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MICRO μ 7 : The Films

ALL OF ME


DURATION14’
YEAR2017
DIRECTOR Daphne Schmon
WRITER Emily Carlton
PHOTOGRAPHY Diana Oriflova
EDITPhillipa Carson
ACTORS Chereen Buckley, Jelena Budmir, Sacharissa Claxton, Yunus Bannister, Scarlet Sweeney, Ned Wolfgang Kelly, Rishi Nair
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Viv, a talented young musician, faces late stage Leukemia that threatens the life she has built. Her best hope is a bone marrow transplant from her estranged family, but reconnecting means confronting a difficult past.


DIVERSITY


DURATION3'
YEAR2016
WRITER & DIRECTOR Dimitrios Manioros
PHOTOGRAPHY Dimitrios Manioros
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EDIT Emmanouel Armoutakis
ACTORS Emmanouel Armoutakis, Stella Melabianaki
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“Rigas” is used to living on the fringes since his diversity scares the people around him. He hasn’t learnt to do simple, everyday things with his mates. He wakes up alone, he walks alone, he dances alone and all these because he has some extra black stripes. But what happens when he meets Miss “Poua”?


AUSTRALIA


DURATION9'
YEAR2017
DIRECTORDimitris Zachos
WRITER Zoanna Ifantidou
PHOTOGRAPHY Orestis Psomopoulos
MUSIC Helen Efthimiou
EDIT Stavros Simeonidis
ACTORS Irene Margariti, Fenia Papadopoulou
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Shortly after being found in the central departure lounge of the airport, a young woman will remember the forgotten story of her childhood. "When we grow up, me and dad, we're going to travel to Australia." The airport terminal is a strange place where we spend our last moments. A modern Acherontas. It may be so ...


NAKED BODIES


DURATION11’
YEAR2016
WRITER & DIRECTOR Yorgos Linardos
PHOTOGRAPHY Asimina – Lydia Dionisopoulou
MUSIC Antony Gero
EDITΖ Danae Xilogianni - Gondria
ACTORS Melina Sidiropoulou, John Kakmezis, Joanna Lamni, Nick Laskaridis, Anastasia Barka
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Two friends, a boy and a girl, at the age of 16, decide to deal with the taboo of being naked.


ELLI


DURATION9’
YEAR2017
WRITER & DIRECTOR Miltiadis Christidis
PHOTOGRAPHY Panos Golfis
MUSICDebbie Wiseman
EDIT Miltiadis Christidis
ACTORS Alexandra Pantelaki, Michael Avratoglou
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A woman is trapped when a stranger invades in her apartment. She is hiding and she’s trying to reach the nearest phone in order to call for help before the stranger locates her.


THE LIFE OF A DEAD MAN


DURATION13'
YEAR2016
WRITER & DIRECTOR Orfeas Peretzis
PHOTOGRAPHY Olimpia Mitilinaiou
MUSICΡΟΔΑ
EDIT Gregory Redis
ACTORS Apostolos Kolokithas, Julia Ventikou, Stamatis Logos, Vicky Tseliou
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A filmmaker records the funny moments of his relatives, when they get into their uncle's apartment for the first time, who has mysteriously died.


HELGA IS IN LUND


DURATION20’
YEAR2016
DIRECTOR Thelyia Petraki
WRITER Thelyia Petraki, Alex Esslin
PHOTOGRAPHY Thodoris Michopoulos
EDIT Christos Giannakopoulos
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A woman, her doctor, a piano student, a man, his wife and a cat. What connects these people? What separates them? Who’s Helga? Where is Lund?


MEAT MINCER


DURATION15'
YEAR2017
DIRECTOR Kiriakos Anastasiou
WRITER Kiriakos Anastasiou, Vasilis Anastasiou
PHOTOGRAPHY Ilias Koumoulidis, Christina Beza
MUSIC Vaso Zissou
EDIT Kiriakos Anastasiou
ACTORS Foteini Gkogkou, Dimitris Chatzopoulos, Mirto Konstantinidou, Thomae Sitaboulidou, Chris Polizos, Maria – Christina Zikoudi
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Empty lives, dead dreams and hopelessness among empty cards, equations, debts, and violence. A last attempt to keep yourself alive before the meat mincer chews you.


