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