About the Festival

Positively Different, Short Film Festival, 13 - 15 February 2020, Athens

Positively Different Short Film Festival is about intersecting discriminations. It follows complex paths aiming to give space to “invisible” stories to be articulated and heard; stories of characters, persons and communities facing marginalisation by social norms due to identities they carry.

The open call for short films from all over the globe brings together creations that see the world through the lens of the “other”. The selected movies compete for two prizes – ‘Best Movie’ and ‘Audience Award’ – while experimental films by young creators from 11 European countries who belong to marginalised groups will complement the programme and offer fresh gazes and diverse viewpoints. An assortment of side events including concerts and performances will also take place.

It’s not the same. It’s positively different.

Produced by: Inter Alia

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Announcements

Submissions for 2021 are now open!

This year’s call for submissions is up! 🍿
 
Building up on the success of 2020’s event, urged by intensified injustices as a result, among others, of the pandemic; moved by the uprisings against racism: Positively Different Short Film Festival returns!
We invite all filmmakers, documentarists, visual artists and film students to submit short movies from the fields of fiction, documentary or visual arts.
 
Check out the official call in the link below, submit your films, and see you in March 2021!

Positively Different Short Film Festival joins Zagoriwood

Up in the mountains of Epirus under a magical August full-moon, PDSFF held a screening of selected movies from the 2020 catalogue in the framework of Zagoriwood film festival and workshop. Along with local citizens and film students, in the main square of Kato Pedina, films about intersecting stories and shared struggles against oppression were screened. The discussions that followed with participants and teachers in the workshop were enlightening as to how to make the upcoming festival even better.

Big thanks to Zagoriwood organising team for the invitation and to the local community of Kato Pedina for the warm welcome. See you next year!

 

Positively Different Short Film Festival at CinePark

Thank you for this great turnout and the participation in the screening of these wonderful short films.
 
We especially would like to thank Navarinou Self-Managed Park for hosting us – see you at the next one!
 
Have a great summer!

Pre-festival screening Photos

PDSFF was introduced to the audience with its first pre-festival event on Friday, 10th of January, almost a month prior to its official opening at the 13rd of February at Trianon. The attendees had the chance to discuss the festival’s core thematics and to participate in crafting the official 2020 festival selection by selecting amongst the semi-finalists.

Stay tuned!

Pre-festival screening: 10th of January 2020, Athens

Positively Different Short Film Festival kicks off with a pre-festival event and invites you to come shape the festival program with us!

Aiming for active participation of the audience, the event will feature a number of films that made it to the final stage of selection and provide the opportunity to choose some of the finalists.

Join us in Exile Room to watch some of our strongest candidates’ creations, share what we envision this festival to be and drink our way into this year’s official festival selection.

Entrance is free – popcorn & wine is on us 🍿

Videos

Positively Different 2020 Trailer

Positively Different 2020 Teaser

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Pre-festival screening: Exile Room - 10th of January 2020

Programme

February 13

Ficus (2018) *
Girlfriends | Amigas (2018)
I Am Mackenzie (2019) *
Down To The Wire | In Zona Cesarini (2018) *
Until The Morning (2019) *
Reonghee (2019)

February 14

What would you tell them? | ¿Qué les dirías?
Where my home is
A Romanian Movie
Identities

Stitch (2018)
Unbecoming (2019) *
The Beds Of Others (2018)
Soccer Boys (2018) *
Ladies Of Wakaliwood (2019)
In The Glass House (2019) *
Abot Kamay (Within Arm’s Reach) (2019) *

The Voice Over (2018) *
Aleksia (2018) *
71 Questions (2019)
Portraits Of My Mother (2019) *
Joc (2018) *
Zohal (2019)
Baby (2018)
Lebollo (2019)
From Above *

February 15

Purgatory
The White Swallows in the Community
Football for refugees
The myth of the wandering womb
1+1=1
Love, Lacuna
Double-check
Double-check/2

Broken Doll (2019)
Why Oh Why Can’t I Touch the Sky (2019) *
Just Like Our Lives (2019) *
The School Bus (2019) *
Cleats (2019) *
Manuel (2019) *
Sunday (2020)
Uonted! (2018) *
The Unusual Bath Of Mr. Otmar (2019)

Panic Attack!
Gold Leaf | Bladgoud (2018) *
Suicide Candidates (2019) *
Still Life (2019) *
Fireflies (2018) *
Brooklyn Park (2019)

*The producers of films marked with an asterisk (*) will be attending the festival.

