4th MICRO μ FESTIVAL 2014
The audience voted against tolerance
The 4th Micro μ Festival was successfully completed last Sunday. The response was great in the seven cities that hosted the event, despite the adverse weather conditions in some of them. The audience in Athens, Thessaloniki, Chania, Ptolemaida, Rhodes, Corfu and Paris, after the three –hour presentation of the 15 films, voted "Free Will" by Antonis Sotiropoulos as the beloved film of this year.
"Free Will" discusses the major changes that the economic crisis caused in everyday life, with electronic trading being the most important. The film highlights the implications of this new reality, comparing the dramatic impact of people’s tolerance with "Mister Anthony" by Manos Hatzidakis.
The festival ended up with the award of the last year's winner, Natasha Xidi, and the award check of € 1,500 from the «RGB Studios» for the next production. In the end of the evening the organizer, Simos Kyparissopoulos, renewed the appointment for the next year by announcing some changes in the festival structure that deserve attention.
I AM WHAT I AM
|WRITER||Georgia Karapapazoglou, Christos Katsaris, Panos Spinthiropoulos|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Nika Lominatze|
|ACTORS||Othona Iliadi, Chrisantho Papadopoulo, Remi Mironi, John Simi, Georgia Karapapazoglou, Athina Metallidou, Panagiota Savvinidou, Foteini Savvinidou, Stella Zafeiriou, Eftixia Toptsi|
A coming of age story by the film club of the 1st vocational college of Kordelio.
|WRITER, DIRECTOR & EDITOR||Themis Katsimihas|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Petros Nousias|
|MUSIC||Dimitris Siampos, Dimitris Petrakis, Themis Katsimihas|
|ACTORS||Zoe Tounta, Labros Filippou, Thanos Chronis|
It doesn’t matter if someone knows you, if you don’t know who you are… A woman wakes up half naked in the middle of a street, having no recollection of who she is or how she got there. In the day that follows, through various encounters with her present and her past, she will have to face her inner demons.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Aristokratis Charatsaris|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY & EDITOR||Chania Film Lab|
|MUSIC||Ioannis Xenakis – Pithoprakta|
|ACTORS||Maria Sikioti, Afroditi Sovolou, Melina Kourti, Victoras Karousos, Sofia Siaga, Konstantinos Tzinas, Katerina Pappa|
Deciding on a change; deciding on stepping out of our inner self; deciding on a real existence and expression of emotions.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Dimitris Nakos, Amerissa Basta|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Yannis Fotou|
|ACTORS||Yorgos Kotanidis, Alkis Panagiotidis, Dimitris Piatas|
Two friends meet after a long time in order to travel to another’s friend village to attend his funeral. During their trip a series of unexpected situations come up, delaying them from reaching their destination and altering their perspective of themselves, of life and friendship.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Antonis Sotiropoulos|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Antonis Sotiropoulos|
|MUSIC & EDITOR||Antonis Sotiropoulos|
|ACTORS||Giorgos Hraniotis, Spiros Bibilas|
Athens, Greece, 2020. Europe's severe economic crisis resulted to serious changes in citizens' everyday life, the most important of all being the use of electronic transactions instead of money as we know it today.
|WRITER & DIRECTORS||Eli Kritharaki- Yianna Dellatolla|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Kirsten Tan|
|ACTORS||Ioanna Tsasta, Christos Alexandrou, Angelos Niakas, Electra Maminaki, Theodora Loukas|
A 30 year-old woman in Athens aspires to become an adult while everything around her prevents her from gaining independence.
I’LL TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND I’ LL TELL YOU
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Alexandros Chantzis|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Pantelis Mantzanas|
|MUSIC||Christos Chantzis (akafausgd)|
|ACTORS||Lazaros Vartanis, Vangelis Zlatintsis, Michail Ikonomou|
July, Athens. One day Christos, a mini-market owner, notices a strange man who wears a winter jacket despite all the heat. Who is he and why Christos seems so worried?
