PATMOS • 16 JULY • 23.00 • PATMION OPEN AIR CINEMA
Short Film • 5' • France • 2018
Director: Pierre Dugowson Language: French Subtitles: English
In a park, a tiny girl inflates a huge balloon. A boy watches her and is about to burst this balloon but the mother of the little girl tries to dissuade him.
Short Film • 20' • Greece • 2017
Director: Kostas Bakouris Language: English, German, Greek Subtitles: English
Heimlich is homely. Paris lives in an unhomely home. Serena wants a home, in a place you wouldn’t exactly call Paris. They drink. They talk. They merge. In water, beer and memory. A frog leaps. Strange. Stranger. Unhomely. Unheimlich. Stranger than home.
Short Film • 20' • France • 2018
Director: Christophe Saber Language: French Subtitles: English
Three best friends, Jimmy, Samy and Sofi, have the trailblazing idea: to turn a chocolate dispenser into a pot-vending machine. Also, there’s a dog in the film.
Short Film • 13' • India • 2018
Director: Rishi Chandna Language: English , Hindi Subtitles: English
Tungrus (pronounced: toongroos) is a short documentary that observes a week in the peculiar lives of a middle-class suburban Mumbai household. What was once a home like a million others in the city, turns topsy-turvy when the eccentric patriarch brings home a baby chick for his cats to play with, much to the exasperation of his family. What follows is an alternatingly absurd, nerve-jangling and heart-warming set of accounts about the latest addition, from each member of the household.
Short Film • 23' • Greece • 2018
Director: Karina Logothetis Language: English Subtitles: English
While visiting his grandfather in isolated Vourvourou, 6 year-old Markos stumbles upon the most important stages of life.
Short Film • 19' • Belgium • 2017
Director: Nicolas Keppens, Matthias Phlips Language: Dutch Subtitles: English
Going on a safari is a dream for many. For middle-aged couple Linda and Troyer, it turns into a horribly real adventure when they get left behind in the wilderness.
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PATMOS • 17 JULY • 23.00 • PATMION OPEN AIR CINEMA
Short Film • 15' • Italy • 2018 Director: Lorenzo Puntoni Language: Italian Subtitles: English
Two human beings, far one from the other, meet: the first and carefree day at the swimming pool, the last and dramatic step of a massacre’s plan.
Short Film • 19' • France • 2018 Director: Julien Trauman Language: French Subtitles: English
During their graduation party on a beach, three teenage friends take a ride into the darkness on a stolen dinghy. They wake up the next morning, lost at sea, with no food, water or shelter.
IL NOSTRO CONCERTO
Short Film • 15' • Italy • 2018 Director: Francesco Piras Language: English, German, Italian Subtitles: English
Antonio is an elderly and eccentric pensioner who lives all alone in an apartment in the historic center of Cagliari. He spend his days on Superstar, a website of musical chat rooms, where he performs classic Italian songs.
Short Film • 15' • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela • 2018 Director: Roberto Gutierrez Language: Spanish Subtitles: English
A solitary Foley Artist secretly films his neighbor and reconstructs the sounds of her life, while creating an imaginary relationship that leads him to discover closely the true sound of his obsession.
Short Film • 13' • Greece • 2018 Director: Thanasis Neofotistos Language: Greek Subtitles: English
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.Greece
ROSSO: A TRUE LIE ABOUT A FISHERMAN
Short Film • 28' • France • 2018 Director: Antonio Messana Language: Italian Subtitles: English
Clemente is an old Sicilian fisherman who goes on working in spite of his late age. His life is disrupted the day he finds a young refugee's dead body stuck in the fishnets.
