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Just Like Water

The movie is about the father of the director, Spyros, his life and experiences. He is the protagonist and narrator. The "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 Type:
    Short
  • 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
  • The Arkadia Studio Screenwriting Contest
    Rimini
    August 29, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Varese International Film Festival
    Varese
    January 30, 2021
    Varese
    Official Selection
  • Dunedin International Film Festival
    Dunedin
    United States
    January 12, 2021
    Dunedin Premier
    Official Selection
  • Les Tres International Short Film Festival
    Caracas
    March 3, 2021
    Caracas
    Official Selection
  • Golden Wheat Awards
    ฤฐstanbul
    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
  • 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
  • Mykonos Biennale
    Mykonos
    October 2, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Chania Film Festival and Chania Film Festival Edu
    Chania
    October 20, 2021
    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 ฤฐstanbul 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
  • Cinemaking International Film Festival
    Bangladesh
    December 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
  • Paradise Film Festival
    Budapest
    October 3, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Yule Film Fest

    November 25, 2021
    Official Celection
  • Belgaum International Short Film Festival
    Belgaum
    December 18, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Global Youth Film Festival Bangladesh
    Dhaka
    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
  • Alytus
    Alytus
    November 14, 2021
    Official Selection
  • BELIFF - Be Epic! Film Fest LONDON
    London
    August 20, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Filmocracy Fest
    Los Angeles
    December 9, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Premio Shinema Cinema Contemporaneo
    Campania
    December 3, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Capital Filmmakers Festival Berlin
    Berlin
    September 22, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Indapuram International Short Film Festival
    India
    December 29, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Visioni Verticali
    Potenza
    December 26, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Chicago International Indie Film Festival
    Illinois
    November 26, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Anatolia International Film Festival
    Istanbul
    September 9, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Asia South East Short Film Festival
    Phnom Penh
    January 8, 2021
    Special Mention
  • London International Monthly Film Festival

