TIFF ‘Spaces #1’ Short Films Online Premiere
The Thessaloniki Film Festival ingeniously pivots the postponement of its Documentary Festival due to the coronavirus pandemic by assigning eleven Greek directors to shoot short films on their new quarantine reality at home.
Harnessing the power and reach of film and the internet and wanting to stay in close touch with their audience, the organisers of TIFF commissioned Hellenic Film Academy nominees in the categories of best film, best director, best newcomer and documentary feature to create shorts inspired by the book ‘Species of Spaces’ by George Perec and their current days and nights of quarantine.
Directors Rinio Dragasaki, Marianna Economou, Panagiotis Evangelidis, Angelos Frantzis, Giorgos Georgopoulos, Zacharias Mavroeidis, Minos Nikolakakis, Stavros Pamballis, Stavros Psillakis, Syllas Tzoumerkas and Alexandros Voulgaris (The Boy) comment cinematically on their new reality, filming at home, using their environment, the people and sometimes even the animals in that space. The intention of this homework project is to allow filmmakers to comment on our new realities and inspire in a time in a time of confinement and bring people closer together. Make that popcorn you’ve been craving and watch all the shorts here.
00:19 Giorgos Georgopoulos | Vacationers in Pompeii
03:36 Rinio Dragasaki | Incredible thoughts of a woman on a tier
07:27 Zacharias Mavroeidis | Me, my home
09:43 Minos Nikolakakis | 31/3/20 8.00
12:42 Marianna Economou | My other lives
15:42 Stavros Pamballis | Cleo and her daddy make a movie
20:35 Syllas Tzoumerkas | Foghorn
24:01 Stavros Psillakis | My photograph