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PATMOS • 18 JULY • 23.00 • PATMION OPEN AIR CINEMA
A PLACE WITH PINEWHEELS
Short Film • 14' • China • 2018 Director: Alfred Seiya Lam Language: Chinese Subtitles: English
On a neighbouring Chinese island closest to Taiwan, the local government attempts to attract a large number of Taiwanese citizens to migrate and do business by transforming its underdeveloped fishing island into a coastal metropolis. Whilst the policy has been proven futile, Ah-Gao and a group of street children secretly living in a newly-built but abandoned building hear a heroic tale and dream of going to Taiwan in a legendary way…
Short Film • 13' • Greece • 2018 Director: Oliwia Twardowska Language: Greek Subtitles: English
What happens in the mid of a seven years old Eva who accidentally sees her parents in the act of love? This spectacle, unbearably mysterious and violent, causes fear and curiosity at the same time.
FOR POETRY CAN FIX YOU
Short Film • 30' • Greece • 2019 Director: Costa Kalogiros Language: Greek Subtitles: English
Orestes and Ismini fell in love at first sight. He is an artist, a painter and a poet. She is a young girl, just graduated from the university, in search for love, wisdom and completion. They spend most of their time in Oreste’s atelier, in the centre of Athens. When a serious illness is knocking at their door, they both realize, that destiny, is something complicated and the human mind usually ignores it.
GRIEF (A PLACE NONE OF US KNOW UNTIL WE REACH IT)
Short Film • 8' • Greece • 2018 Director: Alexandra Matheou Language: Greek Subtitles: English
A mother and and a daughter are on a journey to Sicily looking for a spot to scatter their beloved husband/father's ashes. As the day progresses, the mother's solid plan of what to do with the ashes, becomes a critical and compelling turning
Short Film • 14' • France, Iceland, China • 2018 Director: Katrin Olafsdottir Language: Chinese Subtitles: English
On a secluded island, a hunter discovers that he happens to be a prey.
Short Film • 14' • Greece • 2018 Director: Anastasia Kratidi Language: Greek Subtitles: English
Vassileia is a new homeless woman who still has her job.
POP UP SHORTS
From the walls of Hora to the beaches of Kampos, Pop-Up Shorts are screened all over the island with the help of our faithful Festival Nomads. Equipped with only a projector and the film, they find magical locations to screen this selection. Come find us on your evening out in Patmos!
CUBAN HEEL SHOES
Short Film • 18' • Spain • 2019 Director: Julio Mas Alcaraz Language: Spanish
Cuban Heel Shoes tells the story of two teenage boys in a marginal neighbourhood of Madrid, a place hostile to each of their desires. With serious family problems, and surrounded by an aggressive, macho, homophobic environment, they must lead a double life to hide the beginning of their love relationship and their passion for flamenco dance.
Short Film • 15' • Belgium • 2018 Director: Grégoire Verbeke Language: Albanian
Springtime in northern Albania sparks the herding of goats from the lowlands, up to the towering mountainsides. Prek Gjoni is moving his livestock with the help of Jovalin. Will broken shoes and an umbrella suffice for the 4-day walk?
Short Film • 9' • United Kingdom • 2018 Director: Missy Malek Language: English
Tala, a socially-awkward British girl of Arabic heritage, is at a gallery event. She wraps a scarf around her head to shield herself from the rain and accidentally becomes the toast of the party when the artsy crowd there think she's a Muslim. She is forced to decide whether she'd rather be heard and dismissed or praised and elevated, but as an unheard and voiceless cultural object. A surrealist, political comedy about cultural fetishisation.
Short Film • 55' • Australia • 2018 Director: Soda Jerk Language: English
Terror Nullius is a political revenge fable which offers an un-writing of Australian national mythology. It works entirely within and against the official archive, in order to achieve a queering and othering of Australian cinema. Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, Terror Nullius is a world in which minorities and animals conspire, and not-so-nice white guys finish last. Where idyllic beaches host race-riots, governments poll love-rights, and the perils of hypermasculinity are overshadowed only by the enduring horror of Australia’s colonising myth of terra nullius.
THE FLOOD IS COMING
Short Film • 9' • United Kingdom • 2018 Director: Gabriel Böhmer Language: English
A forest hermit tries to prepare for a flood, but he becomes distracted by his noisy neighbour - who happens to be the hermit's left eye. The Flood is Coming explores the growing anxiety about the state of nature, and our place in it.
