Mykonos Biennale

Official Film Selection

 Energy Poster

Energy

dir. by Martin Gerigk, Germany
runtime: 9 min
116 (work in progress) Poster

116 (Work In Progress)

dir. by Julia Campanelli, United States
runtime: 15 min
screening: September 4th
Love ~ no bed of roses. A woman wakes up in a hotel room with a younger man at her side. She insists he leave, he resists, and the struggle begins. Is it the power of love, or the love of power that bring them together, repeating the same, bizarre, obsessive ritual, over and over again? The answer can only be found in Room 116.
5:33 Poster

5:33

dir. by Lexi Bass, USA
runtime: 6 min
5:33 is a skeptic's response to misinformation and 'alt facts.' It is an emotional reaction to the national war of opinions that has erupted with the recent US election. Most of all, it is an exploration of the cult of always being right.
A Whole World for a Little World Poster

A Whole World For A Little World

dir. by Fabrice Bracq, France
runtime: 15 min
screening: September 1st
A woman tells a great story to her baby. In the manner of a tale with princes and princesses, she remains into his memories to pass on his daughter.
An Undeniable Voice Poster

An Undeniable Voice

dir. by Price Arana, Adam Rothlein, USA
runtime: 16 min
screening: September 1st
Sam Harris, believed to be one of the youngest to survive the camps during the Holocaust, shares his amazing story of survival with philanthropist and activist Sharon Stone.
Brooklyn In July Poster

Brooklyn In July

dir. by Bob Celli, USA
runtime: 21 min
screening: September 1st
BROOKLYN IN JULY is the story of Frank Walker, an African-American WWII veteran working as a chauffeur. It is the summer of 1945. The War is all but won. The U.S. is riding a wave of triumph even as the undertow of unresolved issues roils beneath. Frank, like so many other African-Americans of the time, is drawn to New York by the promise of a better life only to be confronted by the same realities, fear, and hatred he hoped he had left behind. He is a man scarred by the past that is lurking skin deep.
Celia Found Poster

Celia Found

dir. by Rowena Woods, Canada
runtime: 9 min
screening: September 4th
Celia feels lost and old without her partner, Eddy. But beneath her aging exterior lies a vibrant and passionate artist, capable of generating magic through her daydreams. With the help of Eddy’s playful spirit, and the flick of a paintbrush, she finds her way back to laughter, love, and ultimately, herself.
Elene Poster

Elene

dir. by Sezen Kayhan, Turkey
runtime: 11 min
screening: September 4th
16-year-old Elene is an illegal Georgian immigrant who works at a tea plantation in Turkey. Feeling threatened by various encounters, she tries to be invisible in this foreign land. But it is not as easy as she thinks.
Five Lovers Down Poster

Five Lovers Down

dir. by Alexander Tuschinski, Germany
runtime: 4 min
screening: September 4th
Five episodes of world literature and history are combined to show the violent struggle between passion and the cold world around it.
Holiday Poster

Holiday

dir. by André Shannon, Australia
runtime: 3 min
Holiday is an experimental work, depicting a chaotic tuberculosis diagnosis. It is a drawn-on-film animated stop motion film, where by over 3000 images of x-rays were used. Inspired by the early cinema of Alice Guy Blaché - especially her film Falling Leaves of 1912 - and the experimental art of David Lynch, Peter Tscherkassy, and Len Lye, the film attempts to ignite a ferocious energy through harsh editing, sound design, and furious imagery.
IIOII Poster

Iioii

dir. by Rakel Jonsdottir, Iceland
runtime: 9 min
A mesmerizing voyage into the realm of the psyche. Silently flowing movements due to alternating attractive and repulsive forces, generated by a periodic magnetic field originated from within. Resonating between two extremes.
Just words Poster

Just Words

dir. by Ilia Antonenko, Russian Federation
runtime: 25 min
screening: September 4th
A quiet domesticated policeman and his happy-go-lucky colleague are investigating a routine suicide. The policeman breaks the law and his own moral principles after he has heard a familiar voice from a victim’s cellphone.
LAWMAN Poster

