Private Project

Just Like Water

The movie is about the father of the director, Spyros, his life and experiences. He is the protagonist and narrator.

"Just Like Water" speaks about time and the circle of life.

The questions asked are, what is time and how do we perceive it? Do we really live the moments in our daily lives and do we give them their due value?

So, we follow a magical journey through time, embedded with vivid images of Spyros, grandfather, man, child ... A girl and a woman always there. A patchwork of images, accompanied by original musical composition, sketched in detail: it weaves the puzzle of a whole life nestled in the Island of Crete (Greece).

  • Manos Triantafillakis
    Director
  • Manos Triantafillakis
    Writer
  • Elina Daraklitsa
    Writer
  • Manos Triantafillakis
    Producer
  • Yiannis Papadantonakis
    Key Cast
    "Boy"
  • Electra Mitsimari
    Key Cast
    "Girl"
  • Maria Kastelianou
    Key Cast
    "Woman"
  • Manos Triantafillakis
    Key Cast
    "Man"
  • Yiannis Kiouranakis
    Key Cast
    "Grandfather"
  • Thanasis Nakos
    Key Cast
    "Storyteller"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Σαν Το Νερό
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Fiction, Narrative, Biography, Romance, Poet, Family, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 12, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Country of Filming:
    Greece
  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Dunedin International Film Festival
    Dunedin
    United States
    January 12, 2021
    Dunedin Premier
    Official Selection
  • Varese International Film Festival
    Varese
    January 30, 2021
    Varese
    Official Selection
  • Les Tres International Short Film Festival
    Caracas
    March 3, 2021
    Caracas
    Official Selection
  • Golden Wheat Awards
    İstanbul
    March 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Kala-Samruddhi International Film Festival
    Mumbai
    October 20, 2021
    Official Selection
  • RedMoon International Film Competition

    July 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Castelldefels International Film Festival
    Catalunya
    July 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • RapidLion International Film Festival
    Johannesburg
    Official Selection
  • ARTS x SDGS Online Festival
    New York
    April 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • International Short & Symbolic Art Film Festival
    Saint-Petersburg
    July 27, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Kalakari Film Fest
    Indore
    May 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • SonderBlu Film Festival
    New York
    September 25, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Bristol International Film Festival
    Colorado
    June 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • London Lift-Off Film Festival 2021
    London
    October 10, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival 2021
    Amsterdam
    October 10, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Cooper Coast International Film Festival
    Swansea
    June 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Love & Hope International Film Festival
    Barcelona
    Official Selection
  • Katonah Classic Stage Film Festival
    New York
    August 7, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Shortfundly Annual Film Festival
    Chennai
    Official Selection
  • NanJing International Film Festival
    Nanjing
    July 9, 2021
    Official Selection
  • MOVIEZONE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    Beijing
    August 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • OPEN VISION FILM FESTIVAL
    Moscow
    July 5, 2021
    Official Selection
  • MICAM 3.0
    Mexico
    July 24, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Himachal Short Film Festival
    Kothrud
    October 2, 2021
    Official Selection
  • West Side Mountains - International Festival of Epirus
    Epirus - Athens
    Honorable Mention 🚩
  • Pharos Best Inspiration Film Festival
    Athens
    Official Selection
  • Mykonos Biennale
    Mykonos
    October 2, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Πανόραμα Ταινιών Μικρού Μήκους 2022
    Athens
    Official Selection
  • Chania Film Festival and Chania Film Festival Edu
    Chania
    October 20, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival
    Chania
    Official Selection
  • UFFS Universal Film Festival Samothraki
    Greece
    Official Selection
  • Patras Steps Film Festival
    Patra
    Official Selection
  • Cyprus WIFT International Film Festival
    Cyprus
    Official Selection
  • Setting Sun Film Festival
    Melbourne
    Official Selection
  • The Paus Premieres Festival

    November 29, 2021
    Official Selection
  • The Gladiator Film Festival
    Istanbul
    December 10, 2021
    Official Selection
  • GUTTERCAST