Short Film • 18' • Greece • 2017 Director: Lia Tsalta Language: Greek
Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am your Guide and I hope we'll get along well. This is an experience you'll have the chance to live only once in your lifetime.
THE SILENCE OF THE DYING FISH
Short Film • 19' • Greece • 2018 Director: Vasilis Kekatos Language: Greek
Makis is a fish farm worker. On his way to work one morning, he is informed that he has died the day before. After failed attempts to prove that he is alive, he accepts his fate with indifference and he spends his last day trying to secure shelter and caretakers for his beloved canaries, up until the time of his funeral.
AFTER DARK INFERNO
Short Film • 3' • UK • 2018 Director: Alex Browning Language: English
An African diaspora folklore story, a dreamscape story of a discovering faith, guidance and strength beneath the waters.
PRESENTED BY LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Short Film • 4' • UK • 2018 Director: Mapi Fanigliulo Language: English
Pixelated clouds, a data storm, a multi-eyed creature; the story of David and Goliath in a dark digital era.
PRESENTED BY LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Short Film • 4' • UK • 2017 Director: Tash Tung Language: English
Celebrating what it's like to grow up in a British suburb, mixing stills and moving images of the local kids in and around the New Town architecture.
PRESENTED BY LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
PATMOS • 17 JULY • 23.00 • KASBAH POPUP
London Short Film Festival present a selection of UK short films suited to a warm evening on the beach as we relax and get close. These intimate films about desire, give us stories from all walks of life, and show us portrayals of fun, inclusive, and mysterious relationships.
Short Film • 6’ • UK • 2017 Director: Bryan M. Ferguson Language: English
Olga struggles to figure out her bizarre interest in umbilical cords until she discovers a gang of punk navel enthusiasts.
FUCK THE BOXES
Short Film • 11’ • UK • 2018 Director: Abel Rubinstein Language: English
Gay 20-year-old student Dan has to find a way to deal with an emotion he is not used to.
Short Film • 9’ • UK • 2018 Director: Abena Taylor-Smith Language: English
Amma, a young, black lesbian, spends the day in an Afro-Caribbean hair salon full of fun, sheen spray, gossip and laughter - but how will she deal with the casual homophobia?
RALPH STYLE ULTRA
Short Film • 15’ • UK • 2018 Director: Nic Fforde Language: English
A fifteen minute satire, which pokes fun at advertising and stereotypes through the lens of a faithfully recreated 1970s cigarette advert.
Short Film • 9’ • UK • 2018 Director: Luna Carmoon Language: English
Nosebleed follows a pivotal week for long-time best friends Lilah and Coby, whose friendship is morphing into something far more venomous and toxic.
Short Film • 15’ • UK • 2018 Director: Gaelle Mourre Language: English
Hayley, a self-possessed young woman from a hungry community, longs for opportunities to achieve her artistic dreams.
Short Film • 10' • UK • 2018 Director: Marco Alessi Language: English
Over the course a night out in a queer bar, Raf struggles to find his place among the crowd until he stops trying to force the narrative and just lets himself go with the music.
BARNES FILM FESTIVAL SHORTS
PATMOS • 17 JULY • 21.00 • KASBAH POPUP
Barnes Film Festival Presents a selection of their shortlisted competition shorts from their 13-18 and 19-25-year-old category, submitted over the last three years. Based in Barnes, London the festival showcases filmmaking talent from across the UK together with award-winning films from around the world.
Short Film • 9’ • UK • 2018 Director: Oscar Hastings Language: English
When the manager of a pub notices that a young employee of his is having panic attacks at work, he debates as to whether or not to acknowledge it.
Short Film • 5’ • UK • 2017 Director: Rory Campbell Language: English After receiving terrible news, a young man finds his escape among the stars.
Short Film • 6’ • Scotland • 2018 Director: Toby Leung Language: English
A green grumpy monster is determined to keep his collection of toys neat on a shelf whilst an oblivious baby monster persistently attempts to play with them. The two are equally passionate about toys yet in polar opposite ways, and they learn to cope with each other through a series of comedic interactions.
