Following the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, the Athens Short Film Festival will no longer be able to take place on the dates planned.

The organising committee expresses its heartfelt thanks and apologises for any inconvenience caused by the postponement.

Stay tuned to find out the new dates soon!

AWARD NOMINATIONS

2020

Best Short Film

Competition

A Million Eyes
Cloud Tamer
Lucha Libre
Muttertändelei
The Drone Over Corn Fields
Where Are We?

Best Animated Short

Competition

273 days from today
Can You Eat Plastic?
Hell of a Week
In Passing
Instances of grief
Piece of Meat

Best Music Score

Competition

A Mother's Soliloquy
Agatha Crhistie On stage
Beats
Super Special
The other one

Best Short Documentary

Competition

Almost Liam
Appalachian Holler
Diaplous, tales of hope
Evripidou 14
Survive
The Loop

Best Music Video

Competition

AURA
Birds
No New Friends
Odds And Evens
Tetlalli: the place of stones

Best Editing Competition

Last Days
Your Turn

Best Short Drama

Competition

Broken Bird
Chlorine
Homesick
Mila
Once in Purple Dungarees
The boy who wanted to fly

Best Directing Competition

A Lonely Duck
On the Bare Earth
Oshri

Best Writing Competition

Curtains
Dawn
The End

Best Short Experimental

Competition

Dear Hearing World
Drawings
Olfaction
Our Land

Best Cinematography

Competition

Clear Sky
Flora
M O R I T U R I
Nothing less
The Junkie's Daughter

SCREENING SELECTION

2020

273 days from today
273 days from today

Dir. Konstantinos Vachlas Nominated for Best Animated Short Greece | 12' This short animation film is about the life of the soldiers in the greek army. The compulsory military service lasts nine months or two hundred seventy three days. Through the film we see the everyday routine of the soldiers. What's inside their minds? What's inside their dreams?

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Broken Bird
Broken Bird

Dir. Rachel Harrison Gordon Nominated for Best Short Drama United States | 10' Birdie, a biracial girl raised by her Jewish mom, spends a rare visitation day with her father while preparing for her Bat Mitzvah. They share a meal, she overcomes her doubts, and decides to risk inviting him back into her life. Birdie confronts what independence means as she steps into adulthood on her own terms.

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Can You Eat Plastic?
Can You Eat Plastic?

Dir. Christina Konstantinou Nominated for Best Animated Short Cyprus | 3' In a world overwhelmed by plastic, where the fishing trade is almost extinct and the birds stopped chirping, an old fisherman continues with his daily routine, to catch fish.

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Curtains
Curtains

Dir. Kirsten Vangsness Nominated for Best Writing United States | 18' Kirsten Vangsness (CBS, Criminal Minds actor and writer) makes her directorial debut in this animated short adapted from her own personal essay about a feral cat who stars on a network procedural drama, takes ballroom dance lessons, and has an encounter with a predatory tow truck driver. It explores the idea of vulnerability as a source of power and the emotional "curtains" we lay over our essential selves.

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Diaplous, tales of hope
Diaplous, tales of hope

Dir. Ifigeneia Kotsoni Nominated for Best Short Documentary Greece | 18' A group of marginalized people with mental health issues are getting back their lives.

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Evripidou 14
Evripidou 14

Dir. Michael Demetrius Nominated for Best Short Documentary Greece | 16' At 14 Evripidou Street in the centre of Athens, Mr. Costas and Mrs. Sofia open the doors to their Shelter, where homeless people have a chance to eat a cooked meal, take a shower, wash their clothes, and find themselves in a welcoming environment, significantly different from their daily reality.

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Homesick
Homesick

Dir. Koya Kamura Nominated for Best Short Drama France | 25' Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Murai braves danger and wanders through the no-go zone in order to spend time with Jun, his eight-year-old son.

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In Passing
In Passing

Dir. Esther Cheung Nominated for Best Animated Short Canada | 4' A portrait of seventies Hong Kong as my parents remember it.

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LUCHA LIBRE
LUCHA LIBRE

Dir. Marion Lefeuvre Nominated for Best Short Film France | 14' A fake daughter, a wrestling mask and a car : Isabelle is ready to meet again a father she hasn’t seen for 20 years.

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Once in Purple Dungarees
Once in Purple Dungarees

Dir. Benjamin Kramme Nominated for Best Short Drama Germany | 13' Three women. Three generations. One political conflict. While visiting her grandmother, Johanna meets her mother coincidentally, who broke off contact with her, and a major dispute breaks out.

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OSHRI
OSHRI

Dir. Lihi Sabag Nominated for Best Directing Israel | 15' One morning Sima leaves the women’s shelter where she lives and makes a mysterious visit to a pre-school, where she gains entry under false pretences. There she attempts to deliver a birthday present to Oshri, her five year old son whom she gave up for foster care when he was a baby.

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Survive
Survive

Dir. Hanna Besirevic Nominated for Best Short Film Mexico | 13' On the abandoned baseball field of the 2004 Olympic Games, 500 refugees live in UNCHR tents. One of these refugees is a 78-year old English teacher from Afghanistan, who tries not only to survive under very difficult conditions, but to live with dignity in his own way.

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Where Are We?
Where Are We?

Dir Hanna Besirevic Nominated for Best Short Film Mexico | 13' A young woman takes a road trip for four days with her boyfriend and his family. She spends the duration of the trip in the back seat of the car with her boyfriend’s mother, Mela. Conversation is slow, Mela isn’t naturally talkative. Neither is fluent in the same language. Hanna has known from the beginning, Mela doesn’t. Santi’s mother has Alzheimer’s.

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