UK directors tribute and short films at the Trianon

The Short Film Festival of Drama, some of the entrants of which are now showing at Athens’s Trianon Filmcenter, has a decidedly British feel about it, since the British Council has organized a tribute to UK filmmakers. Films that competed in Drama in September have been on screen at the Trianon since last Friday, while the British tribute began on Monday with a showcase of 1950s films from the «free cinema» wave, as well as two films by the theoretical founder of the movement, Lindsay Anderson. The British Council also made efforts to put a Greek slant on its cinema ventures with a competition in Greece last spring for young directors of shorts. The only criteria the council set was that the directors had to be aged 18-30, the film must be no more than three minutes long and must be shot in digital format. Over 70 young artists applied to the competition and the award-winning films are also being shown at the Trianon this week. Meanwhile, Club 22 (located at 22 Vouliagmenis Avenue) will be showing all 70 films that participated in the competition tomorrow starting at 8 p.m. The screenings will be followed by a dance party and attendance to both events is free of charge.