Focus To Greece: 70 Years Of Greek Animation: Panorama Actual

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APODEMY
Greece, 2012, 5′ 03”, Color, Non- dialogue
Director: Katerina Athanasopoulou
Music: Jon Opstad

The film uses the term Apodemy (Migration) referring to immigration, confinement and stagnation of a force that leads to motion, creation and to migration as a salvation but not as an escape.

 

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MY MOTHER’S COAT
Greece, 2010, 6′ 06”, Color, English
Director/Animation: Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits
Narrator : Paola Dionisotti
Sound Design: Tom Lowe

My Mother talks to me about post-dictatorship Athens, her struggle to adapt to the Greek mentality, her memories of motherhood, and her longing to go back to her small town in Italy.

 

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THE VILLAGE
Greece, 2010, 14′ 24”, Color, Non-dialogue

Director/Screenplay/ Animation: Stelios Polychronakis
Original Music: Giannis Psaroudakis
Puppet: Mackinnon & Saunders
Sound Design: Stelios Koupetoris
Produced: Stelios Polychronakis and GRAAL S.A. with the support of the Greek Film Centre.

A doctor mysteriously discovers that he is required urgently at the village. He arrives there after a long and difficult journey, only to find that the village is deserted.

Awards
Best Animation (London Greek Film Festival 2011)
Best Music (Drama Short Film Festival 2010)
Special Mention of the Jury (Drama Short Film Festival 2010)

 

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THE LEAF OF THE POPLAR
Greece, 2015, 3′ 48”, Color, Non-dialogue

Director: Irini Vianelli
Müzik: Andreas Levisianos

A leaf surrenders to the wind; a man yields to the waves, while Greek soundness quivers in the air. A short animation inspired by the poem with the same title by Giorgos Seferis.

 

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ALOSIS
Greece, 2014, 2′ 47”, Color, Non-dialogue
Yönetmen: Georgios Cherouvim
We observe a man living everyday mundane moments, ignoring the consequences his daily routine may have. Isolated from nature and confined in a digitized world challenging his own existence.

 

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SAFE PLACE
Greece, 2014, 1′ 54”, Color, Non-dialogue
Director: Angelos Roditakis
A little child is playing with his toys in his room, when his dad arrives clearly intoxicated. The child, knowing full well what would follow, is trying to hide in the closet in a hopeless attempt to avoid abuse.

 

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MIRROR STAGE
Greece, 2005, 9’09”, Color, Non- Dialogue
Director /Screenplay: Spyros Siakas
Image: M. Mascha, D. Chorianopoulos
Decor: Stelios Polychronakis
Music: Nikos Kypourgos
The Story of a Puppet-Marionette who wanted to be an Puppet-Animation in order to dance without wire and without the help of the Marionettist.

 

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THE GUILABLE KISS OF MR PATOKOS
Greece, 2015, 5’11”, Color, Non- Dialogue
Director /Animation: Alexandros Apostolakis

Α tall thin creature falls in love with a white balloon that starts off as a part of itself; this brings the character into an existential loop.

 

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THE RAINS OF CASTAMERE
Greece, 2015/2016, 3′ 06”, Color, English
Director: Aristarchos Papadaniel

Music: Ramin Djawadi
Lyrics: George R.R. Martin

Inspired by TV series Game of Thrones and the series of epic fantasy novels A Song of Ice and Fire acts as an “animated choreography of departures” based on the series’ song The Rains of Castamere.

 

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THE HOLY CHICKEN OF LIFE AND MUSIC
Greece, 2010, 3′ 37”, Color, Non- dialogue
Director: Christos Lefakis, Yannis Konstantinidis
Animation: Andreas Helmis, Konstantinos Diamantis, Konstantinos Petrou
Sound Design: Christos Lefakis
Voice over: Stan Robinowitz
Producer: Marianna Papachristodoulou- NOMINT nomint.gr
The short film tells the story of the Holy Chicken, a magnificent beast, worshiped and exploited, in a tale of love and regret, art and science, Life and Music.

Some of Awards
Special price of International Jury / Anilogue IAF 2011
GOLD AWARD/ Digital Implementation Category
EBGE (Greek Design and Illustration Awards) 2011
1st PRIZ Animation category
EBGE (Greek Design and Illustration Awards) 2011
GOLD iF AWARD/ Moving Images Category/ iF Communication Design Award 2011
1st PRIZE/ Vimeo community awards 2010/ Experimental category

 

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MARIZA
Greece, 2008, 4′ 25”, Color, Non- Dialogue

Director/ Screenplay/Animation: Constantine Krystallis
Music: “Zorba’s Dance” – Mikis Theodorakis
Intro music: “Mykonos” – Dan Foster
Sound: Jeremy Yang, Silencio

When the old fisherman tries to convince his donkey to climb the steep and winding road of their Greek island he finds Mariza to be one stubborn ass.

 

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A PORTRAIT
Greece, 2014, 2’, Color, English
Director: Aristotelis Maragkos
Using a moving line, the director looks into the life and death of his grandfather.

 

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MY STUFFED GRANNY
Greece, 2014, 2’, Color, English

Based on a story by Nina Kouletakis
Director: Effie Pappa
Story adaptation: Effie Pappa, Miranda Ballesteros, Melissa Iqbal
Voice Narration: Effie Pappa
Director of Photography: Tristan Chenais
Sound Editor: Marton Kristof
Producer: Miranda Ballesteros

Little Sofía loves her grumpy granny: even though she is always hungry and eats what little food they can buy. Her pension is the only thing keeping her and her father alive. To what extremes will they go to once granny is no more?

AWARDS:
BEST BRITISH ANIMATION AWARD
(25th McLaren Award), Edinburgh Int. Film Festival

BEST INT. STUDENT AWARD
Montreal World film Festival. Canada

BEST INT. STUDENT AWARD
ANIMASYROS. Greece

BEST GREEK ANIMATION AWARD
BE THERE, CORFU INT. FILM FESTIVAL

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
Festival Internacional de Cine Gastronómico Ciudad de La Laguna

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Watersprite Film Festival

BEST SHORT ANIMATED FILM
London Independent Film Festival

JURY’S SPECIAL AWARD
Tokyo Anime Awards

BEST SHORT FLM (Lumen Award 2015)
Corto Creativo UDCI

BEST SHORT FILM
SCHLINGEL Int. Film Festival

BEST STUDENTS SHOWCASE
Hamptons International Film Festival

BEST SHORT FILM
Circolo del Cinema “Sogni – Antonio Ricci”

SPECIAL MENTION
Cyprus Int. Film Festival