One

A day in the life of an elderly woman living alone in downtown Athens. Based on a novel by Takis Serefas.

Greece

Directed by: Stella Serefoglou

Written by: Stella Serefoglou

Feathers of a Father

When a magician’s trick goes wrong at the six-year-old Mando’s birthday party, an avalanche of coincidental absurdities befalls the boy’s family. The magician turns Sami, the authoritative Egyptian father, into a chicken and fails to bring him back. The mysterious transformation of the father sets the family off on a tragically funny adventure of self discovery to survive without the patriarch. 

Rasha, the passive mother, is suddenly responsible for the family. She slowly transforms into a stronger woman and mother. Ramadan, the teenage son, is forced to take up his fathers’ job in order to earn some money for the family. Mando struggles without his father but finds solace in his older brother. When the father comes back as an invalid, he is more of a burden. His long awaited return is nothing but disappointment. The family learns that life is possible without a dictator as a leader. 

Greece, France, Egypt, The Netherlands

Feature / Dark Comedy

Directed by: Omar El Zohairy
Written by: Omar El Zohairy

Produced by: Still Moving, Heretic, Kepler, Synergy films

Kala-a-zar

At the margins of a big city somewhere in the south of Europe, a couple takes care of dead animals and abandoned roadkill as an act to give meaning to their life.

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The Netherlands, Greece

Directed by: Janis Rafa
Written by: Janis Rafa
Cinematography by: Thodoros Mihopoulos GSC
Edited by: TBC
Cast: Penelope Tsilika (Kala), Dimitris Lalos (Azar)
Producer: Digna Sinke
Co-producers: Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Giorgos Karnavas

Produced by: SNG Film
Co-produced by: Heretic
Supported by: Nederlands Filmfonds, Mondriaan Foundation, Greek Film Centre

Almost Morning

Anna and Mattias are two perfect strangers. She is a 40-year-old Greek translator and he is a 70-year-old German pensioner. The only thing they share is a chance encounter they have one morning in a park in Berlin, where they find themselves sitting side by side on a bench.

That is until she discovers, upon her return to Greece, from a letter left by her recently deceased mother, that her real father is not the one she grew up with but somebody else. A German lover her mother had as a student, who was also left in the dark about the whole affair and found out about the existence of his daughter with a similar letter, just like Anna’s.

Anna’s world is shattered from this sudden discovery. Her immediate environment is also left numb and at odds with Anna and the situation. First of all, her close-knit family. Anna’s father, who always knew the truth and decided to raise Anna as his own, out of love for his wife; his tight bond with Anna is tested, as his daughter becomes resentful and unforgiving. Then Anna’s younger sister, who is enraged by her parents’ lies and tries to help Anna cope; and, finally, Anna’s devoted partner, who offers his love unconditionally.

With so much already at stake, Matthias arrives in Athens and they meet. Anna realizes that she has already met her biological father, and Matthias faces his daughter for the second time. Are they still perfect strangers? How does this new discovery change them? Does it create any foundations for an actual relationship?

“Almost Morning” is a film about two perfect strangers that have to find a way to discover one another through the undercurrent that connects them. Two perfect strangers who might learn to love each other one day.

Greece, Germany, Luxembourg – Greek, English, German – Drama

Original title: Σχεδόν Αυγή

Directed by: Margarita Manda
Written by: Margarita Manda
Cinematography by: Kostis Gikas
Producers: Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Giorgos Karnavas

Produced by: Heretic
Supported by: Creative Europe, Greek Film Centre, ERT S.A.

Still River

Anna and Petros, a Greek couple who recently moved to an industrial Siberian town on account of Petros’ work, are shocked to discover Anna is pregnant with no prior intercourse. Did she cheat? Are they victims of a conspiracy? Or blessed with a miracle? Looking for a logical explanation to their situation, Petros starts distrusting Anna, who chooses to embrace the pregnancy, turning to religion to cope. Their previously unshakeable bond starts to falter and cracks begin to show, as their relationship becomes the battleground between the rational and the spiritual.