    August 27, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Golden Bridge İstanbul Short Film Festival
    Istanbul
    September 26, 2021
    Official Selection
  • The English Riviera Film Festival
    Torbay
    November 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Spring Grove Caledonia Film Festival
    Minnesota
    July 23, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Horsetooth Intl. Film Festival (#HIFFCO)
    Loveland
    September 8, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Yerevan Short Film Festival
    Yerevan
    November 7, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Ontario International Film Festival
    Ontario
    October 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Noble International Film Festival And Awards
    Karnataka
    September 30, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Four Corners Film Festival
    Farmington
    September 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • BUEIFF
    Buenos Aires
    September 24, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Semana Viva El Cine
    Buenos Aires
    September 13, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Gulf of Naples Independent Film Festival
    Naples
    June 17, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Romford Film Festival
    Romford
    June 24, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Goa Short Film Festival
    Maharashtra
    November 12, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Standalone Film Festival & Awards
    California
    March 25, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 7th Siding Festival of Film
    Creston
    November 12, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Nepal International Film Festival
    Nepal
    Official Selection
  • Paradise Film Festival
    Budapest
    October 3, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Cinema e Ambiente Avezzano
    Avezzano
    Official Selection
  • Yule Film Fest

    November 25, 2021
    Official Celection
  • TimeLess Film Fest
    California
    Official Selection
  • Belgaum International Short Film Festival
    Belgaum
    December 18, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Anatolia International Film Festival
    Istanbul
    September 9, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Global Youth Film Festival Bangladesh
    Dhaka
    Official Selection
  • LOGIHQ International Happiness Film Festival & Exhibition
    New Delhi
    Official Selection
  • Esto Es Para Esto
    Argentina
    Official Selection
  • Serbia International Youth Film Festival
    Beograd
    Official Selection
  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions By Lift-Off Global Network
    England
    December 20, 2021
    Official Selection
  • The Sabira Cole Film Festival
    Pennsylvania
    November 11, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Metropolis Film Festival
    Milan
    November 6, 2021
    Official Selection
  • RETRO AVANT GARDE FILM FESTIVAL
    New York
    November 9, 2021
    Official Selection
  • RENUAC International Short Film Festival
    Santiago
    Official Selection
  • Alytus
    Alytus
    November 14, 2021
    Official Selection
  • BELIFF - Be Epic! Film Fest LONDON
    London
    August 20, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Festival de Cinema de Guaíba/RS-Mostra de curtas e longas nacionais e internacionais rua Dr Montaury
    Rio Grande do Sul
    Official Selection
  • Cortintelvi
    Como
    Official Selection
  • Bridge of Arts Film Festival
    Rostov-on-Don
    Official Selection
  • Moving Pictures Festival
    Belgium
    Official Selection
  • Clapperboard Golden Festival
    Sao Paulo
    Official Selection
  • Indiecinema film festival
    Rome
    Official Selection
  • Ramsgate International Film Festival
    England
    Official Selection
  • Filmocracy Fest
    Los Angeles
    December 9, 2021
    Official Selection
  • One World One Flower International Buddhist Film Festival
    Seoul
    Official Selection
  • RTF Realtime International Film Festival
    Lagos
    Official Selection
  • Paris Indefilm Fest
    Paris
    Official Selection
  • Premio Shinema Cinema Contemporaneo
    Campania
    December 3, 2021
    Official Selection
  • CLIT FILM FESTIVAL
    Setúbal
    Official Selection
  • TUSCANY WEB FEST
    Tuscany
    Official Selection
  • Rusthall Community Cinema Film Festival
    England
    Official Selection
  • SATX Cinema Showdown
    Texas
    Official Selection
  • Symbol of Knowledge Arts And International Film Festival
    Mumbai
    Official Selection
  • RTF Realtime International Film Festival
    Lagos
    Official Selection
  • Ekurhuleni International Film Festival
    South Africa
    Official Selection
  • Mysuru International Water Film Festival
    Karnataka
    Official Selection
  • Florida Family Film Festival
    West Virginia
    Official Selection
  • Sweet Life Film Festival
    Agropoli
    Official Selection
  • The Fifteen Minute Film Festival
    West Virginia
    Official Selection
  • WILDsound Daily Screenplay Festival
    Los Angeles
    Official Selection
  • Dalmatia Film Festival
    Croatia
    Official Selection
  • Capital Filmmakers Festival Berlin
    Berlin
    September 22, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Cinergo International Film Festival
    Athens
    Official Selection
  • The Fifteen Minute Film Festival
    West Virginia
    Official Selection
  • Film and Folklore Festival
    Chaguanas, Caroni
    Official Selection
  • Le Cascine di Milano FilmFest
    Milano
    Semi-Finalist
  • Visioni Verticali
    Potenza
    December 26, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Rising Sun International Film Festival
    Japan
    Official Selection
  • Tournadeau Music and Film Festival
    Connecticut
    Official Selection
  • Sydney Lifft-Off Film Festival
    Sydney
    Official Selection
  • Baliwood Bali - World Independent Short Film Awards (WISFA)
    Bali
    Official Selection
  • Festival Internacional de Cine con Medios Alternativos FICMA
    Mexico
    Official Selection
  • DJAFORGO
    Los Angeles
    Official Selection
  • Road International Movie Festival
    Pilsen
    Official Selection
  • Festival de Cinema de Alter do Chão
    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • Ealing Film Festival
    London
    Official Selection
  • Bolera Film Screenings
    Rhodes
    Official Selection
  • Sharjah Film Platform | منصة الشارقة للأفلام
    United Arab Emirates
    Official Selection
  • Link International Film Festival
    England
    Official Selection
  • Skiptown Playhouse International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    Official Selection
  • BJX Bajío International Film Festival (BJX Fest)
    Mexico
    Official Selection
  • Dreamanila International Film Festival
    Manila
    Official Selection
  • Athens Marathon International Film Festival
    Athens
    Official Selection
  • Chicago International Indie Film Festival
    Illinois
    November 26, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Cut International Short Film Festival
    Linwood
    Quarter-Finalist
  • Winter Apricots-Prilep International Film Festival
    Prilep
    December 16, 2021
    Quarter-Finalist
  • Blow-Up Arthouse Filmfest
    Chicago
    Semi-Finalist
  • Festival del Cinema di Cefalù
    Palermo
    July 19, 2021
    Semi-Finalist
  • Lisbon Film Rendezvous
    Lisbon
    June 22, 2021
    Semi Finalist
  • South Italy International Film Festival
    Barletta
    Semi-Finalist
  • Indapuram International Short Film Festival
    India
    December 29, 2021
    Semi-Finalist
  • Periferia dell'impero film festival XII edizione
    Casetra
    July 23, 2021
    Semi-Finalist
  • Changing Face International Film Festival
    Sydney
    November 26, 2021
    Semi-Finalist
  • Boden International Film Festival
    Boden
    July 4, 2021
    Semi-Finalist
  • The Fatherhood Image Film Festival
    New York
    October 23, 2021
    Finalist for the Best Short Film
  • DYTIATKO International Children’s Media Festival
    Kharkiv
    September 6, 2021
    Finalist for the Best Children Short Film
  • Short Shot Fest
    Moscow
    October 22, 2021
    Nominee: Best Short Film
  • Muciara Short Film Festival
    Bonagia
    August 1, 2021
    Finalist for the Best Short Film
  • Love International Film Festival
    California
    Finalist for the Best Short Film
  • Across the Globe International Film Festival
    New York
    Finalist for the Best Short Film
  • LIFF - COLPO D'OCCHIO - Lamezia International Film Fest
    Province of Catanzaro
    Finalist for the Best Short Film
  • Short Filmz

