Patision Avenue

Leoforos Patision

2018 — 13 min / Colour



Yanni’s mum is on her way to audition for a role as Shakespeare’s Viola, when she learns 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.

Official Trailer

Director Biography

Thanasis Neofotistos is a film director, writer and architect from Athens, Greece and a Berlinale Talents 2016 alumnus. He initially studied Architecture and afterwards continued by studying Film Directing and Acting (AKMI). One of his characteristic assets, Scenography/Art Direction, is an influence from his studies. GREEK SCHOOL PRAYER (2014) was his successful thesis, and SPARKLING CANDLES (2019) is his LGBTQ+ sparkling short film. He is now in the financing stage of his 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 others, at First-Films-First, MFI, Sarajevo Script Station. His next feature film project, WILD BOARS, is developing in Torino Film Lab & MFI.


Thanasis Neofotistos


Ioanna Bolomyti

Kyveli Short


Yannis Fotou


Panos Aggelopoulos


Alejandro Cabrera

Screenings & Awards

Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2019
Jury award for Best European Short Film

La Biennale di Venezia , Italy, 2018

Bosphorus IFF , Turkey, 2018
Winner Short Film Competition

Hollywood FF, United States, 2018
Global Grand Jury Prize

Aspen Shortsfest, United States, 2019

Official Film Website


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