13th of May
Director Tariq Tofiq Qadir - Country: Iraq
The first demonstrations against the Ba'athist regime in Iraq began in Halabja in 1995. The inhabitants of Halabja were able to expel the Ba'ath regime from their city for 72 hours, but no one heard the cry of the people of Halabja, as a result many people were killed in complete silence and buried alive. Perhaps Halabja paid the price for he...
Director Spyros Vlachakis - Country: Cyprus
"38 days" is a drama documentary recreating real-life painful experiences through the eyes of Philippos, a prisoner of war. The stories are facts told by life eyewitnesses in a diary/interview context. Philippos describes his own ordeal as a 17-year-old soldier who fought a war, was a prisoner of war, and a refugee of war. The feelings of ang...
A Burst of Song
Director Lia Beltrami - Country: Italy
The Golden Lion winner in Venice, Lia Beltrami, presents a story in the slums of Calcutta, where three girls manage to save themselves and pursue their dreams. "When my heart is hard and dry, come down to me, O my Lord, with a rain of indulgence. When grace is lost from life, come to me with an outburst of singing. When the noise of wo...
You were right, man
Director Νίκος Θεοδοσίου - Country: Greece
A chance meeting, seventy years later, of Roviros Manthoulis with Euripides, a comrade in EPON during the years of the German occupation, brings to light a "small" story. The tragic outcome of a group of young people who sought to continue the struggle in Athens while the fierce battles between the Republican and the Government army were ragi...
A story in 14 words
Director Eirini Steirou - Country: Greece
In this hybrid first person account, a Greek islander opens up to his filmmaker granddaughter about his violent coming-of-age as a refugee, warrior and political prisoner in North Africa during WWII. An experimental representation of personal war memory that combines home movie and archival footage.
Ahl ar-Ra'y - People Of Opinion
Director Vanessa Broummana - Country: Greece
"Languages stand in the way of my right to express my opinions freely."Words of a teenager that circumstances brought him to live in the "house of multilingualism".The temporary accommodation facilities for unaccompanied minors, managed by the ARSIS Social Youth Support Organization, in Epirus, Greece Branch, house teenagers from Syria, Afgha...
Alboury & le frere mort
Director - Country: Greece
Set against the theatre backdrop and the real world, the film examines the assossiations of suffering through a juxtaposition of a politically-induced performance, a personal point of view and abstract imagery.
And while they were growing, I felt like I was shrinking
Director Eleftheria Panousi - Country: Greece
A diary-like narration that follows the process of caring for, and growing seeds, triggers correlations on body, gender, fear and stereotypes that manifest as insecurities and existential quests.
Director Luis Galán - Country: Spain
What is stressing us today? If we were a barefoot kid on the streets of St. Louis, what would matter? AnorMal is a sample of a journey towards poverty, with lights and sounds, that enables you to feel a reality that has nothing to do with ours.
Director David Roger Juan - Country: Spain
One more day for a family during confinement caused by COVID-19.
Argyro's wedding dress - Three readings
Director Ismini Paradaki, Odyseas Pieridis, Maria Varnavidi, Diamanto - Ilektra Konstantinou, Maria Moleski, Giorgos Kolokotronis - Country: Cyprus
How does personal experience cease to be an individual matter and become an incentive for artistic creation? The documentary attempts to highlight the way in which History converses with Art and how a personal story, that of Argyro from Peristeronopigi, Famagusta, was a source of inspiration for a poet, two artists and a student documentary p...
Ashes Wood and Stardust
Director Tom Ehrhardt - Country: Germany
Where do we come from? Where do we go? While carpentering, beekeeping and going on joyrides in his funny car, Mr. Bulisch answers the big questions of his life.
At Last I Have a Voice
Director Anne Fortune - Country: USA
Three testimonies from survivors of sexual assault/abuse.
At night I walk
Director Helena Malak - Country: France
Françoise and Helena meet for the first time and everything begins to unfold. Between them, there is a difference of 40 years and a wheelchair, which is almost nothing. During a cinematographic walk, they wonder how a fall changed their lifestyle? Standing up becomes a cry of life.
Director Omid Shenavar - Country: Iran
Animal protectors find a harassed dog near a small village in Iran, bring him to the shelter and treat him for his illness, but soon discover that Attila has an infected paw. The patrons don't want his leg cut off, so they send Attila to the U.S. through an incredible story.
Director Jean Behrad - Country: Canada
Mehran is a Kurdish woman who participated in the 24-day war in Iran. The war is known as the 1979 Kurdish uprising in Iran.
Back to Life
Director Alexia Tsouni - Country: Greece
Athens, Holy Saturday 2020, first lockdown, but also first day of freedom for a severely abused woman. The true story of 32-year-old “Suehir”, who managed to escape from her husband, with the help of another woman, and applied for asylum in Greece. We follow her from the morning, when her detention ends, to midnight, when she celebrates her “...
Ballada for Galilei
Director Ralitza Dimitrova - Country: Bulgaria
Bum or genius, sage or madman - Galilei Simeonov lives above human gossip and definitions. He is a 91-year-old professor at the Academy of Arts who choose to live in the countryside, among his paintings. In our meetings Galileo shares bits of his life and his thoughts on art, on the great personalities of human history, on the meaning of the ...
Director George Leontakianakos - Country: Greece
After overcoming a series of personal and practical challenges, a dynamic and creative music teacher manages to lead her students to the international school choir competition.
Director Rasool Davari Dolatabadi, Alikhan Asadi - Country: Iran
Some say that he has seen the face of the Prophet and his first three Imams. Others claim that he is a delusional old man, others that he is just sick. And yet, Beranaza (known as Berry) wanders around the deserts of Lorestan despite the rumors spreading. He believes and doesn't pay attention to whether you believe his beliefs or not. This ...
Director Shirin Ekhlasi - Country: Iran
Mohamed, a refugee from Guinea who has fled his country due to his opposition to the Guinean government, is seeking a good, new life in Germany. Although he lost his pregnant wife along the way, he tries to forget his past by learning how to paint. While everything seems to be going well, some obstacles are being placed in the way of his stay...
