Munich almost killed me 1/2

301 Hours of filming

9 Months

2 Countries

4 Cities

Munich almost killed me is a cinematic project based on real time.

Vera Chotzoglou & Christina Dimakogiannis were filming for 9 months at the same time in 2 different countries.

The concept of real time is being abolished. Time, place, is not the same, there is nothing common. Everything is put on a stand that nullifies the distance and recasts the time. The only thing which composes it together is the memory of a place and a series of letters.
"Munich almost killed me" is a cinematic project consisting of 3 parts.
The project created between Athens-Munich and has been edited from skype and the artists who are participated, as long as was running, they never met. The three parts of "Munich almost killed me" were presented for one time on July 2017 at the Jahreaustellung at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. The aim is to be screened in different festivals around the world, without ever «meet again»

  • Vera Chotzoglou
    Director
  • Christina Dimakogiannis
    Director
  • Vera Chotzoglou
    Writer
  • Christina Dimakogiannis
    Writer
  • Vera Chotzoglou
    Producer
  • Christina Dimakogiannis
    Producer
  • Callikrati Vuyuk
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    Narrative, Drama, Romance
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 23, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany, Greece
  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Munchen
    Munich
    Germany
    July 26, 2018
    Worldwide Premiere
  • Piraeus Film festival
    Athens
    Greece
    May 29, 2018
    Audience award for best short film
  • Inshort Film Festival
    Lagos
    Nigeria
Director Biography - Vera Chotzoglou, Christina Dimakogiannis

Vera Chotzoglou

1992 Born Cholargos Attikis, Greece
Athens,Greece
Athens,Greece

Vera Chotzoglou studies in Athens School of Fine Arts MA in Digital arts, In years 2013-2018 she had studied in Athens School of fine Arts department of Visual Arts (Integrated MFA), Fine arts with professor George Harvalias and Video Art with professor Vicky Betsou. In 2016 she was selected with the Erasmus scholarship in Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Fine Arts with professors Jorinde Voigt, Pola Sieverding & Painting and art education with professor Stephan Dillemuth. In 2018 She premiere her movie Rausch in 6th Athens Biennale-ANTI. 2018 she is participated in Action Field Kodra in Exhibition Focus Locus. 2018 she is awarded for the short film “Munich almost killed me 1/2” with the Audience award for best short film in Piraeus Film Festival 2018. In 2018 she is participated with Christina Dimakogiannis in 2th Piraeus film festival in Athens. 2017 she has participated as solo artist curated by Vasilias Kaga in project “AYIE MARIE 3# Young & Beautiful” hosted by Kapitan in Berlin. 2017 She was participated in Jahreaustellung in Akademie der Bildenden Künste München. In 2016 is collaborating with Christina Dimakogiannis on documentary film “When the wolf is not around” which was screening in 1st Pireus Film Festival in Athens. She has collaborated with Infra Beuys for the project “DAS SYSTEM IST KRIMINELL, DER STAAT ZUM FEIND DES MENSCHEN GEWORDEN!” which have been performed in Belleve di Monaco in Munich. She has exhibited in Markopoulo’s cultural festival in Markopoulos Attikis, Onassis Cultural Center & Greek Archeolgist Club in collaboration with Kethea in Athens,with the documentary film “When the wolf is not around”. 2015 She collaborated with Jonas Balthauser for the project “La vie des amis” which was performed in Circuits &Currents in Athens. 2013 she has exhibited for the winning curator’s proposal in Matematic TAF Gallery in Athens for the project “Love letters to XAOΣ’’ . She lives and works in Athens
Christina Dimakogiannis

1992 Born Cholargos Attikis, Greece

Lives in Athens, Greece

Christina Dimakogiannis she was born in Athens in 1992. She studied painting at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with professor K.Mortarakos (2011-2012). Since 2012, she is studying in Athens School of fine Arts with professors D.Sakelion (2012-2013), P. Charalambous (2013-2015) and G. Harvalias (2015-2017). She studies in print Class with professor V. Tsalamata, mosaic class with professor D.Aggelidou and Graphics class with professor M. Arfara. In 2014-2015 studied Fine Arts at Hungarian University of Fine Arts with Erasmus scholarship. Since 2016 is collaborating with Vera Chotzoglou on film “When the wolf is not around” which is screening in Pireus Film Festival in Athens. She has exhibited in Videoart festival Miden in 2016 in Kalamata, in Markopoulo’s cultural festival in Athens, Onasis Cultural center,Greek Archeologist Club in collaboration with KETHEA in Athens, in Engraving Center “The Sun” in Thessaloniki. In 2015-2016, she was assistant teacher of Mosaic and paint in detoxification center KETHEA NOSTOS-EXANTAS in Salamina Island. She lives and works in Athens.

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