Films 2013

A Train for France

ATrainForFranceSynopsis

The last minutes of Louis Le Prince’s life, the inventor of the first camera and creator of the first movie ever made, who disappeared on a train ride while he was going to patent his invention.

Place      / Year of Production
France    /  2013
Duration
6' mins 33'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Pierrick Chopin - Corentin Romagny

Adolescence Lost

AdolescenceSynopsis
Have we forgotten our childhood or are we toys played by us ?
Place       /  Year of Production
Greece     /  2012
Duration
14' mins 18'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Haris Gioulatos

Butterfly

ButteflySynopsis

In the time of economical crisis, two men, two opposite sides of the same coin, flipping in an internal gambling of survival.

Place      / Year of Production
Greece    /  2013
Duration
13' mins 
Script Writer - Director - Production
Haris Gioulatos

Awards 2013

Cents

CentsSynopsis
A well-dressed man walks whit haughty with his dirty shoes, is going to give a beggar a coin, in exchange, the beggar will have to play the game that the man offers.
Place    / Year of Production 
Spain  /  2012
Duration
6' mins 37'' secs
Script Writer / Director / Production
Diego Fernando Amaya Rodriguez

Cultura

CulturaSynopsis
The Order Party doesn't tolerate the homeland traitors.
Place    / Year of Production 
Spain  /  2013
Duration
3' mins 30'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Christina Cardin

Decisions

DecisionesSynopsis

Deciding things is not easy, but life goes on and sometimes not pay much attention to the processUntil one night a peculiar dream too clearly reveals it.

Place      / Year of Production
Spain     /  2012
Duration
13' mins 12'' secs
Script writer  - Director           - Production
Alberto Cano   - Ivan Minambres - Diana Cano

Dreaming Apecar

DreamingApecarSynopsis

Caterina is a 45 year old Italian woman who has been without a job for months and cannot find another one. So she accepts to work as a carer for Gheorghe, an elderly lively Romanian stuck to a wheelchair. This experience will change her life. 

Place      / Year of Production
Italy     /  2013
Duration
17' mins 7'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Dario Leone

Exit

ExitSynopsis

When a child is exploited no turning back

Place      / Year of Production
Spain    /  2012
Duration
2' mins 5'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Pepe Botias                      - Scifilms

Fertile Sand

FertileSandSynopsis

Buddha, is one of many children living in the Sahara refugee campsOne afternoon, he decides to stop playing football with his friends, and leave town to play in the desert. Day after day, Budha is increasingly obsessed with sand, which after her, hides a little secret.

Place      / Year of Production
Spain     /  2012
Duration
12' mins 22'' secs
Script Writer/Director - Production
Tomas Rojo                  - Santiago Rojo-Erika Elizalde

Half Board Heaven

HalfBoardHeavenSynopsis

Big-shot, dirty, lawyer receives a card for a business meeting. He arrives at the meeting point - a warehouse - specially decorated as an office where a Man not entirely visible, due to the low lighting is waiting for him. The lawyer accompanies the 'hidden' Man for a drink and they begin a discussion for the values of life and ethics where it leads to secrets and revelations that haunt them both.

Place      / Year of Production
Greece    /  2011
Duration 
10' mins 23'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
George Ktistakis

Awards 2013

Hidden Life

HiddenLifeSynopsis
A dramatic thriller that revolves around the last journey of a British in an isolated Greek island. During his exploration in a Greek forest full of investigative journalist stags, John falls victim of three illegal hunters that run after him inside the Greek dense forest. John loses his memory after the hit of the poachers’ gun and he starts a new life. An old man saves John’s life, but he prevents him from recovering his memory. The old man’s fatal mistake puts an end to his sick fantasy of father-son, as Marie finds out where her husband John is. However, her arrival in the isolated hut in Greece not only does not save John from his slavery but also signals a new life that John needs to deal with.
Place      / Year of Production
Greece    /  2011
Duration
15' mins
Script Writer         - Director           - Production
Αndreas Savvidis  - Dimitris Gkotsis - Nikitas Rafail

Award 2013

Horizon

HorizonSynopsis

The world is gone, all that is left are its ashes. In a desperate attempt to bring the family together, Ana and her mother begin a dangerous trip where they´ll face the creatures that now rule the Earth and a more dangerous monster: the one we all carry inside...

Place      / Year of Production
Spain      /  2012
Duration
24' mins 25'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Aitor Uribarri Sanchez

I Love you

iloveuSynopsis

Is it a battle , or we just can't get away from ourselves ?