Bullets in Paradise
Director Violet J Dempsey - Country: USA
This documentary explores how teens' mental health is negatively affected by active shooter drills, and how nonchalantly they are handled in school environments.
BUTTERFLIES IN THE SKIES: the Cretan rhymes
Director Yiannis Markakis - Country: Greece
In the film "Butterflies in the sky: the Cretan mantinades" academics, writers, singers and mantinadologists present mantinada as a poetic genre, the process of its creation and transmission as well as its place in the living cultural reality of Crete, The Cretan mantinada is soon to be inscribed in the national list of intangible heritage. ...
Can I love you
Director - Country: China
It shows the discrimination against gender bias and a series of complex contradictions in the real Chinese context. The Creator shows the soft, moist, fragile but strong and brave self as a sexual minority from a private perspective in the form of private images.
Director Jenny Tsiropoulou - Country: Greece
Nikos has neither the joy of saving human lives nor the joy of contact. He studied medicine,but chose to become a coroner. He converses with the dead he examines and they tell him their stories. As he grows older and his kids grow up, the death anxiety he feels, weighs him down more and more. It’s a rainy New Year’s Eve, and the morgue is ful...
Director Pia Strømme - Country: Norway
Charlie is 10 years old and diagnosed with Asperger. He is proud of his diagnosis, but sometimes wishes he was more like the other boys in his class. He feels that diversity leaves him on the sidelines sometimes. Because of Asperger, Charlie struggles with team sports. But he has found two things he loves to do, surfing and dancing. We watch ...
Chats with Felix
Director Mitar Terzic - Country: Republic of Montenegro
A dialogue through time, talks between two people who belong to different times.Felix Laforest's life and mine crossed paths when he took my first photographs in his atelier. Almost 60 years later, I had the opportunity to re-enter the same studio, abandoned for decades. Time seemed to stand still in that space. Thousands of photographs taken...
Director Igor Toholj - Country: Republic of Serbia
Panagiotis Giannikis and his parents have a hotel on the island of Thassos. For years, they have been working hard during the entire tourist season, which has been going on in Greece for a long time. The season is over, and a strong cyclone named Zorba is doing great damage along the coasts of Attica and the Peloponnese, and the Giannikis fam...
Dajla: cinema and oblivion
Director Arturo Dueñas Herrero - Country: Spain
Life goes on in Dakhla, one of the Sahrawi refugee camps in southern Algeria, forgotten for 45 years. The celebration of a film festival, which called Fisahara, breaks the monotony. The festival ends, life (and oblivion) continues.
Director - Country: Greece
Throughout the film a short glimpse of a freely improvised, dancing style, is translated and reflected into deconstructed pieces of time. A perspective of how rhythm becomes embodied and communicated through body language. Here, culture meets the essence of rhythm, as rhythm pre-existed the meaning of it. The conclusion is, as Sammy Gian says...
Director Stephan Bookas - Country: New-Zealand
A quiet and candid meditation, "Detached" is a documentary film depicting life on New Zealand's picturesque railway lines, where the beauty of the landscape is set against the stark reality of regular fatalities on the tracks.
Director Alexis Rummler - Country: Greece
Following 24 hours a family from Greece , Salamina a small island outside of Athens. This family lives in a unique way . They have reached a state of perfect happiness , practising every day complete devosion to the God Krihna.
Digital Champions leading the fight against FGM in Tanzania
Director Steven Hervieu - Country: Tanzania
Girls at risk of FGM in Mara, Tanzania live in very remote villages, far from the rule of law. Digital Champions help map these villages to ensure girls can be found quickly, especially in the middle of the night when most calls for urgent help are received, particularly during the “cutting season”. They also educate their communities and rep...
Director Antonis Pouliasis - Country: Cyprus
In February 2020, the crossing points that allow contact between the separated communities of Cyprus were closed for the first time, almost two decades after their opening. The reason given was the effective management of the covid-19 pandemic. The closure has shattered relationships and deeply affected people's lives, which have been built a...
Don' t break my stones
Director Katerina Patroni - Country: Greece
A Documentary about the katikés* of Paros island, Cyclades, Greece. Four people share their stories and memories from their katikés; the residences outside the main island settlements, around which Parians housed their productive agricultural activities and livestock farming.
Director Ella Dreyfus, Janis Westphal - Country: Australia
Australian Jewish artist Ella Dreyfus grew up with little knowledge of her family’s tragic losses in the Holocaust. She sets out to uncover their history through her uncle George in Melbourne and her cousin Jonathan in Berlin, whilst finding her own way of re-connecting to Germany.
Director Kang Le - Country: China
An experimental documentary film about China.
Director Arantza Ibarra Basañez - Country: Spain
A short documentary depicting the story of young trans boy Ekai Lersundi, who committed suicide in 2018 after struggling with bureaucracy to administer hormone therapy for gender reassignment.
Food for Thought
Director Giorgos Stylianou - Country: Cyprus
The documentary deals with the challenges of young people living in rural areas in Cyprus who are active in the field of food production. It presents their difficulties, aspirations and hopes so that they can stay and grow in their place. Young people from urban and rural areas express their views on the production, distribution and consumpti...
Director George Ayvazyan - Country: USA
A group of performers reflects on the influence that Robin Williams's work, life and legacy has had on their own personal and creative endeavors. Director George Ayvazyan's "thank you" to Robin and a celebration for the man everyone loved.
Director Saeed Mayahy, Miriam Carlsen - Country: Turkey
“Game Over” tells the story of a diverse group of illegal Afghan youngsters, who have been left with no choice, but to leave their homes and families behind, to flee as teenagers to a foreign country. The film follows their life in Zeytinburnu, an Afghan diaspora in Turkey, where they do not speak the language and must live underground, hidin...
Director Matt Richmond - Country: USA
George Manias operates a shop specializing in shoe polishing for 76 years, since he escaped the Nazi occupation of Crete at the age of 14. Today, at 91, the loss of his sister Angela haunts him as he struggles to decide whether to retire and visit Crete again without Angela by his side.