Set against the striking frozen landscapes of Siberia, “Still River” is a haunting, touching suspense drama about love, trust and faith struggling in the face of doubt.

2018 – Greece, France, Latvia – 128 minutes – Greek, Russian, English – Feature/ Suspense drama

Original title: Ακίνητο Ποτάμι

Directed by: Angelos Frantzis
Written by: Angelos Frantzis, Spyros Kribalis
Cinematography: Simon Beaufils
Edited by: Nelly Ollivault
Cast: Katia Goulioni, Andreas Konstantinou, Indra Burkovska, Juris Bartkevičs
Producer: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Mathieu Bompoint, Aija Bērziņa, Alise Gelze, Vassilis Alatas, Angelos Frantzis

Produced by: Heretic, Mezzanine Films, Tasse Films, Alatas Films, The Gardens
Co-produced by: Blonde, Steficon, 2|35, Felony productions, DNA lab, Cinevera LV

  • Thessaloniki IFF (world premiere)
  • Black Nights FF – competition section (international premiere)

Pari

Babak, an Iranian student in Greece, doesn’t show up to welcome his parents at the airport in Athens. Pari and her older husband, Farrokh, both devout Muslims abroad for the first time, are ill prepared to search for their son in such an intimidating and alien environment. They start looking all over the city for any clue that might lead them to him. Soon, they reach a dead-end, and when Pari is forced to return to Iran, she does the unthinkable by deciding to continue her search alone. Following the steps of her rebellious son in the darkest corners of the city, Pari will exhaust the hidden depths and strength of her own soul – to achieve more than a mother’s quest for her missing son.

2019 – Greece, France, Netherlands, Bulgaria – Farsi, English, Greek – Feature/ Drama

Directed by: Siamak Etemadi
Written by: Siamak Etemadi
Cinematography by: Claudio Bolivar GSC
Edited by: Panos Voutsaras
Cast: Melika Foroutan, Shahbaz Noshir, Sofia Kokkali, Argyris Padazaras, Lena Kitsopoulou, Dimitris Xanthopoulos
Producers: Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Giorgos Karnavas
Co-producers: Gabrielle Dumon, Frans van Gestel & Laurette Schillings, Boris Chouchkov, Dan Wechsler & Jamal Zeinal Zade, Dimitris Kontovrakis

Produced by: Heretic, Le Bureau, TopKapi, The Chouchkov Brothers
Co-produced by: Bord Cadre Films, Biokon
Supported by: Media, Eurimages

In Limbo

Acquitted of a fatal on-duty incident but tormented by its harrowing personal repercussions, a police officer and impending father struggles to piece his uprooted life back together while sent on leave to a holiday resort in Greece.

2018 – Netherlands – 43 minutes – Dutch, English, Greek – TV movie/ Drama

Directed by: Jim Süter
Written by: Jim Süter & Wander Theunis
Cinematography: Emo Weemhoff
Edited by: Wouter van Luijn NCE, Stanley Kolk NCE
Cast: Nasrdin Dchar, Charlie Chan Dagelet, Cees Geel, Nino den Brave, Gijs Scholten van Aschat
Producers: Derk-Jan Warrink, Koji Nelissen
Co-producers: Vicky Miha, Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis

Inside

Igor, a man in his forties, finds himself trapped in luxurious art collector’s penthouse in Manhattan.

“Inside” is the survival story of an urban castaway. A man trapped inside his golden cage.

It is a high concept alternative survival tale, an english speaking film with one actor
and shot entirely in one location.

“Inside” examines how we perceive value and identity the same time it talks about what it means to possess things when what matters is survival.

Feature/ Drama

Produced by: Heretic

Novak

A reclusive old scientist leaves his solitary life behind to join a group of young admirers at the cost of his own sanity.

An ageing Serbian neuroscientist lives a reclusive life in Athens, having been branded as a paranoid schizophrenic for his radical research on the effects of electromagnetic radiation on humans. But when, decades later, he is rediscovered by a group of young dreamers who are trying to change the world through his ideas, he decides to quit his medication and join them in their scientific commune, risking his sanity in pursuit of a higher goal.

