“Copa-Loca”, the short film by Christos Massalas has qualified for the Oscars 2019 and is the only short film representing Greece this year.


The film received Oscar-Qualifying awards at Festival Nouveau Cinema in Montreal and Leeds International Film Festival.


Following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Directors’ Fortnight 2017, “Copa-Loca” screened at over 100 film festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand, Sarajevo, AFI Fest and Reykjavik. The film also screened at MoMA for New Directors/New Films.


Among its many accolades, “Copa-Loca” was nominated for the European Film Award and won the Greek Academy Award 2018.


Christos Massalas was born in Greece, 1986. He studied Filmmaking at the London Film School. He is currently preparing his debut feature titled “Broadway”, which was selected for the Sundance Lab.

 

COPA-LOCA


Writer/Director: Christos Massalas
Director of Photography: Konstantinos Koukoulios
Starring: Elsa Lekakou, Jenny Hiloudaki, Pavlos Iordanopoulos, Talat Iqbal, Stathis Stamoulakatos, Michalis Pitidis, Fotis Stratigos, Nadia Katsoura, Panos Iosifidis, George Ramantanis, Jon Simvonis
Production Manager: Maria Repousi
Editing: Christos Massalas
Original music: Σtella
Costume Design: Marli Aliferi
Make-up: Ioanna Lygizou
Sound: Dimitris Kanellopoulos, George Ramantanis
Produced by: Christos Massalas
Co-produced by: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis
Running time: 14’
Country of production: Greece
Supported by the Greek Film Centre (GFC)

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