MUM I’M BACK


DURATION3'
YEAR2017
WRITER & DIRECTOR Dimitris Katsimiris
PHOTOGRAPHY Vasilis Stavropoulos
MUSICλΑΜΠΕΡΟύκ
EDIT Vasilis Stavropoulos
ACTORS Eva Koumarianou, Giannis Tsortekis, Thanassis Chalkias, Thodoris Bratsakos, Panos Katsimperis, Yannis Zafiris
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A woman returns to the village where she was born after 40 years. The purpose is her mother’s death. She keeps an old photograph in her hands: a mother with her two sons. Arriving at the cemetery, she confronts with the faces of all those people she left behind.


MINUS ONE (-1)


DURATION16’
YEAR2016
DIRECTOR Natassa Xydi
WRITER Natassa Xydi, Manos Papadakis
PHOTOGRAPHY Dionisis Efthimiopoulos
MUSIC Nikos Veliotis
EDIT Giannis Chalkiadakis
ACTORS Anna Kladi, Dimitris Kitsos
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Summer in Athens and everything is grey apart from the fuchsia hair of the 16-year-old Elsa who is in love… But what about dreams? Do dreams have a color?


THE MEMORIES OF A DOLL


DURATION20’
YEAR2017
WRITER & DIRECTOR Michail Charalampidis
PHOTOGRAPHY Dimitris Stabolis
MUSICMichael Zielski
EDIT Michail Charalampidis
ACTORS Ariadni Anesti, Maja Tsilinikos, Charalampos Papadopoulos, Marianna Lagourou, Dimitris Tsilinikos, Sofianos Noulis, Evaggelia Gerebakani, Manos Orfanos, Kiriakos Kisiridis
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Anatolia 1922. A young girl loses her parents, so she is forced to act as a mother in order to save her younger siblings.


PROFITEROLE


DURATION13’
YEAR2017
DIRECTOR Chrysanthi Karfi Koi
WRITER Nikoleta Geladari
PHOTOGRAPHY Dimitris Panagiotopoulos
EDIT Stamos Dimitropoulos
ACTORS Errikos Litsis, Errikos Miliaris, Evangelia Andreadaki, Nancy Sideri
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A middle-class greek family meets for the usual Sunday table. Among various conversations about food, weather and everyday gossips, the members of the family start behaving violently but nobody seems to notice.


THE GROCERY


DURATION13’
YEAR2017
WRITER & DIRECTOR Michalis Mathioudakis
PHOTOGRAPHY Dimitris Manioros
MUSIC Christos Spiliopoulos
EDIT Giorgos Tsirogiannis
ΗΘΟΠΟΙΟΙ Dionisis Kladis, Foteini Baxevani, Giorgos Souxes, Giannis Mpostantzoglou, Vaggelis Romnios
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Achilles works in his father's grocery store and he still lives with his parents. Today, a day that starts like all the others, Achilles has an extra problem, he has an evil eye on him. Mrs. Voula will need Achilles' help with fruit and vegetables. On the way to Mrs. Voula's kitchen, Achilles will recognize his two problems and will try to solve them..


A BUDDY ALREADY DEAD


DURATION15’
YEAR2016
DIRECTOR Konstantinos Fragkoulis
WRITER Takis Papanastasiou
PHOTOGRAPHY Thomas Tsiftelis
MUSIC Nick Molivas
EDIT Spyros Skandalos
ACTORS Antonis Tsiotsiopoulos, George Tzavaras, Ioanna Apostolopoulou, Fotini Levogianni, Thanos Alexiou, Stavros Moiras, Stamatis Polenakis
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Apart from one chicken in a freezer, a trumpet teacher, keeps also the corpse of his mother. Is there life after death?


10 DAYS THAT #REKT EUGENE MULLER


DURATION18'
YEAR2017
DIRECTOR Yiannis Sykovaris, Tasos Grammatosis
WRITER Tasos Grammatosis, Eleni Gkolfinopoulou
PHOTOGRAPHY Κατερίνα Αδαμίδου
MUSIC Σωτήρης Μουδούρης
EDIT Τάσος Γραμματόσης
ACTORS: Πέτρος Βαρδαλής, Κατερίνα Γιάννογλου, Θεογνωσία Πασχαλίδου, Χρήστος Εζίρογλου, Ενές Αχμέτ Κεχαγιά
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In Thessaloniki, summer of 2015, during the time of the referendum and capital controls, Eugene Muller is trying to throw the first Greek party of the American Day of Independence.