Feature/ Drama

Produced by: Heretic

Sumendia

Faced with life changing news, Maria, a fifty-five year old Spanish woman from Bilbao, chooses to take a trip to Greece with her closest girlfriends against the advice of her son and doctors. A spontaneous decision leads her to the island of Nisyros, a tiny haven of peace and calm that immediately feels like home. While exploring the beautiful island and soaking in its hidden treasures, she meets Stefanos and finds herself falling in love against all odds. What seemed like a brief escape from reality soon turns into an unexpected chance at happiness, in a luminous story of a woman, who takes a leap of faith and dares to live for the moment on her own terms.

Set on the mesmerising Greek island of Nisyros, where the sun shines on a majestic volcano, “Sumendia” is a powerful and hopeful story about love, loss and fearlessly confronting life, simply by leaning on someone else.

Spain, Greece – Spanish, English, Greek

Directed by: Miguel Ángel Jiménez
Written by: Luis Moya Redrado, Koldo Gamboa Gangoiti, Miguel Ángel Jiménez
Cinematography by: Gorka Gómez Andreu
Edited by: Ivan Aledo
Cast: Emma Suárez, Akilas Karazisis, Gaizka Ugarte, Katerina Zafeiropoulou, Kostas Petrou, Antonis Kafetzopoulos
Producers: Javier Arsuaga, Luis Oza
Co-producers: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis

Produced by: Kinoskopik Film Produktion SL
Co-produced by: Heretic

The Harvesters

South Africa, Free State region, isolated stronghold to the Afrikaans white ethnic minority culture. In this conservative farming territory obsessed with strength and masculinity, Janno is different, secretive, emotionally frail. One day his mother, fiercely religious, brings home Pieter, a hardened street orphan she wants to save, and asks Janno to makes this stranger into his brother. The two boys start a fight for power, heritage and parental love.

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2018 – France, Greece, Poland, South Africa – 104 minutes – Afrikaneer, English – Feature/ Drama

Original title: Die Stropers

Directed by: Etienne Kallos
Written by: Etienne Kallos
Cinematography: Michal Englerts
Edited by: Muriel Breton
Cast: Brent Vermeulen, Juliana Venter, Alex van Dyk
Producers: Sophie Erbs & Tom Dercourt, Thembisa Cochrane & Michael Auret, – Giorgos Karnavas & Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Mariusz Wlodarski

Produced by: Cinéma Defacto, Spier Films, Heretic, Lava Films
Supported by: Centre National Cinematographique, Greek Film Center, Fondation Gan, Polish Film Institute, Eurimages

Cannes Film Festival – Un Certain Regard competition section (world premiere)

“A slow-burning and increasingly suffocating variation on the myth of Cain and Abel, The Harvesters (Die Stropers) is the impressive feature debut from Greek-South African filmmaker Etienne Kallos.”The Hollywood Reporter

“Unusual within the annals of its national cinema for its searching examination of the country’s once-dominant, now-dwindling white Afrikaner population, this sternly moving, vividly shot rural drama draws quasi-Biblical resonance from its tale of teenage foster brothers locked in a familial and cultural power struggle on a remote farmstead.” – Variety

“Kallos is undoubtedly a talent to watch.” – Screendaily 

Anna and Phaedra

Anna is a 30 year old actress who strives to be looked at. Phaedra is a 30 year old woman who doesn’t know what it means to look or to be looked at, as she was born blind.When Anna meets Phaedra for the research of her new part, she will be confronted with someone who cannot actually look at her for the first time of her life. The realisation will catapult the two women in a complex web of tension, dynamics and, ultimately, reconciliation.