Detailed Programme

Thursday 13th of February - Day 1

19:30-20:00 Opening & Welcome

20:00-21:30 Coming Together

Celebrating collective organising as a source of safety and power that make our struggles just a little bit easier to take on.

Directed by:  Rosine Kaboré, Lisette Pires

Synopsis: Franck and Stephane share their misadventures with women.

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: France
Country of Filming: France
Language: French

Directed by: Rafaela Uchoa

Synopsis: Brazil, 2030: Lia, a journalist and programmer, is called to action by the Ada group. Formed by female hackers, the organization fights to overthrow the Evangelist Dictatorship.

Trailer: YouTube

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Brazil
Country of Filming: Brazil
Language: Portuguese

Directed by: Fern Sim Mei

Synopsis: A film about feminism, and the intersections of identity.

Genre: Documentary
Country of Origin: Australia
Country of Filming: Australia
Language: English 

Directed by: Valentina Cayetano Kelly, Paz Bustamante, Vanina Bustos

Synopsis: On the street, groups of women and allies await the Senate ruling on the legalization of abortion. Testimonies of women give a new sense to the need for abortion to be safe and legal.

Trailer: YouTube

Genre: Documentary, Experimental
Country of Origin: Argentina
Country of Filming: Argentina, Cuba
Language: Spanish

Directed by: Ulla Fudge

Synopsis: Three men are in a train compartment, travelling to an unknown destination. There is George, an upper-middle class Englishman, Zaza, glamorous drag queen, and Jamal, an Arab man. With full of resentment and animosity the unforeseen circumstances bring them.

Trailer: YouTube

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Country of Filming: United Kingdom
Language: English

Directed by: Mohamad Sadeq Esmaeili

Synopsis: 7 women living in a frontier village of south-eastern of Iran, work together to afford their livelihood; they decide to find a way to release their husbands who have been imprisoned for 18 years for drug dealing .

Trailer: vimeo

Genre: Documentary
Country of Origin: Islamic Republic of Iran
Country of Filming: Islamic Republic of Iran
Language:  Persian

Directed by: Dimitris Gkotsis

Synopsis: “The 4th Wall” is the side of the society that remains invisible, but similar throughout the globe. The only significant difference is people’s characteristics. A world that is reproducing itself in order to produce, surviving rather instinctively.

Trailer: vimeo

Genre: Documentary
Country of Origin: Greece
Country of Filming: Various
Language: Greek

21:30-22:00 Q&A Session

22:15-23:45 Personal Revolts

A tribute to the ones who go beyond and against their own limits, even when the outcome isn't guaranteed.

Directed by: Andrey Volkashin

Synopsis: Almir is a closeted gay man struggling with self-acceptance. Left high and dry by his married lover, Almir decides to spend New Year’s Eve with his dying friend Militsa. As the city celebrates, the two talk about their lives and loves, but does Almir dare to tell his closest friend his deepest secret?

Trailer: vimeo

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Country of Filming: Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Language: Bosnian

Directed by: Camila Rodó Carvallo

Synopsis: After an unfortunate event at a party, two friends decide to take action.

Trailer: vimeo

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Chile 
Country of Filming: Chile 
Language: Spanish

Directed by: Artemis Anastasiadou  

Synopsis: Caught among toxic masculinity, a sequin dress and a teenage crush, a teen skater, growing up in rural Texas, will have sex for the first time in the back of their dad’s truck. “I am Mackenzie” is a short coming of age drama about adolescence and the feeling of not belonging; the feeling of being an alien to your home, your peers, your body, your gender. It is a story about rushing towards love, and making mistakes; a story about finding the courage to look honestly at yourself.