Director Bishnu Kalpit - Country: Nepal
Homan Singh Shiv Bakhti lives from agriculture in the hills of Sindhupalchok district, east of Kathmandu. He loves and adores his buffalo, which has brought him all the good things in his life. All is well until devastating floods ravage the area. Homan Singh's buffalo disappears.
Director Raphael Schanz - Country: Germany
A cemetery in the center of Berlin. A gravedigger who wanted to become an entertainer and is now the last companion of all those buried at the expense of the state. A chapel, a black urn and beethoven music that sounds repetitive. The undertaker sits there and waits. Sometimes people come to pay their last tribute or bring someone for the nex...
Grandpa Ernest Speaks
Director Madeleine Bazil - Country: USA
In 1939, a young Jew named Ernest Lowy escapes from his native Czechoslovakia, seeking safety for his family as World War II intensifies. In the late 1980s, the now elderly Ernest tells the story of his life during a 75-minute tape at his home in New York City. This is the first and only time his children and grandchildren have heard him talk...
Director Semih Sağman - Country: Turkey
Gullab Gul is a boy living in a remote mountain village in Afghanistan. Giulab has had no hands since birth. Since his father died, 5 years ago he has been cared for by his uncle. At some point his uncle has to go to the city for business. How will Giulab be able to cope alone?
Hans Hamid: Stitches of my Story
Director Nicolai af Rosenborg - Country: Denmark
This documentary throws us into the unusual aesthetic process of artist Hans Hamid Rasmussen. We follow Hans Hamin's courageous journeys from Norway back to Algeria, unraveling a troubled past and a deep sense of belonging to two different but fascinating cultures.
Happy Independence Day
Director Ville Ilmari Seppänen - Country: Finland
Happy Independence Day is a film about Helsinki citizens celebrating Finland's Independence Day on December 6, 2021. The film draws a portrait of the citizens of Helsinki during Finland's Independence Day in 2021. The film follows different groups, such as Antifa, the "let's close the border" torch relay, right-wing extremists, anarchists an...
Hellenic Places: Hermoupolis
Director Charalambos Margaritis - Country: Greece
The city of Hermoupolis, capital of Syros is located at the center of the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea, in Greece. In its history one can find all the elements that shaped contemporary Greece. This is an animated documentary telling its story. Ερμούπολη, η πρωτεύουσα της Σύρου, στο κέντρο του νησιωτικού συμπλέγματος των Κυκλάδων, στην Ελλάδα. ...
HERCULES of the 21st Century
Director Panagiotis Athinaios - Country: Greece
A person who wonders himself, in Athens, Greece of today, as Hercules, making appearances as Hercules, making movies as Hercules, photographed by tourists as Hercules. A comparison with the legend of ancient Hercules and the Hercules of today.
Here. Today. Again
Director Aitor Gametxo Zabala - Country: Spain
Two boys meet during the city's festivities. The first look is going to be special for both of them, but they will remember it in a different way. A documentary essay on memory and representation.
Hero on paper
Director Max Ploeg - Country: Netherlands
The 41-year old receptionist and parttime Lucky Luke imitator Rutger is overshadowed by his alter-ego, the cowboy that shoots faster than his shadow. In an attempt to become a comic-book hero he confronts the disappointments of daily life by drawing a cartoon with himself as the main character. With enough imagination we are all comic-book he...
House of Light
Director - Country: Bangladesh
House of Light is an intimate portrait of one family’s daily life when forced to remain together in their apartment in Dhaka, Bangladesh during the Covid-19 health crisis. Filmed by the director on his mobile phone during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the documentary transcends the quotidian and illuminates the everyday with moments...
How Much is Life in the Mangrove Worth?
Director Lucas Oliveira de Jesus - Country: Brazil
"How Much is Life in the Mangrove Worth?" exposes reports from fishermen and representatives of the community of Cubatao (Brazil - SP) on the environmental impacts that affect daily the population that lives on the banks of the mangroves of the Casqueiro River and has fishing as their main means of subsistence.
How to train an antihero
Director Yannis Bletas - Country: Greece
Antihero: he is the protagonist who has no conventional heroic abilities and is pathologically dependent on someone else. A group of young antiheroes with disabilities try to get acquainted with acting in depth and decide to attend classes in a theater workshop. In these lessons they get to know themselves, their bodies, a theatrical space a...
I have a dream a movie dream
Director ShiJie Weng - Country: Spain
We all have a dream but not always the possibility of making it true. Even so, we must have the courage and maturity to try to achieve it.
I Woke Up 18
Director Vera Iona Papadopoulou - Country: Greece
Six children. Six unaccompanied children. One word marks a significant difference. Six people talk about life in the new country, Greece, a life that changes abruptly turning incredibly difficult at 18. Dreams, disillusionment, fear and hope of six young people.
I won’t remain alone
Director - Country: Iran
An elderly disabled couple living in a small village in the north of Iran faces a tragedy when their youngest son falls into a coma after an accident. Defying Islamic burial traditions, overcoming the problems of bureaucracy and turning destruction into hope, parents agree to donate their son’s organs. Five years after their brave decision, a...
Director VICKY MARKOLEFA - Country: Greece
The film INDIGENIUS LOCI explores the interface between man and nature. Vassilis Fourkiotis, a deep ecologist, shepherd and sociologist, walks in his ancestral lands immersed in spiritual reflections of a postmodern world. Psychogeography, Documentary.
Director Zofia Pregowska - Country: Poland
90-year-old Krystyna, lives in the tiny apartment surrounded by books and writing blocks. This in itself is remarkable, as Krystyna is almost blind, but this does not prevent her from writing passionate and eloquent poetry that celebrates life. She writes her poems on paper, but this proves to be a problematic method since one of her pen...
Is the city dead?
Director Dimitra Mitsaki - Country: Greece
"Is the city dead?", asked the mermaid, instead of seeking for her brother. Alexander was long lost, definitely dead but not forgotten. None remembers of the mermaid, although the city bears her name, Thessaloniki. In this hybrid documentary, Titika (42) and Thodoris (36), both permanent residents, share their thoughts about the curren...
Director Desirée Alagna - Country: Italy
A narrating voice holds the common thread of an intimate story, intertwined with the story of the Ferdinandea Island, born from a sudden eruption in 1830 off Sciacca, and disappeared after only six months. The short film mixes together different materials: the film, images from a virtual world, operational images of the study of the seabed.
