Konstantina Kotzamani- Washingtonia

Washingtonia – a unique portrait of a city and the hidden everyday life of its people

 The title “washingtonia” of Konstantina Kotzamani’s short film is a kind of a tropical palm tree, native to the southwestern United States. It was one of the types of palm trees that Athens imported during the Olympic Games in 2014 in order to make the Olympic city much more exotic and appealing to all of […]


 “Dreams on Sale”: the Power of Dreaming in Today’s Society

“I never dream”. How many times have we heard this sentence from friends, relatives or people we barely know? Truth is that everybody dreams. This doesn’t mean that everybody are always able to remember what they dreamt about. Personally, it doesn’t happen very often and when I do remember I cannot quite put into words […]

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Love, finally?

opinion by Oana Zamfirache based on the film Love at Last by Stasha Tomic The film tells the story of young girl Alisa who is being courted by a boy she met in her childhood and  the rules that they have to respect if they are to marry with the community’s blessing. From a feminist […]

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Interview with Konstantina Kotzamani

The 6th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival gave the Best Film 2015 Award to a female director, Konstantina Kotzamani, for the filmWashingtonia. The film convinced them with its visual poetry, the creative way of story telling and it’s very moving connection between a tree, a city and love. As, jury member, Marija Milovanovic states, in […]


Do we still need national heroes?

A discussion of Deyan Bararev’s Botev is an Idiot by Ana Grgić The modern society with its endless museums and archives, selected and selective commemorations and remembrances, does it suffer from too much memory and can forgetting be good? The German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, raised some central questions on the use of history in his work: How […]