Greece, Lithuania – Greek – Short/ Drama

Directed by: Elina Panik
Written by: Elina Panik
Cinematography by: Giorgos Karvelas
Edited by:
Cast: Effi Rabsilber (Phaedra), Romanna Lobach (Anna)
Producers: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis
Co-producers: Gabija Siurbyte

Produced by: Heretic
Co-produced by: Dansu Films
Supported by: Greek Film Centre

Birthday Party

Markos Timoleon, an Onassis-like Greek tycoon, is celebrating his daughter’s 25th birthday on his private island. There, he will face an unpredictable chain of events that will threaten his dominance and shake his very existence.

Based on Panos Karnezis’ acclaimed novel, “Birthday Party” is a drama set in the late 70’s world of jet-setters, where glamorous parties meet Greek tragedies and the Great Gatsby meets “Festen”.

Feature/ Drama

Produced by: Heretic
Supported by: MEDIA

Copa-Loca

This is the story of Copa-Loca, an abandoned Greek summer resort. Paulina is the girl at the heart of Copa-Loca. Everyone cares for her and she cares about everyone – in every possible way.

2017 – Greece – 14 minutes – Greek – Short

Directed by: Christos Massalas
Written by: Christos Massalas
Cinematography: Konstantinos Koukoulios
Edited by: Christos Massalas
Cast: Elsa Lekakou, Jenny Hiloudaki, Pavlos Iordanopoulos, Talat Iqbal, Stathis Stamoulakatos, Michalis Pitidis, Fotis Stratigos, Nadia Katsoura, Panos Iosifidis, George Ramantanis, Jon Simvonis
Producer: Christos Massalas
Co-producers: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis

  • Directors Fortnight (world premiere)
  • Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival
  • Guanajuato IFF
  • Sarajevo FF | Special Jury Mention
  • Concorto FF | Young Jury prize
  • Sao Paulo International Short FF
  • Festival de Cinema de la Ville de Quebec
  • Batumi IFF
  • Athens IFF | Best Film & Best Director
  • Thess Short FF
  • Milan IFF
  • Reykjavik IFF | Best International Short
  • FIFF Namur
  • Festival du Nouveau Cinema de Montreal | Best Short
  • Festifreak
  • Braunschweig IFF
  • Uppsala International Short FF
  • Kino Xenix cinema
  • Free Zone Film Festival
  • Leeds IFF | Best International Short
  • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
  • AFI Fest
  • Ljubljana IFF
  • Cork IFF
  • Zagreb FF
  • Gijon IFF
  • Exground Filmfest
  • Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS
  • Verin ISFF
  • iShorts FF
  • International Short FF ZUBROFFKA
  • London Short FF
  • Prague Short FF
  • Trieste IFF
  • Hellas FilmBox Berlin
  • Minimalen Short Film Festival
  • Clermont-Ferrand Short FF
  • Dublin IFF
  • Alessandria Film Festival
  • IBAFF
  • Tampere FF
  • MECAL
  • Akbank Short Film Festival
  • Short Waves IFF
  • FEC Festival_European Short FF
  • New Directors/ New Films
  • Vilnius FF
  • Lichter FF
  • Go Short – International Short FF Nijmegen
  • East End FF
  • Sarasota FF
  • Kino Cameo
  • FilmFest Dresden
  • Skopje Film Festival
  • Cellu l’art Short Film Festival Jena
  • Kyiv International Short FF
  • RSC Shorts Festival
  • Dallas IFF
  • Los Angeles Greek FF
  • Norwegian Short FF
  • Festival du Film de Fesses
  • Basta Fest
  • Aegean Film Festival
  • SeaNema Open Air FF
  • Saristra Festival
  • Silhouette Short Film Festival
  • Festival International du Film de Nancy
  • Odense IFF
  • International Short FF of Cyprus
  • Riga IFF

λπ

Lena Platonos, a major figure in the Greek music scene who has proven to be ahead of her time in terms of her groundbreaking work in electronica, is now receiving a surge of international attention, thanks to album re-issues and remixes. Both established and up-and-coming artist cite her as a key influence for her experimentations in sound, her eerie lyrics and her unique, uncompromising approach to creating music and art. With the help of collaborators, friends and international musicians of the electronic music scene such as Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip and the Red Axes, the film goes back to the time her revolutionary records were made.