It's Still Autumn
Director FARZANEH FATHI - Country: Iran
In recent years, a huge wave of shocking and unbelievable narratives of sexual harassment, assault and rape of women has taken over social media; An unprecedented move by Iranian women, reminiscent of the #MeToo global movement, which has exposed countless sexual assaults incidents around the world.These narratives are astonishing not only in...
Director Lucy Collins - Country: USA
In a neighborhood of million-dollar houses, James lives in a house that’s falling apart, tending to his plants that threaten to overwhelm his yard and talks of his past as a young gay man who left his home in the Appalachian Mountains to find a new life in Raleigh, NC.
Jeepney: A Philippine Icon
Director Benjamin Hunt, Andrew Junge, Sarah Kaino, Sam Hartman, Kendyl Rich - Country: USA
The Jeepney, or Jeep as affectionately called in the Philippines, is the most popular mode of transportation for thousands of daily commuters. This documentary explores the Jeep’s importance in Filipino culture through the eyes of local drivers, passengers, and business professionals who rely on the Jeep in more ways than one.
Director Jérémie Reuiller - Country: France
They say that cycling is just a pretext. An excuse to open doors and minds. Following Fred Hornie from Bishkek to Lenin Peak, Kanymda Kumiss is more than just a movie about cycling. It's an adventure. Descending rushing rivers with his inflatable, sharing moments with nomads on the 30th anniversary of the country's independence, we follow the...
Director - Country: Germany
While in rehab, a young man recounts his descent into gambling addiction. The animated documentary “King” offers an intimate insight into a psychological illness that is often overlooked.
Kings Of Our Own Right
Director Milla Lewis, Sabrina Jones - Country: United Kingdom
For a week a year, in the depths of Cumbria, a small town is transformed by the largest gathering of Roma, Gypsies and Travellers in Europe. Appleby is transformed by the event, where since 1775 horses, fortunes and loved ones are exchanged again. In 2021, the interior minister drafted a bill on police, crime, penalties and courts, which th...
Director Seung-il Chon - Country: COM_DOCUMENTARIES_TITLE_KoreaSout
Geumjeonggul in Goyang City, South Korea, was built for the purpose of mining gold during Japanese colonial period and was closed. In October 1950, during the Korean War, in Geumjeonggul, the police massacred hundreds of residents of Goyang without any legal procedures, and buried them deep in layers. And 71 years later, the bereaved families...
Kosberg made it
Director Maksim Ishchenko - Country: Russia
The story of people who made possible the first manned flight into space, but remained behind the scenes. The main characters of the film are Semyon Kosberg and other engineers of the Chemical Automatics Design Bureau in Voronezh. They designed and built the third stage of the rocket engine, without which Gagarin's spacecraft would not have r...
Director Edris Abdi, Aware Omer - Country: Iraq
The Documentary Workshop No. 2 is the story of an elderly man who has been working in the autopsy department of the Sulaimaniyah University of Medical Sciences for 14 years. For these 14 years he has been working on corpses. He eventually decides to retire.
Director Lefteris Pasalidis - Country: Greece
Dimitris (Aka De Madeira Boards) left Athens at the age of 35 to live in a quiet village, making surfboards, and find peace. Powered by Emerson.
Letters to Parkkimäentie
Director Mika Koskinen - Country: Finland
And the greatest of these is love.The letters of the director's grandfather and grandmother from the 1940s and the grandmother's diaries from the 2000s are the subject of a conversation that goes back decades. Time passes and in the end there is only one left with endless longing, but grateful for the life they have lived.
Light in the Dark
Director Panagiotis Athinaios - Country: Greece
It is the story of a person who was born blind, and also can not walk because of a problem with his legs. He spent most of his time in institutions, for people with disabilities, and now he tells us his point of view and thoughts.
Director LAURA MARAGOUDAKI, TATIANA MAVROMATI - Country: Greece
A portrait of domestic work, as experienced by Georgian maids working in Greece. It explores the monotonous, demanding and invisible labor behind caring work and the isolation and insecurity experienced by women who have to work to serve others. 24 hours a day, 6 days a week, with only one Sunday off.
Director Sarah Seené - Country: Canada
Lumen (meaning ''light'' in Latin) is a sensory film shot on Super-8 that portrays a young girl with oculocutaneous albinism. Despite the hypersensitivity caused by this genetic disease, the depigmentation of her skin and eyes gives her an extraordinary aura.
Malpelo: Mountain of Sharks
Director Kevin Mannens - Country: USA
Days away from the closest land, lies a mythical underwater volcano. Beneath the waves: a bonanza of life. Massive shoals of fish darken the water and hundreds of sharks patrol the seamount. But like all wild places, this one too is in grave danger. Illegal fishing and sharkfinning might soon deplete this natural wonder and UNESCO heritage si...
Mamapara - Mother Rain
Director Alberto Flores Vilca - Country: Peru
In the highlands of Peru, he lives with his dog, Honorata Vilca, an illiterate woman of Quechua descent, dedicated to selling sweets. As the rainy season begins, she recounts parts of her life, until one afternoon something fateful happens that seems to be able to make even the skies cry.
Director Efi Sialevri, Vicky Yiagopoulou - Country: Greece
The film tells the story of Maram, who left Yemen with her family, in search of the “Land without sorrows and pains", as they considered Europe. Instead they found themselves "staggering" in the “Land in between”, living in a refugee camp in Lesvos. This is, also, the story of Maram’s first day at school, when a group of xenophobic people blo...
Maybe You Hear Nothing
Director Holger Mohaupt - Country: United Kingdom
I just love the noise and I can listen to all the noises going on around me, so I know the bleat of a little lamb that’s just been born and a bleat of a mother when it’s talking to it.” The story of Diane who, together with her husband and a small group of friends runs a little farm on the East Coast of Scotland. It's an animal farm of a diff...
