Athens International Film Festival

27th Athens International Film Festival: "Greek Short Stories" Awards

For the 27th event of the Athens International Film Festival, 40 Greek short stories, out of 273 submissions, completed for the awards which are this year exclusively sponsored by the Greek Film Centre with cash prizes for the total amount of 5000 Euros (2000 Euros for the GOLDEN ATHENA and 1000 Euros each for the SILVER ATHENA and the BEST DIRECTOR and BEST SCREENPLAY awards). Moreover, the jury presented the time-honoured awards for BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MALE AND FEMALE ACTOR.​

The jury of the “Greek Short Stories” competition section of the 27th Athens International Film Festival was consisted of: 

SOFIA EXARCHOU, screenwriter and director (President) 
NERITAN ZINXHIRIA, director 
SPYROS KRIBALIS, screenwriter, script editor and creative producer 
PENELOPE TSILIKA, actor 
IOSIFINA GRIVEA, entertainment editor, film critic and podcast host 

 

Golden Athena Award  
HORSEPOWER by Spyros Skandalos 

In the jury’s own words: “For a film which captured in a bold and personal manner the dead-end of a generation that grew up trapped”. 

The award is accompanied by a cash prize for the amount of 2000 Euros, kindly sponsored by the Greek Film Centre. 

Silver Athina Special Jury Prize 
FROM THE BALCONY by Aris Kaplanidis  

In the jury’s own words: “For a film which composes a human geography in a clever, complete and original manner while simultaneously revealing a deeply touching story”.  

The award is accompanied by a cash prize for the amount of 1000 Euros, kindly sponsored by the Greek Film Centre. 

Best Director  
Manolis Mavris for the movie BRUTALIA, DAYS OF LABOUR 

In the jury’s own words: “The Best Director award is presented - for the orchestration and powerful visualisation of a dystopian world that is both malicious and  threatened”. 

The award is accompanied by a cash prize for the amount of 1000 Euros, kindly sponsored by the Greek Film Centre. 

Best Screenplay 
Ilias Roumeliotis for the movie FROM THE BALCONY 

In the jury’s own words: “ To the hilarious, original prose of the most recognisable Greek human geography!”.  

The award is accompanied by a cash prize for the amount of 1000 Euros, kindly sponsored by the Greek Film Centre.  

Best Female Performance
Presented jointly to Katerina Zisoudi for the movie AFTER NOON and Ioanna Kolliopoulou for the movie HORSEPOWER  

In the jury’s own words: “For the lively, restless and brave portrayal of a stagnant generation and for the playful tenderness towards a relationship that is over”. 

Best Male Performance 
Ilias Moulas for the movie AFTER NOON by Alexios Koukias-Pantelis 

In the jury’s own words: “For the world within, for power and devotion to the moment and to the fellow player”. 

Documentary Special Mention
Kaiti Papadima for the movie EVERY SUNDAY  

In the jury’s own words: “The jury gives a special mention to a film which links a story of extreme and serial gender-based violence with the background story of a beauty contest by clearly revealing the stereotypes of a deep-rooted patriarchy”. 

Artistic Direction Special Mention 
Daphne Kalogianni and Eva Goulakou for the movie BRUTALIA, DAYS OF LABOUR 

In the jury’s own words: “The jury gives special mention for the artistic direction of a film which portrays the world of humans through the allegory of the world of a bee, offering images or rare beauty and disturbing uniformity”. 

Photography Special Mention 
Argyris Germanidis for the Direction of Photography to the movie CORTÁZAR by Argyris Germanidis and Katerina Strauch 

In the jury’s own words: “The Special Mention of Photography is given for the depiction of a world fragmented, trapped and alone, which maintains its desire to escape and reunify”. 

The statuettes of the Golden and Silver Athena awards were designed by Giorgos Sepetzoglou and are kindly sponsored by ZOLOTAS jewellery stores.  

 



    Publication date: 2021-10-03 18:22:19

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