2018 – Greece, USA – 75 minutes – Greek, English – Feature/ Documentary

English title: Lambda Pi

Directed by: Cristo Petrou
Cinematography: Giorgos Karvelas
Edited by: Tolis Apostolidis
Producer: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis

Produced by: Heretic
In co-production with: Greek Film Centre, ERT, Dark Entries Records

  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (world premiere)
  • In-Edit
  • Pop Montreal International Music Festival
  • Kasselerdokfest

Son of Sofia

Athens, 2004 summer Olympic Games. 11-year-old Misha arrives from Russia to live with his mother, Sofia. What he doesn’t know is that there is a father waiting for him there. While Greece is living the Olympic dream, Misha will get violently catapulted into the adult world, riding on the dark side of his favorite fairy tales.

2017 – Greece, Bulgaria, France – 111 minutes – Rusian, Greek – Feautre/ Drama

Original title: Ο Γιος της Σοφίας

Directed by: Elina Psykou
Written by: Elina Psykou
Cinematography: Dionysis Efthimiopoulos
Edited by: Nelly Ollivault
Cast: Victor Khomut (Misha), Valery Tscheplanowa (Sofia), Thanassis Papageorgiou (Mr. Nikos), Artemios Havalits (Victor), Areti Seintaridou (Nina), Ivonni Maltezou (Ms. Anna), Maria Filini (Leading lady), Marinos Veslemes (Mr. Andreas) and Christos Stergioglou (Antonis Paraskevas)
Producers: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis
Co-producers: Janja Kralj, Boris Chouchkov

Produced by: Heretic
Co-produced by: KinoElektron, Chouchkov Brothers, SIF309, Stefi, Prosenghisi, Steficon
Supported by: Eurimages, Greek Film Centre, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Bulgarian National Film Center, Creative Europe, ERT and Berlinale Residency

  • Tribeca IFF | Best Film
  • Jeonju IFF
  • Los Angeles Greek Film Festival | Best Feature Special Jury Award
  • Moscow IFF
  • Transatlantyk FF
  • Gimli Film Festival
  • Sarajevo FF | CICAE Art Cinema award
  • Yalta IFF “Eurasian Bridge” | Grand Prix
  • El Gouna IFF
  • International Women’s Film Festival of Sale
  • New York Greek FF
  • Vancouver IFF
  • Miami GEMS Festival
  • San Fransisco Greek Film Festival
  • Greek FF of Australia
  • Cambridge FF
  • Diaspora Film Festival
  • Carthage FF
  • Malatya IFF
  • FilmFestival Cottbus
  • Stockholm IFF
  • Scanorama
  • Kolkata IFF
  • Gijon IFF
  • Mittelmeer Filmtage
  • Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival
  • Montreal Greek Film Festival
  • Innovative IFF
  • Flying Broom Women’s Film Festival
  • Atlantida FF
  • BUZZ CEE
  • Taoyuan Film Festival
  • OFFF Otranto Film Fund Festival
  • Cineclub Hellenique
  • Golden Unicorn Awards
  • Olhares do Mediterraneo
  • European Film Week
  • Greek Film Days/ Prague
  • IFF “Russia Abroad”

“The director’s approach casts a strange, despondent spell…Psykou’s film is never less than unique” – Variety

The Surface of Things

There is an urban myth in Athens about Errinyos, the ancient underground river, that no one ever saw except four teenage girls in the 1980s at the “neighbourhood of hell”. Today an anthropologist who researches on the myth, locates three of these girls, now in their forties, and their former teacher, and has to face four testimonies on the mysterious appearance of the river. Through extracts of letters, recordings and interviews, they narrate the tragic story which happened thirty years ago and marked their own lives as well as the city’s collective memory.

