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The National Garden by Syni Pappa

( français )

(Greece, 2016)

With Mary Karazisi, Katerina Lazopoulou, Alexandros Dimos, Iris Baglanea

Thess international Short Film Festival 2016, Brest european short film Festival 2016


Tina, a fashion design child prodigy, attends the halloween costume contest dressed as a Penguin to lose the first prize to Princess Jasmine. Trying to track down the advantages of the winning costume, she comes to a life changing revelation.

Syni Pappa

Syni Pappa was born in Cologne, Germany. She graduated in Film (Raindance Filmschool, London) and in Social Anthropology (Panteion University, Athens). Her screenplay collaborations for the feature films “Feline” and “Haunted By City Lights” (Sources2, Babylon, Serajevo Talents) are in development as European Co- productions.

In 2015 she completed her short “Whack”; winner screenplay of SEE Cinema Network (2013) Funding Award, presented at Euroconnection, Co-Production Forum (2014), realized in co-production with the Greek Film Center, Croatian company Kinematograf and EMMY nominated VFX studio Yafka.

Whack has been screened in festivals as Clermont Ferrand, Filmfest Dresden, Brest and won the Cinematic Achievement Award at Thess International Short Film Festival 2015. Her upcoming short “The National Garden” was granted a funding award by Athens Film Lab, AIFF’’s screenplay competition and development program. She lives in Berlin, writing her debut feature film Wrong Island.