Posted by: Alecos Papadopoulos | March 16, 2009

SFF-rated 2009 Day#3 Sat 14/3

Well, it’s Saturday night and I just got paid fool about my money don’t try to save my heart says go-go have a time well it’s Saturday night and I feel fine – I’m gonna rip it up I’m gonna shake it up I’m gonna rip it up I’m gonna shake it up -at the ball tonight.

…actually it was a film festival, not a ball – but we did have a ball.

It was the first day of the Short Film Competition, and the aficionados arrived early on despite the excellent weather (excellent weather and the movies go together only in the summer). Peeking  though the votes I once more felt relieved and refreshed from the wildly varying opinions about the shorts that were screening with us. People loved them, hated them, were impressed or disgusted by them… good. Having unanimous reactions to art is suspicious.

After 12 shorts, the Features arrived: Α Herceg Haladeka (A Princely Reprieve) from Hungary opened with its straight eastern European style and three soul collectors from Hell riding their horses in hot pursuit of the heroine, and then, WALLED IN, our World Premiere, screened three days before its release in DVD and mesmerized the audience.

Saturday was also the day Marya Mazor arrived from USA, the director of the short “The Winged Man” which will screen on the last day of the Festival.


Marya, it was really nice of you to make all this distance, and we are really glad to have you here, and we will meet and talk and have a ball, but, tonight, the night (and the nightmare) belong to GRACE.


Alecos Papadopoulos

Chief Festival Officer


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