6th MICRO μ FESTIVAL 2016
The 6th MICROμ has its birthday...
The sixth yearly celebration of "Short" films belongs to history. The venues at the 12 cities of our network after the live connections has turned off their lights on early Sunday morning, refreshing their date with the audience for next year.
Winner was the "beloved" short film "Birthday" by Dimitris Katsimiris, which was selected as first by the audience in almost all cities.
The film describes the birthday of a young boy with cerebral palsy who waits with his mother at their home, his uncle in order to celebrate his 22nd birthday.
The arrival of his uncle though, with his new girlfriend, disrupt the family and creates an unbearable atmosphere. The flowless direction of Dimitris Katsimris as well as the excellent performances of the actors (Thomas Havianidis, Arietta Moutousi, Ilias Valasis, Chrisothemis Amanatidis) were able to touch everyone's souls and offer the first place to the film.
The director and the cast received their award in Athens at Chitirio hand by hand from the founder of the festival , Simos Kyparissopoulos.
A MOMENT WITHOUT FEAR
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Pavlos Didaskalou|
|ACTORS||Mihalis Theodoridis, Konstantina Tsiapou, Dimitris Lolis, Konstantina Tsayianni, Hara Aidoni, Periklis Hoursoglou|
Antonis passes from the gap of unsatisfied love to the realization that what he asks is more than random moments with Ioli. He is confronting his fears and the biggest of them which.
|WRITERS||Kalli Zifou, Luigi Lanzoni|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Luigi Lanzoni|
|ΜUSIC||Emmanouil Zifos, Kalli Zifou|
|EDIT||Kalli Zifou, Luigi Lanzoni|
|ACTORS||Vladislav Ilic, Sabrina Habib|
|VOICE OVER||Amer Masri, Ameena Abdulrahman|
We are watching a couple from Syria during their last moments together since they don’t have enough money in order to search both for a shelter away form their countries.
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Thrasivoulos Mitaftsis|
|ACTORS||Andromachi Makridou, Panagiotis Zacharopoulos, Dimitris Vouzas|
In a small isolated village, a teacher is hired in a strange school. Her subjective time differs from the one at the school. Students and teachers trap her progressively to their own “dead” time with his own rules. Faintly, are built around her no escape walls.
MANUEL DU MORT
|WRITER||Mirsini Charikleous, Ioanna Lemoni, Lidia Liapi, Anastasia Palisidou|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Nikos Koulatzoglou|
|ACTORS||Spiros Kourakis, Aggelos Petinaris, Renatos Vasilakis, Irini Boura, Danai Kalantzi, Lidia Liapi, Fani Pozidi|
Two siblings invite their friends in a two day trip, as they were searching the house they inherited from their grandfather. There they will meet two sisters who were connected with the history of the house and they will convert their trip into nightmare.
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Yiorgos Kokkalis|
|ACTORS||Lena Drosaki, Meletis Ilias|
An unexpected meeting of two ex lovers that are separated by a 5 cm wood. The silence of the man creates doubts to Ilektra. Is it Petros behind the door or is this a mind game? Ilektra’s feelings overflows and lead her to the only way, the confession. What is harder? The secret? or the question mark?
A man, Petros and a woma, Ilektra meet and live an ideal relationship, until one day Petros disappears unexpectedly. The unanswered questions, leads Ilektra to searching the redemption from the relationship that keeps her emotionally “trapped”. This is a film abut love without limits and logic.
|DIRECTION of PHOTOGRAPHY||Pavlos Stamatis|
|EDIT||Nikos Tsemperopoulos, Nikos Vavouris, Simone Nesti|
|ACTORS||Steven Motrimer, Aggeliki Vlachou, Keith Eyles|
Simon stays in London all alone, away from his family. Some nights of the month he visits his “online” friends.
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Antonis Kounellas|
|ACTORS||Christina Korovila, Dimitris Imellos|
Yelena narrates a story of an Ukranian immigrant in Athens of the present, who works as a house maid, with only purpose to sent money to her only child, back to Ukraine. The film concentrates in one specific day of her life, that Yelena’s limits will be tested and she will have to make some very important decisions.
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Antonis Kounellas|
|EDIT||Yiorgos Alexiou, Athanasios Milonopoulos|
|ACTORS||Drosos Skotis, Konstantinos Karvouniaris, Eftixia Yiakoumi, Alexandros Vitsas, Artemis Dourou, Ioanna Simati|
A thief tries to steal someone’s bag. Can an action like this change his life?
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Vasilis Stavropoulos|
|ACTORS||Arieta Moutousi, Ilias Valasis, Chrisothemis Amanatidi, Thomas Chavianidis|
Marios, a young boy with cerebral palsy, waits with his mother at their home, his uncle in order to celebrate his 22nd birthday. The arrival of his uncle with his new girlfriend will disrupt the family and create an unbearable atmosphere.
A WOODEN FLUTE
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Ιvan Vountidis|
|ACTORS||Petros Florakis, Aggeliki Papathemeli|
On afternoon in the yard of the house, a young boy will blow once again his wooden flute ignoring the restriction of his mother who she only wants him to study his lessons. He will then understand that music is the only thing that interests him.
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Christos Tsiakiris|
|ACTORS||Alexandros Yiannou, Eleni Apostolopoulou, Christina Tsafou, Christos Zachariadis, Michail Mavromoustakos|
The film discusses issues as : consumerism, Social media , technology as dominant. The hero of the film is literally closed into his house. He lives in a digital daily life, and in the end he has to face a dilemma.
THE KEY CUTTER
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Yiannis Papanastasopoulos|
|ΜUSIC||Igor Dvorkin, Duncan Pittock, Ellie Kidd|
|ACTORS||Yiorgos Arachovitis, Kostas Nikouli, Michalis Avratoglou|
A wretch key cutter, who didn’t have work, confronts a client who is locked outside his house and needs his help shortly. While going to help, the key cutter finds himself in trouble with lots of weird situations.
|WRITER||Manolis Leventelis, Yiorgos Igglezakis|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Yiorgos Pantazis|
|ΜUSIC||Μichalis Papadakis, Vaggelis Yiannitsoudakis|
|ACTORS||Yiannis Stankoglou, Dimitris Kalogerakis, Yiorgos Alachouzos, Aggeliki Kournidaki, Romina Garofalo, Taxiarhoula Leventeli|
the thoughts of a man, when he has 8 seconds left before dying.
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Pantelis Efthimiadis, Tasos Zoidis|
|ΜUSIC||Varea & Anthigieina|
|ACTORS||Dimitris Kontos, Myrto Konstantinidou, Dimitris Chatzopoulos, Dimosthenis Sioulas|
The last desperate tries of three men to breath in to spaces full of depression and wrinkles.
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Yiannis Zafeiris|
|ACTORS||Kostas Laskos, Vasiliki Bogri|
An old man, who has lost his wife, finds ways in order to have her again by his side.