IMMF 2018 : The Films
|WRITER- DIRECTOR||Haris Stathopoulos|
|ACTORS||Dimitra Syrou, Stephanos Mouagkie, Christos Kontogeorgis, Alexandros Varthis, Thanasis Halkias, Elpida Nikolaou, Antonis Stamos|
We follow the course of a ticket for Public Transportation as it passes from hand to hand. Each person that holds the ticket carries his own story and a social problem as well. A social recording of the Greek crisis.
SHAPES OF MINE
|WRITER||Giorgos Kapsanakis , Oli Morris|
|PHOTOGRAPHY||Jerry Alves, Robin Borros|
|ACTORS||Alison Garner, Simon Lenagan, Maria Crittel|
In the near future where people can change their bodies into anything they want, a woman tries to persuade her husband to eat a fish that she has lovingly prepared for dinner.
|WRITER||Stergios Ntinopoulos , Kyriakos Kantarakias|
|ACTORS||Rheem Hatib, Elena Charalamboudi, Lefteris Tsatsis, Eirini Ioannou, Maria Tzanoukaki, Kostas Gerantonis, Giannis Greco, Argyro Theodoraki, Sofia Kalogeromitrou|
A young photography teacher returns to her grandmother's native island in Greece to volunteer at a refugee camp only to discover her own family's refugee past.
MAYBE IT’S ME
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Dimitris Simou|
|ACTORS||Dimitris Simou (voice over)|
I remember everything. The summers, the house, the sea, the sound of the cicadas. My fears. In Maybe it’s me an animator tries to recreate his childhood memories.
|MUSIC||Loukas Anastasopoulos, Dimitris Androniadis|
|ACTORS||Pavlos Orkopoulos, Dimitris Tzoumakis, Sifis Polizoidis, Marianthi Sontaki, Dimosthenis Ksilardistos, Anna Lianopoulou, Alexia Gavrili, Patrikios Kostis|
Newstria is a utopian land. A large cruise ship sails off looking for it... The film is set in the 30’s, when the cruise ship ‘Chimera’ sails off in search of Newstria. Businessmen, bourgeois, artists, musicians, sailors, workers, chefs and the captain with his daughter are all traveling on board in search of a better tomorrow. Gradually though, things start going wrong. Someone spots a water ingress at the cargo hold. Sheet metals are breaking at the engine room. The ship begins to tilt. The captain calmly watches from the bridge deck. Nobody is alarmed as they all believe that when they reach Newstria they will be saved. Except the ship never reaches Newstria. It sinks… leaving only one survivor behind.
|WRITER||Manolis Mavris , Katerina Mavrogeorgi|
|ACTORS||Christos Stergioglou, Haris Fragoulis, Nikolitsa Ntrizi|
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 are actually familiar and have a common past, leading the couple to the landscapes of memory. The film tells a love affair that moves between the real and the fantastic, the dream and the true experience. At its core the film is a comment on the notion of desire.
|WRITER||Michalis Mathioudakis, Sophia Androulidaki|
|ΗΘΟΠΟΙΟΙ||Fotis Thomaidis, Anastasia Giannaki, Giorgos Arahovitis, Artemis Pavella, Andreas Nomikos|
Lost In Translation inside an Orthodox Church. Mary has just stolen a bunch of clothes. The city lures her into seeking refuge inside an Orthodox church. Priest Alekos, at the sight of the unexpected visitor, sees an enormous opportunity to escape his own routine. A reciprocal, irregular and absurd confession for the standards of the Orthodox Church, shall take place.
|WRITER||Giannis Bletas, Yannis Hatzikyriakos|
|PHOTOGRAPHY||Babis Galanakis, Giannis Bletas|
|ACTORS||Maria Zaharaki, Manos Kandilakis, Artemis Kafkalaki, Gianna Pagiavli, Antonis Palierakis, Giorgos Pediavetakis, Nikos Sklavakis, Giannis Hatzivasiliou|
One piece of holy pie, one dead body.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Dimitris Katsimiris|
|MUSIC||As above so below|
|ACTORS||Λένα Κιτσοπούλου, Γιάννης Κότσιφας, Χρυσόθεμις Αμανατίδη, Τούτζι Ζανούσι, Νικόλας Γουαχόμε|
A YouTuber and her partner are planning to direct the raping of a girl by two black guys. Their goal is to get more subscribers on their YouTube channel. However, on the day of the shooting things don’t go as planned.
|DIRECTOR||Dimitris Tsakaleas, Lida Vartzioti|
|PHOTOGRAPHY||Asimina Lydia Dionisopoulou|
|MUSIC||Kareem Kalokoh, Tendts, Bolis PRTN, Weste, Eparatos|
|ACTORS||Tzorgina Liosi, Romanna Lobach, Pantelis Sarris, Danis Karamihailidis, Giorgos Letzas,Nikos Kouantri, Anastasis Roilos, Viki Maidanoglou, Dimitris Hatzigeorgiou, Christina Mpakola, Eleni Chrysomalli, Ioanna Digenaki|
|ACTORS||Michael Ikonomou, Lyssandros Kouroumbalis, Eva Angelopoulou|
A young boy thinks his new goldfish is gay, much to the horror of his conservative father.
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.
A parliamentarian finds himself disgusted with the society, and detests his own self.
|ACTORS||Kostas Nikoulis, Giannis Tsortekis, Giorgos Giannakakos, Thomas Nikoulis|
|ACTORS||: Elli Tringou, Iro Bezou, Chronis Sapoutzakis|
Irini and Maria, a quarrel, two black dresses, Manos, two lightsabers, an artist with a grate self-estem and a world that is too small to afford to lose your friends.
The filmmaker of the winner film will earn the right for free rental rights for equipment and post production services, worth 1500 € from RGB studios and DCP mastering services, worth 500 € from VIDEOPRESS S.A. , for his/her next production .
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 .
MICRO μ 8 : THE PRELIMINARY PHASE
The participations for the 8th 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 on Saturday, October 13, 2018. 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 8th MICRO μ FESTIVAL consists of:
• Dimitris Antoniades:Actor. He was born in Athens in 1978. He started his career in experimental theatre at age 15, when he became member of EDERED and Theatrales des Jeunes en Europe,taking part in several performances in Greece and abroad. He studied Performing Arts at University College Suffolk in England and Theodosiades Drama School in Athens. During the last 20 years he has taken part in more than 40 theatrical productions, of the Theatre of Freedom , the National Theatre, Municipal and Regional Theatres and National and International Festivals. He is the President of the Hellenic Actors Union.
• Daphne Schmon: Director. Daphne is an award-winning Greek-American director. She founded Seek Films in 2009 and her first feature documentary CHILDREN OF THE WIND won eight international awards in the festival circuit, including "Best documentary" and "Best Emerging Filmmaker" at X-Dance. She has since led teams in 9 countries, including TV Special DOWN TO EARTH which aired on CNN Latin America. Her first narrative short ALL OF ME was made with an all-female crew and played at over 25 international film festivals. The film received 4 awards and 6 nominations including Micro μ International Festival, where it was recognized as one of the top 5 films of 2017. Her upcoming feature film 'MATI' was selected as one of 15 films to be presented at 'Breaking Through The Lens' in Cannes. Daphne is currently based in London and an active member of Cinesisters and WFTV UK.
• George Souxes : Actor / Director. He was born in Athens and his presence in theater, cinema and television is constant since 1982.Until now, he has taken part in more than 31 films, 50 television shows, teaches drama, improvisation, directs and writes theater plays . Films he stared participated in 2nd and 3rd Micro μ Festival.He is an active member of Hellenic Actors Union since 1989.
• 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.