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Leoforos Patision

Leoforos Patision

Patision Avenue
Thanasis Neofotistos
  • Greece
  • 12"
  • 2018


Yanni’s mum is on her way to audition for a role as Shakespeare’s Viola, when she discovers that her young son has been left home alone. Through a series of phone calls, she fights to balance the most important roles of her life, whilst walking in the most controversial area of central Athens, Patision Avenue.

Festivals and awards

European Film Awards 2019
Greek Film Academy 2019

Official Selections:
75th VENICE Film Festival | World Premiere
20th HOLLYWOOD IFF | Best World Short Award
06th BOSPHORUS IFF | Best International Short Fiction Film
59th THESSALONIKI IFF | National Premiere
41st CLERMONT-FERRAND International Short FF 2019 | Best Film from Canal+ | Special Jury Award | EFA Nom.
4th EUREGION Film Festival Cinesud | Special Jury Award
36th BUSAN ISFF | Ecxellence Award for Best Picture

Thanasis Neofotistos

Thanasis Neofotistos is a Film Director, Writer & Architect from Greece. Berlinale Talents alumnus. His short film, ‘Patision avenue’ (13’-2018), premiered at 75th Venice Film Festival, won 3 awards at Clermont-Ferrand 2019 (Jury, Canal+, EFA) and has already selected in more than 60 top-tier film festivals. ‘Route-3’ (13’-2019) just premiered in official competition of 44th TIFF (Toronto). ‘Greek School Prayer’ (20’-2014) was his successful thesis (Golden Dionysus), and ‘Sparkling candles’ (9’-2019) is his LGBTQ+ sparkling short film, premiered in 43rd Frameline. He is now in the financing stage of his first-debut feature film, which he envisions as a dark, coming-of-age, folktale, ‘Peter and the wolf’; the film got the main GFC & Media funding and has been developed, amongst other, at First-Films-First, MFI, Sarajevo Script Station. His next feature film project, ‘Wild boars’, is developing in Torino Film Lab & MFI.


ROUTE-3 (Fiction-2019-13’)
SPARKLING CANDLES (Fiction-2019-13’)
PATISION AVENUE | Leoforos Patision (Fiction-2018-13')
POGONISKOS (Documentary-2015-11')
PROSEFHI: Greek School Prayer (Fiction- 2014-20')
THE SUN AND THE WIND (Experimental 2013-10')
VIGNETTES OF LOVE (ShortShorts-2012-10’)

Producer: Ioanna Bolomyti
Written by Giorgos Aggelopoulos, Thanasis Neofotistos, Pavlos Sifakis
Executive Producer: Panos Papahadzis
Associate Producer: Kyveli Short
Cinematography: Giannis Fotou G.S.C.
Editing: Panos Aggelopoulos
Art Direction: Thanasis Neofotistos
Costume Design: Eva Gaitanidou
Sound Design: Alejandro Cabrera
Sound: Alejandro Cabrera, Giannis Antypas

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