Place      / Year of Production
Greece    /  2011
Duration
14' mins 2'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Haris Gioulatos

Indigo

indigo

Synopsis
Indigo is drama short film about loneliness and hope. The story is about two young and lost souls in New York City.They are both struggling with adapting to a life they do not feel like they belong to until they make a decision that will change their lives and bring them to each other. 
Country     / Date of Production
Sweden  /  2013
Runtime
00 hr: 18 min : 59 sec 
Writer - Director - Producer
Paul Jerndal

Inferno

InfernoSynopsis

Andrea and Matteo are two brothers, the first one is two years older. They lost their parents so they are very involded with themselves. Matteo suffers from stammer and this makes him insecure,shy and clumsy. He shows his shyness with the women with whom he cannot establish any relationship. He attends a meeting site called “ Meet Love”, where he can communicate just with the writing, but everytime he organizes some real meeting he stops his convinctions, he's quickly dumped and his pain and his feeling of isolation raise. Andrea, on the contrary, is a successful actor and a confident womanizer with a paternal attitude, but not much sensitive, he does everything to help his younger brother who is so weak and so alone.

Place     / Year of Production : Italy      /  2013
Duration : 17' mins 20'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production : Francesco Cozzupoli

Ismael

IsmaelSynopsis

Ismael, widower of his beloved wife Teresa, walks the streets of the city in search of cardboard, in his extensive travels have confrontations with other tramp, with Juan, a mental patient who believes is a dog and Luigi, the most famous baker in the city - who keeps scolding his own daughter, because she did not inherit his gift in pastry. But fate of these people is about to change, thanks to a magical event that will trigger Ismael.

Place      / Year of Production
Mexico    /  2012
Duration
17' mins 9'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Jorge Lopez Salazar - Omar Rivero

LEA

LeaSynopsis
A story caught between imagination and reality, LEA is seven years old and is the loving daughter of three sets of parents: mothers and fathers of different ages, social backgrounds and behaviours..
Place      / Year of Production 
Italy       /  2012
Duration
21' mins 52'' secs
Script Writer/Director   - Production
Dario Gorini                     - Dania e Lea Martino

Life Experiences

ZontanesEmpeiriesSynopsis

John is having some trouble with his new line of work, so he asks for advice from an ex-colleague, Nick, who is early-retired. They arrange to meet at a bar and discuss about work. John later receives a call from his boss regarding a new urgent job that he has to do that night.

Place      / Year of Production : Greece  /  2012
Duration :  11' mins 3'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Dimitris Pemmas

Lima

LimaSynopsis
Sandra is preparing to celebrate the first anniversary with her boyfriend, but this is probably the last celebration together.
Place      / Year of Production
Peru      /  2012
Duration
8' mins 51'' secs
Script Writer/Director/Production
Dennis Perinango

Lions

LionsSynopsis

We still hear about being a model citizen!

Place      / Year of Production
Spain     /  2013
Duration
5' mins 13'' secs
Script Writer / Director - Production
Nacho Albert                     -  Albert Nash

Memorial

MemorialSynopsis
At a war memorial a young girl meets a mysterious old man, who looks like a soldier ghost. He can’t remember the name of his best friend, who died during the war.
Place      / Year of Production
Italy       /  2013
Duration
10' mins 9'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Francesco Filippi

Award 2013

My Forest

MyForestSynopsis
With the view of a child, travel throughout the forest to discover its magic, its mysteries and its meetings…
Place      / Year of Production
Belgium    /  2012
Duration
6' mins 56'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Sebastien Pins

My Turn

ToraEgo

Synopsis

Revenge in the 2nd background.

Place      / Year of Production
Greece    /  2013
Duration
5' mins 18'' secs
Script writer - Director - Production
Thanos Karvounis          AKS Tiinewzfilmss

Noon at the park

NoonAtTheParkSynopsis

One noon at a park in Athens. The everyday routine of people through a couple's discussion.

Place      / Year of Production
Greece    /  2012
Duration
3' mins 48'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Producer
Vangelis Papaevangeliou

Princess Fall

PrincessFall

Synopsis
Eleonore travels to the south of Chile with her boyfriend Martin,looking for her roots. Guided by Lincoyan, a young man from the area, she will experience an encounter with the land and their ancestors, making an old legend come to life.
Place      / Year of Production
Chile       /  2012
Duration
19' mins 50'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Joy Penroz

Radiant Star

RadiantStarSynopsis

A rumble man from the countryside watches his life pass through a frightening transformation after witness a star falling from the sky. Completely lost, he has only one friend to help him find a way out of his terrible condition.

