Two siblings, one spell, wounded landscapes and an inevitable departure. "To Vancouver" is a short chronicle of a disappearing act in the times of the new Depression.
Year of production 2021 Length 24min Country Greece Shooting Format Digital 2K Aspect Ratio1.85:1 Dialogue Greek Director Artemis Anastasiadou Production Massive Productions Producer Vangelis Fampas Executive Producer Michael Mavrikios Writer Artemis Anastasiadou Cinematographer Serafin Spitzer Editor Spiros Kokkas Production Manager Yorgos Paterakis Production Designer Maria Eva Mavridou Costumes Konstantina Mardiki Location Sound Vasilis Athanasopoulos Color Gregory Arvanitis Original Music Christos Barbas Cast Margianna Karvouniari, Vassilis Koutsogiannis
Festival selections Drama International Short Film Festival 2021, Greece - World Premiere,Jury Special Award, Award for Best Male Performance Athens International Film Festival 2021, Greece Berlinale Generation , Berlin International Film Festival 2022, Germany - International Premiere, Special Mention Positively Different Short Film Festival 2022, Greece - Best Greek Production Award BUFF Malmö Filmfestival 2022, Sweden Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen 2022, Netherlands Psaroloco International Children's & Young People’s Film Festival 2022, Greece - Best Short Film Award Stockholm Film Festival Junior 2022, Sweden Martovski Festival - Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 2022, Serbia San Francisco Greek Film Festival 2022, USA - Best Short Film Award Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2022, USA - Best Short Film Award Festival Internacional de Cine de Huesca 2022, Spain Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival 2022, South Korea Mediterranean Film Festival Split 2022, Croatia Les Nuits Méditerranéennes 2022, France - Prix Presse Ischia Film Festival 2022, Italy - Best Short Film Award Aegean Film Festival 2022, Greece
Director's Statement “To Vancouver” explores the theme of loss due to poverty, unemployment and immigration through a child’s perspective. Connecting the local folklore and mythological monsters with you tube magic tricks and the current de-industrialization of Greece, this film stays faithful to a neorealist approach while looking at the world like a kid does: with curiosity, fantasy and hope.