About the Festival

Positively Different Short Film Festival, March 11-13, TRIANON, Athens

Gender, sexuality, race, class, ethnicity, religion, able-bodiedness – are influences of our present and future, life prospects and obstructions. Shedding light on life paths of “others” – often through realism and humor and other times through abstraction and experimentation – Positively Different Short Film Festival aims to act as a reference point for raising awareness with regards to intersectionality and discrimination, providing a safe space for co-creation and networking.

PDSFF22: Communalities

Between the collective inertia caused by the insistence on individual experience and established but abusive groupings that only serve privileged minorities, there lies a dilating social space; our space. PDSFF22 explores the frontiers of different communities and the commonalities of characteristics, oppressions and struggles that constitute them. It follows entangled roots and underground channels that connect interest and identities that do not, at first, seem to have a relation to one another. It aspires to balance the need for free expression and safe spaces and the ambition to be effective and assertive towards structures that nurture discriminations.
Produced by: Inter Alia


PDSFF22 x Masterclass on Film Critique

The Masterclass on Film Critique with Yiannis Kantea-Papadopoulos was followed up with our final meeting on Saturday the 6th, where we met physically and virtually to talk about intersectionality.

We had the chance to get an insight on the theory behind the festival’s rationale, discuss our experiences related to our multiple and conflicted identities, and learn from each other, through games and discussions. The next phase, that of programming, is about to kick off and we couldn’t be more excited! #PDSFF22


At a glance...

*All non-English films come with English subtitles and all Q&As with invited directors are translated in English and Greek live on the spot.

Friday, March 11th

Illegitimate voice (5’) – US
April’s last memories (20’) – Colombia
Feeling through (18’) – US
One never kills for love (15’) – Canada
Before the eruption (11’) – Spain
Strange (3’) – UK
In the silence of the abyssale sea (19’) – France

Decompensation (23’) – Croatia
Beauty (20’) – Greece
Ain’t no time for women (20’) – Canada/Tunisia
Path of a ghost (11’) – Sweden
Sexual Distancing (16’) – Greece

Going through changes

A set designed to be accessible for diverse age groups and experiences, full of stories about the changes that happen within and around us, stories that change us, and stories that change the world, our world.

Illegitimate voice (5’)

US | 2021

April’s last memories (20’)

Colombia | 2020

Feeling through (18’)

US | 2020

One never kills for love (15’)

Canada | 2021

Before the eruption (11’)

Spain | 2020

Strange (3’)

UK | 2020

In the silence of the abyssale sea (19’)

France | 2021

Directed by: Gevi Dimitrakopoulou

Synopsis: A short narrative documentary about the aftermath of Zak’s murder from her community’s perspective.

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

Directed by: Ecem Çelik

Synopsis: The film deals with a universal immigrant problem that suddenly enters the life of a woman. Güzide is a tailor. She has a routine life, strictly adheres to his own rules. One day Leyla comes to Güzide’s house with a little girl. Leyla asks Guzide to take care of the child for a few days, says that she will go out of town for work and will get her back. The tailor does not accept. Leyla leaves the house on the pretext of speaking on the phone and does not return.

Trailer: vimeo

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

Directed by: Ado Hasanovic

Synopsis: (trigger warning: hate speech) On September, 8 2019 Sarajevo hosts its first Pride March. Are people ready for this event?

Trailer: vimeo

Genre: Documentary
Country of Origin: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Country of Filming: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy
Language: Bosnian, English

Directed by: Anthi Daoutaki

Synopsis: The film is the portrait of Hera, a 35-year-old woman. Her home is her world, and a world of magic, and her loneliness is filled with objects. She forgets herself in her daily routine and gets tangled in the universe of her mind. Her difficulty to cope with social gender norms and an awkward encounter with a jeweler lead her to buy a wedding ring. The ring gives life to an imaginary relationship, fleeting like a dream. As the relationship comes to an end, Hera goes back to her everyday life.

Trailer: YouTube

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Greece
Country of Filming: Greece
Language: Greek

Directed by: Lovro Mrdjen

Synopsis: The real war begins, when the one ends. The clock is ticking for a foreigner, an immigrant faced with the coldblooded bureaucracy of a foreign country, as he tries to save his younger sister and prevent separation. Nobody hears their voices, lost in translation.

Trailer: YouTube

Genre: Fiction
Country of Origin: Croatia
Country of Filming: Belgium, Croatia
Language: Arabic, Croatian

2021 Awards

Positively Different Short Film Festival Best Film Award

Positively Different Short Film Festival Audience Award

Positively Different Short Film Festival Best Greek Production

This is Right; Zak Life and After


This is Right; Zak Life and After

Honorable Mentions

My Other Son

The Daring Young Girl on the flying Trapeze



Positively Different Short Film Festival 2020

Positively Different 2020 Aftermovie

Positively Different 2020 Trailer

Positively Different 2020 Teaser

Positively Different Short Film Festival 2021

Positively Different 2021 Trailer

Meet the Team



Irini Tampasouli


Olina Karagianni

Dimitris Asproloupos

Elena Markopoulou

Christina Mpitzeli

Giannis Andronikidis

Hara Papadatou

Apostolos Nalmpantis

Tzeni Krithara

Marina Bikou

Isobel Phillips

Christos Salikas

Nasia Christoy

Jury Committee

Robbie Eksiel

A journalist and a film critic, Robbie Eksiel was a film writer for the daily newspaper Ethnos from 1993 and its chief film reviewer from 1998 to 2017, a writer at the Greek film magazine Cinema from its foundation in 1989 to its last issue in 2017, and a contributor at several weekly or monthly variety magazines through the years. He has served as artistic director at the Greek Film Center (2007-2009) and as a member of the governing council at the Greek Association of Film Critics (2006-2016). A FIPRESCI, European Film Academy and Greek Film Academy member, he has also served in several FIPRESCI juries (Toronto, Tromso, etc) and as a member of the Discovery Awards Nominations jury for the EFA for three consecutive years. He is a contributor at the film site www.flix.gr, a programming consultant at the New York City Greek Film Festival and the artistic director of the Larissa International Film Festival.

Ines Johnson-Spain

Ines Johnson-Spain is an independent German/Togolese filmmaker based in Berlin. She studied Scienes of Religions at Freie Universität Berlin (FU) and was a guest student for Fine Arts and painting at University of Arts Berlin. During the many years as a scenic painter and in other positions of the art departments of national and international film-productions she worked among others with Peter Greenaway, Anders Thomas Jensen, Lana Wachowsky, Andrej Swjaginzew. Johnson-Spain teaches scenic painting at Film University Babelsberg and worked for different film jurys. Since 2002 she develops and realizes her own documentary film projects. Her work focuses on intimate portraits that explore the notion of self and affiliation. More recently she is working together with two other colleagues on a fictional feature-length script. Her films have been screened and awarded at prestigious local and international film festivals, galleries and exhibitions.

Kostis Theodosopoulos

Kostis Theodosopoulos studied at the Department of Communication, Media, and Culture of Panteion University and worked as coordinator of film masterclasses and open discussions at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. He moved on to take up the position of head of programming for the Athens International Film Festival, which he held for more than a decade while also pursuing further studies in film. His debut short film “Rouge” had its International premiere at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam 2020 and its North American premiere at Palm Springs ShortFest 2020. It won 3 prizes in Greece’s Drama Short Film Festival – National Competition (Best Newcomer Director, Best Screenplay, Best Make-Up).


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