Place      / Year of Production
Brazil     /  2013
Duraton
25' mins 12'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Fabiana Servilha

Rrose Selavy

RroseSelavySynopsis
Problems, disputes, conflicts and lack of sentimentality of a couple are presented through simple everyday actions and conditions for coexistence of two people together in their apartment.
Place      / Year of Production
Greece     /  2011
Duration

15' mins 11'' secs
Script writer - Director - Production
Dimitra Stavropoulou

See you next week

SeeYouNextWeekSynopsis
The clock rings but our man is already awake and smiling. At his near eighty, he suits up, takes a chair, table, dishes, wine and flowers…. And starts a long way to go to his date.
Place                  / Year of Production 
Germany/Spain   /  2011 
Duration
7' mins 35'' secs
Script Writer/ Director / Production 
Irene Hernanz

Separation Sonnet

SeparationSonnetSynopsis

A relationship told by the movement and position on the swings. A rhythmic experimental short inspired by “Soneto de Separação”, a sonnet by the Brazilian poet, playwright and bossa nova composer Vinicius de Moraes.

Place    / Year of Production
Brazil    /  2012
Duration
8' mins 5'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Andressa Furletti

The adventure of married couple

TheAdventureOfMarriedCoupleSynopsis
Couples who are living together both work to make their ends meet. The man works night shifts from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and the woman works during the day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. they have to work all week even on weekends and whenever one of them comes home the other should get ready to leave.
Place      / Year of Production
Iran    /  2013
Duration 
11' mins 13'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production 
Keywan Karimi

The Fugue

TheFugueSynopsis
Simona, a woman in her forties, who is presenting cheese samples in some parisian suburbs supermarket, Aubervilliers has a surprise : out of nowhere, her ex-lover, Michel, is there, among the clients.
Place      / Year of Production: France     /  2012
Duration : 19' mins 56'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Xavier Bonnin                  - Joanna Sitkowska-Bayle - G.R.E.C

The man of my life

TheManOfMyLifeSynopsis
The man of my life. Romantic fiction. All audiences. A young woman has allowed her legs to guide her steps and, even, think for her; however her willful legs abandoned her when she needs them most. Confused after discovering that she and her legs do not share the same interests, she takes up again.
Place      / Year of Production
Mexico     /  2013
Duration : 6' mins 19'' secs
Script Writer = Director - Production
Omar Bernal

The man who fed his shadow

TheManWhoFedHisShadowSynopsis
A man intrudes into rich people’s dinners claiming that he can collect the food from their table and feed his shadow which, curiously enough, is a female figure.
Place      / Year of Production
Greece     /  2012
Duration
17' mins 43'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Mario Garefo              - Filiki Eteria

Award 2013

Time Dementia

TimeDementiaSynopsis

One man wakes up with amnesia and tries to figure his past and future by travelling in time through his memories.

Place      / Year of Production
Greece    /  2012
Duration
14' mins 57'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Producer
Vangelis Papaevangeliou

Traffic

TrafficSynopsis
In Thessaloniki, Greece, Maria a young woman is rushing to attend a meeting for work. In today's Greece, she encounters many obstacles in her everyday life, from relationship issues to family conflicts. Ultimately, she will make a terrible discovery under the unbearable sun of Thessaloniki.
Place      / Year of Production : Greece  /  2012
Duration : 20 mins 
Script Writer - Director - Production
Leonardo Cariglino

Uncanny

UncannySynopsis

Trapped with no hope of escape seeking for an answer that will bring him in front of the truth.

Place      / Year of Production
Greece    /  2012
Duration 
10' λεπτά 15'' δευτερόλεπτα
Script Writer - Director - Production
Petros Roussos

Uncle Seref and his shadow

UncleSerefAndHisShadowSynopsis
Şeref is a 60 years old farmer living in Western Anatolia. During the Cyprus Landings in 1974, his shadow was spotted which caused him to get shot. When Şeref turns back crippled, his childish nature and restlessness gets out of control. His wife, Asiye can't tolerate his attitude and starts living in another house in the same village. Şeref starts to think that everything bad that happens to him is because of his shadow, so he yells at his shadow saying not to follow him anymore. 
Place      / Year of Production : Turkey     /  2013 
Duration : 14' mins 50'' secs
Script writer/Director   - Production
Buğra Dedeoğlu              Serkan Kaptan, Selen Usanmaz

When everything is over

WhenEverythingIsOverSynopsis
Since Rocío's husband lost his job, she fights everyday to get the family ahead. Although this effort traps her in a net of lies that also puts her aside from her family against her will. 
Place    / Year of Production 
Spain  /  2013
Duration
20' mins 58'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Suso  Imbernón

Agnus Dei

AgnusDeiSynopsis

He was born from the ones that he shouldn't, he lived with those that he mustn't and he killed the one that he shouldn't.
Based on a true story Agnus Dei is a kind of Oedipus of our days. Peter must find this way to redemption. But the past will make itself known and fate sparingly gives mercy.

