Short Films

AEGEAN SHORTS A

PATMOS • 16 JULY • 23.00 • PATMION OPEN AIR CINEMA


DINOSAUR

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.



HEIMLICH

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.


TOMATIC

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.






TUNGRUS

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.

VOURVOUROU

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.

WILDEBEEST

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.

AEGEAN SHORTS B

PATMOS • 17 JULY • 23.00 • PATMION OPEN AIR CINEMA

AQUARIUM

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.

AT DAWN

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.

LUCY

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.

PATISION AVENUE

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.

AEGEAN SHORTS C

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…

AVE EVA

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

JΕ M'AIME

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.

VASSILEIA

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

ISLAND WIDE

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.

MOUNTAIN

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?

TALA

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.

TERROR NULLIUS

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.

THE FOREST

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

EXODUS

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

MAGPIE EYES

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.

UMBILICAL GLUE

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.

LADIES DAY

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.

NOSEBLEED

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.

FEAST

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.

FOUR QUARTERS

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.

IDLE

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.

MOTH

Short Film • 5’ • UK • 2017
Director: Rory Campbell
Language: English
After receiving terrible news, a young man finds his escape among the stars.

PLAYTIME

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.

SKOGAFOSS

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.

THE LADDER

Short Film • 6’ • UK • 2018
Dir: Daniel Hurford
Lng: n/a

A man climbs an extremely long ladder.

PERCHED

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.

4242

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.

FINDING PHOEBE

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.

SAN MIGUEL

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.