45 Degrees

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Friday, June 21, 21:00 and Monday, June 23, 19:00 (Monopol-Kino)


Country of Origin: Greece
Year of Production: 2012
Duration: 15′
Category: Fiction
Language: Greek with English subtitles

Director: Georgis Grigorakis
Screenplay: Georgis Grigorakis
Cinematographer: Claudio Bolivar
Editor: Thodoris Armaos
Producer: Georgis Grigorakis
Cast: Stelios Ksanthoudakis, Yiannis Tsortekis, Eleutheria Komi

Synopsis: Athens, August 2012. 45 degrees. The fridge is empty. The situation is very tense. A father changes under the burden of the economic crisis. It’s getting dark and it’s still boiling hot. A capital on the verge of exploding.
Inhalt: Athen, August 2012. 45 Grad. Der Kühlschrank ist leer, die Situation angespannt. Ein Vater verändert sich unter der Last der Wirtschaftskrise. Es wird dunkel und es ist immer noch kochend heiß. Eine Hauptstadt, die kurz davor ist zu explodieren.

Festivals: Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France, 2013), Festival de Tetouan (Marocco), Brussels Short Film Festival (Belgium), Kyiv International Short Film Festival (Ukraine), Human Rights Film Festival of Donostia (Spain), The Norwegian International Short Film Festival (Norway), International Short Film Festival Cinefiesta (Puerto Rico), Greek Film Festival (USA), Maryland Film Festival (USA), Costa Rica International Film Festival (Costa Rica), MedFilm Festival (Italy), Linea D’ombre Fest (Italy), Psarokokalo Film Festival (Greece), International Sequence Short-Film Festival (France), Telluride Film Festival (USA), Odense International Film Festival (Denmark), Ljubljana International Film Festival (Slovenia), Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Festival (Italy), Universo Corto Elba Film Festival (Italy), Festival Ciné-Rencontre (France), Brest European Short Film Festival (France), Festival International du Film Independant de Bordeaux (France), shnit international shortfilmfestival (Switzerland), Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market (Japan), Jameson CineFest International Film Festival (Hungary), International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival (Turkey), Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada), International Short Film Festival Winterthur (Germany), Other movie‘-Festival (Switzerland), St. Louis International Film Festival (USA), International Festival Signes de Nuit (France, 2013), Braunschweig International Film Festival (Germany), Alcine – Alcalá de Henares / Comunidad de Madrid Film (Spain), Festival du Film Court de Villeurbnne (France), Festical Tous Courts (France), Leuven International Short Film Festival (Belgium), XXI Short Film Festival (Indonesia), FEC – European Short Film Festival (Spain), Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
Awards: Special Mention at Festival de Tetouan


Five lives by silence

Screening: Saturday, June 23, 23:00 (City Kinos)

Country of Origin: Hungary/Greece, UK, Turkey
Year of Production: 2012
Duration: 14´
Category: Documentary

Director: Miki Ambrózy, Nick Shaw, Begüm Güleç

Synopsis: Five Lives by Silence observes the daily workings of silence and stillness, through a parallel poetic and physical journey through the Finnish Archipelago.
Inhalt: „Five Lives by Silence“ untersucht die täglichen Auswirkungen von Schweigen und Stille durch eine gleichzeitig poetische und physische Reise durch das finnische Archipel.


Casus Belli

German Premiere

Screenings: Monday, June 20, 19:00 and Tuesday, June 21, 21:00 (BITTER)


Country of Origin: Greece
Year of Production: 2010
Duration: 11′
Category: Fiction

Director: Yorgos Zois
Screenplay: Yorgos Zois
Cinematographer: Yiannis Kanakis
Editor: Ioannis Chalkiadakis
Producer: Maria Drandaki

Synopsis: 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..
Inhalt: Menschen verschiedenster Art stehen in verschiednen Schlangen an und warten. Die erste Person jeder Reihe wird zur letzten der nächsten Reihe. Auf diese Weise entsteht nach und nach eine gigantische Menschenschlange, bis am Ende der Schlange ein Dominoeffekt rückwärts ausgelöst wird…

