AEGEAN SHORTS A | Growing Young
SPETSES • THURSDAY, 12 JULY • 22.30 • CINE TITANIA
To Vancouver
Fiction • 24’ Greece • 2021

Director: Artemis Anastasiadou
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English

Two siblings, one spell wounded landscapes and an inevitable departure. “To Vancouver” is a short chronicle of a disappearing act in the times of the new Depression.

North Pole
Fiction • 15’ Macedonia • 2021

Director: Marija Apcevska
Language: Macedonian
Subtitles: English

Misty field, crowded locker room. Margo belongs to neither. Maybe if she loses her virginity, she will finally find her place.

Dad's Sneakers
Fiction • 19’ Ukraine • 2021

Director: Olha Zhurba
Language: English, Ukrainian
Subtitles: English

An immerse insight into the last hours of a 13-year-old Sasha’s life in a boarding school for children deprived of parental care. He is one of the luckiest – an American family finally adopted him. Today he will move to another country forever but there’s something that won’t let him go.

No Signal
Documentary • 23’ France • 2021

Director: Adrien Genoudet 
Language: French
Subtitles: English

She wanted to be princess of Monaco. However, after being wed for 70 years, the picture is quite grim. Sitting in her kitchen, Marie- Therese realizes that she misses everything, except her husband.

Love, Dad
Animation, Documentary • 12’ Czech Republic • 2021

Director: Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English

She finds letters full of love her dad wrote her 15 years ago. Now she fights to get that love back.

Nest
Fiction • 22’ Denmark, Iceland • 2022

Director: Hlynur Pálmason 
Language: Icelandic
Subtitles: English

A story of siblings building a tree house together over the course of a year. We experience the beauty and brutality of the seasons, as we follow them through their struggles and moments of joy.

AEGEAN SHORTS B | Gazing at the Margins from the Outside In
SPETSES • WEDNESDAY, 13 JULY • 21.00 • PITYOUSA OPEN AIR CINEMA
Lili Alone
Fiction • 22’ China, Hong Kong, Singapore • 2021

Director: Zou Jing
Language: Chinese
Subtitles: English

Lili, a young mother, lives with her gambler husband in a remote part of Sichuan. Lonely and poor, she heads for the city in a bid to earn enough money to save her dying father. 

August Sky
Fiction • 16’ Brazil • 2021

Director: Jasmin Tenucci
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English

As the Amazon burns for the seventh day, a nurse in Sao Paolo finds herself drawn to a Neo-Pentecostal church.

Party Poster
Documentary • 20’ India • 2021

Director: Rishi Chandna
Language: Hindi
Subtitles: English

In suburban Mumbai, science, religion and politics comically collide amidst a raging pandemic, when a group of laundrymen set out to design a poster celebrating a hugely popular annual festival worshiping the deity Ganesha.

From The Balcony
Animation • 12’ Greece • 2021

Director: Aris Kaplanidis
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English

A little story from a blue-collar neighborhood. Lina, a middle-aged lady who never leaves the balcony of her house, intervenes in everything that happens within her visual field. People passing by in front of her building, neighbors from the apartments across the street, everyone realize that whatever they do, Lina is watching day and night and intervenes: From throwing a bandage from her balcony when an accident takes place to giving parking advice or notifying the police for a burglary. Some are surprised by her attitude, but most are annoyed by her constant gaze on them. Until Lina loses her son in a car accident and does not go out to her balcony ever since. The neighborhood is not the same anymore.

Adjusting
Documentary • 19’ Serbia • 2021

Director: Dejan Petrovic
Language: Serbian
Subtitles: English

Through looking at a loveable dog’s refusal to submit to the will of her trainer, Adjusting reflects on the relativity of any authority that renders us obedient through the exercise of reward and punishment. 

