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The 5th Athens Short Film Festival was completed in the jam-packed Mikrokosmos Cinema hall, on a celebration night of independent cinema.  

The 5th Athens Short Film Festival returned to the cinema halls on Friday, December 2 attracting over 250 viewers who had started gathering at Mikrokosmos Cinema from early evening.

After two years of physical absence, the Athenian Festival celebrated its much-anticipated comeback in its favourite dark cinema halls with a rich programme of 13 short films of all genres.

Divided into two parts with a break in the middle, this year’s screening programme brought creations of Greek and international artists onto the big screen, highlighting new talents from all over the globe. The end of the second screening block followed the winners’ announcement and a short award ceremony. 

In the beloved foyer of Mikrokosmos Cinema, we had the chance to meet old cinephile friends, film industry professionals and talk with the audience members. Before as well as after the Festival, the cinema served as a meeting platform for the artists, the visitors and the HF Productions team. 

We would like to thank especially, our media partners Nostos 100.6, Στο Κόκκινο 105.5 as well as the Mikrokosmos Cinema for the warm hospitality. 

Winners of the 5th Athens Short Film Festival 2022: 

August Sky, 16′, Director: Jasmin Tenucci, Brazil / Best Short Film 

Important Things Don’t Matter, 26’,  Director: Gabriel Tizón, Spain / Best Short Documentary  

Santiago, 15’, Director: Andrey Koulev, Bulgary / Best Short Animated 

How I Beat Glue and Bronze, 30’,  Director: Vladimir Vulević, Serbia / Best Short Experimental 

On Your Side, 2:38, Director: David Heatley, United States / Best Music Video 

Boys, 13:15, Director: Luke Benward, United States / Best Short Drama

Cruise, 6′, Director: Sam Rudykoff, Canada / Best Short Comedy 

Elevator Alone, 4′, Director: Anastasia Papadopoulou, Greece / Best Greek Production 

Snorrie (Mustachio), 12’, Director: Victoria Warmerdam, The Netherlands / Best Directing

Nsenene, 7:32, Director: Michelle Coomber, United Kingdom / Best Cinematography 

《Go lesson》 18:56, Director: Xue Li Ming, China / Best Writing

Vlada Goes to London, 22’, Director: Arti Savchenko, Israel / Best Editing

The 6th Athens Short Film Festival will take place again in 2023 and will return with an even richer screening programme. Looking forward to seeing you all again.