Short Film • 10’ • Scotland • 2017 Director: Niels Bourgonje Language: Dutch
While on vacation with his girlfriend, Gijs receives a phone call from his mother, that reveals her troubled mental state and their complex relationship.
SUZANNE & MARTIN
Short Film • 10’ • UK • 2017 Director: Yoni Ben Haim Language: English
Martin invites Suzanne, his ex-wife to his country-side home for a friendly game of tennis. What starts off as a swing of their rackets soon leads into a swing of their emotions. Dangerously re-kindling their past over a drink, leads to both heartbreak and pain.
THE OLD WOMAN AND THE SEA
Short Film • 11’ • UK • 2017 Director: Esmé Hicks Language: English
A widow struggles to deal with the loss of her husband and overcomes her grief by trying to connect with his love of swimming.
Short Film • 6’ • UK • 2018 Dir: Daniel Hurford Lng: n/a
A man climbs an extremely long ladder.
Short Film • 10’ • UK • 2016 Dir: Liam Harris Lng: n/a
Hamish Fint, a crotchety old man used to a life of seclusion inside his submarine balanced precariously atop a mountain, struggles to maintain equilibrium when an unwelcome visiting seagull rocks his world.
Short Film • 1’ • UK • 2016 Director: Sara Eustaquio Language: English, Romanian
Cristi has just moved to an unknown country, far away from family and friends. At first, she is happy for the challenge. But soon she begins to question her place in this new world that seems to be a lost town, made of absences, distances, silence and indifference. '4242' is the story of a young female immigrant, a story of a teenager's anguish who is trying to redefine her identity after being forced to leave home.
IVY FILM FESTIVAL
PATMOS • 21 JULY • 23.00 • PATMION OPEN AIR CINEMA
The Ivy Film Festival 2019 Grand Jury Selection is comprised of seven of the most creative, inventive, and thought-provoking films of the festival’s 2019 Official Selection. Ivy Film Festival’s 2019 Official Selection features 22 exceptional student shorts, curated from a submission pool of over 330 films from 26 countries.
THE SUN OF IPANEMA
Short Film • 15’ • Spain • 2018 Director: Victor Vicente Villavicencio Potella
A family visit to the supermarket on a sunny afternoon. Everything seems to be fine. But the hallway of the supermarket is very different from the hallway where Luis hangs around, and an unexpected object forces Nieves to confront the reality of their marriage.
DON’T THINK OF A PINK ELEPHANT
Short Film • 7’ • UK • 2017 Director: Suraya Raja
Layla fights daily against urges and compulsions, until challenged to face her darkest fears.
GRANDPA’S FAVOURITE ORIGAMI
Short Film • 5’ • USA • 2018 Director: Yihan Wang
While playing with his granddaughter, a grandfather experiences an internal journey, traveling back to his childhood.
Short Film • 20’ • USA • 2019 Director: Krenée A. Tolson, Sadé Clacken Joseph
A 17 -year- old girl struggles to find her way in the streets of West Baltimore, while balancing the toxicity of an unstructured home and falling in love for the first time.
MARGARITA OF THE RIVER
Short Film • 5’ • USA • 2018 Director: Pilar Garcia Fernandezsesma
Moments and memories in the life of Margarita, a woman from Honduras who immigrated to the United States 30 years ago in order to support her family back home.
Short Film • 18’ • USA • 2018 Director: Cris Gris
In order to heal her grieving mother, Ana, a devout 9-year- old girl, pushes her faith to its limit in hopes of divine intervention.
DANTE VS. MOHAMMED ALI
Short Film • 28’ • Netherlands • 2018 Director: Marc Wagenaar
Wolf is living in the boxing village of the Netherlands. When he has to fight against his best friend Alexander during a weekly match, he refuses. A rematch is confirmed, which brings Wolf's feelings and emotions to a boiling point.