The National Garden

A Film by Syni Pappa

Synopsis

Tina, a fashion design child prodigy, attends the halloween costume contest dressed as a Penguin to lose the first prize to Princess Jasmine. Trying to track down the advantages of the winning costume, she comes to a life changing revelation.

Director

  • Picture of Syni Pappa © Syni Pappa

    Syni Pappa

    Syni Pappa was born in Cologne, Germany. She graduated in Film (Raindance Filmschool, London) and in Social Anthropology (Panteion University, Athens). Her screenplay collaborations for the feature films “Feline” and “Haunted By City Lights” (Sources2, Babylon, Serajevo Talents) are in development as European Co-productions. In 2015 she completed her short “Whack”; winner screenplay of SEE Cinema Network (2013) Funding Award, presented at Euroconnection, Co-Production Forum (2014), realized in co-production with the Greek Film Center, Croatian company Kinematograf and EMMY nominated VFX studio Yafka. Whack has been screened in festivals as Clermont Ferrand, Filmfest Dresden, Brest and won the Cinematic Achievement Award at Thess International Short Film Festival 2015. Her upcoming short “The National Garden” was granted a funding award by Athens Film Lab, AIFF''s screenplay competition and development program. She lives in Berlin, writing her debut feature film “Wrong Island”.

Awards + Festivals

  • 10th THESS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Thessaloniki, Greece)October 20, 2016
  • 30th BREST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brest, France)November 8, 2016
  • 8th ARTFOOLS VIDEO FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Larissa, Greece) January 20, 2017
  • 33rd INT'L FESTIVAL SARAJEVO "SARAJEVO WINTER" (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 14, 2017
  • 1st ASWAN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition Section, Egypt)February 20, 2017
  • 8th SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)May 10, 2017
  • BACKUP_FESTIVAL (Special Programme, Weimar, Germany)May 17, 2017
  • BREAKTHROUGHS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)June 16, 2017
  • 11th NEXT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)June 22, 2017
  • 56th INT'L FILM FESTIVAL OF THE IMAGE - REGARDS SUR COURTS (Official Selection, Épinal, France)September 7, 2017
  • 17th KAOHSIUNG INT'L SHORT FILM COMPETITON (Official Selection, Taiwan, China)October 20, 2017

Crew

Screenplay
Syni Pappa
Producer
Maria Repousi
Director
Syni Pappa
Director of Photography
Olympia Mytilinaiou
Art Direction
Eleni Folerou
Costume Design
Eleni Folerou & Katerina Zoura
Sound
Nikolas Konstantinou
Editor
Nikos Helidonidis
Sound Design
Nikolas Konstantinou

Details

Running Time
15 mins
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
01:02.35
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Wholewave
Maria Repousi

mrepousi@intowholewave.com

DIRECTOR

Syni Pappa

synipappa@yahoo.gr
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