Discover the award-winning films of the 3rd-4th Athens Short Film Festival’s 9 competition categories and learn more about all the inspiring filmmakers we featured this year.

Best Animation Winner

In Passing

A portrait of seventies Hong Kong as my parents remember it.

Esther Cheung

Best Cinematography Winner


A Victorian story about life, death and everything in between.

Javier Kühn

Best Directing Winner


One morning Sima leaves the women’s shelter where she lives and makes a mysterious visit to a pre-school, where she gains entry under false pretences. There she attempts to deliver a birthday present to Oshri, her five year old son whom she gave up for foster care when he was a baby. But she is prevented from making meaningful contact with the child by the preschool teacher, the child’s foster parents, and ultimately by her own questions over what in fact is best for the child. A deeply touching and sensitive film that asks some serious questions about the suffering of mothers who have had to give away their children away.

Lihi Sabag

Best Documentary Winner

Evripidou 14

At 14 Evripidou Street in the centre of Athens, Mr. Costas and Mrs. Sofia open the doors to their Shelter, where homeless people have a chance to eat a cooked meal, take a shower, wash their clothes, and find themselves in a welcoming environment, significantly different from their daily reality.

Michael Demetrius

Best Drama Winner


Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Murai braves danger and wanders through the no-go zone in order to spend time with Jun, his eight-year-old son.

Koya Kamura

Best Editing Winner

Last Days

Night after night, Majo dreams of her missing friends. Her struggle begins when the school authorities decide to remove these students memorial in order to make space for the graduation festivities. A chronicle of systematic oblivion.

Pablo Camargo

Best Experimental Winner

Our Land

Idris and Kojo are the two last survivors of a group African refugees, who have inhabited Swedish woods for almost 10 years and lived independently. When they encounter a young boy named Stellan a riskful friendship begins.

Jean-Luc Mwepu

Best Music Score Winner

Super Special

In the midst of her first period, a quiet resilient young girl must choose between a surprise for her beloved little brother or buying pads for herself.

Ashley Williams

Best Music Video Winner

No New Friends

A psychedelic adventure into a fantasy world with power trio Diplo, Sia and Labrinth aka LSD . Starring Sia's doppleganger, Maddie Ziegler as a friendly giant learning to make new friends.

Dano Cerny

Best Short Film Winner

Where Are We?

A young woman takes a road trip for four days with her boyfriend and his family. She spends the duration of the trip in the back seat of the car with her boyfriend’s mother, Mela. Conversation is slow, Mela isn’t naturally talkative. Neither is fluent in the same language. Hanna has known from the beginning, Mela doesn’t. Santi’s mother has Alzheimer’s.

Hanna Besirevic

Best Writing Winner


Kirsten Vangsness (CBS, Criminal Minds actor and writer) makes her directorial debut in this animated short adapted from her own personal essay about a feral cat who stars on a network procedural drama, takes ballroom dance lessons, and has an encounter with a predatory tow truck driver. It explores the idea of vulnerability as a source of power and the emotional "curtains" we lay over our essential selves.

Kirsten Vangsness