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: United States 
Country of Filming: United States 
Language: English

Directed by: Simona Cocozza

Synopsis: Sitting at the same table are a conservative, working-class father, a loving mother who is a little too devoted to her husband, a grown-up man who is still trapped in playing the role of the good son, and an unexpected guest of impeccable manners. Something that has always divided them, yet has been kept under wraps for decades, is about to emerge. Will they finish lunch and get to their dessert in one piece, or will this family’s harmony be irreparably damaged at the first meatball?
By playing with important national traditions like the passion for football and the regularity of Sunday lunch, “In Zona Cesarini” portrays, with ironic realism, four characters immersed in the type of everyday family life so common to all of us, made up of precarious balancing acts and tough but necessary confrontations,
Bon appetit, and have a good Sunday!

Trailer: YouTube

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Italy
Country of Filming: Italy
Language: Italian

Directed by: Itay Akirav

Synopsis: Until recently considered the prodigy of Israeli poetry, she was surprised to be rejected after publishing a book on the experience of rape. Now in Berlin, Poet Hila Lahav is searching for the home she’s left in memories and words.

Genre: Documentary
Country of Origin: Israel  
Country of Filming: Germany
Language: Hebrew

Directed by: Jegwang Yeon

Synopsis: Reonghee and I are undocumented aliens. Yesterday, Reonghee died while running away from the Immigrant Office Agents. The company we worked for is only concerned about covering up the mess. I’m going to find Reonghee, whose body is hidden somewhere by the company; I will give her the funeral that she deserves.

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Korea
Country of Filming: Korea
Language: Korean

23:45-00:15 Q&A Session

Friday 14th of February - Day 2

17:30-18:30 Free screenings of amateur young filmmakers

Catalonia, Spain – 15’
Fundació Catalunya Voluntària
This film shares the story of four boys with similar characteristics. Moroccan, young and
migrated in dangerous ways to find a better future. What difficulties did they face? What
motivated them to put their lives at risk? And especially and more importantly, what is
their life like here? This documentary tries to explain the difference between who these
boys are, and how society perceives them.

Italy – 13’
PRISM
This film is about the oppression and discrimination that people received just because
of their skin color and language differences; It is about how these experiences didn’t let
them down. Instead they tried to make a change in the community where they live,
where they feel at home! Because home is not where you sleep but where you stand.

Romania – 10’
A.R.T Fusion
Τhe perspective of three women on gender and ethnicity.

Thessaloniki, Greece – 20’
Thessaloniki Pride
The stories of three young people, living in Thessaloniki, Greece and the intersection of
their identities.

18:30-19:15 Structured discussion between youth groups and professional filmmakers

19:30-21:10 Overcoming Barriers

Smiling from the other side of the fence.

Directed by: Siobhán Smith

Synopsis: Optimistic Harry attends an interview which will decide if he can carry on receiving benefits that enable to him to live a sustainable life. The tough, unforgiving interview forces him to retreat to his imagination, a softer world, full of wool and crochet.

Stitch is an animated short film which highlights the need for change in the way we treat the sick and disabled in the UK.

Trailer: positively-different.net

Genre: Animation, Drama
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Country of Filming: –
Language: English

Directed by: Navid Mashayekhi

Synopsis: We all try to be something, to become someone. “Unbecoming” chronicles the life of Logan, as he fights to “unbecome” everything he’s been until now, that wasn’t really him in the first place, as we follow his story from early childhood, to a traumatic adolescence, and beyond.

Genre: Documentary
Country of Origin: Canada 
Country of Filming: Canada 
Language:  English

Directed by: Jonay García

Synopsis: Laura is a sexual assistant for people with functional diversity. Her boyfriend, Marco, is desperate to find work to change the situation. Perhaps the only thing all we need is a little affection to feel alive.

Trailer: vimeo

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Spain
Country of Filming: Spain
Language: Spanish

Directed by: Carlos Guilherme Vogel

Synopsis: In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, a fascist government, Beescats Soccer Boys players, the first gay soccer team in Rio de Janeiro, prepare for a championship while discussing important issues regarding homosexuality in sport and homophobia in contemporary Brazilian society.

