Peloponnisos Doc Festival

Creative Documentary Center

Kalamata ShortDoc Anual Festival 28-1

Friday, 27 January 2023 - Monday, 30 January 2023

Amphitheater "Theodoros Angelopoulos" Kalamata
Εργατοϋπαλληλικό Κέντρο Καλαμάτας, Αριστομένους
Phone: 2721022376
Contact person: Creative Documentary Ceter Kalamata

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  • Ella Dreyfus, Janis Westphal

    Dreyfus Drei

    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.

  • Mika Koskinen

    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.  

  • Hannes Rall

    Shaking a Singapore Spear

    Director  Hannes Rall - 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.

  • Emily Ufken


    Director  Emily Ufken - 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.

  • Michalis Katsouris

    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 ...

  • Intermission

  • Stelios Demetriou


    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...

  • Helena Malak

    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. 

  • George Leontakianakos

    Bella Bimba

    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.

  • Yaser Talebi

    I won’t remain alone

    Director  Yaser Talebi - 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...

  • Intermission

  • Ralitza Dimitrova

    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 ...

  • Sabine M. Probst

    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 ...

  • 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.

  • Omid Shenavar


    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.    

  • Zoran Djordjevic

    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...

  • Intermission

  • Yannis Bletas

    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...

  • Rena DanilouliKaterina Karpouzi

    Speechless Memory

    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.

  • Antonis Pouliasis

    Divided still

    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...

  •  Angelik Kourounis

    The ghosts of Varosha

    Director   Angelik 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...

  • Intermission

  • Nikos Drosakis

    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...

  • Pauline Blanchet

    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.  

  • Yiannis Markakis

    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. ...

  • Katerina Patroni

    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.

  • Intermission

  • Abbas Ghazali

    Smile of the mask

    Director  Abbas Ghazali - 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.    

  • Charalampos Giannakakis

    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.

  • Arturo Dueñas

    Dajla: cinema and oblivion

    Director  Arturo Dueñas - 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.

  • Pia Strømme

    Charlie Surfer

    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 ...

  • Milla Lewis

    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...

  • Richard E. Haywood

    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.

  • Intermission

  • Perwiz Rostemi

    Seven Symphonies Of Zagros

    Director  Perwiz Rostemi - 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 ...

  • Jenny Tsiropoulou


    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...

  • Jeff Hughes

    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 ...


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