A Summer Place
Fiction • 20' Greece • 2021

Director: Alexandra Matheou
Language: Greek, Arabic, English
Subtitles: English

Summer is permanent state of mind in Limassol, a once small seaside town in Cyprus that has transformed into the oligarch paradise of the Mediterranean. Being both a player and a victim of this city transformation as a food stylist, Tina is depressed. On the day of her birthday, she is ready to give up on everything, until an extraordinary encounter changes her life.

Warsha
Fiction • 15’ Lebanon • 2021

Director: Dania Bdeir
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English

A Syrian migrant working as a crane operator in Beirut volunteers to cover a shift on one of the most dangerous cranes, where he is able to find his freedom.

AEGEAN SHORTS C | Loving Someone
SPETSES • THURSDAY, 14 JULY • 21.00 • PITYOUSA OPEN AIR CINEMA
After Noon
Fiction • 11’ Greece • 2021

Director: Alexios Koukias
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English

Nefeli meets Panos two years after their breakup, during lockdown in Athens. Nefeli has moved on with her life but realizes that old feelings start to stir within her.

So Loud The Sky Can Hear Us
Documentary • 20’ Netherlands • 2022

Director: Lavinia Xausa 
Language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

So Loud The Sky Can Hear Us explores the identity of a group of football supporters of the Dutch team Feyenoord. This portrait unfolds a hidden world of faith, love, compassion and vulnerability.

Amygdala
Fiction • 22' Greece • 2021

Director: Maria Hatzakou
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English

Two sisters challenge their relationship during a hot summer night.

Ishim
Documentary • 24’ Russian Federation • 2021

Director: Kirill Sultanov 
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English

How long do feelings last? To find out the answer, the film director organizes a meeting of his divorced parents in Ishim, the town of their youth, where they separated 16 years ago. Mutual claims, unspoken resentments and old feelings return to the lives of ex- spouses during their journey through the memorable places of their former relationships.

Happy Ending
Fiction • 11’ Greece • 2021

Director: Dimitris Tsakaleas, Lida Vartzioti 
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English

In a dinner in the middle of nowhere, three people are searching for a what if in their love life. Perhaps in all the wrong places. Perhaps not.

 

Bye Bye
Fiction • 24’ France • 2021

Director: Amelie Bonnin
Language: French
Subtitles: English

With his diploma in his pocket, Julien left his native Normandy to built a bigger life for himself in Paris, leaving his memories behind. and then one day, one has to come back, and that day memories jumping his face.

ECHOES SHORTS
SPETSES • WEDNESDAY, 13 JULY • 21.00 • ANARGYRIOS & KORGIALENIOS SCHOOL
Play On: Football’s Climate Story
Documentary • 6’ Netherlands • 2022

Director: Barney Weston
Language: English
Subtitles: English

The world’s most popular sport is under threat. Climate change is threatening to disrupt football at all levels – from grassroots right to the top tier. In Play On we see how climate change is affecting the beautiful game through two key stories from two British towns and their clubs. From the plight of a club at threat to the actions of another taking a stand, we learn that the only way football can carry on, is to come together.

Tide To Nature
Documentary • 9’ Netherlands • 2022

Director: Oliver Riley
Language: English
Subtitles: English

After struggling to fit in the standard educational system, 15-years old Oliver Riley decides to leave school to be homeschooled. With more time to develop his interests outside of studying, such as photography and surfing, Oli starts growing his confidence and developing a strong sense of self. As he grows older he nurtures a deeper connection with the nature surrounding his home, in the stunning coastal town of St. Ives, situated at the edge of the UK on the Atlantic Ocean. This bond empowers him to start shaping his life for the better and making positive changes to try and protect our shared home: Earth.

Our Ark
Documentary • 12’ Netherlands, USA • 2021

Director: Kathryn Hamilton, Deniz Tortum
Language: English
Subtitles: English

We are backing up the planet, creating 3D models of animals, rainforests, cities and people. We are archiving as if ecological collapse could be staved off through some digital Noah’s Ark of beasts and objects. Our Ark is an essay film on our efforts to create a virtual replica of the real world.