    United Kingdom
    August 31, 2021
    Honorable Mension
  • Winter Apricots-Prilep International Film Festival
    Prilep
    December 16, 2021
    Quarter-Finalist
  • Festival del Cinema di Cefalรน
    Palermo
    July 19, 2021
    Semi-Finalist
  • Lisbon Film Rendezvous
    Lisbon
    June 22, 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
  • Pambujan International Film Festival
    Philippines
    Finalist for the Best Director
  • The Fatherhood Image Film Festival
    New York
    October 23, 2021
    Finalist for the Best Short Film
  • DYTIATKO International Childrenโ€™s Media Festival
    Kharkiv
    September 6, 2021
    Finalist for the Best Children Short Film
  • LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV & AWARDS-World Cine Fest
    Maharashtra
    December 25, 2021
    Nominee: Best Short Film and Best Children's 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
  • High Tatras Film & Video Festival
    Slovakia
    June 13, 2021
    Finalist for the Best Film Director
  • Sanctuary International Film Festival
    Australia
    November 12, 2021
    Winner & Honorable Mention for the Best International Film ๐Ÿ†
  • Oudeis International Film Festival
    Rome
    December 11, 2021
    Finalist for the Best Short Film
  • "Euro Fest" European International Film Festival
    St.Petersburg
    June 4, 2021
    Finalist for the Best Trailer of the Festival
  • Mabig Film Festival
    Augburg
    December 3, 2021
    Nominee: Best Director Award
  • Osaka International Film Festival (OIFF)
    Osaka
    September 18, 2021
    Nominne: Best Narrative Film Award
  • APEX Film Awards
    Brighton
    Finalist for the Best Director Award
  • 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 AmiCorti Awards
  • TRAme Indipendenti
    Pisa
    June 30, 2021
    Finalist for the Plate for Jury Prize & Plate for Audience Prize
  • 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
  • Scene Awards
    Arkansas
    September 11, 2021
    Nominee: Best Scene Award
  • 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
  • Alternative Film Festival
    Toronto
    March 29, 2021
    Winner: 1st Runner-Up Best Film ๐Ÿ†
  • 10 Athens International Digital Film Festival AIDFF
    Athens
    December 9, 2021
    Winner: Best New Director ๐Ÿ†
  • CINEMAGIA Movie Awards
    Rome
    December 27, 2021
    Winner: Best Supporting Actress ๐Ÿ†
  • 10 Tuzla Film Festival
    Tuzla
    October 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Luna Lumen Film Festival
    Columbus
    October 28, 2021
    Winner: Best Short Film ๐Ÿ†
  • 10 Prince of Prestige Academy Awards
    Florida
    October 25, 2021
    Winner: Best Cinematography ๐Ÿ†
  • RAGFF Cairo Egypt
    Cairo
    November 17, 2021
    Award Winner: Best Short Film ๐Ÿ†
  • 11 FARCUME: Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de Faro
    Algarve - Portugal
    August 27, 2021
    Official Selection
  • MLC Awards
    Wisconsin
    September 11, 2021
    Winner: Best Short Film Worldwide ๐Ÿ† / Nominee: Best Cinematography
  • 11 MEDITERRANEO FESTIVAL CORTO XI Edizione 2021
    Cosenza
    September 2, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Aasha International Film festival
    Maharashtra
    October 3, 2021
    Winner: Best Short Film ๐Ÿ†
  • 11 Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (BAFTA Qualifying)
    Carmarthenshire, Wales
    May 17, 2021
    Official Selection
  • The Magikal Charm Experimental Video & Film Fest
    New York
    United Kingdom
    April 8, 2021
    New York
    Winner: ITSO Short Film ๐Ÿ†
  • 13 Kisa ฤฐnternational Short Film Festival
    Malatya
    October 26, 2021
    Winner: Best International Short Film ๐Ÿ†
  • Black Rock City Film Festival
    Nevada
    August 22, 2021
    Winner: Best Short Film Award ๐Ÿ†
  • 13 Corti In Cortile
    Catania
    September 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Screen Power Film Festival
    London
    November 5, 2021
    Winner: Best Filmaker ๐Ÿ†
  • 13 Ortigia International Film Festival
    Sicily
    July 12, 2021
    Winner: Best Short Film Audience Award ๐Ÿ†
  • Rome Outcast Independent Film Award
    Rome
    December 1, 2021
    Winner: Best Film Score ๐Ÿ†
  • 14 Das Filmfest
    Oregon
    Official Selection
  • Gil International Screenwriting Awards
    Spain
    July 26, 2021
    Winner: Best Trailer of the Festival ๐Ÿ†
  • 14 Taos Shortz Film Fest
    New Mexico
    March 19, 2021
    New Mexico
    Honorable Mention
  • TATVA 2021
    Maharashtra
    July 25, 2021
    Winner: Best Film ๐Ÿ†
  • 15 Waterford Film Festival
    Waterford
    November 12, 2021
    Honorable Mention of Best Short
  • Genesis International Film Festiva
    Moscow
    September 4, 2021
    Winner: Best Director Award ๐Ÿ†
  • 15 IPIFF INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS INDIE FILM FESTIVAL
    Bucharest
    April 8, 2021
    Bucharest
    Finalist for the Best Short Film
  • Aizanoi Film Fest
    Kรผtahya
    August 20, 2021
    Winner: Best Short Film ๐Ÿ†
  • 16 River Film Festival
    Padova
    July 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • RADIANCE INTERNATIONAL KIDS ART & FILM FESTIVAL
    Nigeria
    September 10, 2021
    Winner: Best Screenplay ๐Ÿ†
  • 17 Durango Independent Film Festival dba Durango Film
    Durango
    Official Selection
  • HEI (Heart of Europe International Film Festival)
    Slovakia
    July 15, 2021
    Winner: Best Director Award ๐Ÿ†
  • 18 ABUJA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Lagos
    November 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Kish Mowj International Film Festival
    Kish Island
    February 21, 2021
    Kish Island
    Winner: Best International Short Film Award ๐Ÿ†
  • 18 Angel Film Awards Monaco International Film Festival
    Monte-Carlo
    December 11, 2021
    Winner: The Independent Spirit Short Film ๐Ÿ†
  • Roots of Europe International Film Festival
    Alava
    May 4, 2021
    Winner: Best Screenplay Award ๐Ÿ† Nominees: 1. Best Short 2. Best Cinematography
  • 19 Annual Standing Rock International Shorts Festival
    Ohio
    Official Selection
  • Indie Shorts Mag Short Film Festival