2017 – Germany, Greece – 85 minutes – Greek, German – Feature/ Drama

Original title: Η Επιφάνεια των Πραγμάτων

Directed by: Nancy Biniadaki
Written by: Nancy Biniadaki (Based on the novel “Four testimonies on the exhumation of the river Errinyos” by Angela Dimitrakaki)
Cinematography: Dionissis Efthymiopoulos
Edited by: Panos Voutsaras
Cast: Themis Bazaka, Maria Kallimani, Maria Skoula, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Rania Ekonomidou, Michael Sideris, Toni Jessen

Producer: Christopher Zitterbart
Co-producers: Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Giorgos Karnavas

Produced by: Watchmen Productions
Co-produced by: Heretic
Supported by: Greek Film Centre, ERT

Screenplay developed through MFI Script 2 Film Workshops. Thessaloniki Film Festival – Agora “Works in Progress”.

My Friend Larry Gus

In 2009 Larry Gus -a “flowertonica” musician, as a journalist has described him-was found via myspace.com from the US based record label DFA, record label of LCD SOUND SYSTEM and SURAHN among others, and was asked to deliver a record for them. Larry left Barcelona and his studies and returned to his village to find peace and dedicate himself to his art.

2016 – Greece – 72 minutes – Greek, English – Feature/ Documentary

Directed by: Vassiis Katsoupis
Cinematography: Vassiis Katsoupis
Edited by: Gregory Rentis
Producer: Giorgos Karnavas

Produced by: Heretic
Co-produced by: 
Filmiki

Booty

A documentary about ownership.

BOOTY looks at the status of cultural treasures taken from their country of origin. Voices demanding repatriation are getting stronger. Museum directors talk about why their institution is the rightful owner and custodian of certain objects. People demanding repatriation explain the necessity of guarding their cultural heritage in an accessible place in the home country. BOOTY also looks at the current situation in the Middle East and how that affects the cultural heritage of certain areas. The turmoil in Iraq, Egypt, Libya and Syria has led to mayhem in the cultural heritage domain: looted museums and looted archeological sites. This has not stopped. To make money Islamic State is selling looting licenses to entrepreneurs and professional art thieves. Looting now takes place on industrial scale.

2018 – Iceland, Greece – Feature/ Documentary

Directed by: Örn Marinó Arnarson, Thorkell Hardarson
Written by: Örn Marinó Arnarson, Thorkell Hardarson
Cinematography:
Edited by:
Producers: Örn Marinó Arnarson, Thorkell Hardarson
Co-producers: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis

Produced by: Markell
Co-produced by: Heretic
Supported by: Icelanding Film Fund, OTE TV

Sundays

In 2008 Athanasios Avramis- one of the most well-known and respected Greek Orthodox priests in America- suffered a nervous breakdown, coming out of it with the idea that he never should have been a priest.

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Greece, France – English – Documentary

Directed by: Alethea Avramis
Written by: Alethea Avramis
Cinematography by: Alethea Avramis
Edited by: Esther Shubinski
Producers: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis
Co-producer: Mathieu Bompoint

Produced by: Heretic
Co-produced by: Mezzanine Films
Supported by: Greek Film Center

Ikaros

Michalis has a plan and awaits. His father leaves. Now he is alone with a knife, his mother, his sister and his brother.

2015 – Greece – 38 minutes – Greek – Short

Directed by: George Fourtounis
Written by: George Fourtounis
Cinematography: Giorgos Karvelas
Edited by: Araceli Lemos
Cast: Argyris Pantazaras, Anna Mascha, Sofia Kokkali, Vassilis Vassilakis
Producers: George Fourtounis, Gregory Rentis, Giorgos Karnavas

When I Grow Up

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SYNOPSIS

Forty different children, aged 6 to 9 from all over Greece, share their dreams for their future and what they dream of becoming when they grow up, with their unique sense of optimism, spontaneity and bursting imagination. In only 2′, each child takes us on a journey through its world, life, school, home, family and daily routine in the upbeat, innoscent and funny way of its own. At the same time, the show takes us on a journey all over Greece. From big cities to tiny villages, from picturesque islands to high mountains, we visit all the places where children grow, dream and make plans for their future, in what becomes a lively and joyful portrait of a whole country and its future generation.

