ELECTRIC SWAN

BY KONSTANTINA KOTZAMANI

Buildings are not supposed to move. But on Avenida Libertador 2050, a building moves and the ceiling shivers, causing a strange nausea that devours its residents. Those who live on the top are afraid they’ll fall – the ones who live beneath are afraid they’ll drown.

Cast
Carlos Aduviri, Nelly Prince, Elisa Massino, Nikita Zuckerberg, Susana Pampín

World Premiere
76th Venice International Film Festival 2019 – Special Screenings – Out of Competition

Festivals / Awards
Best Short Film of the Year by the French Critics’ Association (SFCC, Syndicat de la Critique de Cinéma), Valdivia International Film Festival (Prix Spécial du Jury & Prix du Public 2019), Janela de Cinema do Recife 2019 (Menção Honrosa), La Cabina International Film Festival (Best Medium Length Film, Best director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Direction), Short Film Festival ZUBROFFKA  (1st Award in the Whole Wide World Competition),  Festival international du Court-Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand  2020, Tirana International Film Festival 2019 – séance spéciale, Athens International Film 2019, Reykjavik International Film Festival 2019, Nouveau Cinéma, Montréal, Canada, octobre 2019, Uppsala International Film Festival 2019, International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, Thessaloniki Film Festival 2019, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019, Gijon International Film Festival 2019, Leuven Int. Short Film Festival 2019 (Rétrospective Konstantina Kotzamani), The Auteur Film Festival 2019, Aguilar de Campoo International Short Film Festival, Transcinema Festival Internacional 2019, Bahamas International Film Festival 2019 – New Visions, Minimalen Short Film Festival 2020, Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival 2020, Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS 2020, Kinopavasaris, Vilnius 2020, Cinedans Dance on Screen Festival 2020, Filmfest Dresden 2020 – Special Program, etc., Best Short Film Award – Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2020

 

World Press

Variety: Greek Helmer Konstantina Kotzamani explores class structure in Venice drama ‘Electric Swan’

Short film, 40′, DCP, Color, France-Argentina-Greece 2019

Direction
Konstantina Kotzamani

Script
Konstantina Kotzamani

Cinematography
Roman Kasseroller

Editing
Smaro Papaevangelou

Set design
Lucia Carnicero

Costume design 
Greta Ure

Sound
Simon Apostolou, Persefoni Miliou, Virginia Scaro

Line producers
Victoria Marotta, Caroline Demopoulos

Producers
Emmanuel Chaumet, Caroline Demopoulos

Αssociate Producer
Maria Drandaki

Produced by
Ecce Films, Un Puma, Homemade Films, ARTE France, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image Animée

OLD WEST

by Despina Kourti

 

Argyris is an elderly man in the first stage of dementia. When his symptoms worsen, he decides with his daughter, Sophie, to enter a nursing home. The last days of his freedom, Argyris wanders around the city, meeting old friends while having a secret plan. He wants to get a revolver.

Cast
Yorgos Kedros, Youla Boudali, Thanassis Nakos, Dimitra Vlagopoulou

National Premieres
Drama ISFF, Athens IFF 2021

Short film, 18′, DCP, Greece 2021

Direction
Despina Kourti

Script
Vangelis Serfas

Director of photography
Yorgos Valsamis

Editor
Vangelis Serfas

Art director
Maria Eva Mavridou

Make-up
Katerina Michaloutsou

Music
Alexandros Toufexis

Producer
Maria Drandaki

Produced by
Homemade Films, ERT

With the support of 
Greek Film Centre

A Drowning Man

BY MAHDI FLEIFEL

Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows one day longer.

Cast
Atef Alshafei, Jalal Qaniry, Thymios Koukios, Rebih El-Saleous, Mounir Alkhateeb, Irene Aggelopoulou

World premiere
Official Selection – Competition – Cannes Film Festival 2017

Festivals / Awards: 
BAFTA nomination for Best Short Film, Toronto IFF, Dubai IFF – Best Short Film Award, Rotterdam IFF, Galway FF, Guanajuato IFF, Melbourne IFF,  Odense IFF,  Nara IFF, Reykjavík IFF, Athens IFF, Encounters Festival, Show Me Shorts!, BFI London Film Festival, Valladolid IFF, Edinburgh SFF, Rio de Janeiro ISFF, Asiana ISFF, Thessaloniki ISFF, Cinéma Tous Écrans, Cork FF, Festival Combat, Souq FF
24fps IFF, Bruxelles IFF, Festival des Arcs, London ISFF, Sudan IFF, EU Human Rights Film Days, Flickerfest, Reel Palestine, Miami ISFF, etc.

