National Competition

AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Johnny Kevorkian
2018, UK

SCREENING: RIALTO (16/4), 22:00 / ZENA (19/4), 18:00

It’s Christmas Day and the Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Something monumental is clearly happening right outside their door, but what exactly – an industrial accident, a terrorist attack, nuclear war? Descending into terrified arguments, they turn on the television, desperate for any information. On screen, a message glows ominously: ‘Stay Indoors and Await Further Instructions’. As the television exerts an ever more sinister grip, their paranoia escalates into bloody carnage.

SMALL WHITE ENVELOPES

Soteris Christou
93′, 2018, Cyprus

SCREENING: RIALTO (14/4), 18:00 / ZENA (19/4), 22:00

Mishellis, a small-time crook in his late thirties, is in an urgent need of money to repay his gambling debts. After a failed wedding robbery attempt he tries a more indirect approach were he impersonates a wedding planner in order to steal the money-stuffed envelopes brought as gifts to the wedding of an upper class family. In the process, he ends up a bit closer to his clients than he originally planned.

WAITING ROOM

Alexander Leondaritis
87′, 2018, Cyprus

SCREENING: RIALTO (13/4), 18:00 / ZENA (14/4), 18:00

Five strangers wake up in a place that looks like an abandoned warehouse. None of them remember the last few days, or how they got there. As they try to find a way out, one by one they are attacked by an unknown force, and it soon becomes obvious that the only key to their survival lies in uncovering what brought them there in the first place.

Awards

  • Special Mention for Fiction Feature Film – London Greek Film Festival, 2018.
  • Best Feature, Best Writing and Best Kill – Independent Horror Movie Awards 2018. Nominations also in the categories for Best Original Concept, Best Gore and Best Twist.
  • Best Thriller and Best Actress in an Indie Film – Los Angeles Film Awards, 2018.
  • Best Film, Director, Scriptwriter, Lead and Supporting Performance – Crime and Anatomy Film Festival, 2018.
  • 1st Place Feature Award (Best Picture) – Indie Suspense Horror Sci-Fi Film Festival, 2018.
  • Best Director Award and Nominations for Best Feature, Best Original Idea, Best Sound and Best FX – Top Indie Film Awards, 2019.

SMUGGLING HENDRIX

Marios Piperides
93′, 2018, Cyprus, Germany, Greece

SCREENING: RIALTO (12/4), 20:00 / ZENA (15/4), 20:00

The film is also participating in the National Competition.

Yiannis’ plans to leave Cyprus are put on hold when his dog, Jimi, runs away and crosses the UN buffer zone that divides the “Greek” from the “Turkish” side of the island. Since animal exchange between the two “sides” is prohibited, Yiannis reluctantly joins forces with a cast of unexpected characters to smuggle him back.

Awards

  • Best International Narrative Feature (World Premiere) – Tribeca Film Festival, 2018.
  • Best First Feature Award – Quebec City International Film Festival, Canada, 2018.
  • Bridging Borders – Honorable Mention – Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2018.
  • Special Jury Mention – Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 2018.
  • Best Audience Award – Carbonia Film Festival, Italy, 2018.
  • Audience Choice Prize – Les Arcs Film Festival, France, 2018.