Washingtonia

KONSTANTINA KOTZAMANI (PROGRAMA DE CORTOS)

MIÉRCOLES 22 | FORO – UNIVERSIDAD DE LA COMUNICACIÓN | 16:00 HRS. | 90 MIN.

** PRESENCIA DE DIRECTORA Q&A

VIERNES 24 | CINE TONALÁ | 19:30 HRS. | 90 MIN.

** PRESENCIA DE DIRECTORA Q&A

VIERNES 24 | CINEFORO MAYAHUEL – CHANTE DE TODOS | 20:00 HRS. | 90 MIN.

Washingtonia

Greece | 2014 | DCP | Color | 24 min | Konstantina Kotzamani

Director: Konstantina Kotzamani
Script: Konstantina Kotzamani
Producer: Artemis Pattakou, Giorgos Zois
Cinematography: Giorgos Karvelas, Giannis Kanakis
Sound: Persefoni Miliou
Music: Drog_A_Tek, Panou
Edition: Leonidas Papafotiou
Cast: Mmamadou Diallo, Eutychia Stefanidou, Katerina Iliadi, Nikos Christofidis, Iraklis Nousas, Spyros Spyrou
Production Company: Squared Square Center

Synopsis
Washingtonia starts when the giraffes heart can no longer be heard. Washingtonia is an alternative name for Athens, a place where people, like animals, fall into summertime sadness because of the heat. Washingtonia is the only palm tree that its heart is not devoured by the red beetle. Because it’s heart is small and dry and no one likes small and dry hearts.

Konstantina Kotzamani

Konstantina Kotzamani was born and raised in Greece. She graduated from the Film Department after completing her Degree in Pharmacy. Her short movies have premiered in major festivals such as Cannes, Berlinale, Locarno and have received numerous international awards. For her short films Washingtonia (2014) and Limbo (2016), she has been twice awarded by the Greek Film Academy with the best short film award and twice nominated by the European Film Academy for the best short of the year (EFA award).

Her films have been sold and broadcasted in European channels such as ARTE, FRANCE TV; in Asia and USA have been distributed on platforms like Criterion, MUBI etc.

She’s beneficiary of the Onassis Foundation Scholarship and recently spent a year in Buenos Aires in order to develop her first feature film script, Titanic Ocean, in collaboration with UCINE (Universidad del Cine de Buenos Aires) under the supervision of the tutor Agustin Mendilaharzu.

Her short films have been the theme of retrospectives in festivals like BAFICI, Go SHORTS, Festival du Nouveau Cinema MONTREAL, AMIENS FILM FESTIVAL, Mecal Barcelona Film Festival etc, while she has been invited as a jury member in multiple short film festivals.  Limbo was qualified for the short films Oscar nomination in 2017.

Festivals
Guanajuato International Film Festival
International Short Film Festival from México
Berlin International Film Festival
Torino Film Festival
Sarajevo International Film Festival