Mame Coumba Bang
Documentary • 8’ Netherlands • 2022

Director: Nicolas Brown  
Language: English, French
Subtitles: English

Where the mouth of the Senegal river, meets the Atlantic sea, there dwells a volatile, shapeshifting spirit. In a city that could be described as “ground zero” for climate change, it is the belief of many that the constant flooding lack of fish stocks and the rapidly eroding coastline are all directly linked to Mame Coumba’s wrath… There are few left among the Saint-Louisians who remember a deal that was struck moons ago, and continue to uphold their end of the bargain.

 

 

Haulout
Documentary • 25’ United Kingdom • 2022

Director: Evgenia Arbugaeva, Maxim Arbugaev
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English

On a remote coast of the Russian Arctic in a wind-battered hut, a lonely man waits to witness an ancient gathering. But warming seas and rising temperatures bring an unexpected change, and he soon finds himself overwhelmed. 

The Secret of Mr. Nostoc
Animation • 11’ France • 2021

Director: Patrice Seiler, Maxime Marion
Language: French
Subtitles: English

Mr. Nostoc lives in an hectic city. Not stressed or pressed by time, he goes to work, and always has a new surprise under his hat. When night comes, he goes into his attic and stays there for hours. Working on his secret. 

Tomorrow Is A Water Palace
Experimental • 15’ Colombia • 2022

Director: Juanita Onzaga
Language: Italian, Spanish
Subtitles: English

Sybille is the last person alive on a planet with no history or water.
She roams through arid lands, traveling through strange visions.
Entities with more memory than humans communicate with her.
How to persuade the spirit of the waters to come back to earth?

 

POP UP SHORTS
SPETSES • SUNDAY, 10 JULY • 23.00 • CINE TITANIA
Crazy Dance
Documentary • 20’ Greece • 2020

Director: Yorgos Kyvernitis
Language: English, Italian, Greek
Subtitles: English

An Italian family travels around Greece, setting up a moving funfair. Being routed in circus, the two brothers keep on the magical world of entertainment, wandering in the countryside and islands. Observing the procedure of build-up, we discover their everyday life behind the lights. The arrival of their mother and sister will warm them up, before they depart together for their new destination.

 

France
Experimental • 6’ Greece • 2022

Director: Philip Cartelli, Mariangela Ciccarello 
Language: English, French
Subtitles: English

“The four corners of the hexagon.” The essence of a well- known polygon, its applications and appropriations, are explored through geometry, history and cinema. Polygons are everywhere, or, rather, everywhere is a polygon.

Sing With Me
Fiction • 18’ USA • 2022

Director: Ava Irandoost 
Language: English, Polish
Subtitles: English

A young, foreign woman struggles to find a way to stay in the US in light of her recent visa expiration. Alongside the ticking clock of deportation, she grapples with the personal fear and doubts herself worth.

 

Laurel Trees Thrive In The Shade
Experimental • 5’ Greece • 2021

Director: Kostanza Kapsali
Language: –
Subtitles: –

A monument to the mythical women who became trees and animals to avoid abduction and rape.

 

Pikrodafnes
Fiction • 15’ Greece • 2021

Director: Emil Giannisis Verbbogt
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English

A short film following a day in the lives of two strangers in the city of Athens, when they accidentally meet and go on a date.

Virtual Voice
Documentary • 7’ Quatar • 2021

Director: Suzannah Mirghani
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Suzi doll is an ego-warrior. she is lit by temporary outrage. A trending indignation. A passion that is fashion. A politics of the popular. Her activism is abstract. Her help is hypothetical. We know many girls like Suzi, and many times we are her: vacuous virtual voices, echoing injustices.

Hold Up
Fiction • 15’ USA • 2021

Director: Alex Rollins Berg
Language: English
Subtitles: English

An essay film on our efforts to create a visual replica of the real world.