S W E A T

A documentary about the Athens underground rave scene, inside Tsiknotekno party, where a rave movement is being formed, under its original principles of P.L.U.R (Peace, Love, Unity, Respect). Following the path of two main figures - the resident DJ, FRO and the performance queer artist & club kid Reject 001. SWEAT explores and narrates different quests for the gender, body and society, through music and dance. A cinematographic journey into the night, desire and transformation.

  • Vera Chotzoglou
    Director
  • Alex Aravantinos
    Writer
  • Vera Chotzoglou
    Writer
  • Alex Aravantinos
    Producer
  • Ion Kazantidis
    Producer
  • Yuliang Liu
    Producer
  • Fro
    Key Cast
    “himself”
  • Reject 001
    Key Cast
    “himself”
  • Vera Chotzoglou
    Editing
  • Fro
    Original Music
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Queer
  • Runtime:
    34 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    350 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Country of Filming:
    Greece
  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Shooting Format:
    Full HDV
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Hacker Porn Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    Official Selection
  • 4th Piraeus Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    Official Selection
  • Flickfair

    Finalist
Director Biography - Vera Chotzoglou

Vera Chotzoglou is a Visual artist working with time based media. They are an Athens School of Fine arts’ BA & MFA graduate, Department of Visual Arts, Fine Arts & Art Education (2013-2018). They had studied in Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with an Erasmus+ scholarship, Fine Arts & Art Education (2016-2017) with professors Jorinde Voigt & Stephan Dillemuth They has participated in various workshops, such as;"Writing and directing for documentary..." by Robert Rombout, 5th Peloponnisos International Documentary Film Festival, Kalamata, Greece (2019), "No questions, please!" Interviews as an artistic practice in film and video art" by Antonia Rahofer, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece (2018), “Stay in Touch”, Athens School of fine Arts, Athens, Greece (2018), Sound Workshop by Paul Paulon, Studio Jorinde Voigt, Berlin Germany (2017).

They was awarded with the Scholarship to cover Degree Expenses from Athens School of Fine arts (2018),audience award for the short film “Munich almost killed me ½” at 2th Piraeus Film Festival in Athens(2018) and SNF Artist Fellowship Award by Stavros Niarchos Foundation (2019)

They has exhibited internationally at Centrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany Eos Gallery, Athens A.Antonopoulou Gallery, Athens, GRRL HAUS CINEMA, Berlin, Hacker Porn Film Festival, Rome, Platforms project, Athens, Foto Wien, Austria, 6th Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece, Inshort Film Festival, Lagos, Negiria, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki,2th Pireus Film Festival,Athens, Belleve di Monaco, Munich, TAF Gallery, Athens et al. Vera Chotzoglou lives and works between Athens and Berlin

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