The Greek Australian Short Film Festival (GASFF) is back and artistic directors, Katerina Kotsonis and Jim Koutsoukos​ are looking for new submissions with a Greek connection.

Open to filmmakers around the world, to be considered, the short film must meet at least one of the listed requirements: the film is thematically Greek in nature; one or more of the line creatives (writers, producers, directors) are Greek or of Greek heritage; or a lead actor is Greek or of Greek heritage.

Since its humble beginnings in a bar in Melbourne in 2010, the vision of Koutsoukos, an actor, and that of actor, writer, and director Ange Arabatzis, the event has come a long way.

While the initial focus was solely on giving local films a platform, the GASFF has since grown to become a programming partner of the national Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival, giving it the opportunity to expand and screen two programs – one for national and another international films – to audiences in Melbourne and Sydney.

Every year the festival is attracting a higher calibre of work. The winner of last year’s Best National Film was Adult, based on Christos Tsiolkas’ short story Porn 1 starring Greek Australian actor Victoria Haralabidou and directed by Jamieson Pearce, while Greek film Memories Of A Doll directed by Michail Charalampidis took out the title of Best International Film.

GASFF artistic directors (L) Katerina Kotsonis and (R) Jim Koutsoukos with the winner of the 2017 Best National Film, director Jamieson Pearce. Photo: Facebook (Adult)

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