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IMMF 2021

Back to the Cinemas.. packed as an "Airport" ..!

After four delightful cinema days, the Micro μ 2021, that was launched on Thursday from Thessaloniki ended on Sunday night at Athens and Xanthi.

The highlight of IMMF 2021, the fifteen short film contest section, was screened on Saturday night in 9 cities of the festival’s network. The screening of the films was followed by the audience voting and live broadcastings between the cities for the announcement of the winners.

The audience in Athens. Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Patra, Rethymno, Veria, Xanthi, Ptolemaida and Paris voted for the "Airport" by Michalis Mathioudakis, as its "Favorite film".

The film "At The Airport" got the highest score and the amount of 1,000 € sponsored by IMMF 2021 and a prize of equipment rental and Post production services equivalent to 1,000 € for the director’s next production, offered by RGB studios.

The film describes life in a small Greek island through the eyes of Prokopis, the only employee of the island's airport. The leading role is performed by Thanasis Zeritis and the other two roles are performed by Lydia Fotopoulou and Manolis Mavromatakis. The film's director of Photography is Dimitris Manioros.

The second 'Favorite Film" of the IMMFs 2021 audience is the film " The Student" by Vasilis Kalamakis who got a kit of a mirrorless camera Nikon Z 50 + 16-50mm VR, offered by D&I Damkalidis S.A.

The third winner was the film "All the Time In The World" by Danae Epithymiades who got the third prize, DCP mastering services, equivalent to 500 euros, offered by VIDEOPRESS.

In the fourth place audience voted for "Iskioma" a film by Kostas Germpinis and the fifth place is shared between "Just A Thought" by Matteo Pizzocaro and "Jackpot" by Dimitris Zapatinas.

Another tie occurred in the first place of the Student Section where the final ranking changed on Saturday evening when the online voting results were added to the scores.

The Favorite short films of the Student Section of International Micro μFestival 2021 are:

«Small Talk With The Bad Man» by Nikos Kolioukos &Meni Tsilianidou

&

«Cyber -ex» by Antigoni Mpitsikokou

The rest ¨Favorite¨ films of the Student Section are:

“Radionofaki” by Orestis Rouskas

“Frames” by Alexandros Lagadinos

“Wasted Milk” by Alkiviadis Papadopoulos &Katerina Adamidou

The International Section was held once more the last day of the Festival and Micro μ Festival team thanked all of the participants and audience for their energy and their presence by rescheduling our yearly date for next year.

IMMF 2021 : The Films

NORMAL


DURATION 20’
YEAR2020
DIRECTOR Nikos Gkoulios
WRITERCollective Writing
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYOrestisPsomopoulos
SOUND DESIGNAlexis Psyllas, Thodoros Kyrloglou
EDIT Konstantinos Giannakopoulos
ACTORS Elena Viseri, Maria Tsima , LefterisTektonidis , Petros Papazisis , Panagiotis Papaioannou, Sampson Fytros, Dimitris Naziris, PanosDelinikopoulos
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Infuriated by the continuous bell toll of a nearby church, a young lady charges at the temple and triggers the reaction of a female faithful christian. Three authority figures, representatives of three competent institutional bodies, come along to claim the exclusive management of the incident in their own terms.


JUST A THOUGHT


DURATION15’
YEAR2021
WRITER & DIRECTOR Matteo Pizzocaro
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY Costas Chronopoulos Nilsen
SOUND DESIGN Lefteris Douros
EDITMatteo Pizzocaro, Massimo Pizzocaro
ΗΘΟΠΟΙΟΙ Nefeli Kouri, Georgina Liossi, MelachrinosVelentzas, George Drivas
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Anna is waiting in a hospital hall. She is excited but also troubled. Her brother just woke up from an 11-month coma and she has to tell him that she has fallen in love with Sofia, his fiancée. Suddenly nothing makes sense anymore. Could just a thought give away her secret?


AT THE AIRPORT


DURATION22’ 30"
YEAR2021
WRITER & DIRECTOR Michalis Mathioudakis
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYDimitris Manioros
SOUND DESIGNPanagiotis Papagiannopoulos
EDIT Yorgos Tsirogiannis
ACTORS Thanasis Zeritis, Lydia Fotopoulou, Manolis Mavromatakis
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In a small greek island, Prokopis is the only employee of the local airport.


