Font of Infamy

A comedy imbued documentary, about the history of typefaces. While headlining the most popular and infamous font of ‘em all...Comic Sans.

  • Savvas Constantinou
    Director
  • Savvas Constantinou
    Writer
  • Mike Askey
    Key Cast
    "Narrator"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Non-Fiction
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 9, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Cyprus
  • Country of Filming:
    Cyprus
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - -
  • International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra Awards
    Ierapetra, Crete
    Greece
    August 1, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Athens International Digital Film Festival AIDFF
    Athens
    Greece
    September 30, 2020
    Athens Premiere
    Official Selection
  • TIFF ODA
    Tetovo
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
    September 3, 2020
    North Macedonia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 13, 2020
    America Premiere
    Official Selection
  • AegeanDocs
    (Multiple Greek Cities)
    Greece
    October 1, 2020
    Official Selection
  • TiSFF, THESS INTERNATIONAL SHORTS
    Thessaloniki
    Greece
    Semi-Finalist
  • Cyprus International Film Festival
    Nicosia
    Cyprus
    November 15, 2020
    Cyprus Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Geekfest Toronto
    Toronto
    Canada
    February 13, 2021
    Canadian Premiere
    Best Unusual Interest Film Award
  • Spotlight Documentary Film Awards
    Georgia
    United States
    December 31, 2020
    Winner (Silver)
  • Film Olympiad
    Athens
    Greece
    May 30, 2021
    Best Comedy Award & Nominated for Best Documentary
  • Rising International Short Film Festival
    Mumbai
    India
    June 25, 2021
    India Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Sinevizyon
    Nicosia
    Cyprus
    September 4, 2021
    Northern Cyprus Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Savvas Constantinou

Born in 1997, Savvas Constantinou is an award winning filmmaker, residing in the country of Cyprus. He has written multiple screenplays and created dozens of short form narrative visual content over the years that are currently available online. His film festival debut stating with the award winning documentary-short “Font of Infamy" in 2020.

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Director Statement

The subject this documentary tackles seems to be really un-consequential and seemingly not that important, but it is my impression that people understand things the best when they are not feeling like they are forced to understand something complicated. The subject matter, the Comic Sans font, being a catalyst for an even bigger issue. The constant and rampant attitude of most people to blame inanimate things for things that they are to be blamed for. It's not the fonts choice for being used to be depicted badly, but the person who used the font to convey the message that is to blame for its inappropriate use.
And that is the analogy this documentary of mine is conveying, in a way that is not too ''in your face'' about it. While also a testament on how a documentary can be made with no budget and without a big team, during a global pandemic, showcasing that documentaries and new voices and styles in stories can still happen under the harshest of circumstances.