C. P. CAVAFY | THE CITY (Wherever I Turn My Eyes To)

As a mummy portrait of Fayum, the gaze of the Poet who "brought to Art" "things half glimpsed, faces or lines" distinguishes with the corner of his eye the souls procession at Mati's little corner. Audiovisual epigram in memory. To no avail.

  • Panagiotis Kountouras
    Director
    Heroes of the Flicks, A Box Made of Wood, Emoticon Man, My Name is not Refugee, IVAN
  • Aristarchos Papadaniel
    Director
    A Letter - A Story, Andreas & Christina | Wedumentary, The Rains of Castamere | An Animated Choreography of Departures, From Heart to Heart
  • Aristarchos Papadaniel
    Writer
    Greek Political Caricature. The Serious Side to a Funny Art, Telis "Pocket Cinema" Flipbook series
  • Syllipsis
    Producer
    Andreas & Christina | Wedumentary, The Rains of Castamere | An Animated Choreography of Departures, From Heart to Heart
  • Aristarchos Papadaniel
    Key Cast
  • Aristarchos Papadaniel
    Music
  • Aristarchos Papadaniel
    Singer
  • Panagiotis Kountouras
    Cinematography-Editing
  • Aristarchos Papadaniel
    Title Design - Animation
  • Panos Papadaniel
    Visual Effects
  • Theodore Zefkilis | SCA Studios
    Sound Recording - Mixing
  • Theodore Zefkilis
    Bass
  • Pierra Fotiadou | Cosmos Translations
    English Translation
  • Aristarchos Papadaniel
    Executive Production
  • Panagiotis Kountouras
    Executive Production
  • Panos Papadaniel
    Executive Production
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Κ. Π. ΚΑΒΑΦΗΣ | Η ΠΟΛΙΣ (Όπου Το Μάτι Μου Γυρίσω)
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Country of Filming:
    Greece
  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 14th Athens Animfest
    Athens, Attiki
    Greece
    March 16, 2019
    Greek Premiere
    Audience Award
  • MIFA Annecy International Animation Festival
    Annecy
    France
    June 11, 2019
  • The Lift-Off Sessions
    London
    United Kingdom
    August 12, 2019
    Finalist
  • 17th Arouca Film Festival
    Arouca
    Portugal
    September 15, 2019
    Portuguese Premiere
  • Animasyros 12
    Syros
    Greece
    September 21, 2019
  • PRISMA Independent Film Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    Italy
  • 5th Thessaloniki Animation Festival TAF
    Thessaloniki
    Greece
    October 12, 2019
    Thessaloniki
  • 5th Animation Marathon
    Athens
    Greece
    November 20, 2019
  • 15th Athens Digital Arts Festival ADAF
    Athens
    Greece
  • 24th International Environmental Film Festival "Green Vision"
    St. Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    November 27, 2019
    Russian Premiere
  • 13th London Greek Film Festival LGFF
    London
    United Kingdom
    May 15, 2020
    United Kingdom Premiere
    Music Videos Finalist
  • 9th ARGO Film Festival
    Volos
    Greece
    July 6, 2020
  • Docs Without Borders Film Festival
    Nassau, Delaware
    United States
    August 23, 2020
    "Human Spirit" Merit, "Original Score" Merit
  • Amorgos Tourism Film Festival
    Amorgos
    Greece
    November 11, 2020
  • ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    November 20, 2020
    German Premiere
  • 15th CYIFF Cyprus International Film Festival
    Nicosia
    Cyprus
    November 20, 2020
    Cypriot Premiere
  • 14th Docfest
    Halkida
    Greece
    November 24, 2020
  • Open Window International Film Challenge
    Kolkata, West Bengal
    India
    November 22, 2020
    Indian premiere
  • Nature Without Borders International Film Festival
    Nassau, Delaware
    United States
    December 6, 2020
    Merit Kudos: Original Song
  • 11th BRIDGES International Film Festival
    Corinth
    Greece
    December 11, 2020
    Best Music Short Film
  • Queen Palm International Film Festival
    Palm Springs, California
    United States
    January 15, 2021
    Best Short Film - Documentary | Honorable Mention
  • Environmental Film & Screenplay Festival
    Los Angeles, Ontario
    United States
    May 10, 2021
  • 9th Chania Film Festival
    Chania
    Greece
    October 23, 2021
    Cretan
  • 6th Nafplio Bridges International Film Festival
    Nafplio
    Greece
    October 25, 2021
  • 4th Rock Horror Film Festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    November 4, 2021
    Latin American Premiere
    Honorable Jury Mention: Original Score
  • Arts Visuals & Poetry Film Festival
    Vienna
    Austria
    November 9, 2021
    Austria
  • 14th International Film Festival of Larissa
    Larissa
    Greece
    May 9, 2022
    Selection: Climate Change
  • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    February 7, 2023
    Honorable Mention
Distribution Information
  • Syllipsis
    Country: Greece
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Panagiotis Kountouras, Aristarchos Papadaniel