Trailer: YouTube

Genre: Documentary
Country of Origin: Brazil 
Country of Filming: Brazil 
Language: Portuguese

Directed by: Linn Björklund

Synopsis: Ready, set, action! And we mean action, both figuratively and literally. In our documentary we follow three kick-ass women involved in Uganda’s most exciting action film studio – Wakaliwood. We will follow one lady in particular, who is doing her very first action film. This is a documentary about finding your path in life. It’s about refusing to adapt to the role that is given to you and to have the courage to do what you love.

Genre: Documentary
Country of Origin: Sweden 
Country of Filming: Uganda
Language: English

Directed by: Anna Zhukovets

Synopsis: What does your inner world look like? What rooms do you flee to when the outside world is unbearable? How does this world smell? Does it smell like traces of human scent? How do you connect your inner world with the outer world? A documentary not only about those who ask themselves these questions every day. A film not only about autism spectrum disorder or Asperger’s syndrome, but about all of us. Every human being has autistic traits. Everyone has their inner world, their perception, their glass house.

Trailer: positively-different.net

Genre: Documentary
Country of Origin: Germany
Country of Filming: Germany
Language: German

Directed by: Mark Garcia

Synopsis: In a pursuit of having a better life, Jess Lacebal – a guy born without both hands, labors out his day-to-day living by doing different money making hustles in the streets of Manila.
Despite his disability, Jess compensates his struggles by having a positive outlook and being the joker of the bunch, making him quite a popular personality in his town.
As he touches on the sad face of reality, Jess reflects on things that he couldn’t do and questions fate why this condition happened to him.

Trailer: YouTube

Genre: Documentary
Country of Origin: Bahrain
Country of Filming: Philippines
Language: Tagalog

21:15-21:45 Q&A Session

22:00-23:40 Experiences of Oppression

When the structures of normativity and oppression overwhelm us, the happy end is at times nowhere to be seen.
[trigger warning | content warning: ab*se, r*pe, s*x]

Directed by: Claudia Cortés Espejo, Lora D’Addazio, Mathilde Remy

Synopsis: Bobby has a problem: he hears voices in his head… and they seem to narrate everything he does.

Trailer: vimeo

Genre: Animation
Country of Origin: Belgium
Country of Filming: –
Language: English

Directed by: Loris Di Pasquale

Synopsis: Aleksia is a turbulent teenager of Russian origin. She has grown up with her mother and her little brother in the suburbs of Marghera. After confessing to her friend Angela that she is pregnant, she is pushed to steal a tablet to get money for abortion. With the theft, things turn bad and Aleksia is arrested by the police.

Trailer: vimeo

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin:  Italy
Country of Filming: Italy
Language:Italian, Russian

Directed by: Justine Léaux

Synopsis: The interrogation of a lifetime.

Trailer: positively-different.net

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Country of Filming: United Kingdom
Language:  English

Directed by: Tavo Ruiz

Synopsis: This is a documentary about my mother and the moment that changed her life. Through her narration, my mother confesses to me what she remembers from the moment she was raped as a child. By painfully recalling this traumatic event, she reflects on the sexual abuse of children and the scars that these events leave in a person’s life.

Trailer: vimeo

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Germany
Country of Filming: Mexico
Language: Spanish

Directed by: Andreea Valean 

Synopsis: Dani, a 12 year old boy living in the outskirts of Bucharest, toils in the busy stop-light traffic selling cold water to support his family. He attempts to pay off all debts by betting all his money in a game organized by children with cardboard boxes on the streetcar tracks.

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Romania
Country of Filming: Romania
Language: Romanian

Directed by: Nasrin Mohammadpour

Synopsis: As defined by UNICEF: child marriage is a truly global problem that exists across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities.
Over 650 million people have married at an early age resulting in various harmful situations; including dangerous pregnancies, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence and so on.
The country of Afghanistan in south Asia has the highest rates of child marriages.

Trailer: positively-different.net

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Islamic Republic of Iran
Country of Filming: Islamic Republic of Iran
Language: Persian

Directed by: Thais Drassinower

Synopsis: An unnerving encounter with her estranged father at a night club while on a weekend back home in Lima is enough to remind Lía (19) that there are unhealed wounds. She will be forced to understand that the only person who can take care of her now is herself.