AWARDS


The filmmaker of the second in preference film will earn the right to rent equipment from BLK for free for his/her next production, worth 500 € and DCP mastering services, worth 500 € from VIDEOPRESS


The filmmaker of the winner film will earn the right to buy equipment valued 500 € from BLK for his next production. Also, the winner will get free rental rights for equipment and post production services, worth 1500 € from RGB studios , for his/her next production .


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MICRO μ 7 : THE PRELIMINARY PHASE

The participations for the 7th Micro μ Festival are closed! This year, both the quality and quantity of the received films, seem to promise a magical experience for the audience of the 15 on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Thank you all for having trusted your work to us. The 15 films that will be screened in this year’s festival will soon be announced.

The Preliminary Committee for the 7th MICRO μ FESTIVAL consists of:



Simos Kiparissopoulos:Actor and Founder of the Micro μ Festival. He was born in Thessaloniki in March 1975. After attending the School of Technological Applications of the educational institute of Piraeus, he dealt with art. In 2005 he graduated from the Drama School of G. Theodossiades in Athens and he began practicing as an actor in theater, television and cinema. At the same time, since 2007, he has been working on the production and organization of artistic events and plays in Athens. Since 2011 he has been the manager of KATOPRON SA, through which he created the Micro μ short film festival, which is held for the last seven years in Greece and abroad. He is a member of the Hellenic Actors' Association and quite active in the field despite his continuοus involvement in the festival.



Christos Dimas : Director. He was born in Elefsina in 1969. He studied political science at the University of Athens and attended film seminars in Finland and Netherlands. He has worked in the United States and in feature films by well-known directors. He has also worked as a screenwriter and director in the series "Kokkinos Kiklos" in collaboration with Panos Kokkinopoulos. He has written the books "Veronika" (1993), "Acrobats of the Garden" (1995) and "Anassa" (2008). His short films (“Enas Ouranos Gematos Asteria”, “Tender”, “Anassa”, “Amerikanos”) and the feature films he has directed (“Acrobats of the garden”, “Nisos”, “Akalyptos”, “Amore mio”) have been loved by the public both in Greece and abroad.

Spiros Gaggas: Professor of Sociology. Born in Athens in 1967. He studied sociology at the American College of Greece and he completed his PhD on sociological theory at the University of Edinburgh in 1995. He taught sociology at the University of Wales in Cardiff, Panteion University and since 1999 he teaches at the American College of Greece. He has published articles in valid journals in Greece and abroad chapters and he is the author of the book “Society and Ethics” (Sakis Karagiorgas Foundation, 2009). His interests include cinema. He was president of the Edinburgh University Film Society from 1993-94, he was apprenticed next to the film designer, John Orr, and he lectured on Japanese Cinema in 2009 and 2014 at the Kobe College in Japan. He also published articles in the Journal of the Faculty of the Letters (The University of Tokyo). Since 2016 he owns the cinematic blog Vanguard Cinema writing short notes for films he considers as important.



Antonis Sotiropoulos: Director. He was born in Athens in 1976. He studied music production and sound and he is a self-taught director and songwriter. As the director of four short films “Lighter Life”, “OXI, The story of Konstantinos Koukidis”, “Eleftheri voulisi” and “Αpagogi” , one feature film called “The bachelor” and a TV series, he has won 14 awards in festivals. He participated in Micro μ Festival of 2012, 2014, 2015. During the 4th Micro μ Festival his film ‘’Eleftheri voulisi’’ won the first film award.


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Το αφιέρωμα «Νέοι & Εργασία, Γυναίκες & Εργασία» υλοποιείται στο πλαίσιο του Επιχειρησιακού Προγράμματος «Ανάπτυξη Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού, Εκπαίδευση & Δια Βίου Μάθηση» και συγχρηματοδοτείται από την Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση (Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινωνικό Ταμείο) και από εθνικούς πόρους.

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