Director - Country: Greece
Looking for the culprit in the shadows of the Congo. A sip of ‘Mbondo is enough to convict the perpetrator in an endless rotation. The truth lies in the bark of a tree. The film was shot during the 8th Peloponnese International Documentary Festival in collaboration with the School of Fine Arts and the Hellenic Cinematographers As...
Director - Country: Italy
Alone and with incredible willpower, Melina chose to take a trip into the unknown, sacrificing her family to defend Holy Mother Earth. The garbage that has invaded every corner of this world, expresses and confirms the actions of humanity against nature. Melina's mission is a creative effort to restore light to people's hearts and physically ...
Director ARISTARCHOS ZISIMATOS - Country: Greece
Arash and Alireza are two young poets from Persia who came as political refugees το Greece. They tell us about the poetry nights that were organized in their country, and how censorship is done in poetry, but also about the way in which they managed to overcome the obstacle of censorship.
Director JYOTSNA PUTHRAN - Country: India
‘CHAKKI’ ('MIXI' in English / 'MIXEUR' in french) is an UNRELEASED film entirely made using ‘SEEDS’. Real PULSES & GRAMS & SPROUTS were used in motion to create scenarios as a metaphorical representation of GROWTH & FUTURE of a nation. The film industriously renders the verse “DON’T GRIND THE SEED, LET IT GROW!”. The film shows th...
Director Stelios Demetriou - Country: Cyprus
"Motive" tells the story of a woman, representative of any individual whose personal space is defined by what would be considered atypical for the majority. The protagonist vitality depends upon sustaining her daily patterns, tasks, and responsibilities toward what she cares for, and above all towards herself. We observe the character's drive...
Director Sara Leticia Valenzuela - Country: Chile
The documentary short "Mugshot" narrates the personal experience of a young man who was part of the so-called "front line" during the social outbreak of October 18, 2019 in Chile. The film intermixes shots from an interview with audiovisual material recorded on cell phone, GoPro, video camera, as well as TV news footage. The short film was sh...
Director Vipul mahagaonkar - Country: India
MUKTI [Liberation] Singing for the dead Sambhaji Bansode and his wife live in Dharavi, Mumbai. Their profession is an ancient family tradition, to sing bhajans [devotional/spiritual songs] in front of the dead body. They believe that the bhajans release the deceased and bring peace to the family that has been left behind. These songs carry th...
My grandpa is a troublemaker
Director menna elbezawy - Country: Egypt
A documentary about the great Egyptian writer Mahmoud El Saadany who was banished from writing in the era of president El Sadat and decided to leave the country with his kids
N'DEYE SECK Griot Woman
Director Sabrina Valente - Country: Senegal
In Senegal, a woman playing drums is not ordinary. In this short period of time, N'deye Seck - the leading percussionist at the Ecole des Sables - shares her path. N'deye's story intertwines with Griot culture. Having inherited this rich tradition from her family, the percussion musician shares through her narrative, the strength, cultura...
Nicholas Argyropoulos: The Whole United States is Mine
Director Eleftherios Kostans - Country: USA
Nicholas Argyropoulos was a child when Germany invaded Greece during World War II, and tragedy struck his family when his father was killed by the communists. By the age of sixteen, he enlisted in the Greek army and fought the communists for two years during the Greek Civil War, before being whisked away to America, where he married, raised a...
Director Nafsika Hadjichristou - Country: Cyprus
Delving into the beauty of life when the sun goes down, this documentary is an intimate portrait of the obsession with nightclubbing culture, amongst Britain’s young generation.
Director Zahra Mojahed - Country: Afghanistan
The life of an Afghan Muslim girl who was forced to leave her homeland due to her interest in dance
No clue about the future
Director Melina Nafsika Efthymiou - Country: Greece
"No clue about the future" is Melina Efthymiou's first short film documentary, shot over 2020/2021. The goal of this film is to bring to light aspects of the everyday life in the refugee camp of Samos, focusing on the portrait of an asylum seeker who lives in the camp and takes on the role of a teacher, during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Director Evangelos Krikonis - Country: Greece
Christos was born in a small village in northern Greece, Sklithro. Born in 1927, my grandfather has experienced up close all of Greece's modern history, poverty, World War II, civil war, exile and ideological racism due to his political beliefs when he returned to Greece. In the film he shares the circumstances and stories that marked his l...
Old Gods / New Tides
Director - Country: Greece
Samuel Akinola is a Greek performer-actor and musician with Kenyan and Nigerian origins. During his theatrical improvisation, he transforms himself through the use of masks. Samuel perceives and reacts to the stimuli, embarking from his attributes as an actor and performer. Through his theatrical improvisation, he invents his own new language...
One fine day in Troy
Director Ülkü Sönmez - Country: Turkey
While the project focuses on the archaeological excavations of the ancient city of Troya, which dates back to 3500 BC, from the eyes of archaeologists for 150 years, it also shows how things are progressing and daily routines in the Troya Museum located right next to Troya Örenyeri. It presents the background of the museum and excavations, wh...
Piranga, the Silent Hero
Director Mônica Veiga, Daniel Couto - Country: Brazil
Intersecting the landscapes of Minas Gerais, the Piranga River flows, carrying with it a new mission that emerged after the Fundão dam collapsed, in Mariana city. To fulfill it, he needs to win the battles created by human action, which uses natural resources without worrying about the imbalance caused to the environment.
Poliani is nice thanks to all its treasures...
Director KONSTANTINOS GOURNAS - Country: Greece
In search of the "lost" residence of Papaflessas. A historical retrospective, through a contemporary confrontation of the experiences of its inhabitants. A space-time of modern Poliani.
Director Edgar Pêra - Country: Portugal
Oh salty sea, so much of whose salt / Is Portugal's tears! / All the mothers who had to weep for us to cross you! / All the sons who prayed in vain! / All the brides-to-be who never married for you /to be ours, oh sea! / Was it worth doing? Everything's worth doing / If the soul of the doer isn't small." (Fernando Pessoa) Eighteen years...
Director ali chakaroun - Country: Lebanon
The film will delve into the felings of five women who experienced heavy loss, so the pain of waiting and the postponement of destiny were their common characteristics.