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Artemis Anastasiadou|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Irini Zevgoli|
|MUSIC||Monsieur Minimal, Christos Barbas|
|ACTORS||Helena Passou, Evangeli Fili, Maria Tsitroudi|
Mother Queen is throwing a party for her son's birthday. She tries to control everything and everybody. But things don't go as planned. A short surreal film about power,control and ridicule.
|WRITERS||Pavlos Methenitis, Kostas Gerampinis|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Giannis Georgiou|
|ACTORS||Pavlos Iordanopoulos, Maria Skoula, Nikolas Papagiannis, Mihalis Sarantis, Meletis Georgiadis, Flavius Neagu, Evgenia Deliali|
19-year-old Stefanos is a passionate conspiracy theorist who applies his global perspective to his older brother’s recent drugs-related death. In an attempt to release his suffering he seeks revenge on the man he blames for his loss and enters a world that defies him.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Fanis Topsachalidis|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Fanis Topsachalidis|
|ACTORS||Vasilis Papadopoulos, Rodi Papadopoulou, Nikos Kourou, Ilias Manis, Paris Kousis, Haris Efraimidis|
In Greece of the economic recession families lose their houses as they can't pay their loans to the banks.
A special day is coming for the hero, the day they are going to foreclose his house.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Dimitris Angelidis|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Odisseas Toulis|
|EDITOR||Kostas Akritidis, Odisseas Toulis|
|ACTORS||Leonidas Kalfagiannis, Sofia Manoli , Stelios Kalaitzis|
Sofia is a blind by birth woman in a long term relationship with a young man Leonidas. He wants to marry Sofia and have a family with her, which she will only accept if she manages to be cured.
|WRITER, DIRECTOR||Thelyia Petraki|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Jan Vogel|
|MUSIC||Marietta Fafouti, Themis Teloglou|
|ACTORS||Katerina Mavrogeorgi, Agapitos Mandalios, Nikoleta Mastrogiannopoulou, Panayiotis Garbis, Katerina Pavlidaki, Vasilis Papadimitriou, Andreas Marianos, Filippos Filaitis|
“Pray” describes that moment in life when someone realizes the world is far from perfect. The story is about a girl, who has been sentenced to be buried alive, but no one around her seems to care.
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Vaggelis Serfas|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY & EDITOR||George Tampakakis|
|MUSIC||in the ghetto|
|ACTORS||Pavlos Iordanopoulos, George Koutlis, Dimitris Bitos|
Aris and Vassilis are looking for “stuff” for their upcoming graduation party. An unexpected meeting will upset the balances. Who is the enemy? Who is the friend? A film of maturity set in summertime Salamina.
THE EXCEPTIONAL STORY OF JEREMY SWINDON
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Dimitris Belegrinis|
|ACTORS||Maximos Moumouris, Kostas Papakonstantinou|
Jeremy is lying bound in a dark basement, covered in blood and bruises. A strange mas has taken on the role of the investigator, trying to help him remember how he got there. In Jeremy's memories lies the dark truth. Jeremy is imprisoned in his remorse. Unless none of this has actually happened...
|WRITER & DIRECTOR||Michalis Felanis|
|DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY||Michalis Felanis|
|MUSIC||George Grammozis, Yannis Pasakalidis|
A man of the bourgeoisie is indifferent to what is happening around him and the injustice that prevails. Since it does not affect him, he does not care and doesn’t want to get involved. But when injustice comes his way, there is no one to help him....
The five favorite films of the fourth Microμ were the following:
- «Free Will» by Antonis Sotiropoulos.
- «Eviva» by Amerissa Basta & Dimitris Nakos
- «Blind Trust» by Dimitris Angelidis
- «Pray» by Thelyia Petraki.
- «I’ll take a deep breath and I’ll tell you» by Alexandros Chantzis .
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