Into The Mountains
A short non-narrative, experimental timelapse documentary film, capturing the beauty of the mountains of Epirus, Greece.
Christopher AnagnostopoulosDirectorKeep Looking Up, Forest of Tranquility
Christopher AnagnostopoulosCinematographerKeep Looking Up, Forest of Tranquility
Christophe AnagnostopoulosEditorKeep Looking Up, Forest of Tranquility
Project Type:Documentary, Experimental, Short
Genres:Nature, Landscape, Timelapse
Runtime:4 minutes 58 seconds
Completion Date:February 28, 2022
Production Budget:30,000 EUR
Country of Origin:Greece
Country of Filming:Greece
Oakville Film FestivalOntario
June 22, 2022
North American Premiere
Cannes World Film FestivalCannes
Nominee, Best Nature/Wildlife Film
Independent Shorts AwardsLos Angeles
High Tatras Film & Video FestivalVysoké Tatry
Best Landscape Music Video & Best Mountain Culture Film
Short to the PointBucharest
Best Timelapse Film
Vaasa Wildlife FestivalVaasa
September 28, 2022
Finalist Climate Change
Christophe Anagnostopoulos is an Award-Winning Professional Photographer and Filmmaker based in Greece.
His involvement with photography and filmmaking began at a young age, having as first incentives classical landscape photographs and experimental time-lapse/documentary films, without ceasing to experiment till this day, continuously evolving his techniques to follow modern day standards and needs.
Since 2017 he is Global Ambassador of Tokina and Hoya, and he specializes in Astrophotography, Landscape Photography, Time-lapse, Documentary Filmmaking and Commercial Photography.
His first personal experimental documentary film, “Keep Looking Up” (2017), was released in international film festivals around the world and won many prestigious awards such as:
Best Experimental Short in Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, Best Nature/Travel Film at European Cinematography Awards, Award of Recognition at Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, Golden Eagle Award at Sunlight Int. Film Festival.
At the summer of 2018, his portrait photography project “Shadows of Opera” was finished and was exhibited for the first time in public at Photokina (September 2018 - Cologne, Germany) at the Kenko-Tokina Booth, as well as in Salon de la Photo (October 2018 - Paris, France) for the promotion of the new Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 lens.
The project also won an Honorable Mention in the Monochrome Photography Awards Contest in January 2020.
His previous film “Forest of Tranquility”, a short non-narrative experimental documentary, was released in international film festivals at the end of 2019, and won Best Cinematography Award at Hollywood Venus Awards Film Festival, Best Editing Award at CSIFF, Photography Direction Award at West Side Mountains Int. Doc Fest.
The documentary was also chosen as the main topic of the annual High School Exams of June 2020 by the Ministry of Education of Greece.
Christophe is an instructor in specialized workshops around the world and in private photography schools in Greece, as also a speaker in international photography exhibitions, while his commercial collaborations include well-known companies of the industry.
Due to his technical knowledge background, he also works professionally on testing and reviewing photographic equipment, providing valuable feedback to his clients.
Christophe is currently working on his new experimental projects which will be released in 2022.
“The mountains are calling, and I must go.” – John Muir
"Into The Mountains" is a visual journey through the beautiful mountains of Epirus, Greece.
This is my 3rd personal experimental short documentary film, after the award-winning films "Keep Looking Up" and "Forest of Tranquility".
The idea for this film was formed in my mind while I was filming "Forest of Tranquility" back in 2019.
I have spent many days back then inside the forests and the mountains for filming and it was during that time that I made a promise to myself to create a timelapse film dedicated to those beautiful mountains.
I had started working on the preparations of the production at the start of 2020, but then a powerful and unseen enemy, the coronavirus, changed our world and our lives, probably forever.
After almost two years of restrictions, curfews, and quarantines, I finally had the chance to travel back to my favorite locations, the mountains of Epirus, which I missed so much.
In this film, I tried to capture some natural and beautiful sceneries into the mountains.
Locations that can calm our souls with their simplicity and minimalism, no matter if it has beautiful clear skies or even bad weather.
Another goal that I had set, when and if possible, was to avoid capturing anything that it is not created by nature. If I succeeded in this goal, it’s up to you to decide.
Hope you enjoy the film.
Directed and filmed by Christophe Anagnostopoulos
Original Music by Dreamstate Logic