Director Mariana Zarpellon - Country: Brazil
Visiting her Grandmother in Brazil, after years of living abroad, Mariana sets off for the farm where she lives. Even though everything seems the same as her childhood memories, deeper changes soon come to light, questioning her memory and the love they share.
Director ARISTARCHOS ZISIMATOS - Country: Greece
Αthens 2020 Rea and Aris share an apartment and spend the days of total lockdown, together.
Director Apostolos Polymeris, Georgios Polymeris - Country: Greece
Rebetiko Underground - A Research on Rebetiko, is a short documentary film about the spread of rebetiko music and culture over the years in Europe.
Director Lester Platt - Country: USA
Mark tells us the story of how he survived that rough ride of being a drug addict, how he found himself fighting to survive, finding friendship and love on the way up.
Director Ioannis Panayi - Country: Cyprus
The film "Roots" approaches the everyday life of my grandmother, Yiannoula, in an attempt to portray a special bond between herself and two lemon trees that grow in the yard of her house, in which she lives as a refugee. It is about a bond which connects her with her beloved village, Karavas, which she cannot enjoy anymore due to the Turkish ...
Director Sohrab Kavir - Country: Iran
This film documents Saman’s final attempt to convince his father, an army lieutenant, to get him treatment in America and new development that changes their entire family forever.
Second Generation ANZAC: The Story of Alf Carpenter
Director Jeff Hughes - Country: Australia
Born in Wagga Wagga in 1917, Alf Carpenter joined the army in 1939 and served for seven years. He began his service in North Africa, where Alf fought battles in Bardia, Tobruk and Benghazi. He was sent to Greece, where the 2/4th Battalion of Alf was declared "Second Generation ANZACS" by General Blamey in April 1942. This was the first and ...
Seeking for agousa
Director - Country: Greece
The “seeking for agousa” ( agousa / Greek ἄγουσα = the path that leads you somewhere) is documenting the “solid moves” which are insinuated within a mystifying atmosphere. Traveling around the Mediterenean, we are presented with the portrait of the creator who is returning to the start point the “Mother land”, seeking for the “Sac...
Seven Symphonies Of Zagros
Director Perwîz Rostemî - Country: Iran
The documentary "Seven Zagros Symphonies" narrates the philosophy of seven Maqam musicians, the oldest wind instrument (Samsal) in the lives of the inhabitants of Zagros. The Seven Maqams tell the story using the monologue of an old man who spent 65 years of his life, playing the Shamshal (a Kurdish wind instrument). The story of the film is ...
Shaking a Singapore Spear
Director - Country: Singapore
An animated documentary about the importance of Shakespeare's classic plays for digital natives in Singapore. Live action is combined with animation.The film was created in close collaboration with the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon.
SKG + DRAG = BFF?
Director Eleftherios Hajianastasioo - Country: Greece
The documentary focuses on 4 artists, Kharma Queen, Amelie Tea, Aurora Paola Morado and Dr. Oglie Boss, who describe what it's like to be a Drag Queen-King in Greece's second largest city. The video consists of interviews and scenes from the performances of our Drag artists, as well as footage of our city. Finally, it focuses on the problems ...
Director Richard Legaspi - Country: COM_DOCUMENTARIES_TITLE_Phillipines
“Small Steps” tells about the story of "You-Kalele Kids Zambales," a group of kids from the coastal village of San Felipe. They continuously dream of having a space in the music scene amid their individual limitations and challenges. One of their songs, which is the title of this documentary, focuses on saving the environment and their love f...
Smile of the mask
Director - Country: Iran
This film is about a woman who has been the victim of an acid attack and her face is not normal. For this reason it is difficult for her to circulate in public. Due to Covid, she uses a mask with a smile photo, but now it's the mask she's smiling not her.
Sofa: A Warrior's Galloping
Director - Country: Greece
Michael Afolayan is a visual artist, musician, rapper, theater and circus performer. He also works as an instructor at the model circus school Circus Dayz, where he teaches basic circus techniques, and is the founder of ANASA African Cultural Center, where he teaches West African polyrhythms and promotes arts as a way of communication and emp...
Director Rena Danilouli -Katerina karpouzi - Country: Greece
Kyriaki, a descendant of Slavophones of Macedonia, describes through family stories and personal experiences, all these reasons that lead her to a search for identity. Speaking two languages and having different feelings for each one, she flips through her family album and lets us take a sneak peek at the history of her place.
Director Виктория Гараева - Country: Russia
"Svet" is a film about faith, love, unity and the power of the human spirit during the siege of Leningrad. The central hero Svet Borisovich Tikhvinsky will tell us about the sufferings and struggles of the inhabitants of Leningrad, who despite the darkness that reigns in the world, are trying to strengthen the light power of their soul an...
The Aging Land
Director Dimitrios Trompoukis, Giorgos Oikonomou - Country: Greece
A documentary about the survival of the Mastorochoria of Konitsa in Greece all these years.
Director Anežka Kozlová, Matyáš Lada - Country: Czech-Republic
Sinking, darkness, pounding, distress, anguish, fear... this is also a way to describe mental states called anxiety. Ten authentic testimonies from people who have gone through and overcome anxiety or are going through it.
The Awakening of the Youngsters
Director Sergio García Locatelli - Country: Spain
On May 16, 2011, the most romantic way of exercising democracy in the hands of the people was experienced in the Spanish streets. It is in this context that the generations that are now resting speak to young people, inviting them to take charge of their lives and be an active part of society in crisis.
Director Daniel Maurer - Country: Switzerland
The second wave of Covid significantly increased mortality in hospitals. What does this mean for the work of Mathieu , who works in the morgue of a regional hospital center? How does it relate to those people whose souls have recently left their bodies?
The Big Tomato
Director Christos Adrianopoulos - Country: Greece
This film is an experimental documentary exploring the directors memories and Astoria before and during the corona virus. The main character is a 73 year old man named Iason. Iason has experienced a painful past, and he is trying to connect his life with the one that Jason from Greek mythology had. Just like Iason, Astoria acts in the same wa...
Director Γιάννης Κρομμυδάκης - Country: Greece
Manolis Maurakis is the blackbird.