Trailer: vimeo

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: –
Language: English, Spanish

Directed by: Palesa Mashao

Synopsis: A woman reminisce about her traumatic experience as a young girl.

Genre: Documentary
Country of Origin: South Africa
Country of Filming: South Africa
Language: SeSotho

Directed by: Nándor Lörincz, Bálint Nagy

Synopsis: Budapest, 7th district, general clearance. The one-cut film starts with a simple argument between two strangers for a parking spot. The fight brings a dramatic change in every character’s life.

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Hungary
Country of Filming: Hungary
Language: Hungarian  

23:40-00:00 Q&A Session

Saturday 15th of February - Day 3

16:30-18:00 Free screenings of amateur young filmmakers

Turkey, 14’
EPEKA

The stories of children refugees arriving to the city of Sinop. Turkey.

Bulgaria – 20’
Free Youth Centre – Vidin

This film shows the life of the people in the Roma community in Vidin, Bulgaria; it is about those roma people who have achieved personal success. Against negative stereotypes that exist in many countries, this film shows that not everyone is like the others.

Germany, 3’
Institute for Roma and Minorities

Sometimes the integration process can start from something as simple as playing football all together.

Greece – 10’
Inter Alia

A film about the struggles, intersections and societal pressures of the identity of a mother. Can you go on being anything else, when you become a mother?

UK, 8’
Sirius Training

This film depicts a story of a woman living in parallel worlds. She belongs to her past as much as she does to her present. Her memories in Syria continue to shadow her as she pursues a new life in the UK.

UK, 20’
Sirius Training

Love, Lacuna is a semi-autobiographical short film which follows the daily routines of women of colour and non-binary people of colour in the chaotic city of London. Through various streams of consciousness we see the innermost thoughts of those who are usually marginalised. The film – like the literary magazine, Lacuna – is an assertion of identity. Rather than ask for space, the Lacuna actors and writers show how space can be claimed. They show that their identities have always been here and are here to stay.

Hungary, 15’
Az emberség erejével Alapítvány

Double-check: to make certain of something is correct or safe usually by examining it again (Cambridge Dictionary).

In our first movie we introduce Gergő to you. He is a Hungarian disabled young person from Pécs, who definitely has a fruitful life. You can see him having a direct conversation with us and you can get an insight into the backstage part of his life. We show you how much extra effort he puts into maintaining his simple existence.If you consider it a general success story, you should probably double-check the Hungarian circumstances and opportunities provided for disabled people…

Double-check/2
Hungary
Az emberség erejével Alapítvány

A movie that aims to show us a single individual’s way into activism and community organizing. A journey that shows us not only the available choices of a disabled person in Hungary, but also the systematic oppression they face as a group. Discrimination is not a phenomenon coming from one way, it can appear on many grounds. From kindergarten to university and the world of hungarian civil organizations, it is an educational yet personal showing of the life of Zóra Molnár.

18:00-18:45 Structured discussion between youth groups and professional filmmakers

19:00-20:20 Films for All

Funny, sweet and romantic stories opening sensitive topics to adolescents and youth.

Directed by: Gaspar Aguirre, Román Sovrano 

Synopsis: A young teenager is going through a hard phase because of their self-image and the external pressure of how they should be.

Trailer: YouTube

Genre: Animation
Country of Origin: Argentina
Country of Filming: –
Language: Spanish

Directed by: Ava Shacklady 

Synopsis: Cora the starfish wonders why she isn’t a star in the sky. See her crazy attempts to try and touch the sky… will she get up there?

Trailer: vimeo

Genre: Animation
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Country of Filming: –
Language: English

Directed by: East Riding Children in Care Council 

Synopsis: A short animation made by children and young people in care which explores their experience of education.

