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
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||OrestisPsomopoulos|
|SOUND DESIGN||Alexis Psyllas, Thodoros Kyrloglou|
|ACTORS||Elena Viseri, Maria Tsima , LefterisTektonidis , Petros Papazisis , Panagiotis Papaioannou, Sampson Fytros, Dimitris Naziris, PanosDelinikopoulos|
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
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Matteo Pizzocaro|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Costas Chronopoulos Nilsen|
|SOUND DESIGN||Lefteris Douros|
|EDIT||Matteo Pizzocaro, Massimo Pizzocaro|
|ΗΘΟΠΟΙΟΙ||Nefeli Kouri, Georgina Liossi, MelachrinosVelentzas, George Drivas|
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
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Michalis Mathioudakis|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Dimitris Manioros|
|SOUND DESIGN||Panagiotis Papagiannopoulos|
|ACTORS||Thanasis Zeritis, Lydia Fotopoulou, Manolis Mavromatakis|
In a small greek island, Prokopis is the only employee of the local airport.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Vasileios Kalamakis|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Yiannis Simos|
|SOUND DESIGN||Christos Papadopoulos|
|ACTORS||Yorgos Pyrpassopoulos,Yorgos Makris, Dimitris Kapetanakos, StratisDalagiorgos|
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
|WRITER &DIRECTOR||Danai Epithymiadi|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||GiorgosChrisafakis|
|SOUND DESIGN||Panagiotis Delinikolas|
|ACTORS||MarianthiPantelopoulou, Danai Epithymiadi (voice over)|
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.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Thanos Liberopoulos|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Yuri Charitidis|
|SOUND DESIGN||Christos Sakellariou, Stelios Koupetoris|
|ACTORS||Konstantina Alexandratou, Marisha Triantafyllidou, VagelisEvangelinos, IoannaMitsiali|
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.
|DIRECTORS||Zina Papadopoulou, Petros Papadopoulos|
|WRITERS||Zina Papadopoulou, Grigoris Grigoropoulos|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Christos Douros|
|SOUND DESIGN||Grigoris Grigoropoulos|
|ACTORS||Thanos Lekkas, Kitty Paitazoglou|
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.
|DIRECTOR||Anthony Morgan Κωνσταντουδάκης|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Μαρία Ραπτάκη|
|ACTORS||Λένα Παπαληγούρα, Ιωάννης Παπαζήσης, Λίνα Φούντογλου, Χρήστος Ντόβας, Γεωργία Μαυρογιώργη, Ειρήνη Μελά, Κατερίνα Κανάκη|
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
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Ramon Malapetsas|
|SOUND RECORDIST||Christos Papadopoulos|
|EDIT||Lili Kontodima, KirineosPapadimatos|
|ORIGINAL MUSIC - SOUND DESIGN||Elias Kourtparasidis|
|SET DESIGNER-COSTUME DESIGNER||Maria Karathanou|
|ACTORS||Markos Vamvakaris, Vasilis Bisbikis, Kostas Xikominos, George Stavrianos, Phaedra Soutoy, Stelios Dimopoulos, IliasKounelas, Vasilis Oikonomou, Konstantinos Loukas|
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.
|WRITER &DIRECTOR||Dimitris Zapatinas|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Nathanail Nathanailoglou|
|SOUND DESIGN||Antonis Karagiannis, Marios, Niamonitakis|
|ACTORS||Petros Lagoutis, DinosSoutis, Renos Charalambides, Jenny Diagoupi, PanagiotaVitetzaki, Giannis Bostantzoglou|
When a man learns that his beloved granfather has a few days to live ,he sets out to fulfill his life long dream...
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Vassilis Klotsotiras|
|SET/COSTUME DESIGNER||Natassa Papastergiou|
|ACTORS||Yorgos Karamihos, Angeliki Pardalidou|
One couple. A special night. Dinner. Wine. Will the night turn out as they imagined?
LOST & FOUND
|WRITER &DIRECTOR||Vivian Papageorgiou|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||GiorgosMelissaropoulos|
|SOUND DESIGN||Valia Tsirou|
|SOUND MIX||Kostas Varypompiotis|
|EDIT||Giorgos Melissaropoulos, Ioannis Melahris|
|ACTORS||Nestoras Kopsidas, Andromachie Makridou|
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.
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Pavlos Mavrikidis|
|SOUND DESIGN||Anthony Karagiannis, Alexandros Sotiropoulos|
|ACTORS||Betty Arvaniti, SmaragdaSmyrnaiou, Natasa Exintaveloni, Konstantinos Bibis|
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?
|WRITERS||Dimosthenis Papamarkos, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Michael Paleodimos|
|SOUND DESIGN||Panagiotis Delinikolas, Leandros Ntounis|
|ACTORS||Giorgos Kissandrakis, Kimon Kouris, Maria Skoula|
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.
|WRITER &DIRECTOR||Alexis Koukias-Pantelis|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Davor Marenjak|
|SOUND DESIGN||Panagiotis Papagiannopoulos|
|ACTORS||Iro Pouli, Thanassis Petropoulos, Elina Mantidi, Giannis Tsortekis, Giannis Charitidis, Makis Papadimitriou, Eleana Kafkala, Georgia Theodoropoulou, Thanasis Zeritis, Eleni Karageorgi|
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:
- «At The Airport» by Michalis Mathioudakis.
- «The Student» by Vasilis Kalamakis.
- «All the Time In The World» by Danae Epithymiades.
- «Iskioma» by Kostas Germpinis.
- The films tied for fifth place
«Just A Thought» by Matteo Pizzocaro
«Jackpot» by Dimitris Zapatinas
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. , .