    Finalist for the Best Short Film
  • High Tatras Film & Video Festival
    Slovakia
    June 13, 2021
    Finalist for the Best Film Director
  • Busan New Wave Short Film Festival
    Busan
    Finalist for the Best Short Film
  • Oudeis International Film Festival
    Rome
    December 11, 2021
    Finalist for the Best Short Film
  • Three Acts of Goodness International Micro Film Contest
    Taipei
    Finalist for the First Prize: US$10,000
  • Tracce Cinematografiche Film Fest
    Nettuno - Roma
    Finalist for the Best Short Film
  • MiraBan UK Film Awards
    London
    Finalist for the Best Short 🚩 and the Best Score 🚩
  • "Euro Fest" European International Film Festival
    St.Petersburg
    June 4, 2021
    Finalist for the Best Trailer of the Festival
  • The Arkadia Studio Screenwriting Contest
    Rimini
    August 29, 2021
    Finalist for the Best Script
  • Cilento International Film Festival

    Finalist for the Best Short Film
  • Osaka International Film Festival (OIFF)
    Osaka
    September 18, 2021
    Nominne: Best Narrative Film Award
  • Vienna Film Awards
    Vienna
    Finalist for the Best Foreign Film
  • APEX Film Awards
    Brighton
    Finalist for the Best Director Award
  • Venus Community Awards
    Istanbul
    Nominee: Best Short Film
  • Best Film Awards
    London
    January 31, 2021
    Finalist for the Best Director Short Film Award and Semi-Finalist for the Best Drama Film Award
  • AmiCorti Film Festival
    Cuneo
    June 14, 2021
    Cuneo
    Finalist for the Best Short Movie
  • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
    Athens
    Finalist for the Best Directing
  • Seoul International Monthly Film Festival
    Seoul
    Finalist for the Best Directing
  • TRAme Indipendenti
    Pisa
    June 30, 2021
    Finalist for the Plate for Jury Prize & Plate for Audience Prize
  • Viffka International Film Festival
    Russia
    Nominee: Best Screenplay
  • Panama Series Festival
    Panama
    December 18, 2021
    Nominne: Best Trailer
  • International Spot Shot Films Festival
    Beirut
    August 6, 2021
    Nominne: Best Short Film
  • 307 International Film Festival
    Wyoming
    August 28, 2021
    Nominee: Best Director Award
  • Indiefilmopolis Film Festival
    Birmingham
    Nominee: Best Drama Short Film and Best Score
  • TMFF - The Monthly Film Festival
    Glasgow
    July 31, 2021
    Nominne: Trailer of the Month
  • The Continental Film Festival
    Munich
    October 10, 2021
    Nominee: Best International Short Film
  • Chatham-Kent International Film Festival
    Ontario
    Nominee: Best Short Film
  • Hellenic Film Academy
    Athens
    Nominee: Iris Award
  • Tokyo International Monthly Film Festival
    Tokyo
    Honorable Mention for the Best Directing 🚩 Best Editing 🚩 Best Original Script 🚩 and Finalist for the Best
  • London International Monthly Film Festival