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CREW

Director: Dora Masklavanou, Gregory Rentis

Camera: Claudio Bolivar, Giorgos Karvelas

Producers: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis

Editing: Dora Masklavanou, Gregory Rentis

Music: Nikos Kypourgos

Line Pruducer: Leda Bouzoukou

Length in Minutes: 2’

Number of episodes: 40
First Broadcast by: NERIT

The Kids Are Alright

The kids are alright is a new music event we launched in 2014 with a focus on electronic music but totally open to any other sound that might fit to the artistic concept of each night.  We showcase international artists we admire but always support local acts from the emerging Greek music scene.So far we have invited the following artists:

 

EROL ALKAN//BUSY P//BREAK BOT//GHOST CULTURE//SHIT ROBOT//SURHAN//MARCUS MARR//TAKO//CHRISTIAN PANNEBOURG//CHEVY//DIMITRI PAPAIOANNOY//ECHOVOLT ROSTER//BΑD SPENCER//BLUE LAGOON//FEVER KIDS/Σtella

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Hungry Mouth

A 26-year-old law student, working as a dog trainer, storms into the world of an upper-class couple, a 55-year-old Professor of Law and his 45-year-old wife; using the basic dog-training principles he leads both of them to a cliffhanger, where they have to face the void of their lives.

The film echoes the basic concept of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s “Teorema” in a setting that brings Woody Allen’s “Matchpoint” to mind.

Feature/ Drama

Produced by: Heretic
Supported by: MEDIA development

The Sky Above Us

The Sky Above Us is an authentic, contemporary drama about the bombing of Belgrade in 1999. Ana, Sloba and Bojan: three different people, three different ways of hanging onto normal life in the most difficult of situations. The NATO bombings took place 15 years ago. Unfortunately still today similar wars continue to shake and divide Europe and the world. When will there finally be peace?
 Every day Ana, Sloba and Bojan put their lives at great risk just by going to work. Their jobs are in, or next to, the national television building in Belgrade, which has become a strategic target for NATO and their attacks. All three force themselves to deal with the fear in order to hold on to their ordinary lives. But “ordinary” ceased to exist some time ago.
Every night Belgrade transforms from a vibrant city into a military target. While the bombs fall from the sky above, Ana, Bojan and Sloba struggle with the question: How can I survive and stay sane in this insane world?

2015 – Netherlands, Serbia – 97 minutes – Serbian – Feature/ Drama

Original title: Nebo iznad nas

Directed by: Marinus Groothof
Written by: Marinus Groothof
Cinematography: Ruben Impens
Edited by: Alain Dessauvage
Cast: Nada Šargin, Boris Isaković, Nikola Rakočević
Producer: Sander Verdonk, Denis Wigman

Produced by: CTM Pictures
Co-produced by: Entre Chien et Loup (Belgium), Art & Popcorn (Serbia), Heretic (Greece)

  • Rotterdam International Film Festival
  • Jeonju International Film Fest
  • Galway Film Fleadh
  • Anonimul
  • Avvantura Film Festival Zadar
  • Cambridge IFF
  • Jagran IFF
  • Braunschweig IFF
  • Cottbus IFF
  • Thessaloniki IFF
  • Camerimage
  • Rencontres des Cinemas d’Europe – Aubenas
  • Chennai IFF

The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas

Antonis arrives to a hotel resort by the sea. It is winter time the hotel is closed and Antonis drifts around alone. He has a lot of time to kill. Until TV announces the disappearance of the famous anchorman Antonis Paraskevas

2018 – Greece, Czech Republic – 88 minutes – Greek – Feature/ Drama

Original title: Η Αιώνια Επιστροφή του Αντώνη Παρασκευά

Directed by: Elina Psykou
Written by: Elina Psykou
Cinematography: Dionyssis Efthimiopoulos
Edited by: Nikos Vavouris
Cast: Christos Stergioglou, Maria Kallimani, Giorgos Souxes, Theodora Tzimou, Syllas Tzoumerkas, Lena Giaka, Vassilis Dimitroulias
Producers: Giorgos Karnavas, Elina Psykou

Produced by: Guanaco
Co-produced by: Stefi Prods., 235, ERT, Barrandov Studios

Standing Aside, Watching

Grey skies. Farmland. Old depots. An empty station.

