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IMMF 2020 : The Films

CLOUD


DURATION21'
YEAR2019
WRITER & DIRECTOR Michael Dimitrius
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY Antonis Kounellas
SOUND DESIGN Christos Sakellariou
EDIT Stavros Symeonidis
ACTORS Argyris Xafis, Stefania Kalomoiri, XarisMarkou, Nicholas Vlachakis, Mary Maragoudaki, Laertes Malkotsis, Samuel Akinola, Stefania Aivalaki
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Paul is a veteran rock musician. His daughter, Anna is secretly a phone-sex worker. Drugs, alcohol, sex, ephemeral relationships, meaningless lives, rock n’ roll: an allegorical reflection of Athens today, and a raw depiction of a family drama between father and daughter. Two hopeless people, two common lives, countless clouds.


HANSEL

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DURATION17’
YEAR2020
WRITER & DIRECTORVivian Papageorgiou
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYThrassyvoulos Mitaftsis
SOUND DESIGNValia Tserou
EDITMaria Kounavi
MUSICKonstantinos Chaliasas
PRODUCTION DESIGNKonstantinos Papageorgiou
COSTUMESMagda Kaloriti
ACTORAndromachi Makridou, Aggelos Karaminas, Nestoras Kopsidas
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A young boy is trapped in a Gingerbread House which underneath hides a gloomy world, while his mother is desperately trying to find the gate that will take him out of there.


BUTTERFLY


DURATION10'
YEAR2019
WRITER & DIRECTOR Lazarus Lazarides
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYFan Chao Meng , Lazarus Lazarides
SOUND DESIGNAdriana Norat
EDITNikos Apostolopoulos
ACTORSWesli Spencer, Maya Jasmin Szost, Daniela Tolmazin, Jose Ignasio Gomez
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A repressed person confronts his internal struggle as it bleeds through into his public persona creating a collision amongst external social norms, suppressed identity, and the surrealistic worlds of a distressed psyche.


MILKYWAY


DURATION 12’
YEAR2020
WRITER & DIRECTOR Lefteris Giannakoudakis
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY Dimitris Manioros
SOUND DESIGNGeorge Siekris
EDIT Michael Alexakis
MUSICGiannisVardas
ACTORSNikolakis Zegkinoglou, Felis Topi
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In the starless night a young man steals a car that stops outside a drug store. In the back seat there is a young woman covered with a white sheet. Together they take a drive that leads them all the way to the MILKYWAY.


THE PARROT LADY


DURATION7’
YEAR2020
DIRECTORMichalis Kalopaidis
WRITERGeorgia Bloo Nikolaou
ART DIRECTORConstantinos Hadjidemetri
SOUND DESIGNAndreas Trachonitis
MUSICEleni Era
ANIMATION Andria Pourouti, Eleni Catharine Demetriou, Demetra Ntakaki, Maria Savva, Lydia Huijbregts Jaen, Mara Ungureanu, Rafael Kallistratou, Michalis Kontonikola, Rafael Englezos, Kostis Kyriakou, Stavros Christoforou, Mari Kask, Alexandros Kimonides, ThanosGiouvanoudis
NARRATIONMarina Mandri
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The parrot lady' is inspired by a true story. The film works as an artistic interpretation of a woman's life who chose to live on the streets with her parrots, afraid of dying alone in her home.



THAT NIGHT


DURATION13'
YAER2020
WRITER & DIRECTORKonstantinos Gourgiotis
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYMike Kalidonis
SOUND DESIGNChristos Sakellariou
EDITKonstantinos Gourgiotis
ACTORS Vicky Maidanoglou, George Leontakianakos, Foivos Imellos (Stunts)
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A 20-year-old girl lives alone in a huge isolated log house in the woods. During a cold winter night, she noticesa stranger man prowling in her garden. She realizes that he wants to invade her house. The fear for her survivalescalates. Her life is now under threat. The fear and adrenaline drive her to the edge and turn her into her ownworst fears.


PASIPHAE


DURATION8’
YEAR2020
DIRECTORVasilis Stavropoulos
WRITERPanos Katsimberis
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYPanayiota Lambraki
SOUND DESIGNKonstantinos Papadopoulos
EDITNiki Fountoradaki
ACTORSViriaFunt , Dimitris Katsimiris, Panos Katsimberis
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One day at work for young Pasiphae, a postmodern version of Minoan goddess in a cynical and gangster world.


MARIE


DURATION 17'
YEAR2019
WRITER & DIRECTORPanayotis Kravvaris
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYIvan Vountidis
SOUND DESIGNDimitris Kamarotos
EDIT Manthos G. Sardis
ACTORSKonstantinos Gogoulos, Marie Kanama
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A young lonely student moves into a cheap terrace room in downtown Athens. Marie, a young African woman lives in the same building, and in the eyes of the young man she represents everything he hates: she’s lazy, vulgar, stupid, foreigner. The more reasons he finds to hate her, the more attracted he gets to her confident and carefree manners. When Marie finds herself in a dangerous situation, the young man faces the dilemma whether to act or remain an observer.