Trailer: YouTube

Genre: Animation, Visual Arts
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Country of Filming: –
Language: English 

Directed by: Ramazan Kılıç 

Synopsis: Nebahat, a teacher in her 20s, has just been appointed to a rural village school in Anatolia. She realizes that her students are struggling to arrive at school, hitchhiking tractors, using whatever means they can find. She asks the Ministry of Education for a shuttle, but without a driver, the vehicle is useless. She decides to be the bus driver for her students, but there is one small problem!

Trailer: vimeo

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Turkey 
Country of Filming: Turkey 
Language: Turkish 

Directed by: Abdullah Şahin

Synopsis: Ilyas and Ahmet are two close friends. Emir, a Syrian refugee completes the gang. Ilyas wants to make the tryouts for a local football team and saves money to buy new cleats. Emir shares his dream. After seeing his father pay off the debts of Emir’s family to the grocery store, Ilyas gives his new cleats as a gift to Emir in order to join to the tryouts.

Trailer: vimeo

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Turkey 
Country of Filming: Turkey 
Language: Turkish 

Directed by: Javier Robles Álvarez 

Synopsis: Manuel lives far from his family, immersed in a routine from which he can´t escape.

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Spain
Country of Filming: Spain
Language: Spanish

Directed by: Arun Fulara

Synopsis: When the middle-aged Kamble makes his weekly visit to the neighbourhood barber shop, it’s not just for a shave. He can’t wait to be touched by Jaan, the new barber-boy he has a crush on. It’s the highlight of his otherwise dull existence as a married man leading a dual life in a society that abhors homosexuality.

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: India 
Country of Filming: India 
Language: Hindi

Directed by: Daniele Bonarini 

Synopsis: Arezzo, these days. There is turmoil in the “Casa del Sorriso”, a social cooperative for the disabled: the participants have been given the opportunity to independently choose the destination for their next trip. Titian, however, does not want to know about democratic votes: he wants to go at all costs to the amusement park “Cinecittà World” to visit the Old West! Will he make it? And what will he invent if he finds that the attraction is very different from how he imagined it?

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Italy 
Country of Filming: Italy 
Language: Italian

Directed by: Niko Radas 

Synopsis: Mister Otmar’s way of living is not aligned with the society he lives in. He’s been brought before court as being deemed as dangerous for the collective thinking and sentenced to a psychiatric treatment with the aim of returning him to socially acceptable frameworks. However, the prescribed therapy confronts with unexpected resistance.

Trailer: vimeo

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Croatia 
Country of Filming: Croatia 
Language: Croatian

20:30-21:00 Q&A Session

21:10-22:50 Contemporary Dead Ends

Stories about the “here” and “now” of a contemporary society that has taken a peculiar turn.
[trigger warning | content warning: s*icide]

Directed by: Eileen O’Meara

Synopsis: You know the nagging thoughts that start with “did I leave the coffee on?” and turn in to “am I pregnant with a devil-baby?” This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.

Trailer: YouTube

Genre: Animation
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: –
Language: English 

Directed by: Vincent Tilanus 

Synopsis: Owen, a twenty-something couch surfer, is forced to stay at his sister’s home for a few days. His growing deceptions begin to tarnish the image that he is presenting to others. Driven by a growing despair, Owen tries to do everything possible to keep up his appearance and conceal his truth at all costs.

Trailer: vimeo

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: The Netherlands 
Country of Filming: The Netherlands 
Language: Dutch

Directed by: Hamza Atifi 

Synopsis: In this unique futurescape, the marginalised and impoverished are targeted by government-sponsored suicide initiatives that encourage sacrifice for the greater good. Whether the true horror lies in the acceptance of such horror or the impact it has on those involved, this weave of dark humour and technical brilliance is an original insight into the thin border between utopia and dystopia.

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Morocco
Country of Filming: Morocco
Language: Arabic

Directed by: Bruno Fraga Braz

Synopsis: An old woman spends her last days apart from the world, taking care of her sister. Steeped in silence, she dreams about music and everything she left behind. “Still life” is a film about the invisibility and solitude of the ones that the city has forgotten. Based on a true story.

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Portugal 
Country of Filming: Portugal 
Language: (No Dialogue)

Directed by: Amelia Nanni 

Synopsis: An afternoon, two children, two worlds meet.