    July 13, 2021
    Winner: Best Music Award ๐Ÿ† / Nominee: Best Cinematography
  • 19 Salento International Film Festival
    Tricase
    September 6, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Marcellus Mini Movie Family Film Festival
    New York
    September 18, 2021
    Winner: Audience Best Short Film ๐Ÿ†
  • 19 Accolade Global Film Competition
    California
    March 2, 2021
    Winner: 1. Award of Merit Film Short ๐Ÿ† 2. Award of Merit Children / Family Programming ๐Ÿ†
  • Rameshwaram International Film Festival
    Chennai
    October 31, 2021
    Winner: 1. Best Romantic Short Film ๐Ÿ† 2. Best Director ๐Ÿ†
  • 20 Cornwall Film Festival
    Penryn
    November 20, 2021
    Quarter-Finalist
  • Andromeda Film Festival
    Istanbul
    October 20, 2021
    Winner: 1. Best Cinematography Award ๐Ÿ† 2. Best Photography Award ๐Ÿ†
  • 21 Silver Wave Film Festival (Canadian Award Qualifying)
    Fredericton
    November 4, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Filmmakers United International Film Festival
    England
    December 11, 2021
    Winner: 1. Best Child Actor ๐Ÿ† 2. Best Child Actress ๐Ÿ†
  • 24 ICARUS International Film Festival
    Guatemala
    December 4, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Top Indie Film Festival
    Tokyo
    January 30, 2021
    Tokyo Premier
    Winner: 1. Best Director Award ๐Ÿ† 2. Best Original Idea Award ๐Ÿ† / Nominees: 1. Best Short Film Award 2. Best Cinematography Award 3. Best Editing Award 4. Best Music Award 5. Best Writing Award
  • 24 Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People
    Pyrgos
    Japan
    November 27, 2021
    Official Selection
  • OTB Film Awards
    Miami
    June 5, 2021
    Winner: 1. Only the Best Director Award ๐Ÿ† 2. Best Producer Jury Award ๐Ÿ† 3. Best Cinematography / Nominee: Best Short Film
  • 26 Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (Academy Award ยฎ Qualifying, BAFTA Qualifying, Canadian Screen Award Qualifyng)
    Rhode Island
    August 9, 2021
    Semi-Finalist for the Best Short Narrative Film
  • Byzanfest 2021

    United States
    October 23, 2021
    Winner: 1. Best Film Award ๐Ÿ† 2. Best Director Award ๐Ÿ† / Nominee: Best Cinematography
  • 27 The International Film Festival Golden Beggar
    Koลกice
    September 17, 2021
    Finalist for the Best Fiction Short Film
  • Cannes World Film Festival
    Cannes
    November 5, 2021
    Winner: 1. Best Foreign Film Award ๐Ÿ† 2. Best Director Short Film ๐Ÿ†
  • 40 New Jersey Film Festival
    New Jersey
    December 28, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Heart International Italian Film Festival
    Bologna
    October 5, 2021
    Winner: 1. Best Foreign Short Film ๐Ÿ† 2. Best Photography ๐Ÿ† 3. Best Scenography ๐Ÿ†
  • 42 Durban International Film Festival (Academy Award ยฎ Qualifying)
    Durban
    July 22, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Neptune Movie Awards
    Bologna
    South Africa
    August 5, 2021
    Winner: 1. Best Original Score ๐Ÿ† 2. Best Sound ๐Ÿ† 3. Best Set Desing ๐Ÿ†
  • 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 ๐Ÿ† 2. Best Director Award ๐Ÿ† 3. Best Cinematography Award ๐Ÿ† 4. Best Score Award ๐Ÿ†
  • 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 entitled Just Like Water has won 51 Awards in 2021. In addition to his main interests in cinema and theater, he has been actively involved in music and radio.

Manos Triantafillakis has acted as an actor to date in 30 theatrical plays, 10 films, 4 tv series and 15 advertising movies. Also has made over 35 music productions and has done the music soundtrack in over 10 theatrical performances. He is a member of the ฮฃฮ•ฮ—-HAU (Hellenic Actors Union), the National Center for Pirandello Studies for Southeast Europe and Cyprus, a member of the Cybele Institute and a member of the THE.A.MA. (Professional disabled and non-disabled theater group)

In 2020 was filmed "Cecรฉ" by Luigi Pirandello: https://youtu.be/yx5pnbWm5Fg

Gold Ermis Award winner 2020 as Bomb Exprert: youtu.be/QiW0_VwRyu8 || Unesco Director Award winner 2016 to theatrical play "Cecรฉ" 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.