ATHENS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
2020 & 2021 DOUBLE ONLINE EDITION
After months of hard work, the previously postponed 2020 & 2021 editions took place online in collabroation with ENDAVO!
1-3 APRIL 2022
AWARD WINNERS 2020
SCREENING SELECTION 2020
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?
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.
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.
Dir. Ifigeneia Kotsoni Nominated for Best Short Documentary Greece | 18' A group of marginalized people with mental health issues are getting back their lives.
Dir. Esther Cheung Nominated for Best Animated Short Canada | 4' A portrait of seventies Hong Kong as my parents remember it.
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.
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.
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.