HIWA

A film by

Greece | 11' | 02/2017 | experimental fiction

In Jay’s dream, Athens’ sun is so weak, you can look straight at it, without getting blind.

Square Eyes - BerlinaleShorts2017
Square Eyes - BerlinaleShorts2017

Jacqueline Lentzou

Biography

Jacqueline (Athens, 1989) is a writer/director whose work revolves around unconventional family constructs, coming-of-age, intimacy and the dream.

She is a London Film School graduate (Distinction, 2013), a Sarajevo (2014) and Berlinale (2015) Talents alumna. Her graduation project, Thirteen Blue, screens in several international film festivals and wins, among others, Best International Short in Athens Film&Video FF getting shortlisted for the Oscar nomination. Her semi-feature’s, FOX, script was selected in Berlinale Short Film Station. The film world premieres in Locarno (2016) winning Best International Short from Cinema&Gioventu Jury. Until now, FOX wins over 16 awards world wide including Best Short from PanHellenic Critics’ Association, as well as the prestigious award in the memory of Ingmar Bergman by Uppssala ISFF.

HIWA (2017) world premieres in Berlinale and gets listed as one of the best shorts of the year in anOthermag.com. In 2017 she is invited by Vienna Shorts as Artist in Spotlight where a retrospective of her work is held. Recently, she is invited to represent Greece in Locarno Filmmakers’ Academy, as well as in TIFF Talent Lab.

Filmography

  • Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year (2018)
  • Hiwa (2017)
  • Fox / Alepou (2016)
  • Thirteen Blue (2013)
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Crew

Director: Jacqueline Lentzou
Screenplay: Jacqueline Lentzou
Producer: Jacqueline Lentzou, Vicky Miha
Cinematographer: Konstantinos Koukoulios
Sound: Leandros Ntounis
Editor: Smaro Papaevangelou
Cast: Melchor Lopez, Jerahmeel Zsara Lopez, Kirsten Tisha Luis, Jessafe Agsi

Festivals

  • Berlinale, Germany (15 – 24 February, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • Las Palmas De Gran Canaria International Film Festival, Spain (31 March – 9 April, 2017)
    Official Short Film Section
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (5 – 9 April, 2017)
    European Competition
  • Terre di Cinema – International Cinematographers Days, Italy (20 May – 5 June, 2017)
Official Competition
  • VIS Vienna Shorts Film Festival, Austria (1 – 6 June, 2017)
    Spotlight on Jacqueline Lentzou
  • Pune Short Film Festival, India (9 – 11 June, 2017)
    Official competition
  • FECIBogotá – International Independent Film Fair, Colombia (14 – 24 June, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • NexT International Film Festival, Romania (22 – 26 June, 2017)
    Out of competition: Focus: Greece
  • Cinema Jove – Valencia International Film Festival, Spain (23 June – 1 July, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • Psarokokalo – Athens International Short Film Festival, Greece (26 – 31 July, 2017)
    National Competition Won: Audience Award
  • Montenegro Film Festival, Montenegro (1 – 7 August, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Still Voices Festival, United States (16 – 19 August, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • São Paulo International Short Films Festival, Brazil (23 August – 3 September, 2017)
    International program
  • Silhouette Film Festival, France (25 August – 2 September, 2017)
    International Competition
  • FeKK – Ljubljana Short Film Festival, Slovenia (28 August – 2 September, 2017)
    Out of competition: East of Eden
  • Seanema International Film Festival, Montenegro (31 August – 3 September, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • Regards sur courts, France (7 – 10 September, 2017)
    Competition
  • Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, Finland (14 – 24 September, 2017)
    Emerging Talents
  • Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, United Kingdom (19 – 24 September, 2017)
    International Competition
  • El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt (22 – 29 September, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • Reykjavík International Film Festival, Iceland (28 September – 8 October, 2017)
    International Shorts Competition
  • Milano Film Festival, Italy (28 September – 8 October, 2017)
    International Short Film Competition
  • Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Canada (4 – 15 October, 2017)
    International Shorts Competition
  • Heart of Gold International Film Festival, Australia (5 – 8 October, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • IndieCork Festival, Ireland (8 – 15 October, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Timishort Film Festival, Romania (12 – 15 October, 2017)
    Videorama Competition
  • Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival, Belgium (13 – 15 October, 2017)
    Competition
  • Imagine Science Film Festival, United States (13 – 20 October, 2017)
    Official selection
  • QCinema International Film Festival, Philippines (19 – 28 October, 2017)
    International Short Film Showcase
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden (23 – 29 October, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Curta Cinema – Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Brazil (1 – 8 November, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Tirana International Film Festival, Albania (3 – 11 November, 2017)
    Official Competition
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (8 – 12 November, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina (8 – 13 November, 2017)
    Shorts Selection
  • Bibliocurts Short Film Festival, Spain (20 November – 1 December, 2017)
  • Belgrade Auteur Film Festival, Serbia (24 November – 2 December, 2017)
    Brave Balkans Competition
  • Two Short Nights Film Festival, United Kingdom (30 November – 2 December, 2017)
    Official Competition
  • Kalpanirjhar Short Fiction Film Festival, India (1 – 5 December, 2017)
    Berlinale Spotlight
  • Bucharest Short Film Festival, Romania (2 – 6 December, 2017)
    Competition
  • [A]RCIPELAGO | International Festival of Short Films and New Images, Italy (4 – 10 December, 2017)
    Focus On Refugees: Endless Runaway | Old Exoduses And New Walls
  • Eindhovens Film Festival, the Netherlands (6 – 10 December, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • THESS International Short Film Festival Thessaloniki, Greece (13 – 17 December, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • London Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (12 – 21 January, 2017)
    International Shorts Competition
  • Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway (23 – 28, January 2018)
    International Competition Won: Raskin Spirit Festival Award
  • Brussels Independent Film Festival, Belgium (11 – 18 February, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Short Waves Festival, Poland (20 – 25 March, 2018)
    International Competition
  • Internationale Festival Zeichen der Nacht, Germany (7 – 9 April, 2018)
    International Competition
  • Fajr International Film Festival, Iran (19 – 27 April, 2018)
    International Competition
  • International Women’s Film Festival Dortmund|Cologne, Germany (24 – 29 April, 2018)
    Panorama
  • Solar Cinema Malta – Touring Festival, Malta (1 May – 10 October, 2018)
  • Internationale Festival Signs of the Night, Thailand (2 – 10 June, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, United States (6 – 10 June, 2018)
    Short Film Competition
  • Syros International Film Festival, Greece (17 – 22 July, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Nancy International Film Festival, France (24 August – 2 September, 2018)
    Greek Focus
  • Message to Man International Film Festival, Russia (15 – 22 September, 2018)
    Experimental Competition
  • Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, Canada (3 – 14 October, 2018)
    Jacqueline Lentzou Retrospective
  • Zagreb Film Festival, Croatia (11 – 19 November, 2018)
    Festival in the Spotlight: Berlinale Shorts
  • SHORTZ, Serbia (18 – 19 December, 2018)
  • Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway (22 – 27 January, 2019)
    Retrospective
  • Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine (17 – 21 April, 2019)
    Berlinale Spotlight
  • Marmaris International Short Film Festival, Turkey (15 – 20 October, 2019)
    Balkan Beyond Borders Retrospective