Short film, 15′,  DCP, Color, Denmark-UK-Greece 2017

Direction
Mahdi Fleifel

Script
Mahdi Fleifel

Cinematography
Vasco Viana

Editing
Michael Aaglund

Set and costume design
Alexia Theodoraki

Sound
Dimitris Kanellopoulos, Dario Swade

Producers
Signe Byrge, Patrick Campbell, Mahdi Fleifel

Co-producer
Maria Drandaki

Produced by
Final Cut for Real, Nakba Filmworks, Homemade Films

Limbo

BY KONSTANTINA KOTZAMANI

semaine

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

Cast
Felix Margenfeld, Angelos Ntanos, Lucjano Cani, Haris Fountas, Hristos Psihramis, David Szymczak, Nikos Kassavetis, Thomas Dimitropoulos, Constantinos Pattakos, Nikos Gouvelis, Angelos Kaldanis, Dimitris Xiros, Panagiotis Rapousis, Effi Rabsilber

World premiere
Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2016

Festivals / Awards
Palm Springs Shortfest  2016 – Future Filmmaker Award, Curtas Vila do Conde 2016 – Best Fiction Film Award, Sarajevo IFF 2016 – Sarajevo Short Film Nominee for European Film Awards 2016, Milano IFF – Best Short Film Award, Brazil Curta Cinema ISFF – Best International Short Film & Best Director Award, Tirana IFF – Best Short Film Award, Internationale Festival Zeichen der Nacht Berlin – Night Award, Minimalen SFF – Best Film Award, Festival International du Film Fantastique Geradmer – Best Short Film Award, Richmond FF – Best Short Film, Director & Screenplay Awards, Regensburg Filmwoche – Best Short Film Award, Nevada Women’s Film Festival – Best Short Film Award, Akbank SFF – Best Short Film Award, Los Angeles Culture FF – Best Director & Cinematography Awards, SOMA FF – Best Short Film, New Renaissance FF – Best Short Film, Queens World FF – Best Cinematography Award, etc.
Nominated for the European Film Academy Award 2016
Best Short Film Hellenic Film Academy Award 2017

Video Interviews
Cannes 2016

Konstantina Kotzamani 

 

Short film, 29′ 50″,  DCP, Color, France-Greece 2016

Direction
Konstantina Kotzamani

Script
Konstantina Kotzamani

Cinematography
Yorgos Karvelas

Editing
Yannis Chalkiadakis

Original music
Lawrence English

Set design
Dafni Kalogianni

Costume design
Vasileia Rozana

Sound
Nikos Exarhos, Alexandros Sidiropoulos, Lionel Guenoun

Make up
Evi Zafeiropoulou

Producers
Maria Drandaki, Ron Dyens

Produced by
Sacrebleu Productions, Homemade Films, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image Animée, France Télévisions, Greek Film Centre, ERT S.A., OTE TV, PROCIREP ANGOA

www.limboshortfilm.com

Out of Frame

by Yorgos Zois

OUT OF FRAME

In Greece the advertisement in exterior billboards has been recently forbidden. As a result there are hundreds of blank billboards that don’t show any messages. But the empty frames are now the message. And we are out of frame.

World premiere
Venice IFF 2012 – Orizzonti Competition – Best European Short Film Award

Festivals / Awards
Ghent IFF 2012, Seville IFF 2012, FIFE 2013, Tetouan IFF 2013, Cortisonici 2013, Bradford IFF 2013, Courtisane SIFF 2013, Hamburg SIFF 2013, Curtas Vila do Conde 2013, Sydney IFF 2013, Huesca IFF 2013, dokument ART 2013-Best Film Award, Brest ISFF 2013, Leuven ISFF 2013.
Nominated for Best Short film of the European Film Academy Awards 2012.

Short Film, 10′, DCP, Color, Greece 2012.

Direction/Script
Yorgos Zois

Cinematography
Yiannis Kanakis

Image editing/Sound design
Ioannis Chalkiadakis

Original music
Novi_sad

Sound 
Yorgos Chronis, Aris Athanassopoulos, Ioannis Chalkiadakis

Original idea
Marisha Triantafyllidou

Producers
Yorgos Zois
, Maria Drandaki

Production
SquaredSquare, Homemade Films with the support of the Greek Film Centre

www.outofframefilm.com

Casus Belli

by Yorgos Zois

CASUS LOHO

All kinds of people are waiting in seven different queues. The first person of each queue becomes the last of the next one, thus creating an enormous human line. But at the end of the line, it all begins backwards again…

146 actors, among them
Marisha Triantafyllidou, Tzeni Theona, Iris Ponkena, Hlias Goyiannos, Alekos Vassilatos, Antonis Tsiotsiopoulos, Lampros Filippou, Yorgos Biniaris

World premiere
Venice IFF 2010 – Orizzonti

Festivals / Awards
Drama ISFF (6 Awards including Best Short Film), Amiens IFF 2010, Gijon IFF 2010, Rotterdam IFF 2011, Clermont Ferrand ISFF 2011, Gulf ISFF 2011 (Best International Short Film), Leiden International Short Film Experience 2011 (Best Short Film Award), Short Shorts 2011, Palm Springs ShortFest 2011, LA Shortfest 2011, Guanajuato IFF 2011 – SIGNIS jury Special Mention, Melbourne IFF 2011.
Best Short Film Award by the Hellenic Film Academy.

Short Film, 11′, 35mm, Color, Dolby Digital, Greece 2010.

Direction/Script
Yorgos Zois

Cinematography
Yiannis Kanakis

Editing
Ioannis Chalkiadakis

Set design
Pinelopi Valti

Costume design
Kika Karabela

Sound
Aris Athanassopoulos

Sound design
Novi_sad

Special effects
Yorgos Kakavelakis / Nikos Moutselos

Make up
Alexandra Myta

Executive producer
Constantinos Moriatis

Producer
Maria Drandaki

Production
Pan Entertainment, ERT SA, SquaredSquare, 2:35, Homemade Films

www.casusbellifilm.com