10 years of Micro μ :IMμF 2020
On Sunday 29/11 the IMΜF 2020 has ended. The 10th Micro μ Festival didn’t take place physically this year but the participation of 50 different Greek cities on the online voting process made it as the most massive participation of all till today. This year’s online home theatre fill us with optimism that short films of Greek Film industry may impact people from end to end of our country.
The Festival climaxed with the Greek Competition Section which was screened online on Saturday and the online voting of the audience decided the final five most favorite films.
“Favorite film” of Micro μFestival 2020 was “Cloud” by Michael Dimitrius which had the highest score on voting. The film which describes the mixed up lives with drugs and ephemeral relationships of a father and a daughter through an allegoric reflection of modern Athens but also an everyday family drama, touched the festival’s audience from all over Greece.
Second place won “Milkway” by LefterisGiannakoudakis, a film that the Greek audience also showed its preference.
Regarding the number of votes, the rest three films that complete the five most favorite films of this year are:
3rd “That night” by Konstantinos Gourgiotis
4th “The parrot lady” by Michalis Kalopaidis
5th “Hansel” by Vivian Papageorgiou
The awards of the selection committee of IMMF2020 are:
Direction award: Vivian Papageorgiou for her film “Hansel”
Screenwritting award: PanayotisKravvaris for his film “Marie”
Best Male Actor award: Kostas Koroneos (Premier Amour)
Best Female Actress award: Elsa Lekakou (Violetta)
See you on cinemas!
IMMF 2020 : The Films
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Michael Dimitrius|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Antonis Kounellas|
|SOUND DESIGN||Christos Sakellariou|
|ACTORS||Argyris Xafis, Stefania Kalomoiri, XarisMarkou, Nicholas Vlachakis, Mary Maragoudaki, Laertes Malkotsis, Samuel Akinola, Stefania Aivalaki|
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.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Vivian Papageorgiou|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Thrassyvoulos Mitaftsis|
|SOUND DESIGN||Valia Tserou|
|PRODUCTION DESIGN||Konstantinos Papageorgiou|
|ACTOR||Andromachi Makridou, Aggelos Karaminas, Nestoras Kopsidas|
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.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Lazarus Lazarides|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Fan Chao Meng , Lazarus Lazarides|
|SOUND DESIGN||Adriana Norat|
|ACTORS||Wesli Spencer, Maya Jasmin Szost, Daniela Tolmazin, Jose Ignasio Gomez|
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.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Lefteris Giannakoudakis|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Dimitris Manioros|
|SOUND DESIGN||George Siekris|
|ACTORS||Nikolakis Zegkinoglou, Felis Topi|
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
|WRITER||Georgia Bloo Nikolaou|
|ART DIRECTOR||Constantinos Hadjidemetri|
|SOUND DESIGN||Andreas Trachonitis|
|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|
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.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Konstantinos Gourgiotis|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Mike Kalidonis|
|SOUND DESIGN||Christos Sakellariou|
|ACTORS||Vicky Maidanoglou, George Leontakianakos, Foivos Imellos (Stunts)|
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.
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Panayiota Lambraki|
|SOUND DESIGN||Konstantinos Papadopoulos|
|ACTORS||ViriaFunt , Dimitris Katsimiris, Panos Katsimberis|
One day at work for young Pasiphae, a postmodern version of Minoan goddess in a cynical and gangster world.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Panayotis Kravvaris|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Ivan Vountidis|
|SOUND DESIGN||Dimitris Kamarotos|
|EDIT||Manthos G. Sardis|
|ACTORS||Konstantinos Gogoulos, Marie Kanama|
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
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Yeorgia M. Sotirchou|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Yorgos Frentzos|
|ACTORS||GiorgosArmenis, RomannaLobach, SerafitaGrigoriadou|
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.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Haris Raftogiannis|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Yannis Kanakis|
|SOUND DESIGN||Kostas Koutelidakis|
|ACTORS||Kostas Koroneos, VangelioAndreadaki|
Two lonelies meet for the first time.
Their dogs interact.
Perhaps they do, too.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Fivos Imellos|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Michael Kalidonis|
|SOUND DESIGN||Christos Sakellariou|
|ACTORS||Argyris Xafis, Elsa Lekakou|
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
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Aphroditi Katerinopoulou|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Pavlos Mavrikidis|
|SOUND DESIGN||Chris Maragoudakis|
|ACTORS||Alexandros Zacharis, Sotiris Tsakomidis, Thalia Stamatelou, Konstantina Daouti, Errikos Miliaris, Danae Loukaki, PanosKammenos, Alexandros Konstantinidis, Katerina Alexopoulou, FivosSymeonidis|
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.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Melina Loykanidou|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Konstantinos Giannakopoulos|
|SOUND DESIGN||Enes Ahmet Kehaya|
|ACTORS||Natasha Rumyantseva, Dimitris Kapetanios|
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.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Chrysa Koutrakou|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Peggy Zouti|
|ACTORS||Efthalia Papacosta, Apostolos Kamitsakis, Alexandros Papaioannou , Stratis Dalagiorgos , Chrysanthi Theodosi|
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.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Vangelis Bekas|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Stephanos Pappas|
|SOUND DESIGN||Stelios Giannoulakis|
|ACTORS||Christos Thanos, EleanaStravodimou, Antonis Tsiotsiopoulos, TasosRaptis|
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.
The filmmaker of the winner film will earn the right for free rental rights for equipment and post production services, worth 1000 € from RGB studios for his/her next production
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.