PANAGIOTIS KOUNTOURAS is a top graduate of Film Studies Department (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). His films Heroes of the Flicks, A Box Made of Wood and Emoticon Man have been officially selected and awarded in several film festivals around the world. His latest short IVAN premiered in Leeds Film Festival 2018 and received the Jury Recognition Award in Bucharest Shorts. He has directed more than 60 commercials and corporate videos in advertising business, 120 TV show episodes and music videos for acclaimed Greek and international artists (Gus G., Dimitris Maramis, Firewind, Outloud). In 2017 he collaborated with Thessaloniki International Film Festival for the European program EUFORIA, directing 15 short documentaries and receiving 4 Jury Awards. Moreover, with the documentary TV series My Name is not Refugee he was selected to participate in INPUT 2017 (International Conference of Public Television). For the last three years he was head of cinema education in Mantoulidis Private Schools, being one of the 6 finalists in Medea Awards 2018 for his innovative method of using video in media education. He has hosted & directed the SELFIE TV show in Public Television of Greece (ERT2). He is the Creative Director of Vibrand Media Agency. In August 2020, he was selected to participate in Sarajevo Talents (by Berlinale Talents), in directors summit programme, with acclaimed Hungarian director Gyula Gazdag as his mentor.

ARISTARCHOS PAPADANIEL studied Tourism Business Administration, Graphic Design and Animation. Author of the book “Greek Political Caricature. The Serious Side to a Funny Art”. Creator of the flipbook series “Pocket Cinema” and the poster book "A Comics Artist on TV". In 2005 he co-founded the creative studio/production company Syllipsis Ltd., where he produces visual communication through animation, illustration and graphic design. A number of his illustrations have been published by magazines, exhibited on galleries and broadcasted on various TV series and shows (e.g. “The X Factor”). Co-creator (direction-animation) of the awarded educational animated TV series “A Letter - A Story” which is produced by the Educational RadioTelevision of the Greek Ministry of Education. Based on the TV series a digital interactive learning environment is being developed [Medea Awards 2012 (highly commended), Seal of Good Digital Practice for Education (University of Athens)]. Co-editor of the edition “70 Years of Greek Animation” published by ASIFA Hellas in collaboration with Greekanimation.com funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Founding member of ASIFA HELLAS Hellenic Animation Association. On 2020 his animated short film "The Song of the Fates" (Syllipsis productions) was selected to be funded by the Greek Ministry of Culture and the Greek Film Centre (WIP 2021).

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Director Statement

"C. P. CAVAFY | THE CITY (Wherever I Turn My Eyes To)" introduces the genre of audiovisual epigram.

In this poetic live-action documentary the 2D animation -having a strong imprint upon abstraction- is used as a medium in three revealing shots. The poet's gaze appearing as a dead Fayum portrait is the first shot. And the other two shots depict the souls procession at fire-stricken town of Mati, where in July 2018 the deadliest fire in Greece, and internationally in the last decade, took place.