Hyped – Merlinka Queer Film Festival

Merlinka Queer Film Festival

Merlinka Queer Film Festival



Kratki film

Režija: Alkis Papastathopoulos

Grčka, 2019.

Trajanje: 13 min.

Vera je veoma zabrinuta zbog prvog ozbiljnog izlaska sa Lolom. Lola pokušava da podrži Veru ali se, kako vreme prolazi, polako udaljava. Dok njih dve pokušavaju da ostvare kontakt, njihov um odlazi na početak večeri kada je njihv odnos još uvek bio intiman.


Short film

Director: Alkis Papastathopoulos

Greece, 2019

Duration: 13 min

Vera is anxious about her first big night out with Lola. Lola is trying to be there for Vera but drifts away as time goes by. While both are struggling to connect, their minds will escape to the beginning of the evening where things between them were still intimate.

Alkis Papastathopoulos

Alkis Papastathopoulos is a filmmaker from Greece who holds an MA degree in Film studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. They are a Sundance Alumnus and has directed five shorts. Their film “en flicka” premiered and won a special mention in the Outview Film Festival. In 2014 their experimental short “en pojke” premiered in MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival and continued it’s journey in many international festivals (Berlin Porn Film Festival, Pink Screens FF, Leeds Queer Film Festival, Queer City Cinema, Outview FF). In 2018 their short film/ music video “Gomenaki” won the Best Music Video award at IndieMemphis Film Festival. Later that year they won the HBO Europe award for the Best TV Series project at Midpoint TV Launch for the dramedy series in development “Sleepover” they co-write with Maria Hatzakou. In 2019 “Sleepover” was selected to be part of Sundance institute’s New Voices Lab becoming the first European series ever participating in that lab.