The Call Of The Lighthouses
Director Konstantinos Potamianos - Country: Greece
A documentary that describes the story of the renovation of the two southernmost lighthouses in land Europe, from the point of view of the architect who undertook their reconstruction. The project was difficult and full of unexpected incidents, but he and his team managed to complete it successfully.
Director Evripidis Karydis - Country: Greece
Meet Mr. Paschalis, a retired bank employee from Halkidiki, Greece. Mr Paschalis has a passion for collecting old items. A real passion! With 2000 artifacts collected over the past 40 years, he has turned his home into a museum where he transforms into an eccentric tour guide who is always willing to do a show for his visitors.
The Coming Thing
Director Buğra Aslanyürek - Country: Turkey
A grandfather, living with his grandchild, is desperately waiting for the "Coming Thing" .
The Creation Of a Symbolic Painting
Director Yevheniia Kolesnykova - Country: Ukraine
The film is about the process of creating tables on the situation in Ukraine after February 24.
Director Eko Fitri Yulyanto - Country: Indonesia
Baskoro tries to continue his life as an organic farmer in the fields he inherited from his grandfather. Knowledge of organic farming and memories of his grandfather become his strength to survive and be reborn as a farmer.
The First Bi-Communal Project: When Cypriots brought their sh*t together
Director Charalambos Drousiotis - Country: Cyprus
Nicosia is the last divided capital in the world, brutally split in two since 1974. Even though the two communities had been living separately for almost 30 years, with no means of any contact or connection, they have been sharing a common sewage system since. What are the social and political aspects emerging from this first bi-communal coop...
The garbage saints
Director Nikos Drosakis - Country: Greece
The 24th anniversary of Giannis' work as a garbage collector in the trucks of the Municipality of Keratsini-Drapetsona. His daily struggle also reveals the secrets of the neighborhoods through their remnants. Life persists in an environment of homeless and stray animals, the experience of garbage, the terrifying climbing on the piles of garba...
The ghosts of Varosha
Director Angélique Kourounis - Country: Switzerland
July 1974. Turkey invades Northern Cyprus in response to the nationalist coup that had tried to annex the island to Greece. The 44,000 inhabitants of Varosha fled from the approaching Turkish army. Since then the destroyed and looted city, surrounded by barbed wire, has become a ghost town. 47 years later access is again granted to the Forbid...
The improvise of Petros Mokas
Director - Country: Greece
Petros Mokas is a fifth generation sheep farmer, who lives in the mountains of Pindos. It preserves ''Boutsko'', a rare breed of sheep that lives in the pastures of Eastern Tzoumerka. We follow his life, music and traditions.
The Last Hunt
Director Charalampos Giannakakis - Country: Greece
Dimitris Zannes has dedicated his life to his two great loves - his wife and the ocean. But now, witnessing an ocean in decline from the front line of his fishing boat, he wonders what kind of legacy he will leave to his sons.
The Last Photo
Director Mehmet Akif Guler - Country: Turkey
Abdullah Milhim is a photographer trying to announce by photographing what is going on in the war zone, Syria to the world. Once, he goes to photograph a just bombed region, he sees an aged man inside the ruins. He is influenced deeply by the situation of the aged man who is just standing and crying while people are escaping and wounded are c...
The man behind the mountain
Director Nektarios Souldatos - Country: Greece
Yiannis has abandoned the life in the city. He didn't feel anxious about solitude. He preferred to live alone on a mountain. He went to built a shack with his bare hands on the slope - actually clough- of a mountain range that is not accessible by road, in order to ensure his tranquility. Due to the mountainous landscape, the horizon is very ...
The Man in the Cloud
Director - Country: Greece
“I think that's it… I really like being disconnected ... That it’s not me when I sing ... That I’m not a creature, that I don’t have an identity ... That’s it ... Like wind ... I like that”. The man in the cloud is Dimitris Damien Papalampros. Dimitris is an actor, singer and performer and comes from Nigeria and New Orlean ...
The Master Brewer
Director Antti Haase - Country: Finland
THE MASTER BREWER is a magical comeback story about Leo Andelin, who in 1963 developed the most famous food of Finland – Lapin Kulta beer. A boy from a working class family in remote Tornio, Leo grows up to become the humble gentleman of beer, who passionately nurtures his “northern beer flower”. Leo’s life’s work is destroyed in 2010 wh...
The Place between Was & Will Be
Director Theo Panagopoulos - Country: Greece
When his grandfather begins to have the first signs of dementia, the director performs a ritual of preliminary mourning in the abandoned cottage of his grandparents. Using the anthropological concept of the borderline, he tries to slow down a moment of great change and open a conversation that his family avoids.
Director jesús david palacio - Country: Colombia
For three years Abelardo resigned from his professional life as a university professor in Spanish and literature. He decided to move away from his material world, his home, his television, his cell phone, in order to live in a frugal way, without much claim. Through a natural and metaphysical journey that Abelardo makes, we know his intenti...
The survirver " Hagia Sophia "
Director TEVFİK HOŞ - Country: Turkey
Hagia Sophia, the survivor of deadly earthquakes. Hagia Sophia, the battlefield of civilizations, a survirver of riots and wars from ancient to modern times.
The Traditional Brazilian Family KATU
Director RODRIGO SENA - Country: Brazil
In 2007, a photographic album was created in recognition of indigenous roots, depicting twelve teenagers belonging to the "Eleutarian do katou", in Brazil. Twelve years later the photographer returns to katu, looking for these protagonists, now adults, to learn about his personal trajectories and worldviews.
The workshop on Kotardou street.
Director Leda Eleni Efstathiou, Aristea Pouli - Country: Greece
This short documentary presents a small workshop, where mr. Panagiotis creates wooden objects from olive wood.
TO BEFLOWER MARBLE
Director Sara Stijović - Country: Republic of Montenegro
The only son of one Montenegrin family has just died in a car accident - they lost head of the family. A poem with tears is heard - a lament. It is sung by his elder sister. Apart from representing mourning, a lament is one of the prerequisites for the dead person’s crossing over to the other side."To beflower marble" is a story of a sister a...