THE STUDENT


DURATION8'
YEAR2021
WRITER & DIRECTORVasileios Kalamakis
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYYiannis Simos
SOUND DESIGN Christos Papadopoulos
EDIT Yorgos Ktistakis
ACTORS Yorgos Pyrpassopoulos,Yorgos Makris, Dimitris Kapetanakos, StratisDalagiorgos
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In November 1973, there was a 3 days demonstration against the Greek Dictatorship. It all ended when the military involved by breaking down the gate of the Polytechnic University of Athens. We follow the final minutes of the crew of the armored tank that broke in the University, ending the uprising against the regime.


ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD


DURATION7'30’’
YEAR2021
WRITER &DIRECTORDanai Epithymiadi
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY GiorgosChrisafakis
SOUND DESIGN Panagiotis Delinikolas
EDIT GiorgosChrisafakis
ACTORS MarianthiPantelopoulou, Danai Epithymiadi (voice over)
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SYNOPSIS

Your skin has grown scales. You keep your eyes almost always shut. I imagine you do it on purpose. If you opened them, we would need to say something. I think that if I could throw you into the sea you would become a fish.


BEAUTY


DURATION20’
YEAR2021
WRITER & DIRECTOR Thanos Liberopoulos
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYYuri Charitidis
SOUND DESIGNChristos Sakellariou, Stelios Koupetoris
EDIT Thanos Liberopoulos
ACTORS Konstantina Alexandratou, Marisha Triantafyllidou, VagelisEvangelinos, IoannaMitsiali
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SYNOPSIS

Callie, an unemployed young woman living with her controlling mother, is looking fora way out through the glittery yet cruel YouTube beauté universe. She will go beyond her limits to please her handful of subscribers while keeping up a smiling face and maintaining a perfect image.


SPLIT APART


DURATION13’
YEAR2020
DIRECTORS Zina Papadopoulou, Petros Papadopoulos
WRITERS Zina Papadopoulou, Grigoris Grigoropoulos
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY Christos Douros
SOUND DESIGN Grigoris Grigoropoulos
EDIT Zina Papadopoulou
ACTORS Thanos Lekkas, Kitty Paitazoglou
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SYNOPSIS

In a single – tone, vertical city, a lonely man. He stands out as he stands out from his selves. Divided, split. Trying to fit in, to synchronize.


WOLVES


DURATION8'
YEAR2021
DIRECTOR Anthony Morgan Κωνσταντουδάκης
WRITERΒανέσσα Αδαμοπούλου
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYΜαρία Ραπτάκη
SOUNDΆρης Παυλίδης
EDITΝίκος Αράπογλου
ACTORSΛένα Παπαληγούρα, Ιωάννης Παπαζήσης, Λίνα Φούντογλου, Χρήστος Ντόβας, Γεωργία Μαυρογιώργη, Ειρήνη Μελά, Κατερίνα Κανάκη
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Ένα κυριακάτικο γεύμα στο σπίτι της γιαγιάς. Η ιερή ελληνική οικογένεια κάμπτεται κάτω από ένα αβάσταχτο βάρος. Πόσα πράγματα μπορούμε να αγνοήσουμε σχετικά με τα μέλη της οικογένειας μας; Πόσες λέξεις πνίγονται πριν καν ειπωθούν; Τα αγαπημένα μας οικογενειακά γεύματα ξεκινούν την αντίστροφη μέτρηση.


TAKE IT AND END IT


DURATION20’
YEAR2020
WRITER &DIRECTOR KirineosPapadimatos
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYRamon Malapetsas
SOUND RECORDISTChristos Papadopoulos
COMPOSITING-VFX DinosVamvakousis
EDIT Lili Kontodima, KirineosPapadimatos
ORIGINAL MUSIC - SOUND DESIGNElias Kourtparasidis
SET DESIGNER-COSTUME DESIGNER Maria Karathanou
MOVEMENT COACHING PhaedraSoutou
ACTORS Markos Vamvakaris, Vasilis Bisbikis, Kostas Xikominos, George Stavrianos, Phaedra Soutoy, Stelios Dimopoulos, IliasKounelas, Vasilis Oikonomou, Konstantinos Loukas
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A veal has to be slaughtered by a butcher. But this veal is different than the others. It’s his ‘child’. The moment he decides to refuse the slaughter, he will be left only with the inspiration he gets from his art, his bouzouki, the only thing left for him in the future anyway.