Trailer: YouTube

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Belgium
Country of Filming: Belgium
Language: French

Directed by: Nikola Duravcevic 

Synopsis: Alone in New York, Somali rideshare driver Abdi begins his nightshift with the news of a tragedy back home. The faces in the backseat change as he wrestles, unable to connect, with whether the unthinkable can be true—until a vision provides the clarity he seeks. Poetic and lyrical, BROOKLYN PARK is a modern-day immigrant tale that explores alienation, grief, and transcendence.

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: United States 
Country of Filming: United States 
Language: English

22:50-23:15 Q&A Session

23:15-00:00 Award Ceremony

00:00 Lost Bodies Live | Closing Event

Jury Committee

Maria Paradeisi

Maria Paradeisi is associate professor of History and Theory of Film, in the Department of Communication, Media and Culture, of Panteion University, Athens. She studied Law, Political Science and Cinema (Aristotle University of Thessalonica, Paris X and Paris VIII) and she obtained her Doctorate Degree in Political Sociology, in 1984 (the title of her dissertation is “The Representation of Women in Hollywood cinema). She worked for Greek radio, television and cinema from 1985 to 1989 and directed films for Greek television.

She is the author of the book Cinematic Narration and Delinquency in the Greek Cinema (1994-2004), Athens, Greece, 2006, Typothito Press, 2013. She published a large number of papers on Greek cinema and women’s cinema in Greek and foreign journals and books. Her most recent publication is the collective volume, Maria Paradeisi, Aphrodite Nikolaidou (eds), From the early to the Contemporary Greek Cinema. Questions of Methodology, Theory, History. Gutenberg 2017.

Jacqueline Lentzou

Jaqueline (Athens, 1989), graduate of London Film School (2013), is a screenwriter and director. Her work revolves around non-traditional family structures, dream construction, love and the lack of it.

Her shorts have competed and been awarded on an international scale (ALEPOU, Locarno 2016, HIWA, Berlin 2017, HECTOR MALO: THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR, Cannes 2018).

Retrospectives of her work have taken place in Vienna, Montreal, Naimen.

Jaqueline just finished shooting her first feature film ‘SELINI, 66 QUESTIONS’.

Alin Tasciyan

Alin Tasciyan was born in 1969 in Istanbul. She graduated from the University of Istanbul with a BA in journalism and public relations in 1991. She began working for the Milliyet Art Review and Milliyet daily newspaper the same year. During the 16-year period in this media group she has been a correspondent, film critic and the editor of the Art Review. Meanwhile she made various cinema programs for the cultural channel of the Turkish Radio and Television TRT 2 including the Magic of Cinema which screened almost 500 classic films for 10 years. She programmed and presented the Thematic Films Ribbon for the news channel 24 between 2009 – 2012. She worked as a critic and a columnist for the Star daily newspaper 2008 – 2014. She is currently a film critic for the channel of culture & art TRT2 and writing for the culture & art website sanatatak.com.

Tasciyan has been an advisor and programmer for many film festivals including Istanbul IFF and Antlaya IFF in Turkey. She is currently an advisor for Adana International Film Festival, Flying Broom Women’s Film Festival in Ankara and she is the head programmer for International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival. She has served in many national and international film festival juries. She is a member of the European Film Academy.

She had been the vice president and president of FIPRESCI, International Federation of Film Critics between 2009-2017. She is currently the Deputy Secretary of FIPRESCI.

Awards

Positively Different Short Film Festival Best Film Award

1.500€

Positively Different Short Film Festival Audience Award

500€

PDSFF awards are sponsored by:

Venue

TRIANON is not a building where a business struggles to survive.
TRIANON is countless individuals who are struggling to support entrepreneurship in art

Having hosted everybody who is passionate about art.
Having relentlessly supported young Greek filmmakers.
Having resisted the decline of downtown Athens.
Believing every moment that “PATISION Lives”.

More info at: TRIANON.GR

Tickets

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Products

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T-shirt

Bag

Products

During the event, you will have the chance to purchase branded materials of the festival and support our cause.

T-shirt - 10€

Black bag - 6€

White two-toned bag - 8€