BIRD OF PARADISE (Greece/USA)
David Henry Gerson
Director / Co-Writer: David Henry Gerson
Co-Writer: Nick Blaemire
Producer: Dani Ruiz
On the Greek island of Lesvos, vacationers party just a few miles from the Moria Refugee Camp. When a refugee convinces two privileged volunteers to let him join them on their weekend getaway, what begins as a break on the beach slowly turns into a dangerous love triangle, and a fight for humanity in an inhumane place.
GLORY B (Greece)
Konstantinos Antonopoulos, Fani Skartouli
Director / Co-Writer: Konstantinos Antonopoulos
Co-Writer: Luigi Campi
Producer: Fani Skartouli
703AD. Two pilloried convicts shipwreck on a deserted Mediterranean island. ZAHARIAS is a peaceful beekeeper falsely convicted of heresy. JUSTINIAN II is a dethroned emperor, punished by nose mutilation. If they want to survive, and reclaim their lives, they need each other. But they can’t handle each other. Glory B is a byzantine buddy movie about power, revenge and the need to wipe your own ass with somebody else’s hand.
MY NAME IS LILY (Cyprus/Belgium)
Director / Co-Writer: Yianna Americanou
Co-Writer: Christina Georgiou
Producer: Stelana Kliris
Born intersex and “fixed“ by her parents, Lily can‘t have children and decides to adopt. During the adoption process, she witnesses history repeat itself through Ori, an intersex eleven-year-old who’s about to undergo the same “corrective“ surgery without consent. Lily has no choice but to step in.
Director / Writer: Manos Papadakis
When a married woman realizes that her personal life is disintegrating, she decides to take her husband and child around the house of her two secret lovers, in order for them to spend New Year’s Eve all together.
Director / Writer: Alexandra Matheou
Producer: Tonia Mishiali
A love triangle forms between a surrogate mother and the couple whose baby she is pregnant with as she joins them on a summer vacation. Nothing goes as planned when the truth is revealed about their real intentions.