Athens is celebrating Independence Day: A girl lights a small fire and tells a small lie about a boy. But small racist lies can easily get out of hand. So do small racist fires.

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Available at the Agora Market TIFF63.

Direction: Andreas Vakalios
Script: Andreas Vakalios
Cinematography: Fili Olsefski
Editing: Gabriella Gerolemou
Sound: Panagiotis Papagiannopoulos, Antonis Koutelias
Music: Lefteris Zervakis
Actors: Maria Karantinaki, Nikolakis Zegkinoglou, Stefanos Damianidis, Blerim Dhampiraj
Producers: Yannis Karpouzis
Sets: Eva Goulakou
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Production Country: Greece
Duration: 15΄
Contact: Yannis Karpouzis, (johnykarpou@gmail.com)
Awards/Distinctions: Mention by the Greek Society of Cinematographers to Fili Olsefski

Andreas Vakalios

Andreas Vakalios was born in Budapest, Hungary and was raised in Athens, Greece. He studied Informatics and Digital Arts (MFA) at the Athens School of Fine Arts. He is a Talents Sarajevo alumnus and a Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship Award recipient. He owns a complete Asterix comic-book collection. He works as a designer, an editor, and a screenwriter. He loves making movies.


2018 Deathcar (short)
2019 Mila (short)
2022 Yama (short)