Private Project


Summer ends, and with that, every illusion of reality slowly fades away. What happens if you want to hold on to this illusion no matter what?

  • Stelios Christoforou
  • Stelios Christoforou
  • Evgenia Tsori
  • Eirini Lafazani
    Key Cast
  • Liza Khukhua
    Key Cast
  • Sotiris Manikas
    Key Cast
  • Michalis Psalidas
    Key Cast
  • Tamilla Kulieva
    Key Cast
  • Michael Kalidonis
    Director of Photography
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  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, coming of age, fiction, surreal
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Sussex
  • Drama International Film Festival
    Drama, Greece
    September 16, 2022
    Greek Premiere
    Best Student Script Award
  • Indie Short Awards Cannes
    Cannes, France
    Official Selection
  • Venezia Shorts
    Venice, Italy
    Official Selection
  • New York Indie Short Awards
    New York, USA
    Best Student Director
  • Madrid Indie Short Film Festival
    Madrid, Spain
    Official Selection, Best Director, Best Actress Nominee
  • Brighton Rocks Film Festival
    Brighton, UK
    Official Selection
  • Chania International Short Film Festival
    Chania, Greece
    Official Selection
  • Feel The Reel International Short Film Festival
    Glasgow, UK
    Best Student Film, Audience Award
  • Titan International Short Film Festival

    Honourable mention
  • Spicy International Short Film Festival
    Athens, Greece
    Best Student Director, Audience award
  • Dublin World Film Festival
    Best Student short
  • Lonely Wolf - International Film Festival London
    London, UK
    Semi- Finalist
  • Pune Short Film Festival
    Pune, India
    Official Selection
  • San Francisco Arthouse Short Festival
    San Francisco, USA
    Official Selection
  • Thessaloniki Free Short Film Festival
    Thessaloniki, Greece
    Best student director, 2nd Best short film, Best Greek Actress
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF)
    Thessaloniki, Greece
    DISFF Awarded Short Film Screenings
Director Biography - Stelios Christoforou

Stelios Christoforou is a Filmmaking graduate of the University of Sussex. - He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Anafi International Short Film Festival in Greece. He has worked on many short films his studies, as a director, director of photography and other roles. The last film he worked on, before "Sammer" as a director of photography won the Best Film Award during the 36 Hour FIlm Contest, organised by the Cinecity FIlm Festival in Brighton. He loves travelling, observing people and wondering around odd neighbourhoods in different cities around the world. His goal is to invite all of you in a cinematic trip away from "reality".

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Director Statement

I enjoy movies that end and then I think about them for some time. Films that give me food for thought are films that are successful for me. I want to push people to question themselves, question their beliefs and their actions, reconsider how they see life and what could be done differently in their lives.The characters in “Summer” are facing many internal objectives and will have to find ways to overcome them. This project is aiming at causing the realisation of being able to view the world from a different perspective. Reconsider the meaning of “ friendship”, “love”, “reality”, “fantasy”. Think about their dreams, their goals, but also, remember that death is always on the horizon. We, unfortunately, or fortunately, do not live forever so the film wants to set a question to the audience about what can everyone do for themselves to enjoy life a bit more and be sure that they are making the “right” choices for them. What is “right” and what is “wrong” after all?