    United Kingdom
    August 31, 2021
    Honorable Mention 🚩
  • Nassau Film Festival
    New Jersey
    Winner: Best Trailer 🏆 and Honorable Mention for Best Fiction Short 🚩
  • Ceylon International Film Festival
    Santa Barbara
    Honorable Mention for the Best Short Film 🚩
  • Asia South East Short Film Festival
    Phnom Penh
    January 8, 2021
    Special Mention 🚩
  • Emerald Coast Film Festival
    Florida
    Winner: Best Film 🏆 Honorable Mention Script 🚩
  • Madrid Film Awards
    Madrid
    Winner: Best Poster 🏆
  • Biennale Bordeaux Shorts
    Bordeaux
    Honorable Mention: Court-métrage - FICTION🚩
  • Prospector International Film Festival
    Connecticut
    Winner: Best Drama Short of the Festival 🏆
  • LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV & AWARDS-World Cine Fest
    Maharashtra
    December 25, 2021
    WInner: Best Short Film 🏆 and Best Children's Film 🏆
  • The Retro Avant Garde Film Festival
    Cairo
    Winner: Best Screenplay 🏆
  • Avalonia Festival of Short Films
    Florida
    Winner: Best Poster 🏆
  • Onyko Film Awards
    Odesa - Ukraine
    Winner: Best Trailer 🏆
  • Cinemadamare
    Roma
    Winner: 1. Best Score 🏆 2. Best Film 🏆
  • WSXA International Awards
    Amsterdam
    Winner: Best Trailer 🏆
  • Pompei Street Cinema Festival
    Napoli
    Winner: Best Soundtrack Award 🏆
  • Akrobat International Film Festival
    St. Petersburg
    Winner: Best Original Visual Solution 🏆
  • Mequinensa International Film Festival
    Spain
    Winner: Best Fiction Short Film 🏆
  • 9 DEA OPEN AIR International Film Festival
    Tirana
    Winner: Best Short Film 🏆
  • Mabig Film Festival
    Augburg
    December 3, 2021
    Winner: Best Director Award 🏆
  • 10th İnternational Silk Road Film Festival
    istanbul
    Official Selection
  • Crete International Film Festival
    Ierapetra
    Winner: Christoforos Charalambakis Award 🏆
  • 10 Athens International Digital Film Festival AIDFF
    Athens
    December 9, 2021
    Honorable Mention for the Best Director 🚩
  • Scene Awards
    Arkansas
    September 11, 2021
    Winner: Best Voice Over Performance 🏆 Nominee: Best Scene (Screener)
  • 10 Tuzla Film Festival
    Tuzla
    October 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • AXD Film Festival
    Alexandroupoli
    Winner: Best Mythos Short Film 🏆
  • 10 Prince of Prestige Academy Awards
    Florida
    October 25, 2021
    Winner: Best Cinematography 🏆
  • New York SCIENCE & NATURE FEEDBACK Film & Screenplay
    New York
    Winner: Best Direction 🏆
  • 11 FARCUME: Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de Faro
    Algarve - Portugal
    August 27, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Cinemaking International Film Festival
    Dhaka
    December 24, 2021
    Winner: Best International Short Film 🏆
  • 11 MEDITERRANEO FESTIVAL CORTO XI Edizione 2021
    Cosenza
    September 2, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Korea International Short Film Festival
    Seoul
    Winner: Best Director 🏆
  • 11 Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (BAFTA Qualifying)
    Carmarthenshire, Wales
    May 17, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Screen Power Film Festival
    London
    November 5, 2021
    Winner: Best Filmaker 🏆
  • 13 Kisa İnternational Short Film Festival
    Malatya
    October 26, 2021
    Winner: Best International Short Film 🏆
  • SICAFILM Los Angeles International Film Awards
    Los Angeles
    Winner: Best Short Film 🏆
  • 13 Corti In Cortile
    Catania
    September 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Alternative Film Festival
    Toronto
    March 29, 2021
    Winner: Best Film 🏆 and Best Poster 🏆
  • 13 Ortigia International Film Festival
