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Washingtonia

Animation

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.

Film Participations Awards

European Film Academy award
2014 Oct 22 Washingtonia film wins the European Film Academy award in Gent Intl. Film Festival, read more ›
Hellenic Film Academy award
2014 Apr 17 Washingtonia film wins the Hellenic Film Academy award, Best Short Film 2014
Berlinale 2014
Berlin International Film Festival 2014, (nominated for the Golden Bear)
Tetuan International Film Festival in Morroco, (Grand Prix)
Les Nuits en Or , Cesar Awards 2014
ISAFF OPEN CINEMA (International Short & Animation Film FestivalSt.Petersburg), (Grand Prix)
Sarajevo International Film Festival, European Shorts in Competition
Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de México (Short Shorts Film Festival México) (Best International Script )
Chicago International Film Festival,(Special Mention)
Curtocircuito International Film Festival (Grand Prix, Best Short Film )
Film Fest Gent (European Academy Award EFA )
International Kaohsiung Film Festival in Taiwan (Grand Prix)
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival – Curta Cinema 2014
International Short Film Festival ŻUBROFFKA (Grand Prix & Best Cinematography Award )
Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival (Cinematic Achievement Award)
Olhares do Mediterraneo, Portugal (Grand Prix)
Vis Vienna Film Festival, (Best Female Director Award)

Cast & Team

  • Mmamadou Diallo, Eutychia Stefanidou, Katerina Iliadi, Nikos Christofidis, Iraklis Nousas, Spyros Spyrou, Sally ‘black out’: cast
  • Konstantina Kotzamani: Script writer
  • Kleopatra Ampatzoglou: Assistant Director
  • Nefeli Livieratou: Set decorator
  • Kika Karampela: Costumes
  • Alexandra Mytta: Make up artist
  • Kostas Koutelidakis, Leandros Ntounis: Sound recorder
  • Persefoni Miliou: Sound design
  • Drog_a_tek, Panou: Music
  • Leonidas Papafotiou: Editor
  • Artemis Pattakou, Giorgos Zois (SquaredSquare), with the support of the Greek Film Center: Producers

Directed by

Konstantina Kotzamani

Production

Greece

Production year

2014

Runtime

24