F E A T U R E F I L M S
IN POST PRODUCTION:
" Z i z o t e k "
(fiction, 2017/2018, 90 mins, Greece) - director: Vardis Marinakis | writers: Vardis Marinakis & Spiros Krimbalis
A boy finds family in the hug of a ghost bear
" F e s t i v e T h o u g h t s "
fiction, 2018, 90 mins, Greece | director/writer: Orfeas Peretzis | co-writer: Yiannis Korres
"Festive Thoughts" is largely based on the writer-director's experiences directing several projects in crisis-stricken Greece from 2009 until today, from when he returned from England. It's a humorous story, based on true events. It received script development support from the GFC.
" H o l y E m y "
fiction, 2018, 90 mins, Greece | director: Araceli Lemos | writers: Araceli Lemos, Giulia Caruso | producers: Konstantinos Vassilaros, Giulia Caruso, Elina Psykou | cinematographer: Ki Jin Kim
The coming of age story of a flawed holy being.
" L o v i n g V i n c e n t "
animation, 2016/2017, 90 mins, Poland/UK | director: Dorota Kobiela | producer: Hugh Welchman
Loving Vincent is a highly anticipated film that will be the first fully painted animation feature film. It tells the story of painter Vincent van Gogh. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Douglas Booth, Aidan Turner and Chris O'Dowd.
StudioBauhaus is responsible for running the Athens studio (Mabrida) - with 20 trained painter-animators - alongside the main production studio in Gdansk, Poland. The production in Greece started in November 2015, and set to finished in November 2016. The film is the brainchild of polish animator Dorota Kobiela and Oscar winning producer Hugh Welchman (Peter and the Wolf) of Breakthru Films. The film won the Audience Award at Annecy's Film Festival in June 2017.
D O C U M E N T A R Y F I L M S
"Στο Κέντρο Του Κύκλου" / "Into The Centre of the Wheel"
feature documentary, 2016, 72 mins, Greece | director: Orfeas Peretzis
An existential adventure into the centre of the stage. Initiating the viewer into the dark and mysterious world of RODA, a group of non-professional greek actors.
"Into the Centre of the Wheel" is an eyewitness account of the spiritual journey of RODA's non professional actors through the art of theatre. We see the daily routine of a statistics teacher in class, a roof builder, a mother and a delivery man. They share their unusual experiences they had in the past whilst performing as actors. 24 hours before a performance all the painful process of the preparation unfolds step by step until all members of RODA storm out on stage. From that point on the experience becomes a personal quest for truth into the darkness of the theatre's backstage. The film had its National Premiere at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival in March 2016, and was featured at the 2017 Aegean Film Festival (Patmos, Greece).
S H O R T F I L M S
"Στην Ελβύν" / "Elvin" (short, 2014, 25 mins, Greece) - director/writer: Orfeas Peretzis
A musician wonders around the Greek province. On his way to Athens he picks up a young girl.
"Elvin" was screened in competition at the Drama International Short Film Festival (Drama, Greece, 2014), Athens International Film Festival (Athens, 2014), and Dam Short Film Festival (Nevada, USA, 2015). It received top prize from the Pan-Hellenic Union of Film Critics (Artfools Film Festival, Larisa, Greece, 2015) and took 3rd place at the Mexico International Film Festival 2015. The film is still in international festival circulation. In late 2015 it took part at the Mosaic World Film Festival (Illinois, USA), the Mykonos Biennale Dramatic Nights (Mykonos, Greece), the London Greek Film Festival (London, UK) and in early 2016 at the Hellas FilmBox in Berlin, Germany.
"Κβάντο" / "Quantum" (short, 2015, 20 mins, Greece) - director/writer: Orfeas Peretzis, funded by the Greek Film Centre
A Russian pizza delivery boy lives in Athens. In an attempt to overcome his isolation he develops special powers. An allegorical story of the existential journey of an outcast.
"Quantum" stars Yannis Papadopoulos ("The Boy that Ate the Bird's Food" by Ektoras Lygizos) along with Lila Baklesi, Markella Giannatou and Elias Meletis. The film was completed in April 2015 with the support of the Greek Film Centre, in association with the Greek Ministry of Culture, and partly funded by a successful Kickstarter Campaign. The short film premiered nationally at the 2015 Athens International Film Festival and won CINEMATIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the highly selective 2015 TiSFF festival in Thessaloniki. It's European premiere was at the prestigious and Oscar qualifying 'Zinebi' film festival (Bilbao, Spain) in early November 2015.
"Σπίτι Με Κήπο" / "House with a Garden" (short, 2015, 19 mins, Greece) - director/writer: Maritina Passari, funded by the NERIT (Greek National Television Channel)
A short film about the relationship between two siblings. A violent emotional journey from childhood to adolescent ferocity.
"House with a Garden" stars Markos Papadokostadakis along with young actress Elaine Kouri, Theodora Tzimou, and Nikos Georgakis. The film's production was completed in early April 2015, and was supported by the Greek National Television Channel (ERT). The film was shot by veteran cinematographer Alekos Yiannaros. The film premiered at the Athens International Film Festival, The Cyprus International Film Festival and won "Best Short Film" in late October 2015 at the Bridges International Film Festival by CineArt & Cultural Intl Festivals and competed in January 2016 at the Artfools Larissa Film Festival in Greece.
"Η Ζωή Ενός Νεκρού" / "The Life of a Dead Man" (short, 2016, 15 mins, Greece) - director/writer: Orfeas Peretzis, developed and funded by the Athens Film Lab.
The personal belongings of the deceased priest Moses reveal the things we never talk about in our lives.
"The Life of a Dead Man" won the pitching award for funding at the 2015 Athens Film Lab, supported by the AIFF, European Media Desk Funding and the Municipality of Athens. The film introduces young actor Apostolos Kolokythas, and shot by award winning DoP Olympia Mytilinaiou ("Strella", "Miss Violence"). The film was screened in December 2015 at an unofficial special screening with subtitles for the hard of hearing and the deaf, a first for Greek Short Films.