A record number of participants was noted this year to the 35th Short Film Festival of Drama. The preliminary committee chose 85 movies to contest for the prize out of the outstanding number of 209 applicants. It is the first time that all the Greek contestants will be included in the same category instead of being separated according to their mode of production or their origin.
This big increase, however, does not mean any lack of quality. According to the Committee the signs for a good batch of upcoming Greek short film productions are very optimistic. The majority of chosen movies are quite satisfactory on both technical and aesthetic grounds, something that shows that the future of cinematography, at least in this sector, is auspicious in our country.
This year’s success was due to a large measure to director of the Festival, Antonis Papadopoulos, who changed the previous rules and agreed to the increase of the variety of programs during the festival. The Short Film Festival of Drama will take place from 17th until the 22th of September.