JACKPOT


DURATION25΄
YEAR2021
WRITER &DIRECTOR Dimitris Zapatinas
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYNathanail Nathanailoglou
SOUND DESIGN Antonis Karagiannis, Marios, Niamonitakis
EDITStelios Tsimbidis
ACTORS Petros Lagoutis, DinosSoutis, Renos Charalambides, Jenny Diagoupi, PanagiotaVitetzaki, Giannis Bostantzoglou
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When a man learns that his beloved granfather has a few days to live ,he sets out to fulfill his life long dream...


FLIK FLOK


DURATION14'
YEAR2021
WRITER &DIRECTOR AngelikiPardalidou
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYVassilis Klotsotiras
SOUND DESIGN GiorgosPapageorgiou
EDIT Lambis Haralambidis
MUSICAdam Siagas
SET/COSTUME DESIGNER Natassa Papastergiou
ACTORS Yorgos Karamihos, Angeliki Pardalidou
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SYNOPSIS

One couple. A special night. Dinner. Wine. Will the night turn out as they imagined?


LOST & FOUND


DURATION9'
YEAR2021
WRITER &DIRECTOR Vivian Papageorgiou
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYGiorgosMelissaropoulos
SOUND DESIGNValia Tsirou
SOUND MIX Kostas Varypompiotis
EDITGiorgos Melissaropoulos, Ioannis Melahris
ACTORSNestoras Kopsidas, Andromachie Makridou
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SYNOPSIS

A suitcase is ready for a new trip with its owner but isn’t exactly happy for that. It wants to travel alone and be free so is trying to convince the other suitcases for a revolution, but no one is willing to do so. The suitcase meets her soul mate and after a mess up in the airport they manage to escape this golden cage and live free and happy ever after.


THE SAINT


DURATION15' 30"
YEAR2021
DIRECTOR Vasilis Stavropoulos
WRITERDimitris Sinopoulos
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYPavlos Mavrikidis
SOUND DESIGN Anthony Karagiannis, Alexandros Sotiropoulos
EDITVasilis Stavropoulos
ACTORS Betty Arvaniti, SmaragdaSmyrnaiou, Natasa Exintaveloni, Konstantinos Bibis
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SYNOPSIS

Domna, a distinguished poet and academic, as she approaches 85, comes closer to her biggest dream. She is nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. At the same time, her grandson George is expecting twins. When his life is in danger, Domna will once again address her beloved "Saint". Isitpossible for prayertobetwo-way?


ISKIOMA


DURATION15'
YEAR2020
DIRECTOR Kostas Gerampinis
WRITERSDimosthenis Papamarkos, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHYMichael Paleodimos
SOUND DESIGNPanagiotis Delinikolas, Leandros Ntounis
EDITChristos Giannakopoulos
ACTORS Giorgos Kissandrakis, Kimon Kouris, Maria Skoula
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A veterinarian is called in to treat a mysterious disease in a remote farm in Greece. He examines the first victim of this disease, a ram, but the precise nature of the affliction eludes him. Without a moment’s hesitation, he advises the owner of the farm to put down all his livestock as a precautionary measure and tells him that he will return in a few days with the lab results. A freak storm, though, forces him to spend the night at the farm.


IRO /he.roː/


DURATION15’
YEAR2020
WRITER &DIRECTORAlexis Koukias-Pantelis
DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY Davor Marenjak
SOUND DESIGNPanagiotis Papagiannopoulos
EDITNiki Malliotaki
ACTORS Iro Pouli, Thanassis Petropoulos, Elina Mantidi, Giannis Tsortekis, Giannis Charitidis, Makis Papadimitriou, Eleana Kafkala, Georgia Theodoropoulou, Thanasis Zeritis, Eleni Karageorgi
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Today is Tuesday but Iro is not at school. Instead, she is ready to set of on a Journey with her mom and a mysterious Superhero towards Lake Stymphalia.


The five favorite films of IMMF2021 were the following:


  1. «At The Airport» by Michalis Mathioudakis.
  2. «The Student» by Vasilis Kalamakis.
  3. «All the Time In The World» by Danae Epithymiades.
  4. «Iskioma» by Kostas Germpinis.
  5. The films tied for fifth place
  6. «Just A Thought» by Matteo Pizzocaro

    &

    «Jackpot» by Dimitris Zapatinas

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AWARDS


The filmmaker of the third in preference film will earn the right for DCP mastering services, worth 500 € from VIDEOPRESS S.A. , for his/her next production .


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 €


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 for his/her next production, and a Nikon camera worth more than 500 € from D & J DAMKALIDIS S.A. , .


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