WASHINGTONIA starts when the giraffe’s heart can no longer be heard.
WASHINGTONIA is an alternative name for Athens, a place where people, like animals, fall into summertime sadness because of the heat. WASHINGTONIA is the only palm tree that its heart is not devoured by the red beetle. Because it’s heart is small and dry and no one likes small and dry hearts.

Director's Biography

A graduate student of the Film Department of Fine Arts of Thessaloniki, Konstantina Kotzamani’s shorts have participated in several international festivals and have won several awards. In 2012, she was a participant of the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Sarajevo Talent Campus as well.
Her short film MORNING PRAYERS, co-directed with Katarina Stankovic premiered at Sarajevo FF 2013.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Konstantina Kotzamani

Written by: Konstantina Kotzamani

Produced by: Artemis Pattakou

Cinematography: Giorgos Karvelas, Giannis Kanakis

Editing: Leonidas Papafotiou

Production Design: Nefeli Livieratou

Costume Design: Kika Karampela

Original Score: Panou Manouilidis, drog_A_tek

Sound Design: Persefoni Miliou

Cast: Mamadou Diallo, Eutychia Stefanidou

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2015