To my dear father, I love you
Director Sofia Salpisti - Country: Greece
An afternoon, with daily habits and philosophical discussions. The film is a portrait of my father, with his habits, thoughts and interests. Reflections on death, history and faith take part in this portrait, which tries to dive into the subconscious of the human mind.
Director Eleftheria katsianou - Country: Greece
The documentary follows Lefteris Giakoumakis, an artist of the city, on his own personal journey. Lefteris lives in Athens, paints on its garbage and wants to free himself both from the city and from what haunts him personally. As the cycle of painting in the trash comes to an end, Lefteris looks for other ways to redeem himself.
Turning Man - 81RPM
Director Robin Trouillet - Country: Germany
Jürgen Leppert, also known as "The Turner" or "The Spinner" is a qualified engineer, speaker inventor, 360-degree dancer, gifted Frisbee player, and purebred '68 revolutionary. He is a legend about the city of Karlsruhe, and not only on the track. A declaration of love for music, dance and rebellion. A portrait of a tough man still swimmi...
Twinkling without Shining (Afghans in Search of Childhood)
Director Khalid Hasan Khan - Country: Pakistan
Twinkling without Shining (Afghans in Search of Childhood) is a staggering tale of Afghan refugee kids who have been living in Pakistan for over several decades. Darweeza, a Persian boy from the northern Afghanistan has ended up on a shabby sidewalk with his younger brother Bari; while Zaman from the Pashto-speaking, southern region lives wit...
Director David Adamko - Country: Hungary
A dysfunctional society controlled by a toxic leader results in the reality of illiberalism and the sole autocratic EU member state is leading the way. Recently, an angular black hole appeared in the centre of this nation's main square, which proved invisible to Hungarians. A public artwork protesting autocracy. The analysis of this dark obje...
Under The Bridge
Director Nantia Mantesi - Country: Greece
The film depicts the thoughts and feelings of an engineer on a multi-purpose support vessel, which was executed offshore works -almost still- below the bridge of Rion-Antirion. Her stay at the offshore vessel for about two months is described with the use of still pictures from the vessel and its surroundings and with the muted conversations ...
Director Nena Kaloutsikou, Peny Georgiou, Dimitriana Koliou, Evangelia Kantarellou, George Kolokotronis - Country: Cyprus
The true story of the children of two missing persons of the Turkish invasion. Two children meet and become inseparable friends during their studies at the Department of Education Sciences at the University of Cyprus. Several years later and without them knowing, it is revealed that apart from friendship, they are connected by something else ...
VENUS OF KOREA 2
Director Jer Ju Liao - Country: Taiwan
At the end of 2019 COVID-19 broke out, and my wife was also diagnosed with "Triple Negative Breast Cancer". The multiple identities of wife, mother, daughter-in-law, daughter, and teacher all belong to the patient's single role in an instant. Through an optimistic perspective, record the process of illness, chemotherapy, and rebirth over the ...
Wall of shame
Director Michalis Katsouris - Country: Greece
Wall of shame is a participatory/journalistic documentary film. It takes as a pretext the violent attack on gathered refugees in the central square of Mytilene in 2018 and tries to analyze the reasons why the former "island of solidarity"reached this point. Above all, it tries to open a dialogue about the wrongs of our society and how we can ...
Walls of life
Director Zoran Djordjevic - Country: Brazil
This is a film about the limitless human will. The documentary is a cinematic portrait of the artist Marcos Santos, who was born with cerebral palsy. He has partially impaired speech and without the movement of arms and hands, he paints with his left foot and teaches the children of a peripheral and stigmatized neighborhood of a typical Brazi...
Watch Your Step: Vatchemanis
Director George Lampros - Country: Greece
A short documentary film about the special and unknown to most people profession of "Vatchemanis".
Waves and Ice
Director Sabine M. Probst - Country: Iceland
In the documentary Waves and Ice, a director accompanied, capturing stunning images, five young adventurous, nature lovers on their journey through wild Iceland, surfing icy waves, hiking and snowboarding under the mountains, diving into icy waters and conquering all the obstacles that appeared. Most women didn't know each other before the ...
What Happened in Manganiako
Director - Country: Greece
Manganiako faces the challenge of social abandonment. The 63 permanent residents left in the small mountainous village of Messinia are worried about the future of the community. Three social solidarity economy entities together with the village's cultural association raised awareness and mobilized people and institutions to demonstrate that e...
What Travelers Are Saying About Jornada del Muerto
Director - Country: USA
Residents of and visitors to the Tularosa Basin of New Mexico, site of the first detonation of an atomic bomb, contribute to the production of public memory as they offer logistical advice, philosophical reckonings, and plaintive cries about making "the journey of the dead." Made in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the detonation of nuc...
Wherever home is
Director Elen Nahapetyan - Country: Ireland
An immigrant in Northern Ireland... Paul Manook. Born in Iraq, in a family of refugees, moved to Scotland, then Northern Ireland. Moving from one place to another, however, has never made him forget his cultural roots. But after all of this where is his home? That's the question that he needs to answer...
Why I'm A Vegan
Director Lindsay Hicks - Country: USA
Why I'm A Vegan is a multimedia short film that explores musician Moby's journey to veganism and animal rights advocacy.
Director Shyam Karki - Country: Nepal
A small red panda, a rare species, has been left homeless due to the recent 16-day fire in the intermediate hills of Nepal, another in the growing number of symptoms of the climate crisis that saddens neither man nor animal.
Women at the sepulchre
Director - Country: Italy
In the heart of Jerusalem, at dawn, women first pass the gate of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher. They are Latins, Orthodox and Ethiopians, they are witnessing today the dawn of hope that turned the cry of Mary Magdalene into tears of joy. Who were the women Jesus chose to announce to the whole world the news that would change his fate? ...
Women on Watch
Director Richard E. Haywood - Country: USA
A mini-documentary about the untold contributions of lesbians during the A.I.D.S. epidemic.
Zuckerberg You Owe / Own Me
Director Pauline Blanchet - Country: United Kingdom
A deep exploration into a personal Facebook video archive leads to the discovery of the internet's darkest historical roots. In an attempt to build a connection between personal data and digital infrastructure, this film questions how one can perceive the Internet as separate from his material world , and therefore, from himself.
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