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Animation Festival ICONA
December, 2nd-5th, 2021
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Student Greek Competition


Thursday 02/12/2021 17:35 - 18:55, Friday 03/12/2021 06:00 - 07:30
Total Duration: 1:19:20

  1. BubbleShip 02:06 Greece 2021
    Created: Kirki Argyropoulou
    Screenplay: Kirki Argyropoulou
    Dialogue Language: English

    Scarlett, sunk in a world of loneliness that she has chosen, thinking that brings happiness to her life, but when she comes infront of the mandatory quarantine she eventually rediscovers herself and the magic of nature.

  2. SUSPENSION 02:43 Greece 2021
    Created: VALERIA NEFELI GERAKI
    Screenplay: Valeria Nefeli Geraki
    Production: Valeria Nefeli Geraki
    Dialogue Language: English

    A tribute to “Film Noir” inspired by the dystopian atmosphere of the current pandemic era, given in a comic and slightly sarcastic way. Detective Rico Guts receives an unexpected phone call at his office from a mysterious woman, Corina, who will drag him to a fatal encounter.

  3. Somewhere only we know 03:01 Greece 2020
    Created: Erato Baloglou
    Screenplay: Erato Baloglou
    Production: Erato Baloglou
    Dialogue Language: English

    "Somewhere only we know" is a short 3D animated film, suitable for all ages, touching on loss, mourning, but also the posthumous messages sent by deceased pets. Rosana, one of the two protagonists of the film, is a young girl who recently lost her beloved pet rabbit, Pearl. One night, while Rosana is immersed in her grief and memories, Pearl's ghost visits her and leads her back to the secret place where they used to spend their time together. There, it reveals to her something that will ease her pain and help her overcome her grief.

  4. SUMMER HOLIDAYS 06:55 Greece 2021
    Created: Natasa Roustani

    A walk from Viktoria Square to Omonoia Square, Athens, through Patision Str. Meeting the repeating historical motifs until a tidal bore ruins the city. A childhood's nightmare, repetitive attempts of breathing, a drowning city. How does a civilization end? Walking through this specific route can become a dense tour of the regional history: The Acropolis, the Archaeological Museum, the Polytechnic University - the scene of the student's bloodstained revolution against Junta on 1973, the fountains- remains of swimming pools built for the poor refugee children during the '30s, the homelessness, drug abuse and human trafficking as integral parts of the history of the area, the Zackie Oh Str- where the drag artist and activist Zak Kostopoulos was murdered on 2018 by a local goldsmith, a real estate agent and the police, the Omonoia fountain- a symbol of the gentrification of the city centre and the arrogance of the authorities. On 2018, passing by Kypseli's Sq, I saw two of my Afghan pupils bathing in the fountain and playing with a ball. Considering this image an integral part of the urban landscape, I decided to include it in my animation, placing the children in the fountain on Egypt's sq. Discussing about it with a friend, to my surprise, she informed me that this specific fountain was built during the '30s as a swimming pool for the poor refugee children. As G. Kubler in 'The shape of time remarks on the history of things' indicates the repetition of shapes and images in a larger time continuum, I wonder about the repetition of social oppressions and the people's breathing attempts, through the times of this route.

  5. Elevator Alone 03:38 Greece 2021
    1st Place - Greek Student Short Animation - Jury
    Created: Anastasia Papadopoulou
    Screenplay: Anastasia Papadopoulou

    Four people and the time they spend in an elevator. Inspired by everyday life and by the difference in people's behavior when they are alone, in contrast to the socially acceptable behavior that individuals adopt when in public space and especially in the confined and always awkward setting of an elevator.

  6. UNboXing 02:09 Greece 2020
    Created: Eftychia Maria Kondyli
    Screenplay: Eftychia Maria Kondyli
    Dialogue Language: Modern Greek (1453-)
  7. Water In Black 04:34 Greece 2020
    Created: Vanessa Ferle
    Screenplay: Vanessa Ferle
    Production: Vanessa Ferle

    A post-2020-apocalyptic mourning.

  8. Mizero fos 04:24 Greece 2020
    Created: Simela Marapa
    Screenplay: Simela Marapa
    Production: Simela Marapa
    Dialogue Language: Modern Greek (1453-)

    a look at the harsh reality. infidelity, violence and family in the twenty-first century

  9. The chained elephant / Ο αλυσοδεμένος ελέφαντας 02:15 Greece 2020
    Greek Student Short Animation - Audience Audience
    Created: Alkistis Papa
    Screenplay: Jorge Bucay
  10. Egg / Öndög 05:13 Greece
    3rd Place - Greek Student Short Animation - Jury
    Created: Chryssa Voudouri
    Screenplay: Chryssa Voudouri
    Dialogue Language: No Dialogue

    Αn old fashioned black and white painted stop carrè animation. The egg is travelling, breathing, flying, actually lives! Everything is twisted in a daydream and the line between fiction and reality is blurred. öndög : egg in Mongolian language. The title is shared with the titular award-winning film of Wang Quan'an.