Lawman

dir. by Kalilah Robinson, USA
runtime: 13 min
screening: September 4th
1875, Indian Territory. Bass Reeves, is the first African-American to be deputized by the U.S. Marshal service. His wife, Nellie Jennie Reeves, tries to persuade Bass not to leave for his own safety, but Bass argues that it’s the best job he can get to keep a roof over his family’s head. When Bass charges into the desert, he engages in a shootout with two outlaws, Maha and Glen Huddleston, also African-American. Bass kills Maha in the gunfight, and arrests Glen, ordering him to carry Maha’s body across the desert back to Fort Smith. Over the course of their journey, Glen questions Bass’ choice of career and tries to psych Bass out in an unorthodox attempt at escape, a tactic that works as Bass begins to question his own mind in regards to the idea of justice and choosing to fight for a law and a country that may never fight for him.
Light Sight Poster

Light Sight

dir. by Seyed M. Tabatabaei, Iran
runtime: 8 min
M.E., the imprisoned character in a room is attracted to a hanging light and tries to catch it. But the room itself becomes an obstacle on his way.
Little Wolf Poster

Little Wolf

dir. by Emilija Gasic, Serbia
runtime: 5 min
screening: September 4th
MOUSSE Poster

Mousse

dir. by John Hellberg, Sweden
runtime: 40 min
screening: September 1st
What could be easier than robbing a small tobacco shop on the outskirts of town? It's during the year's biggest horse race event and the betting center Washington's Tobacco looks like the ultimate hit for some fast cash. Mousse is a man of pride and principles and fed up with living as a second-class citizen. But what happens when he faces principles different to his own?
Marmo (marble) Poster

Marmo (Marble)

dir. by Nancy Allison, Laura Boato, United States Italy
runtime: 8 min
High up on a ledge of a marble quarry a sculpture waits to emerge from the rough walls that imprison it. Flesh and stone, sculptor and sculpture, dance around the question of who's creating whom.
Milky Way Poster

Milky Way

dir. by Costas Picadas,
runtime: 1 min
No Reception Poster

No Reception

dir. by Alexander Tuschinski, Germany
runtime: 8 min
screening: September 1st
Eastern Front, 1945. A group of German soldiers is fighting a Russian tank assault when suddenly two confused time travelers arrive.
Rain Poster

Rain

dir. by Martin Gerigk, Germany
runtime: 6 min
Synaesthetic study of rain for 12 cellos, nature sounds, and rhythmicized video sequences.
Room 404 Poster

Room 404

dir. by François Sibiude, Australia
runtime: 5 min
A couple life, throughout a dance in their apartment.
Sangre De Cristo Poster

Sangre De Cristo

dir. by Pasquale Encell, U S A, Thailand
runtime: 4 min
screening: September 4th
An Anime style American Western where the heroes drink vampire blood to become fast and strong enough to hunt vampires. The blood keeps them from aging too but all of this comes with a price as their bodies become addicted to the blood and they rapidly will die without it.
Scarecrow Poster

Scarecrow

dir. by Liam Morgan,Top Tarasin, Thailand
runtime: 10 min
As a primordial character emerges from the soupy earth, a woman leaves the confines of a blind civilization. Their paths move closer to each other and a strange creature bodes ill.
Searching for Babel Poster

Searching For Babel

dir. by François Sibiude, Australia
runtime: 15 min
screening: September 1st
An amnesic camera wakes up in the middle of a battle.
Shoe Man Poster

Shoe Man

dir. by Jeannie Weissglass, USA
runtime: 1 min
Stone on Stone Poster

Stone On Stone

dir. by Mohsen Serajian, Marzieh Hakim, Iran
runtime: 8 min
screening: September 4th
THE TELEGRAM MAN Poster

The Telegram Man

dir. by James Francis Khehtie, Australia
runtime: 14 min
screening: September 4th
A BAFTA Los Angeles® winner and Australian Academy Awards® nominee, The Telegram Man explores the impact of World War II on a close-knit Australian farming community.
THE WHOLE WORLD Poster

The Whole World

dir. by Julián Quintanilla, Spain
runtime: 30 min
screening: September 4th
As he does every year, Julián visits his dead mother in the village cemetery. She appears to him and they make plans... more or less 'together': she devises them and he obeys. But this year, Julián is going to get a very special request from his mother that will surprise... the whole world.
The Hobbyist Poster

