Whack

A Film by Syni Pappa

Synopsis

In the – near future- decadent metropolis of Athens suicide is illegal, while citizens have no other desire but to die.

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

  • 21st ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)September 26, 2015
  • *CINEMATIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD*
    9th THESS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Thessaloniki, Greece)October 10, 2015
  • 2nd SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sydney, Australia)October 31, 2015
  • 38th CLERMONT-FERRAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Clermont Ferrand, France)February 6, 2016
  • 28th FILMFEST DRESDEN (Official Selection, Dresden, Germany)April 15, 2016
  • 8th SHORT WAVES FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pozan, Poland) May 19, 2016
  • 14th FEMALE EYE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)June 18, 2016
  • *BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM*
    2nd CYPRUS COMI CON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nicosia, Cyprus) September 3, 2016
  • 10th ATHENS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – PSAROKOKALO (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)September 15, 2016
  • 16th KAOHSIUNG FILM FESTIVAL (International Short Film Competition, Kaohsiung, Taiwan) October 23, 2016
  • 9th POST MORTEM INTERNATIONAL HORROR AND BIZARRE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Aguascalientes, Mexico)October 27, 2016
  • 15th CINEMAFORUM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)November 9, 2016
  • 31st BREST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brest, France)November 10, 2016
  • 3rd LONGUE VUE SUR LE COURT (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)November 24, 2016
  • 5th MUMBAI SHORTS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)December 21, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL DONA I CINEMA - MUJER Y CINE - WOMAN & FILM (Official Selection, Valencia, Spain)January 16, 2017
  • 30th STUTTGARTER FILMWINTER (Official Selection, Germany)January 18, 2017
  • 8th ARTFOOLS VIDEO FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Larissa, Greece)January 20, 2017
  • 17th FILUMS - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lahore, Pakistan)February 17, 2017
  • 2nd INDIE-LINCS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincoln, UK)March 16, 2017
  • *PLATINUM REMI AWARD FOR BEST BLACK/DARK SHORT COMEDY*
    50th ANNUAL WORLDFEST-HOUSTON (Official Selection, USA)April 21, 2017
  • 9th LEIDEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM EXPERIENCE (Official Selection, Leiden, Netherlands)May 13, 2017
  • BACKUP_FESTIVAL (Special Programme, Weimar, Germany)May 17, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • 5th LA GUARIMBA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Calabria, Italy)August 7, 2017
  • 41th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Weiterstadt, Germany)August 10, 2017
  • 10th BUSHWICK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn, NY, USA)October 12, 2017
  • 8th OFFLINE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Ireland)October 14, 2017
  • 7th EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Scotland, UK)October 27, 2017
  • 1st ANATOMY:CRIME-HORROR INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athen, Greece)October 29, 2017

Crew

Director
Syni Pappa
Screenplay
Syni Pappa
Producer
Maria Repousi, Syni Pappa
Director of Photography
Olympia Mytilinaiou
Art Direction
Eva Goulakou
Costume Design
Eva Goulakou
Sound
Giotis Paraskevaidis
Editor
Stamos Dimitropoulos
Sound Design
Giotis Paraskevaidis
Music
Patric Catani
VFX
Antonis Kotzias (Emmy nominated), Michalis Gkiokas

Details

Running Time
14
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
01:02.39
Sound
Dolby Digital

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

Margot Filmhouse
Char.Trikoupi 18, 10679
Athens, Greece

Maria Repousi
repousi.maria@gmail.com
+30 6972102102

DIRECTOR

Syni Pappa

synipappa@yahoo.gr
http://perfect-noise.tumblr.com/
facebook: Sini Lean Pappa
http://whackfilm.tumblr.com/