    Sicily
    July 12, 2021
    Winner: Best Short Film Audience Award 🏆
  • Pambujan International Film Festival
    Philippines
    Winner: Best Director 🏆
  • 14 Taos Shortz Film Fest
    New Mexico
    March 19, 2021
    New Mexico
    Honorable Mention 🚩
  • Sanctuary International Film Festival
    Australia
    November 12, 2021
    Winner: Best Foreign Language Film 🏆 and Honorable Mention for the Best Script 🚩
  • 14th Photometria International Festival
    Ioannina
    Official Selection
  • CINEMAGIA Movie Awards
    Rome
    December 27, 2021
    Winner: Best Supporting Actress 🏆
  • 14 Das Filmfest
    Oregon
    Official Selection
  • Luna Lumen Film Festival
    Columbus
    October 28, 2021
    Winner: Best Short Film 🏆
  • 15 Cine del Mar Film Festival
    Uruguay
    Official Selection
  • MLC Awards
    Wisconsin
    September 11, 2021
    Winner: Best Short Film Worldwide 🏆 / Nominee: Best Cinematography
  • 15th International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2022
    Bangladesh
    Official Selection
  • Black Rock City Film Festival
    Nevada
    August 22, 2021
    Winner: Best Short Film Award 🏆
  • 15 Waterford Film Festival
    Waterford
    November 12, 2021
    Honorable Mention of Best Short 🚩
  • Aasha International Film festival
    Maharashtra
    October 3, 2021
    Winner: Best Short Film 🏆
  • 15 IPIFF INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS INDIE FILM FESTIVAL
    Bucharest
    April 8, 2021
    Bucharest
    Finalist for the Best Short Film
  • The Magikal Charm Experimental Video & Film Fest
    New York
    United Kingdom
    April 8, 2021
    New York
    Winner: ITSO Short Film 🏆
  • 15 London Greek Film Festival
    London
    Finalist for the Best Short Fiction Film
  • Rome Outcast Independent Film Award
    Rome
    December 1, 2021
    Winner: Best Film Score 🏆
  • 16 River Film Festival
    Padova
    July 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • TATVA 2021
    Maharashtra
    July 25, 2021
    Winner: Best Film 🏆
  • 17 Marbella International Film Festival
    London - Marbella
    Official Selection
  • Gil International Screenwriting Awards
    Spain
    July 26, 2021
    Winner: Best Trailer of the Festival 🏆
  • 17 Durango Independent Film Festival dba Durango Film
    Durango
    Official Selection
  • Genesis International Film Festiva
    Moscow
    September 4, 2021
    Winner: Best Director Award 🏆
  • 18 ABUJA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Lagos
    November 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Aizanoi Film Fest
    Kütahya
    August 20, 2021
    Winner: Best Short Film 🏆
  • 18 San Francisco Greek Film Festival
    San Francisco
    Official Selection
  • RADIANCE INTERNATIONAL KIDS ART & FILM FESTIVAL
    Nigeria
    September 10, 2021
    Winner: Best Screenplay 🏆
  • 18 Angel Film Awards Monaco International Film Festival
    Monte-Carlo
    December 11, 2021
    Winner: The Independent Spirit Short Film 🏆
  • HEI (Heart of Europe International Film Festival)
    Slovakia
    July 15, 2021
    Winner: Best Director Award 🏆
  • 19th Corto Creativo Short Film Festival
    Tijuana
    Official Selection
  • Kish Mowj International Film Festival
    Kish Island
    February 21, 2021
    Kish Island
    Winner: Best International Short Film Award 🏆
  • 19 Annual Standing Rock International Shorts Festival
    Kent
    Winner: The Juried Choice Award 🏆
  • Roots of Europe International Film Festival
    Alava
    May 4, 2021
    Winner: Best Screenplay Award 🏆 Nominees: 1. Best Short 2. Best Cinematography
  • 19 Salento International Film Festival
    Tricase
    September 6, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Indie Shorts Mag Short Film Festival

