louis Patsias
Cast: Niovi Charalambous, Marios Mettis, Skevi Papamiltiadous

A mentally ill Melanie is determined to end her life whilst staying in a desolate hotel.  A woman’s cry for help from the room next door prompts Melanie to pause her suicide plan and investigate the disturbance.

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ROOM (Domatio)

Greece, 2018, 7 min, North American Premiere

June 9, 2019 2:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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Director(s): Konstantinos Katsiaboulas
Producer(s): Vassilis Mazomenos
Cast: Mania Papadimitriou

A woman tries to sort out the mess in her room.

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THE SILENCE OF THE DYING FISH (I Sigi ton Psarion Otan Pethenoun)

Greece-France, 2018, 19 min, West Coast Premiere

June 8, 2019 8:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian


Director(s): Vasilis Kekatos
Writer(s): Vasilis Kekatos
Producer(s): Eleni Kossyfidou, Guillaume Dreyfus - Delphine Schmit (Co-Producers)
Cast: Andreas Konstantinou, Alexandra K*, Angelos Skasilas, Alexandros Papaioannou

Makis is a fish farm worker. On his way to work one morning, he is informed that he has died the day before. After failed attempts to prove that he is alive, he accepts his fate with indifference and he spends his last day trying to secure shelter and caretakers for his beloved canaries, up until the time of his funeral.

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THE SOUND

Cyprus, 2017, 15 min

June 6, 2019 8:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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Director(s): Antony Petrou
Writer(s): Chris Dundon-Smith
Producer(s): Chris Dundon-Smith
Cast: Joseph Mawle, Sienna Guillory, James Hyland, Hanna Saxby

Beth lives a quiet rural life with her parents, on their secluded family farm. When her fragile mother begins to hear a mystery sound that nobody else can hear, Beth becomes obsessed with finding and stopping the mystery of the strange sound.

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THIRD KIND

Greece, 2018, 30 min

June 9, 2019 2:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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Director(s): Yorgos Zois
Writer(s): Konstantina Kotzamani
Producer(s): Antigoni Rota
Cast: Alexandros Vardaxoglou, Effi Rabsilber, Nikos Hanakoulas, Miankhail Waris Awalgul

rth has been abandoned a long time now and the human race has found refuge in outer space. Three archeologists return to Earth to investigate where a mysterious five tone signal is coming from…

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VOURVOUROU

Greece, 2018, 22 min, West Coast Premiere

June 8, 2019 3:15 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian


Director(s): Karina Logothetis
Writer(s): Karina Logothetis
Producer(s): Blonde Audiovisual Productions
Cast: Andreas Iosif Sideris, Kostas Laskos, Nikolakis Zegkinoglou, Fani Kalogirou Valti, Elli Anastasiou, Andreas Mitsioulis

“Where does the sun go when it gets dark? Why is the chicken’s egg so important to humans?  Why doesn’t my brother take me with him when he goes caroling with Claire? Who is this mister Al Jaimer who follows my grandfather everywhere?” Six-year-old Markos is determined to find solutions while, unexpectedly, the magical tale called the circle of life unravels before his eyes.

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WAR AND TREES

United States, 2018, 11 min, Animation

June 9, 2019 12:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

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Director(s): Aliki Theofilopoulos
Writer(s): Brendan Hay, Emily Brundige
Producer(s): Aliki Theofilopoulos, Brendan Hay
Cast: Lauren Lapkus, Kelly McCreary, Danny Pudi, Stephanie Lemelin

When Audrey, Lotta and Dot’s biggest frenemies, “The Bloogey Boys” exclude pal “Tiny” from their treehouse because he’s “too small,” Audrey leads the Harvey Girls in an all-out war against the boys. But is it to correct Tiny’s injustice, or her own?

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