A train arrives on the platform. None exits, except for Antigone, a young woman in her 30s. This is Th. a small Greek town, the place Antigone returns after many years of absence.

Antigone is determined to settle in. She goes to the local bar for a drink; she meets friends from the old times; she takes a job as an English teacher; she even finds a boyfriend, Nikos, young, good-looking and naive – the simpler, the better.

Yet Antigone’s search for an unassuming life in Th. turns out to be more complicated than she thought. Life on the streets of Th. is quiet but a surge of violence, discriminations and a collective, unspoken rule of complicity between victims and perpetrators reign.

In Antigone’s last chance to change her fate, will she act or will she stand aside, watching?

2013 – Greece – 98 minutes – Greek – Feature/ Drama

Original title: Να Κάθεσαι και να Κοιτάς

Directed by: Giorgos Servetas
Written by: Giorgos Servetas
Cinematography: Claudia Bolivar
Edited by: Panos Voutsaras
Cast: Marina Symeou, Marianthi Pantelopoulou, Giorgos Kafetzopoulos, Nikos Georgakis, Konstantinos Siradakis, Giorgos Ziovas, Giannis Drakopoulos
Producers: Fenia Kossovitsa, Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis

Produced by: Blonde
Co-produced by: Heretic, Stefi Productions, 235, Feelgood Entertainment, ERT
Supported by: 
Greek Film Centre

Boy Eating the Bird’s Food

A 22-year-old boy in Athens has no job, no money, no girlfriend and no food to eat, but he’s got a canary bird and a beautiful singing voice. When he finds himself without a home, he has to seek a shelter for his bird. And when the bird gets trapped inside the shelter, the boy has to find some help. He has to find someone to confess that he has no job, no money, no girlfriend and no food to eat.

2012 – Greece – 80 minutes – Greek – Feature/ Drama

Original title: Το Αγόρι Τρώει το Φαγητό του Πουλιού

Directed by: Ektoras Lygizos
Written by: Ektoras Lygizos
Cinematography: Dimitris Kassimatis
Edited by: Gregory Rentis
Cast: Yannis Papadopoulos, Lila Baklesi, Kleopatra Peraki, Vangelis Kommatas, Charalambos Goyios
Producers: Ektoras Lygizos, Yorgos Karnavas, Elina Psykou, Argyris Papadimitropoulos
Executive producer: Konstantinos Kontovrakis

Produced by: Ektoras Lygizos, Stefi S.A., Guanaco
Co-produced by:  2|35, Oxymoron Films, Fantasia Ltd.

Wasted Youth

Summer in Athens. Heatwave blasts the city. A teenage skateboarder sets out for a normal day with his friends. A middle-aged man struggles with raising his family, a job he dislikes and an impending nervous breakdown. This is a portrait of Athens. A film about a city and a society in crisis. Inspired by true events.

2011 – Greece – 122 minutes – Greek – Feature/ Drama

Directed by: Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Jan Vogel
Written by: Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Jan Vogel
Cinematography: Manu Tilinski, Jan Vogel
Edited by: Yannis Chalkiadakis
Cast: Haris Markou, Ieronimos Kaletsanos, Arthouros Kiviliov, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Yannis Tsortekis, Themis Bazaka, Syllas Tzoumerkas, Maria Kyrozi, Maria Skoula
Producers: Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Giorgos Karnavas,
Co-producers: Dionysis Bougas, Federico Pietra
Executive producer: Konstantinos Kontovrakis

Produced by: Oxymoron Films, Stefi Films