Place      / Year of Production
Kosovo    /  2012
Duration
1 hr , 47' mins 35'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Agim Sopi

Award 2013

Bronze

BronzeSynopsis

Berta and Horacio are two half siblings, from a family of fishermen.  Years after the death of their parents are reunited at the home of his childhood, with the aim of stealing epitaphs in the cemetery. Beyond the possible money, she searches her brother to calm her desolation.

Place        / Year of Production
Argentina   /  2013
Duration
1 hr , 21' mins 58'' secs
Script Writer / Director  - Production
Claudio Perrin                    -  Denise Almeida

Award 2013

The Murderess

TheMurderessenglSynopsis

Frankogiannou is a woman, experienced many sufferings in her troubled life which caused many traumas in her poor soul. Her logic got haunted by injustice and misery. In her clouded mind she believes that her sufferings give her the right to take the law in her own hands. Herm mind got slightly exalted. Human loigic replaces Divine Will with grievous results. Lost in her own demons she withdraws from the city of men leaving behind her dead bodies of little girls...Girls that would have become miserable women like her... Without any hope or faith she will seek refuge in the wilderness where haunted by her nightmares she will be lost in her own despair. Unfaithfulness, the void of her soul, will surround her. Then a wave will make her vanish...

Place      / Year of Production
Greece    /  2012
Duration
1 hr 29' mins 57'' secs
Script Writer - Director - Production
Stella Arkenti

Award 2013

Behind The Mountain

BehindTheMountainSynopsis

The film has as case study the region of Zagoria in Epirus, which has ecological and architectural features of significant importance. At the beginning a reference is made to the main problems of everyday life and to the factors that are barriers to development The opportunities are then highlighted and the elements that can lead to a more viable prospect for prosperity and regeneration of Zagoria

Place       / Year of Production : Greece  / 2012
Duration : 19' mins 57'' secs
Director                 - Production
Avrilios Karakostas   - Alexandros Karapetsis

Broken Border

BrokenBorderSynopsis
This documentary is split into episodes each helping to develop the story of : smuggling. This illegal activity involves a beginning and an end with several stages and routes in between. The smuggling is done with animals and cars and the  structure of the movie refers to each station that is passed after a pause to get to that place. A poem before each episode acts as a prelude. The movie starts with a disastrous scene but it's forgotten till the last part that again we see the same catastrophic images that cause the audience to come back to the beginning of the movie to find out the meaning of them. The documentary tells the story of how petroleum is delivered over the border and in the end goes to the first stage i.e. the departure place. 
Place      / Year of Production : Iran    /  2012
Duration : 18' mins 50'' secs
Director - Producer : Keywan Karimi

Comadre's Day

ComadresDaySynopsis

Once a year, the Thursday before the beginning of Carnival, is the day dedicated to women. They gather for one reason, to unloose their wills, instincs and ideals, to let them flow in order to become the Comadres of a new cycle of life.

Place       / Year of Production
Argentina   /  2013
Duration
24' mins 19'' secs
Director            - Producer
Wanda López Trelles - Itín Producciones

Award 2013

Dragan Wende WestBerlin

DraganWendeSynopsis

A bordello doorman in West-Berlin wants the Wall and his past back. The Yugoslav immigrant Dragan Wende used to be the street king of West-Berlin’s 1970s hedonistic disco scene. Along with his friends, he roamed the nightclubs on both sides of the Wall – his pockets full of Western money. But when the Wall fell, everything changed. Dragan has not set foot in East Berlin for the past 20 years and has no intention to do so. A microcosm of underdogs and their survival strategies unfolds as a tragicomedy in a still-divided city. A crazy piece of world history told from the kitchen of an eccentric and washed-up bordello doorman. A moving piece of family history, told in the historical dimension of the Cold War. A loving portrait full of (black) humor, stunning archives and music:moving, educational and entertaining.

