Maneki Neko

A Film by Manolis Mavris

Synopsis

The unexpected encounter of two strangers and their agreement while waiting for a cab to share the cost of the ride, becomes the motive for the anatomy of a relationship. From the moment they enter the taxi, the driver reveals that they know eachother and they have a common past, leading the couple to the landscapes of desire.

Director

  • Picture of Manolis Mavris © Manolis Mavris

    Manolis Mavris

    Manolis Mavris was born in Athens in 1987. Coming from an art background he started his career by working for the Greek artwork at the 52nd Venice Biennale. He studied graphic design in Athens and in 2013 he completed his Master in visual communication at Central Saint Martins college in London. Along with his studies he worked as an animator in the post production of English TV series.
    In 2014 he completed his first short film «Blue Train» which was screened in festivals both in USA and Europe (Leeds IFF 2014 - Best of British) and was awarded with the ‘Artistic Excellence Award’ in Drama Short Film Festival 2015, in Greece.
    “Maneki Neko” is his second short film. The script won at the 38th Drama Festival’s Pitching Lab in Greece in 2015. “Maneki Neko” made its International premier at 61st BFI London Film Festival and has already won many awards in Greece. At the moment Manolis is developing the script for his first feature film and works as a freelance director for music videos and advertisements in Athens and London.

Awards + Festivals

  • *GREEK SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS AWARD* *BEST EDITING* *BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC* *BEST SOUND DESIGN* *GRANT AWARD FOR FUTURE PROJECT BY THE GREEK FILM CENTRE*
    40th Greek Short Film Festival in Drama (National Competition, Drama, Greece) September 20, 2017
  • 23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHTS (National Short Film Competition, Athens, Greece)September 27, 2017
  • 61st BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (International premiere, Short Film Programme "Strange Worlds", London, UK)October 11, 2017
  • 13th VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)March 6, 2018
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*, *NOMINATION - BEST DIRECTOR SHORT*
    2nd JIM THORPE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jim Thorpe, PA, USA)April 12, 2018
  • 29th DAKINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Bucharest, Romania)April 18, 2018
  • 10th FILM FEST PETALUMA (Official Selection, Petaluma, CA, USA)May 5, 2018
  • 11th LEIDEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE (Official Selection, Leiden, Netherlands)May 11, 2018
  • 1st INDIE CYPRUS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Cyprus)May 18, 2018
  • 4th LONGUE VUE SUR LE COURT - INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)May 30, 2018
  • 5th LITERALLY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Houston, TX, USA)June 6, 2018
  • 12th LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition Program, CA, USA)June 6, 2018
  • *BEST EDITING*
    2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • 5th FLORENCE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Florence, Italy)June 14, 2018
  • 15th RIVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Padova, Italy)June 15, 2018
  • *BEST FILM - JURY*
    7th BANGALORE SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, India)June 17, 2018
  • *BEST EDITING*
    5th FIRENZE FILMCORTI FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Firenze, Italy)June 21, 2018
  • 1st REACT FILM FEST (Official Selection, Cantazaro, Italy)June 28, 2018
  • 3rd BUZZ CEE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Buzau, Romania)July 2, 2018
  • 25th OPENEYES FILMFEST (Official Selection, Marburg, Germany)July 18, 2018
  • TORONTO LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)July 18, 2018
  • 12th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL PSAROKOKALO (Official Selection, Piraeus, Greece)July 20, 2018
  • *NOMINEE BEST SHORT FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM* *NOMINEE BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY OF A SHORT FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM*
    7th MADRID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Spain)July 21, 2018
  • 1st SIREN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Abruzzo, Italy)July 26, 2018
  • 8th AEGEAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official selection, Greece)July 29, 2018
  • 4th SEANEMA OPEN AIR FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition Program, Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece)July 30, 2018
  • 7th LA GUARIMBA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amantea, Italy)August 7, 2018
  • *BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM*
    33rd ALPINALE (Official Selection, Nenzing, Austria)August 7, 2018
  • 9th GREEK AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Melbourne, Australia)October 12, 2018
  • 5th SANFORD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sanford, USA)October 16, 2018
  • 12th THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL / TISFF (Official selection, Greece)October 19, 2018
  • 6th CHANIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official selection, Greece)October 24, 2018
  • 9th WINCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Winchester, UK)November 3, 2018
  • *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    INTERFILM 34th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)November 20, 2018
  • 9th MELBOURNE LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL (Online Selection, Melbourne, Australia)November 25, 2018
  • 20th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landshut, Germany)March 20, 2019
  • 11th LVIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - WIZ-ART (Official Selection, Lviv, Ukraine)August 19, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Manolis Mavris
Screenplay
Manolis Mavris & Katerina Mavrogeorgi
Producer
Mando Stathi, Myrto Stathi, Manolis Kontarinis
Director of Photography
Manu Tilinski
Art Direction
Eva Goulakou
Costume Design
Eva Goulakou
Sound
Panagiotis Papagiannopoulos
Editor
Thodoris Armaos
Sound Design
Panagiotis Papagiannopoulos
Video Artist
Daphne Sgourou Drosopoulou
Music
Stavros Gasparatos

Details

Running Time
18:51 min
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.35 (SCOPE)
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCERS

STATHI TWINS
Mando and Myrto Stathi
www.stathitwins.com

mando@stathitwins.com
myrto@stathitwins.com

FEELME PRODUCTIONS S.A.
FILM PRODUCTIONS
Manolis Kontarinis
www.feelmeproductions.gr
mk@feelmeproductions.gr

DIRECTOR

Manolis Mavris
http://manolismavris.com
manolis.mavris@gmail.com