How to Light a Cigarette Without Burning Yourself

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A young girl is reunited with her ex-boyfriend a year after their breakup. In an effort to keep him in her life, she proposes an open relationship. Things get more and more complicated as none of them owns up to what they really want.

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Direction: Constantinos Spanoudakis
Script: Constantinos Spanoudakis
Cinematography: Yorgos Karavoulias
Editing: Constantinos Spanoudakis
Sound: Ilias Nikolarakis, Constantinos Spanoudakis
Actors: Nelly Baritaki, Stavros Tsoumanis
Producers: Constantinos Spanoudakis, Dimitris Stamatopoulos
Costumes: Danae Ioannou
Sets: Dimitris Stamatopoulos
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 15'
Contact: Constantinos Spanoudakis (
Awards/Distinctions: "Dinos Katsourides" Photography Award – National Student Competition DISFF 2023

Constantinos Spanoudakis

Constantinos Spanoudakis was born in Chania in 1999. He has just graduated from the Department of Film Studies of New York College. How to Light a Cigarette Without Burning Yourself is his second short film.


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