The Hobbyist

dir. by George Vatistas, USA
runtime: 8 min
screening: September 1st
A short neo-noire thriller centered around a mysterious druggist visited by Sangstrom, a seemingly ordinary man in search of an undetectable poison. Yet, Sangstrom winds up getting more than he bargained for from the sagacious alchemist.
The Pharaoh's Eye Poster

The Pharaoh's Eye

dir. by Alejandro Alberola, Mexico
runtime: 8 min
screening: September 4th
A thief and a pirate will do anything to get their hands on an ancient Egyptian artifact.
The Ravens Poster

The Ravens

dir. by Jennifer Perrott, Australia
runtime: 22 min
screening: September 1st
When young Ruby's father returns unexpectedly from war, his volatile state makes it difficult for the family to reconnect. Ruby's anxieties are projected onto a pair of ravens, vigilantly defending their nearby nest, who become a catalyst for the troubled family's journey from crisis to healing.
The Servant Poster

The Servant

dir. by Farnoosh Abedi, Iran
runtime: 9 min
screening: September 1st
A bug became servant,servant became master
The Trembling Giant Poster

The Trembling Giant

dir. by Patrick Tarrant, United Kingdom
runtime: 20 min
The Trembling Giant is an experimental nature documentary that remediates the iconic landscape of the American southwest by filming through the apparatus of the projector itself. While we do not see the 16mm films playing on the projector, they nonetheless leave their trace as their passage through the mechanism warps the space in front of the camera, much as their soundtracks warp our reading of the Utah landscape.
The trips of the eye Poster

The Trips Of The Eye

dir. by Nirvana Paz, Mexico
runtime: 24 min
The imaginary of the city is constructed by individual and collective representations, from that Marginality already mentioned. It is inhabited and built, transmuted, is own and foreign. And although not every building, aisle, cellar or means of transport are dwellings they are habitable. For the inhabitant of Mexico City, the subway, in which he spends at least 4 hours a day is a dwelling even when it is not his dwelling, these constructions are inhabited and when we inhabit them we build them. I have tried to point out those moments where intimacy Is made public, where the non-place becomes habitable space, own, dwelling of thoughts and Sensory experiences that will be user experience, emotional, biographical.
Wasati Poster

Wasati

dir. by Ali Kalthami, Saudi Arabia
runtime: 34 min
screening: September 4th
Wasati is based on true events that happened during a play in Riyadh 10 years ago. The play was called 'Wasati bela Wastiah' which roughly translates to 'A Moderate Without a Middle-Ground,' where a group of extremists attacked the theater and the play was shut down. That story shook the society and it was all over the news. The film addresses that event and retells the story from a different point of view.
Who Sank Your Ships? Poster

Who Sank Your Ships?

dir. by Ella Kohn, Israel
runtime: 25 min
screening: September 1st
Yuli, a petite military photographer, is in love with Michael, a mysterious Ukrainian-Israeli soldier from her base. Michael has a girlfriend. One night, Yuli witnesses a harsh fight between them and decides to follow Michael. Through Yuli's dreamy eyes, a dreary military night becomes magical.
ZERO Poster

Zero

dir. by Mert Amasyalı, Turkey
runtime: 4 min
screening: September 4th
A 45 years old school janitor enters an empty classroom and is struck by an addition left unanswered on the board. The addition is the same addition he couldn't answer back when he was a 10 years old student. His teacher beat him up because of it and he still carries the scar on his face and on his heart. The janitor is struggling with solving the addition. Not because he doesn't know the answer, how couldn't he after the trauma but because he is afraid? He finally gives an answer: ''0''. Meaning the way he was educated is meaningless and his life after it had no meaning because he was trapped by the trauma.
the politics of perception Poster

The Politics Of Perception

dir. by Kirk Tougas, Canada
runtime: 30 min
An artist’s film that asks a lot of questions - it’s up to the audience’s experiences to provide answers. It is an investigation of our human relationship with mechanical and technological systems, of our place within an information environment. It questions film and photographic methods of representing the fictions and documents of our world, and the social framework that distributes and exhibits these experiences. It is an aesthetic journey into our recognition of images and our biases toward order and comprehensibility. And it ponders our human role in face of entropy. All in all, the history of photography, backward.