IN THE ROOM


DURATION14'
YEAR2019
WRITER & DIRECTOR Yeorgia M. Sotirchou
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY Yorgos Frentzos
SOUNDPanagiotis Papagiannopoulos
EDITVaggelisKatsaros
ACTORSGiorgosArmenis, RomannaLobach, SerafitaGrigoriadou
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When god is absent, someone has to take his place. In a modern day urban environment, three characters come together: an old ill man, the young woman who looks after him and his unemployed middle-aged daughter, all face the fine line that separates ethics and freewill.


PREMIER AMOUR


DURATION15'
YEAR2020
WRITER & DIRECTORHaris Raftogiannis
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYYannis Kanakis
SOUND DESIGNKostas Koutelidakis
EDITNikos Vavouris
ACTORSKostas Koroneos, VangelioAndreadaki
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Two lonelies meet for the first time.

Their dogs interact.

Perhaps they do, too.



VIOLETTA


DURATION 15'
YEAR2019
WRITER & DIRECTORFivos Imellos
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYMichael Kalidonis
MUSIC Alexandros Rumeliotis
SOUND DESIGNChristos Sakellariou
EDITPanagiotis Pelekis
ACTORSArgyris Xafis, Elsa Lekakou
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After the sudden death of Violetta's mother, her father is looking for a way to renew their relationship. But he will face the powerful character of Violetta, and his own mistakes of the past.


POSTCARDS FROM HELLINIKON


DURATION23'
YEAR2020
WRITER & DIRECTORAphroditi Katerinopoulou
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY Pavlos Mavrikidis
SOUND DESIGNChris Maragoudakis
EDITDanae Katinou
ACTORSAlexandros Zacharis, Sotiris Tsakomidis, Thalia Stamatelou, Konstantina Daouti, Errikos Miliaris, Danae Loukaki, PanosKammenos, Alexandros Konstantinidis, Katerina Alexopoulou, FivosSymeonidis
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Slices of life at the Former Athens Hellinikon Airport, before the casino is built. A couple in a car at night, a grandma peels green beans, two gravediggers pass by; people seemingly unconnected. Among them, a little boy, whose toy airplane gets stuck at a huge palm-tree. He‘ll do anything to get it back.


CHIMERA


DURATION9'
YEAR2019
WRITER & DIRECTORMelina Loykanidou
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYKonstantinos Giannakopoulos
SOUND DESIGNEnes Ahmet Kehaya
SOUNDChrysanthi Zografou
EDITKonstantinos Giannakopoulos
ACTORSNatasha Rumyantseva, Dimitris Kapetanios
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The Girl (creator) follows her mature self, her simulation, in a walking misty, hallucinatory. The hesitation and the cowardice itself keep it in the unfinished journey. She senses her escape, she realizes it, in this unfinished journey.


BAROQUE


DURATION 8'
YEAR2019
WRITER & DIRECTORChrysa Koutrakou
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYPeggy Zouti
SOUNDDESIGNChristos Sakellariou
EDITPeggy Zouti
ACTORSEfthalia Papacosta, Apostolos Kamitsakis, Alexandros Papaioannou , Stratis Dalagiorgos , Chrysanthi Theodosi
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Mairi and Vasilis meet in a waiting room. As they wait, love strikes and art plays a huge role in their relationship. In a film that starts as a comedy about love and ends as a documentary about relationships, art will show its real impact in life.


UNDER


DURATION19'
YEAR2020
WRITER & DIRECTORVangelis Bekas
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYStephanos Pappas
SOUND DESIGNStelios Giannoulakis
EDITVangelis Bekas
ACTORS Christos Thanos, EleanaStravodimou, Antonis Tsiotsiopoulos, TasosRaptis
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A ragman meets a mysterious young woman living under a bridge. His attempt to save her appears as a chance to escape from the underworld of his memory reflected in the dark side of Athens.


IMMF 2020 : The fifteen films

In times of changes, we must stay connected with our constants and close to ways of creativity. For its 10th year edition, the Micro μ Festival team with great pleasure announces the fifteen selected films for the competition section of IMMF2020. At the end of November, these 15 films will ask for audience preference by vote after the simultaneously screening at 10 cities.

The fifteen short films that are selected in the competition section of Micro μ Festival were chosen among 200 and more participations. The aforementioned fact, makes it already a first win in the competition.

The short films which will be screened “live” if the physical presence will be allowed due to COVID19 or through a web platform at IMMF2020 are (alphabetical):

1. “Baroque” by Chrysa Koutrakou

2. “Butterfly” by Lazarus Lazarides

3. “Chimera” by Melina Loukanidou

4. “Cloud” by Michael Demetrius

5. “Hansel” by Vivian Papageorgiou

6. “In the room” by Yeorgia M. Sotirchou

7. “Marie” by Panayotis Kravvaris

8. “Milkyway” by Lefteris Giannakoudakis

9. “Pasiphae” by Vasilis Stavropoulos

10. “Postcards from Hellinikon” by Aphroditi Katerinopoulou

11. “Premier Amour” by Haris Raftogiannis

12. “That night” by Konstantinos Gourgiotis

13. “The Parrot lady” by Michalis Kalopaidis

14. «“Under” by Vangelis Bekas

15. “Violetta” by Fivos Imellos

We warmly thank all of the creators that submitted their work to IMMF2020 and the members of our jury (Dimitra Dermitzaki – Director Evi Koliouli – Actress, Katerina Sidiropoulou – Journalist/ Film Reviewer and Simo Kyparissopoulo – Founder and Director of the Festival) for handling the hard work of making the final selection.


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