  11. In and Out 11:49 Greece
    Created: Philip Mistriotis
    Screenplay: Philip Mistriotis
    Production: Philip Mistriotis
    Dialogue Language: English

    A surreal journey of a black mannequin. This short film is part of my thesis. In and Out revolves around the idea of free association and the subconscious, dealing with detachment, cynicism and the search for one's self.

  12. Respect 03:09 Greece 2021
    Created: Rodi Orfanidou
  13. Inner Matter 07:33 Greece 2021
    Created: Alexandros Kaminaris
    Dialogue Language: Modern Greek (1453-)

    A short animated film consisting of the fundamental elements of contrast and abstraction. «Inner Matter» is a story about a mental and dark journey to light and inspiration, through metaphors and symbolism. Undergraduate individual artistic project for Audio & Visual Arts of Ionian University.

  14. Méliès Trilogy 05:06 Greece 2021
    Honorary Mention - Greek Student Short Animation- Jury
    Created: Aris Melachroinos
    Screenplay: Aris Melachroinos
  15. BLOT / ΛΕΚΕΣ 02:06 Greece 2021
    Created: SERENA BYLYKBASHI, ZACHARO KARAKONSTANTI, TZOULI ZOGRAFOU
    Screenplay: SERENA BYLYKBASHI, ZACHARO KARAKONSTANTI, TZOULI ZOGRAFOU
    Production: SERENA BYLYKBASHI, ZACHARO KARAKONSTANTI, TZOULI ZOGRAFOU
    Dialogue Language: English

    Scenario: A man walks with deformed legs Then he transforms into a fly which in its flight "sits" in white clothes from different laundry of different people. In the end the fly becomes human again and seems to be trampling on a white garment that escaped from the clothesline. Symbolism: The choice of Black-Gray background signifies the loneliness and isolation of the modern human. White clothes are the personal and private moments that in the age of the internet become a product of exploitation of every "invader". Finally, the human / fly is the invader who can exploit and distort our private moments.

  16. THE STAGNANT POOL 04:44 Greece 2021
    Created: MARIETTA KAVVADIA
    Screenplay: MARIETTA KAVVADIA
    Production: MARIETTA KAVVADIA
    Dialogue Language: English

    A VOLUPTUOUS DIVE IN THE DEEP BLUE, IN THE STAGNANT, INNER WATERS OF THE HUMAN SOUL THAT ARE PRESERVED BY THE MOST INWARD FEARS. A BARREN SORROW WITH THE CHARACTERISTICS OF DEPRESSION, INACTIVITY, RESIGNATION. A SADNESS THAT DOES NOT PRODUCE THOUGHT. A SINK WITHOUT LIFTING. STAGNATION IS A KIND OF SELF-DESTRUCTION AND THE OUTCOME IS FATAL.

  17. The existential crisis of Plop, an ordinary being. 02:00 Greece 2021
    Created: Leonidas George Adrianos
    Screenplay: Leonidas George Adrianos

    The piece is inspired by Jacques Lacan’s theory. The person desires and is motivated by this desire. Desire implies a lack, an absence. Through it, the subject tries to get closer to the (ideal) "self", a self that has created for him/herself, so indirectly knows that it is a fake. Desire always points to the outside, to something we do not have. Therefore, what we are not is a fundamental part of us. Εspecially in modern times, there is social pressure from the media to "be yourself, be brave…" etc. etc. The media become carriers of value, presenting lifestyle, fashion, general needs of integration (through consumption) and many models of "integrated individuals" (Celebrities, influencers, fictional characters) who are "better" when "they are themselves" on a huge set of masquerades. But, Lacan says, you can never be yourself (especially in the eyes of others). The next topic the video deals with is the "mirror stage". For the first time, the baby sees her/himself in the mirror, as something complete and coherent, when in fact he/she is a set of perceptions and senses. At that time the Other (the powerful) comes and gives confirmation to the child, for his identification with his/her reflection, leading him/her to the deceptive recognition of her/himself as another and to a fission. The desire that exists outside the subject can never be captured by the mirror. So, Plop, an ordinary character, appears smudgy and confused, performing a morning move, made by many, to leisure at its cell phone. There, all the other little people seem white, complete, cohesive. It looks out of its window (which can also be symbolic) and it sees the same situation. In the mirror now Plop is also white. In amazement sees its image as a coherent unity, but looking down, the emptiness of desire is upon its own body, which is still disoriented like his thoughts. Thus, realizing that it cannot do anything about it. The film was created for the 3D graphics course, by Professor Dimitris Agathopoulos, at the Postgraduate Department of Digital Art Forms, Athens School of Fine Arts.

  18. On Cats / Για τις Γάτες 05:02 Greece 2021
    Created: Lydia Myrsilidi
    Production: Lydia Myrsilidi
    Dialogue Language: Modern Greek (1453-)

    Mixed media animation based on short stories and poems of Charles Bukowski collection, On Cats.


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