    July 13, 2021
    Winner: Best Music Award 🏆 / Nominee: Best Cinematography
  • 19 Accolade Global Film Competition
    California
    March 2, 2021
    Winner: 1. Award of Merit Film Short 🏆 2. Award of Merit Children / Family Programming 🏆
  • Marcellus Mini Movie Family Film Festival
    New York
    September 18, 2021
    Winner: Audience Best Short Film 🏆
  • 20 Cornwall Film Festival
    Penryn
    November 20, 2021
    Quarter-Finalist
  • Rameshwaram International Film Festival
    Chennai
    October 31, 2021
    Winner: 1. Best Romantic Short Film 🏆 2. Best Director 🏆
  • 21 Silver Wave Film Festival (Canadian Award Qualifying)
    Fredericton
    November 4, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Andromeda Film Festival
    Istanbul
    October 20, 2021
    Winner: 1. Best Cinematography Award 🏆 2. Best Photography Award 🏆
  • 24 ICARUS International Film Festival
    Guatemala
    December 4, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Filmmakers United International Film Festival
    England
    December 11, 2021
    Winner: 1. Best Child Actor 🏆 2. Best Child Actress 🏆
  • 24 Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People
    Pyrgos
    Japan
    November 27, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Top Indie Film Festival
    Tokyo
    January 30, 2021
    Tokyo Premier
    Winner: 1. Best Director Award 🏆 2. Best Original Idea Award 🏆 / Nominees: 1. Best Short Film Award 2. Best Cinematography Award 3. Best Editing Award 4. Best Music Award 5. Best Writing Award
  • 26th AVANCA - International Meeting of Cinema
    Avanca
    Official Selection
  • OTB Film Awards
    Miami
    June 5, 2021
    Winner: 1. Only the Best Director Award 🏆 2. Best Producer Jury Award 🏆 3. Best Cinematography / Nominee: Best Short Film
  • 26 Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (Academy Award ® Qualifying, BAFTA Qualifying, Canadian Screen Award Qualifyng)
    Rhode Island
    August 9, 2021
    Semi-Finalist for the Best Short Narrative Film
  • Cannes Shorts
    Cannes
    Best Poster Award 🏆
  • 27 The International Film Festival Golden Beggar
    Košice
    September 17, 2021
    Finalist for the Best Fiction Short Film
  • Byzanfest 2021

