15 SNF Artist Fellowship awardees present their short films

15.10.18 @ 17:00 Greek Film Archive

ARTWORKS presents a selection of short films (fiction, documentary, animation) by the awardees of the 1st Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellowship Program at the Greek Film Archive. ARTWORKS SCREENINGS bring to the fore contemporary filmmaking in Greece with the aim of creating a meeting point between emerging filmmakers and their audience.

The film screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions with Menelaos Karamaghiolis.

PART Α  17:00

George Nikopoulos
Butter bunny and his grape must cookies (2014, 23’)

Mr Butter Bunny was a famous chef. The most famous one in the hole forest. One day he decides to cook his girlfriend’s favorite, grape must cookies! He goes into his kitchen and collects the ingredients … Water, cinnamon, sugar, olive oil, flour, must … Must …. Must?

Eirini Vianelli
Icebergs (2017, 9’22’’)

Icebergs is an existential, dark comedy consisting of 14 short vignettes, ranging from the mundane to the absurd. It is based on the book “Scenes” by Award-winning screenwriter Efthymis Filippou.

Ioanna Petinaraki (Production)
Carnivore (2014, 28’)
Director: Dimitris Vavatsis

The story is about Menelaos, a man who has decided to take revenge on the person who murdered his parents fifteen years ago, by torturing and killing the murderer's family.

Konstantina Kotzamani
Limbo (2016, 30’)

The Leopard Shall lie down with the goat, the wolves shall live with the lambs. And the young boy will lead them. 12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore.

Georgis Grigorakis
45 Degrees (2012, 14’)

Athens, August 2012. 45 degrees. The fridge is empty. The situation is very tense. A father changes under the burden of the economic crisis. It’s getting dark and it’s still boiling hot. A capital at the border of exploding.

PART Β  19:15

Jon Simvonis
Nipenthes (2016, 13’51”)

Σε ένα εγκαταλελειμμένο κοινόβιο όπου ζουν ηλικιωμένοι, κάποιος ανάμεσά τους πεθαίνει. Φροντίζουν το σώμα του, ράβουν το κοστούμι του, αλλά η κλωστή τελειώνει πριν ολοκληρωθεί το κοστούμι.
Through the walls of an abandoned commune, a thread runs knitting the moments of the silent individuals accompanying the deceased while his death suit is getting ready.

George Fourtounis
Ikaros (2015, 38’)

Michalis has a plan and awaits. His father leaves. Now he is alone with his mother, his sister, his brother and a knife.

Despina Economopoulou
AURORA (2015, 6’16’’)

A screaming whisper to remind us the damage our consuming hysteria of plastic is causing to public health and the environment. The monster we keep feeding is eating us up.

Smaragda Nitsopoulou
Ars Moriendi: Ubi sunt or where are those who were before us? / Memento mori / Vanité (2016-2018, 6’)

Ars Moriendi is comprised of 3 separate and yet related works orbiting around the same themes of death and memory. The goal of this series is an introspect look of the personal and at the same time oecumenical non-experience of death and the fear of oblivion, treated as the only possible way of global solidarity. The political and artistic scope is underlined by the use of archival footage and voice over of different languages and themes.

Manolis Mavris
Μaneki Νeko (2017, 19’)

“Maneki Neko” is a psychoanalytic erotic thriller that lingers between the imaginary and realistic, with enigmatic transitions from the everyday to fantasy and back. The film takes place in a taxi driving through Athens. In this taxi, the past meets the future and the protagonist’s worries clash with his desires.

PART C 21:15

Loukianos Moschonas
Jeunes hommes à la fenêtre
(2017, 18’)

Two graphic designers at work, by mistake, start playing with an empty scanner's possibilities. They venture into assumptions, eventually open up to each other, and let go of the strange images, until they let go of themselves.

Daphné Hérétakis
Archipelagos, naked granites (2014, 25’)

Between bereaved desires and lost hopes, a film diary bangs against the walls of the city. The daily life of a country in crisis, the inertia of revolution, the individual issues that confront the political, questions of survival that confront ideals. Can we still ask the simplest questions?

Despoina Kourti
Ourania (2017, 16')

Ourania is a middle-aged woman who has neglected herself. An unknown young man who suddenly appears in her life will help her rediscover her feminine nature.

Neritan Zinxhiria
The Time of A Young Man About To Kill (2015, 19’)

In the mountains of Northern Albania, a young man seeks revenge for his father's death. The murderer has disappeared a few months ago and the police is still looking for him. The young man kidnaps the killer's only son and raises him up until he reaches his 16th birthday, when according to the Kanun, the Albanian law of revenge, a child becomes a man and he is allowed to kill or to be killed.

Jacqueline Lentzou
Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year (2018, 23’19”)

New Year’s Εve 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 that she does not care. Has she lost her heart?

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