The 22 selected films from the initial 700 applications for the International Student Program of the 43rd Drama International Short Film Festival
The applications for the newly-established International Student Programme of the 43rd Film Festival in Drama reached 700, a number that reveals the dynamics of student film.
22 films from 16 countries were chosen– including 3 Greek films. Of the 22 competing directors, 12 are men, 9 are women, and 1 is gender non-conforming.
They are students from 21 cinema schools around the world, 12 of which are internationally renowned. The festival has secured 7 international premieres, 2 European, 4 Balkan, and 9 Greek.
According to the International Student Programme, Thanassis Noefotistos:
“this year’s programme comprises films that inspired us, gave us a very relieving feeling of creative envy, and which we would love to see reach the festival’s audience”.
Among the 700 films we received for the International Student Competition, there were numerous interesting short films, many more than we could choose from. This made our job more difficult, on the one hand, but gave us great joy, on the other, to see commendable film from students who have something to say, and are trying to forge a distinct cinematic voice. We are reassured that as long as there are people like these students, who feel the need to tell their stories, cinema will prevail- even in the most adverse of circumstances”.
THE 22 SELECTED FILMS
- Violetta by Fivos Imellos, Fiction, 15’, GREECE – New York College
- Rosa Kairo by Jacques Simha, Fiction, 14’, GREECE – Kapodistrian University’s Cultural Society’s Cinema Section
- The Jar by Kyriakos Rontsis, Fiction, 10’, GREECE/UK – Bournemouth Film School (AUB)
- The Best Orchestra in the World by Henning Backhaus, Fiction, 14’, AUSTRIA – Film Academy Vienna (UMDK)
- Sun Dog by Dorian Jespers, Fiction, 19’, BELGIUM – Royal Academy of Fine Arts / University College Ghent (KASK)
- In the Eye of the Beholder by Vanja Victor Kabir Tognola and Jan-David Bolt, Documentary, 8’, SWITZERLAND – Zurich University of the Arts / Department of Performing Arts and Film (ZHdK)
- 22:47 Linie 34 by Michael Karrer, Fiction, 10’ SWITZERLAND – Zurich University of the Arts / Department of Performing Arts and Film (ZHdK)
- Fire Report by Katarína Jonisová, Documentary, 15’, SLOVAKIA – Academy of Performing Arts / Film and Television Faculty (VSMU)
- Fine by Maya Yadlin, Fiction, 9’, ISRAEL – Minshar School of Art
- Illusion Bleue by Tea Tannoury, Fiction, 15’, LEBANON / PALESTINE – Notre Dame University – Louaize (NDU)
- Last Day by Szu-Wei Chen, Fiction, 11’, USA – Columbia University
- Patron Saint by Georden West, Experimental, 8’, USA – Emerson College
- Ghazaal by Ragini Bhasin, Fiction, 15’, USA – Aotearoa Short Film Lab in New Zealand
- A Mess at Apartment 14 by Radu Barbu, Fiction, 15’, ROMANIA – UNATC, I.L.CARAGIALE
- Development by Nikola Vučinić, 21’, Fiction, MONTENEGRO – Faculty of Political Sciences in Podgorica and Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Cetinje
- Under the Heavens by Gustavo Milan, Fiction, 17’, BRAZIL – New York University (NYU) /Tisch
- Austral Fever by Thomas Woodroffe, Fiction, 21’, CHILE – University of Chile’s Institute of Communications and Image / Demre Universidad de Chile
- The Insect Women by An Doyeoung, Fiction, 16’, REPUBLIC OF KOREA – Suwon University Film Department
- My Fat Arse and I by Yelyzaveta Pysmak, Animation, 10’, POLAND – Polish National Film School Lodz (PWSF TViT)
- Something by Kasia Babicz, Fiction, 14’, POLAND – Warshaw Film School BA
- The Same Skin by Nina Hopf, Experimental, 5’, GERMANY- B.F.A., Bauhaus-University, Weimar
- Senescence by Phoebe Morrison, Animation, 4’, UK – UCA University for the Creative Arts