Makis, an idle person, has nothing important to show except the impressive speed with which he solves the Rubik’s Cube. Along with his sister and his mother are gathering at their family home to welcome the younger and beloved brother who returns from abroad.
Short Film • 9’ • Greece • 2017
Director: Miltiades Christides
Alarmed by area crime, Ellie panics when a hooded man enters her apartment.
Short Film • 16’ • Greece • 2017
Director: Dimitris Nakos
Tassos, a man just over 50 years old, with a career in the marketing and commercial direction of large corporations, has been unemployed for three years now. Too old for a new beginning, but also too young to resign. His relationships with his close people are being tested, and his psychological state is marginal. His goal is one: to get out of the "freezer".
A Drowning Man
Short Film • 15’ • Denmark-UK-Greece • 2017
Director: 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.
Short Film • 15’ • Greek • 2017
Director: Chrys Barmpas
Panagiotis, a young introverted architect, is in the perfect relationship. Lena, his partner, embodies everything he desires, just like he discusses with a particularly attentive man in an office. But all the characteristics that once seemed heavenly to Panagiotis, now have become a living hell.
Short • 12’ • Greece • 2017
Director: Chrysanthi Karfi Koi
A middle-class greek family meets for the usual Sunday table. Among various conversations about the food, the weather and everyday gossip, the members of the family start behaving violently but nobody seems to notice.
Short film • 19’ • Greece • 2017
Director: Manolis Mavris
The unexpected encounter of two strangers and their agreement while waiting for a cab to share the cost of the ride, becomes the motive for the anatomy of a relationship. From the moment they enter the taxi, the driver reveals that they know each other and they have a common past, leading the couple to the landscapes of desire.
The After Life
Short Film • 17’ • Slovakia • 2017
Director: Christos Sagias
A man is trying to deal with the loss of his wife by keeping cooking for her, until an unexpected event changes his life.
The 2018 Sundance Channel Short competition ran in four European countries - Spain, France, Belgium and Poland. In collaboration with the Sundance Institute, a Grand Jury Prize winner was selected from each country and the winning films premiered at the 2018 London Film Festival. Fans also took part by voting for their favourite film to receive the Vimeo Audience Award.
The Sundance Channel Shorts competition perfectly represents the unique spirit of Sundance Channel. As the destination for independent films internationally, Sundance Channel is ideally placed to showcase and support emerging talent in the European filmmaking community.
For the sixth consecutive year, Sundance Channel is partnering with the Aegean Film Festival in Patmos, whose mission is to celebrate creativity in independent film from around the globe aligns with the Sundance Channel vision.
A Chacun Sa Malediction (Count Your Curses)
Short film • 9’ • Belgium • 2018
Director: Lorene Yavo Language: French
In a town where supernatural beings are part of everyday life, two roommates face a recurring problem: their house spirit was devoured by an unknown creature overnight. They go on their way to find a replacement spirit and a solution to their pest problem.
Tête d'Oliv… (Keep your hair on, Oliver)
Short film • 12’ • France • 2018
Director: Armelle Mercat
A fifty years old chemist - Olivier, does everything in order to hide his baldness from his wife. Worried that she might not love him with his hairless head, he has created a skillful routine to disguise it. But one day Olivier is forced to use an extreme solution that might affect the couple's life.
El camino de Santiago (The Road of Santiago)
Short film • 13’ • Spain • 2016
Director: Mario Monzo
On a quiet day of summer Santiago disappears from the village. Upon known this Eva Maria, his wife, will look for him.
Short film • 10’ • South Africa • 2018
Director: Ian Morgan
Good Mourning is a dark comedy about Ted, a professional mourner, who loves his job to death. Until one day he is challenged by a disbeliever, Sandrine, who questions his morals and ethical standpoint and the conversation take an unlikely turn.
The tribute entitled “ECHOES - VOICES OF TOMORROW” is implemented by the Operational Program “Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning” and its co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund) and Greek National Funds. The film tribute has free admission and it’s accessible to disabled people.