Venetia Evripiotou - Writer & Film Director
Venetia Evripiotou is an internationally awarded film director and visual artist with an unbounded perspective.
Born in Athens, she has travelled extensively in Europe, America and Asia in search of inspiration. In the meantime, she has forged a remarkable career in the advertising sector working mainly in Athens as a creative director for projects of major international brands.
Owner and founder of Artes Liberales and Dassera art space, an experimental art venue established in 2008. Through her work for Dassera Venetia has travelled to India where she wrote and directed two short films.
First one was Counting Happiness, which premiered in New York and has been officially selected to many international film festivals and received a total of 17 international awards, it was also selected and screened at the prestigious Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, and to Brooklyn Academy Film festival where
New York times after screening, mention the film and the director.
Her other film -also written and directed in India- is a 2014 production titled
Might be a profound film verite' type has been selected to 8 film festival and received two awards. This film’s completion has been delayed due to the creation of a film sponsored by Greek Film center titled Alina Hatson, which was screened at Athens International Film Festival in 2014 and traveled to several international festivals through the next years.
Might Be - Short Film
Might Be is a short film addressing life's toughest journey of all : discovering yourself...
Desire, is born with our first breath, sometimes guided by pure thought, sometimes leading the way from our within. Desire in the West, Kama in the East, the difference lies not only in the expression, but in its essence and consciousness.
The film focuses on a woman named Joy, wandering through the scenery of her life in search of Kama, which will lead her back to where it all began, herself.
Alina Hatson - Short Film
With Youlika Skafida, one of the most promising Greek actresses in the leading role, this film is about an unconventional and inspiring young woman who has an extraordinary passion for hats. Her joyful spirit is tested by a disappointment, but she soon rebounds using once again her hats in order to express her inherent optimism. In the end, for Alina, a simple red cap can do so much more than protect you from the sun; it can make you cry, laugh, fly, dance; it can open a door and show you that, you are the one who chooses the hat of your life!
Counting Happiness - Short Film
Counting Happiness is much more than a character-driven drama or a children’s adventure story. It is a real life portrayal of millions of beautiful children who live on the streets, and of their dreams as they explore life. More than anything else, it is an ode to the countless children who preserve happiness in their hearts and minds, even during their most strenuous struggles in a third world country.
Whenever someone asks “what do you do for a living”, my favorite answer has always been, “I’m a fairy teller”.
The medium I use to shape my stories is of no importance; it could be a painting, some complicated art form or the moving image. All that matters is to touch a chord with people, to move even a single leaf in their emotional forest. Believe me when I say, the world is a small place. I have seen it all and in a way, the world is one big forest.
My previous film, Counting Happiness, counted just that -much happiness, many joys and many awards. After all, we are here to question ourselves, to cry and to laugh.
“Blow” says Alina, because deep inside she knows that the candles in our hearts never stop burning.