Place                / Year of Production
Germany-Serbia  /  2013
Duration
1 hr , 24' mins , 16'' secs
Director - Producer
Lena Muller, Dragan Von Petrovic

Grieving New Moon

GrievingNewMoonSynopsis

Hiram Pereira de Lima, journalist, actor, poet and communist activist, was killed by the dictatorship in Brazil. The girls meet to talk about his father through music, unifying element of the family routine. They sing the song composed by his father in jail and mother songs.

Place        / Year of Production
Brazil     /  2013
Duration
29' mins 35'' secs
Director - Producer
Leila Jinkings

Award 2013

Oh How I long

OhHowIlongSynopsis

The documentary depicts the decay of Al-Quds through the life of 67 years old Ibrahim Shabana. Born in the beautiful Old City of Jerusalem to a family that was once the most respected distributor of books in Palestine. Ibrahim lives at present in a narrow refugee camp at the outskirts of the city. His only income is from selling the Al-Quds daily newspaper at Bab Al'amood, the famous Damascus Gate, and entrance to the Old City. But at the gate where reality and fantasy intersect, Ibrahim's belief in his kinship with the latefamous Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez, with whom he shares the last name and a similar appearance, has a paradoxical power of salvation.

Place      / Year of Production
Palestine   /  2013
Duration 
39' mins 12'' secs
Director - Producer
Riyad Deis

Open Village Council

OpenVillageCouncilSynopsis
The Open Village Council is one of the few forms of direct democracy that remain in the world. In Spain, it is a right that villages of less than a hundred inhabitants are entitled to, in recognition of the tradition of assembly where villagers gathered in symbolic places such as squares etc.
Place      / Year of Production 
Spain      /  2012
Duration 
5' mins 53'' secs
Director - Producer
Carmen Comadrán

Spitfire : Back To Zero

SpitfireSynopsis

SPITFIRE : The incredible story of one of the best heavy metal bands in Greece. Spitfire had everything going for them until one day, lead singer Dinos Kostakis was involved in a tragic accident that forced him to retire from the stage after sustaining a serious injury. His marvellous voice became metal history before he even reached his peak. Despite adversity, Spitfire found the strength to go on.  This documentary features previously unreleased tracks with the legendary "First Attack" line-up. Manager Giannis Koutouvos and founder and lead guitarist Ilias Loginidis take a walk down memory lane. "Spitfire: Back to Zero" documents a long-overdue reunion after a 15-year hiatus, giving rise to memories, disagreements and conflicts. But what is it all about? Art? Glory? Money? The only one who can provide the answers is Dinos Kostakis, the voice that forever ceased, because life surpasses art and it always will.

Place        /  Year of Production : Greece   /  2012
Duration
1 hr , 30' mins 
Director - Producer
Vangelis Rigas

Award 2013

Sunflower Seeds

SunflowerSeedsSynopsis

A group of children surviving on the streets of Athens. Among them is Sayid, a twelve-year old boy, who works all day selling sunflower seeds in the city’s suburban parks. His existence borders on absolute poverty, as he prowls for food in philanthropic organizations. His daily routine in the chaotic capitol of Greece is nothing but a struggle for survival. At the same time, however, he manages to find and enjoy the freedom the city streets can offer. Sayid, along with his friends who are all immigrants from Afghanistan, escape their desperation by clinging onto their hopes. With them, he plays innocent childhood games and dreams of a better future: He wants to leave for Northern Europe, to go to school, and to have a decent job when he grows up. But how fast does a child grow? Sayid is trapped in Greece, a country plagued by a financial crisis, increasing unemployment, rampant xenophobia, and racist violence. Sayid states clearly, “I’ve been here about two years, and it feels like twenty have passed.”

Place      / Year of Production
Greece    /  2013
Duration
31' mins 51'' secs
Director - Producer
Antonis Tolakis

Award 2013

The last case

TheLastCaseSynopsis

The last time Jose Lluya saw his father and uncles was on a dark night in 1987, when hooded men broke into his home in the countryside of Peru. During the following 20 years his only purpose was to find them. His father and uncles were some of the many victims of the bloody civil war that the terrorist group 'Shining Path' led Peru in the period 1980 - 2000.

Place     /  Year of Production
Peru    /  2013
Duration 
15' mins 
Director              - Producer
Fernando Torres    -  Dimitris Kozmas

The Violinist of Auschwitz

TheViolinistofAuschwitzSynopsis

A Sephardic Jew, born in the Greek city of Thessaloniki, tells the harrowing experience of having been imprisoned for two years in the Nazi death camp Auschwitz, and how his life was saved thanks to who could play the violin. 

Place      /  Year of Production 
Spain    /  2012
Duration 
13' mins 3'' secs
Director  - Producer
Carlos Hernando

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