Play

A Film by Vangelis Liberopoulos

Synopsis

When the chairman of a Greek corporation vows to foster creativity and collaboration in his employees, he initiates a policy requiring them to ‘play’ for an hour daily. Five employees quickly become addicted, finding a release from the daily pressures of their careers, their families and their chaotic society. It brings out their true selves, the wide-eyed children they forgot existed, with all their passions and weaknesses. When the chairman’s son assumes control and bans all play, the five employees revolt against the new rules and continue frolicking at night. What follows is a descent into irresponsibility, extremism and ultimately, tragedy.

Director

  • Picture of Vangelis Liberopoulos © Vangelis Liberopoulos

    Vangelis Liberopoulos

    Director, Producer and the driving force behind Play Productions. Vangelis Liberopoulos has been directing TV commercials, in Greece and abroad, since 1996. His work has received numerous awards by the Greek Association of Marketing and Advertising Agencies (EDEE) and equivalent associations abroad (award for best TV commercial in New York, award for Best TV Commercial in the Arab World). He has been engaged in co-productions with the biggest advertising agencies in Greece as well as internationally. Play is his first attempt in film.

Awards + Festivals

  • *WINNER: BEST SHORT FILM ORPHEUS AWARD*
    11th LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA) June 8, 2017
  • *BEST SHORT* *BEST COSTUMES to Sandy Karagianni* *AWARD OF TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE*
    40th GREEK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL IN DRAMA (National Competition, Drama, Greece) September 20, 2017
  • 13th ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Greek Short Film Competition, Athens, Greece)September 25, 2017
  • 15th TIRANA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Panorama, Tirana, Albania)November 5, 2017
  • 32th BREST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Brest OFF, Brest, France)November 8, 2017
  • FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'AUBAGNE (Short Film Competition, Aubagne, France)March 21, 2018
  • 35th BUSAN INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int'l Competition, Busan, South Korea)April 27, 2018
  • 21st BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, Brussels, Belgium)April 29, 2018
  • 58th KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Krakow, Poland)May 29, 2018
  • MADRID INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)July 21, 2018
  • 2nd BLUE DANUBE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)November 24, 2018
  • 9th QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)February 14, 2019
  • 3rd CINALFAMA LISBON INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lisbon, Portugal)March 7, 2019
  • *BEST IN FESTIVAL* & *BEST DIRECTION* & *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    5th BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beeston Nottingham, United Kingdom)March 13, 2019
  • 7th CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 5, 2019
  • 2nd KOQIX INDIE FEST (Official Selection, Turin, Italy)April 16, 2019
  • 10th LEIDEN INT'L SHORT FILM EXPERIENCE (Official Selection, Leiden, The Netherlands)May 9, 2019
  • 1st PETERHOF INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation)June 28, 2019
  • 8th WINCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Winchester, United Kingdom)November 8, 2019
  • 22nd FALUDI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Budapest, Hungary)November 27, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Vangelis Liberopoulos
Screenplay
Thomas C. Dunn, Avraam Sekerglou
Producer
Stelios Cotionis, Vangelis Liberopoulos, Rodolfos Valentinos Kriezis
Director of Photography
Francois Starr
Art Direction
Dimitris Katsikis
Costume Design
Sandy Karagianni
Sound
Giannis Zervakos
Editor
Tolis Michailidis
Sound Design
Anastasios C. Katsaris
Music
Greggy & Ren, Serafeim Tsotsonis

Details

Running Time
30 minutes
Shooting Format
Digital
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.39:1 (Scope)
Sound
5.1 Dolby

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Vangelis Liberopoulos
PLAY PRODUCTIONS IKE
179 Kifisias Ave.
15124 Marousi, Greece

vangelisliber@gmail.com
https://vimeo.com/user3879402
www.facebook.com/vangelisliber
www.facebook.com/PLAY-140539259837346/