Short Documentaries

Thursday, March 30th 2023, 8:00 p.m., Hall 3

Repetition: Friday, March 31st 2023, 10:00 p.m., Hall 2, Q & A after the screening

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Microbiome – by Stavros Petropoulos

Greece 2021, 26 min – Greek with English subtitles, German premiere

The limits of intrusion in the peaceful lives of Ikaria’s inhabitants are being tested during a scientific quest for the secret to a long and healthy life. A clash of energies between locals and perplexed scientists, who leave no stone unturned to understand frozen time and intriguing idiosyncrasies. A comedic study of pacing and reframing a worldview.


Stavros Petropoulos

Stavros Petropoulos is a co-founder of the production company Alaska Films. He has produced and directed documentaries and commercial films. He also works as a stills photographer.

Iota Period Omega – by Alexis Alexiou

Greece 2022, 13 min – Greek with English subtitles, Berlin premiere

Shot on 8mm, Iota Period Omega is a sci-fi documentary. I.O is a girl from a future society, who works for the air force. As she waits to be teleported to a distant planet, she converses with our present time through her visual diary that comprises fragments of memories and thoughts, in an attempt to safeguard the memory of things worth preserving.


Alexis Alexiou

Alexis Alexiou was born in 1976 in Athens. He studied Physics at the University of Athens and Directing at the Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos. His films have been distinguished in various festivals in Greece and abroad.


Under the Lake – by Thanasis Trouboukis

Greece 2022, 17 min – no language

As a mountainous village in Greece sinks under the lake, the memories of its inhabitants emerge from the water.


Thanasis Trouboukis

Thanasis Trouboukis was born in 1987 in Athens. He graduated from Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos in filmmaking and from Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains (France). He explores cinema on the fluid border between fiction and documentary. His works question memory, dream, reality and the ambiguity in between. His short films have participated in several international film festivals and art exhibitions. Currently, he lives and works in Athens.


Carols – by Jenny Tsiropoulou

Greece 2021, 18 min – Greek with English subtitles, German premiere

Nikos does not get to experience human contact, nor the joy of saving lives. He studied medicine but went on to become a forensic medical examiner. The cadavers he examines whisper their stories. As he grows older and his kids grow up, his fear of death weighs heavier. It’s a rainy New Year’s Eve, and the morgue is full. Nikos is hopeful. Will the children stop by to sing carols and loosen death’s grip?


Jenny Tsiropoulou

Jenny Tsiropoulou studied Law. She has been working as a journalist since 2010 and has collaborated with numerous international and Greek broadcasting companies, such as Al Jazeera, VICE, Euronews, Bild, RAI, Middle East Eye etc. She holds a master’s degree in Global Media and Postnational Communication from SOAS University of London and a master’s degree in Documentary Production from the University of the Aegean. Carols (2021) is her first short documentary film, which won the Best Short Documentary Award at the 8th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra 2021.





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Stavros Petropoulos, Alexis Alexiou, Thanasis Trouboukis, Jenny Tsiropoulou






74 min


Greek with English subtitles