THE WAITER

Greece, 2018, 95 min, North American Premiere

Director/Writer: Steve Krikris
Producer: Nikolas Alavanos, Steve Krikris
Cinematographer: Giorgos Karvelas
Editors: Yorgos Mavropsaridis, Ioanna Pogiantzi
Music: Coti K.
Cast: Aris Servetalis, Yannis Stankoglou, Chiara Gensini

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Renos, a lonely professional waiter, sees his well-organized life routine changing after an unexpected series of events.

* 2019 Hellenic Academy Awards – Iris Award for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Music, Best Production Design

* 2019 Beijing Film Festival – Best Actor & Best Music Awards

* 2018 Thessaloniki IFF – Best Debut Director &  Best Locations Awards – Awards from the Greek Film Center

NOCTURNE (Notourno)

Greece, 2018, 17 min, North American Premiere

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

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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.

* 2019 International Film Festival of Larissa – Special Mention for Art Direction

* 2019 Kinoki Film Festival

* 2018 Izmir International Short Film Festival

AVANOS

Greece, 2018, 20 min, North American Premiere

Director/Writer: Panagiotis Charamis
Producer: Konstantinos Baliotis
Cast: Kimon Kouris, Nikos Georgakis, Nikos Ngelia

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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.

* 2019 Iris Awards  – Nomination for Best Short Film

* 2018 Drama ISFF  – Best Short Film, Honorary Distinction Best Screenplay, Best Photography, Best Actor, Best Sets; FT&ATU Award of technical excellence

37 DAYS (37 meres)

Greece, 2018, 23 min, North American Premiere

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

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

* 2019 IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam

* 2019 Short Waves Festival

* 2018 Athens International Film Festival (Best Script)

* 2018 Short Film Festival In Drama (Best film by OKLE)

IVAN

Greece, 2018, 9 min, West Coast Premiere

Director/Producer: Panagiotis Kountouras
Writers: Taxiarchis Deligiannis, Vasilis Tsiouvaras
Producers: Eleni Afentaki, Christos Stergioglou, Taxiarchis Deligiannis, Vasilis Tsiouvaras
Cast: Christos Stergioglou

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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.

* 2019 OPEN WINDOW FILM CHALLENGE – Best Innovative Concept

* 2018 Leeds International Film Festival

* 2018 Bucharest Short Film Festival – Jury Award of Recognition

MOLLY 6 TO 8

Greece, 2018, 18 min, North American Premiere

Director/Writer: Efthimis Miheloudakis
Producer: Mina Dreki
Cast: Sofia Kokkali, Haris Fragoulis

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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.

* 2018 Drama Film Festival- Best Actress

INVERSE

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

Director: Ioanna Tsinividi
Writer: Spiros Gratsias
Producer: Harold Herbert

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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.

* 2018 Black Maria Film Festival, New Jersey – Editors Choice

WAR AND TREES

United States, 2018, 11 min, Animation

Director: Aliki Theofilopoulos
Writer: Brendan Hay, Emily Brundige
Producer: 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?

I AM MACKENZIE

United States, 2018, 20 min, West Coast Premiere

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

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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.

* 2019 SXSW –  Texas Shorts – Grand Jury Award

MR. SEGUR

United States, 2018, 11 min, LA Premiere

Director: Jeff Johnson
Writers: Jeff Johnson, Jeff Robison
Producers: Jeff Johnson, Jeff Robison, Drew Fuller
Cast: Apollo Dukakis

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

VOURVOUROU

Greece, 2018, 22 min, West Coast Premiere

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

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“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.

* 2019 Iris Awards of the Hellenic Film Academy – Nomination

* 2019 Aswan International Women Film Festival

* 2018 Olympia IFF For Children & Young People – Best Short Fiction Film

* 2018 Drama International Short Film Festival – Best Original Score – Best Costume Design

* 2018 Athens International Film Festival – Special Mention

HECTOR MALOT: THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR

Greece, 2018, 23 min, LA Premiere

Director/Writer: Jacqueline Lentzou
Producer: Fenia Cossovitsa
Cast: Sofia Kokkali

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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?

* 2019 Hellenic Film Academy – Best Short Film Award

* 2018 Cannes – Semaine de la Critique  

* 2018 Drama I Short FF – Silver Dionysos Award

* 2018 Athens International Film Festival – Best Film & Best Female Performance Award

NOWHERE

Greece, 2018, 14 min, US Premiere

Director/Writer: Sotiris Palaskas
Producer: Maria Drandaki
Cast: Effi Rabsilber, Merlin Rose

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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.

* 2018 Athens IFF

* 2018 Hellas Filmbox Berlin

* 2019 International film festival of Aubagne

AENIGMA

Greece, 2016, 9 min, US Premiere, Animation

Directors/Writers: Aris Fatouros, Antonis Ntoussias
Producer: 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.

* 2018 Hiroshima – Special Mention

* 2018 3D Moscow – Best film

* 2017 Annecy

* 2017 Cartoon Club – Best Film

* 2017 3DKIFF – Grand Technical Award

FLICKERING SOULS SET ALIGHT (Gia Hronia Plagiaza Noris)

Greece, 2019, 30 min, World Premiere

Director/Writer: Iakovos Panagopoulos
Producers: Iakovos Panagopoulos, Petros Antoniadis
Cast: Ioanna Tsirigkouli, Yannis Kokiasmenos, Errikos Litsis, Eliza Skolidi

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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»?”

THIRD KIND

Greece, 2018, 30 min

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

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Earth 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…

* 2018 Festival de Cannes World Premiere – Semaine de la Critique France

PATISION AVENUE (Leoforos Patision)

Greece, 2018, 13 min

Director: Thanasis Neofotistos
Writers: Yorgos Angelopoulos, Thanasis Neofotistos, Pavlos Sifakis
Producer: Ioanna Bolomyti
Cast: Marina Symeou

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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.

* 2019 Clermont Ferrand ISFF – Canal + prize, Special Jury Prize, Nomination for EFA

* 2019 Euregion Film Festival – Jury Prize

* 2018 Venice IFF

* 2018 Hollywood FF – Best World Short

* 2018 Bosphorus IFF – Best International Short Fiction Film

* 2018 Thessaloniki IFF

THE SOUND

Cyprus, 2017, 15 min

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

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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.

* 2018 International Short FF of Cyprus – Directing Achievement Award

* 2018 Short FF in Drama – Best Sound Design Award

* 2018 Fantaspoa – Best International Live Action Short Film

* 2018 Zsigmond Film Fest – Zsigmond Vilmos Award for Best Cinematography

* 2018 Signes de Nuit – Night Award, Special Mention

QUIDNUNC

Cyprus, 2017, 25 min, North American Premiere

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

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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.

* 2019 St Petersburg IFF – Best Actress, Best Thriller, Best DP, Best Screenplay

* 2018 Drama International Short FF – Special Mention for Best Female Performance 

* 2018 International Short FF of Cyprus – Best Cinematography

* 2018 Athens IFF

* 2018 Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival – Cinematic Achievement Award