    United States
    October 23, 2021
    Winner: 1. Best Film Award 🏆 2. Best Director Award 🏆 / Nominee: Best Cinematography
  • 40 New Jersey Film Festival
    New Jersey
    December 28, 2021
    Honorable Mention 🚩
  • Cannes World Film Festival
    Cannes
    November 5, 2021
    Winner: 1. Best Foreign Film Award (2021) 🏆 2. Best Director Short Film (2021) 🏆 3. Best Director of the Year (2022) 🏆
  • 42 Durban International Film Festival (Academy Award ® Qualifying)
    Durban
    July 22, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Heart International Italian Film Festival
    Bologna
    October 5, 2021
    Winner: 1. Best Foreign Short Film 🏆 2. Best Photography 🏆 3. Best Scenography 🏆
  • 44 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
    Clermond Ferrand
    January 28, 2022
    Film Market
  • Neptune Movie Awards
    Bologna
    South Africa
    August 5, 2021
    Winner: 1. Best Original Score 🏆 2. Best Sound 🏆 3. Best Set Desing 🏆
  • 72 Montecatini International Short Film Festival
    Montecatini Terme
    October 28, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Wandering-Lion Film Fest
    Detroit
    February 15, 2021
    Detroit
    Winner: 1. Best Film Award 🏆 2. Best Director Award 🏆 3. Best Cinematography Award 🏆 4. Best Score Award 🏆
  • 75 International Film Festival of Salerno
    Salerno
    November 22, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Manos Triantafillakis

Manos Triantafillakis is a director and actor.

His latest film, Just Like Water, has won 70 first-place awards and 20 Honorable Mentions for Best Director, Best Producer, Best Writer, Best Cinematographer and all categories in international and domestic film festivals to date.

In 2020 he directed and filmed the theatrical play Cecé by Luigi Pirandello for the digital channel of the municipality of Heraklion in Crete: https://youtu.be/yx5pnbWm5Fg

He has participated as an actor to date in 30 theatrical performances, in 10 movies (short and feature), in 4 TV series and in 15 commercials.

He has made over 35 music productions - two of which have been released in international music collections. He has done music soundtracks in more than 10 theatrical shows.

Also he has worked for the radio for 20 years and as a dj for 25 years.

Manos Triantafillakis is a member of the jury of the 14th International Moving International Film Festival in Iran, and the 2nd International Genesis International Film Festival in Russia. Also he is a member of ΣΕΗ-HAU (Hellenic Actors Union) and a member of the THEAMA Group (Professional disabled and non-disabled theater group).

Gold Ermis Award winner 2020 as Bomb Exprert: youtu.be/QiW0_VwRyu8 || Unesco Director Award winner 2016 to theatrical play "Cecé" by Luigi Pirandello: vimeo.com/159073462 || Grand Award winner 2013 as Mexican: youtu.be/aajaEqJrAHk

https://filmfreeway.com/manosjmt

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Director Statement

An important part of human life is time. It concerns him, it defines him. It all has to do with time running "Just like water" in combination with a life cycle that is constantly repeated.
The family is another important part in the course of his life. The place where he was born and raised. His place. His homeland.
I carry these precious pieces with me to this day. In my mind, in my soul, and on the screen.