Festivals: 67th International Venice Film Festival, Italy; 16th Athens International Film Festival, Greece; Gijon International Film Festival 2010; Amiens International Film Festival 2010; Trieste Film Festival 2011; Rotterdam International Film Festival 2011; Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival, 2011; Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey, 2011; Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival, 2011; Shadowline Festival Culture Giovani, 2011; Brussels Short Film festival, 2011; Short Shorts Film Festival, 2011; Krakow Short Film Festival, 2011
Awards: 1st Prize of Fiction Film, Special Prize of Debut Film Director, Best Script, Best Production Value Film, Best Costumes, Best Set Design, 33rd International Drama Film Festival, Greece; Best Balkan Shorts, Sofia International Film Festival 2011; First Prize of the Official International Competition / Short Films, Gulf Film Festival, 2011

Weblink: casusbellifilm.com

Time Out (Mia Zoi San Alli)

International Premiere

Screenings: Thursday, June 12, 19:00 and Saturday, June 14, 21:00 (SWEET)


Country of Origin: Greece
Year of Production: 2006
Duration: 11′
Category: Fiction

Director: Zafiris Haitidis
Screenplay: Zafiris Haitidis
Cinematographer: Fotis Mitsis
Music: Stamatis Kraounakis
Producer: Zafiris Haitidis
Cast: Elena Karandinou, Giorgos Psyhogios, Manolis Destounis, Adda Patrelli, Andreas Konstantinidis, Andromahi Markopoulou, Dimitris Kefseridis, Katerina Didaskalou, Sisia Koskina

Synopsis: An ordinary day at work. In a bank, that could have been any business, anywhere in the world, time passes by monotonously for the employees. With no client around, the cashier begins to sing… Until a number of her co-workers join in. Only when you dream do you truly live.

Festivals & Awards: Short Film Festival in Drama Greece 2006 (Special Jury Award), Small Premieres Festival Greece 2006 (Best Production, Leading Actress, Editing & Costumes), Fantastic Film Festival Greece 2006 (Best Leading Actress), 30th Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier France 2008, Greek Ministery Of Culture – Greek State Award 2006

Weblink: www.gfc.gr/en/movies/film.asp?id=4811


Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Friday, March 24, 2006, 20:30 and Saturday, March 25, 2006, 15:00 (SALTY); Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 18:00 (BEST OF 2006)


Country of Origin: Greece
Year of Production: 2004
Duration: 18′
Category: Fiction

Director: Theo Papadoulakis
Screenplay: Theo Papadoulakis, Giorgios Papadopoulos
Cinematographer: Evangelos Vlachakis
Editor: Donny Boocock
Music: Giannis Psaroudakis
Producer: Alki Ditsa
Cast: Adipas Ntamotsidis, Adipas Ntamotsidis, Zoi Maniti, Christos Gianoularis

Synopsis: A big day is set ahead for twelve year old Adipas. He prepares to watch his idol on TV but an electricity failure in his village ruins his plans. His Granddads Café is the only place with electricity and in a rush to get there, he causes pandemonium in the village.

Festivals & Awards: International Film Festival Drama 2004 (Best Greek Short Jameson Award / Greek Film Centres Distinction Award / Greek Independent Film Press Award / Special Award for Technical Excellence), Festival Cinema Mediterraneen Montpellier 2004 (Special Prize by Canal Plus), Greek State Film Awards / Thesaloniki International Film Festival 2004 (1st Prize Best Greek Short Film Award), Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People 2004 (Audience Award), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival 2005 (Special Jury Best Short Film), Larisa International Film Festival 2005 (Silver Horse Award), Ecofilms Rhodes International Films and Visual Arts Festival 2005 (Special Mention), Festival Of Nations Austria 2005 (1st Prize Best Film in Competition), The Mediterranean Short Film Festival Tangier 2005 (Jury Award), International Panorama of Independent Film and Video (1st Prize Best Short Film / Best Male Leading Actor), Roshd International Film Festival 2005, Berlin International Film Festival 2005, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2005, Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 2005

Weblink: www.pilala.com

Protection (Prostasia)

German Premiere

Screenings: Friday, March 24, 2006, 20:30 and Saturday, March 25, 2006, 15:00 (SALTY)


Country of Origin: Greece
Year of Production: 2005
Duration: 15’20“
Category: Fiction

Director: Christos Nikoleris
Screenplay: Panayotis Iosifelis
Cinematographer: Dimitris Stmabolis
Editor: Christos Nikoleris
Music: CMYK
Producer: Yannis Exintaris, Dionisa Dimitrakellou
Cast: Michaelis Iatrooulos, Toni Souli

Synopsis: The “Venetian”, a known felon, has taken out the “Eskimo” and the market is now his. He’s afraid of no one – or is he?

Weblink: www.n-orasis.gr