FilmPlatform presents:

      
Short Films from Greece:
"
IMMIGRATION AND PHOBIAS"
A short film afternoon curated by Greek-Danish film director Lea Binzer.
Special Guest: Greek Film Director Panagiotis Fafoutis.

A program of Greek shorts that deal with the familiar and the foreign. Adoption and rejection within the phobia of a dead end.
There will be open for discussion with director Lea Binzer and Panagiotis Fafoutis, director of Loulou´s Snails after the films.
After the film screening it will be served a glass of Greek wine for the audience.

Lea Binzer is an greek artist with a Danish passport, currently working in Greece with film.

Sunday november
29th.
at 15.00 in CaféTeatret.
Skindergade 3 - 1159 København K
Entrance: 50 kr. (member gratis.)


  PROGRAM:

YGRAERIO ("GAS")
Dir. Bujar Alimani
Duration: 20'
Production Year: 2006

No More Love Stories
Dir. Stratoula Theodoratou
Duration: 26'
Production Year: 2003
 
SYNOPSIS

A popular neighbourhood in Athens...A 40 years old unemployed man…His younger son is sick…
Outside it's cold…Too cold…
Prizes:
The Direction Award TONIA MARKETAKI- 2006 Drama Film Festival (Greece) 2006,Special Mention Jury Award - 2006 Drama Film Festival (Greece), Ministry of Culture Award - 47 Thessaloniki Film Festival (Greece) 2006, The best fiction - TIFF (Tirane INT. FILM FEST 2006), Official participation ,FIPA Paris, France 2007,Corona Film Festival, Cork Ireland 2007,Regenzburger Film Festival, Germany 2007,Siena Film Festival, Italy 2007,Tampere Film Festival, Finland 2008, Signer de Nous INT Short Film Fest-Paris France 2008.



SYNOPSIS

Achilleas and Elissavet live in the same village but in different worlds. They are both social outcasts but for different reasons. They will meet so as to get as much as they can from each other.
In other circumstances, they may have fallen in love.
Loulou’s Snails
Dir. Panagiotis Fafoutis
Duration: 15'
Production Year: 2005

 


SYNOPSIS

Eight-year-old Lulu gathers snails in the park where she goes every day with her mother. Her obsession with the snails leads her to develop a special relationship with a strange foreigner who haunts the park.
-Honorary Distinction for the best music to Giorgos Pallikaris
-Honorary Distinction for actor in a leading role to Konstantinos Avarikotis
-Distinction–Incentives by the G.F.C.


Directors filmography:


Lea Binzer Artist/Producer/Film Director

Born in 1979 in Denmark by Danish father and Greek mother, she grew up in Greece. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Aristotle University, Thessaloniki and Utrecht Fine Arts Academy, specialized in Video Art. She currently lives and works in Santorini, Greece, where she established studio crocus. www.studiocrocus.com

Filmography:
2002 Giannos & Marigo”, kunst fond Rotterdam (RKS), film, 9min. production, direction, manus, editing, distribution. 2003 Sheep entertainment, “Lala”, video, 1min,
direction, manus, editing. 2003-04 Applegarden band, video, 45min, direction, manus, editing. 2004 ”Conductor” video, 30min. ”Zebrapad” video, 30min direction, manus, editing.
Film / video:
2000: “Caravan”, video/stopmotion, 2min, 2001: “Subversive activities”, video 2,5min, “Bir milyon” video 2,5min (production/direction/manust/editing)
“Misundelse” video, 5min, Videomarathon, True Stories, “My husbands truck”, tale/slide show, 5 min. 2005: “Eve is chatting with Adam” animation, 3min direction, manus and editing), “Fra Kbh. til Kbh.”, video 15 min (direction, manus and editing)


Bujar Alimani
He was born in Patos, Albania in 1969. He studied Painting and Stage Direction at the Academy of Fine Arts of Tirana. In 1992 he immigrated to Greece. He worked as an assistant director on several Greek films. He lives and works in Athens. In 2002, he finished his first short film, The Kennel, which took part in many national and international film festivals. The film won the Best Balkan Film
Filmography:
2002 The Kennel (short)
2006 Gas (short)
2007 The Compass (short)
Award at the National Short FF in Drama, the 2nd Award at the Auburn IFF in Sydney, and the Best Albanian Film Award at the Tirana IFF in 2003. In 2006 he made his second short film, Gas, which was screened at many film festivals worldwide and won numerous awards. In 2007 he finished his third short film, The Compass, which participated in many film festivals and won three awards.
STRATOULA THEODORATOU
Born in Munich, studied film direction at Stavrakos Film School in Athens and at FAMU Academy in Prague, on a scholarship from the Greek Film Center. She works in the field of film and television productions.
Filmography: 2003 NO MORE LOVE STORIES, fiction, 24 mins, 35mm 2002. PAPER BIRD FLYING fiction 9’ 35mm 2002. WOMEN AND PEACE documentary 30’, video 2001 FREE ENTRANCE fiction, 6’, 35mm 2000 MUDDY RIVER fiction, 23’, 35mm, 1996 SHORT, BLACK AND TIGHT fiction, 13’,

Panagiotis Fafoutis
Born in Patras, he studied law and film directing. He lives in Athens and works in films and television.
Filmography:
1999 LIFE IS SHORT, 35mm, color, 16' Drama Short Film Festival: Best Student Film Award Ministry of Culture State Quality Award 2001 THE HAWKER, 35mm, color, Best Fiction Film, Sienna Film Festival, Best European Film, Fike- Evoral Film Festival, 2nd Prize Monde Rural Lama Corse Film Festival, Special Mention of Young Jury, Capalbio Film Festival Best Fiction Film, Best Script, Best Actress, Drama Short Film Festival Hellenic Ministry of Culture National Cinema Awards: 3rd Prize forBest Short Film 2002 AFTER 11 p.m., 35mm, color, 14' State Quality Award 2003 RED SKY, 35mm, color, 16' Drama Short Film Festival : 2nd Prize for Best Fiction Film, BestEditing Award. Tirana International Film Festival MEDIA AWARD State Quality Award 2005 LULU’S SNAILS, 35mm, color, 15'



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The Greek Embassy in Copenhagen, Københavns Kommune Projektpuljen, and the Danish Film Institute.
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