(I sigi ton psarion otan pethainoun)
Synopsis: Makis is a fish farm worker. On his way to work one morning, he is informed that he has… died the day before. After failed attempts to prove that he is alive, he accepts his fate with indifference and he spends his last day trying to secure shelter and caretakers for his beloved canaries, up until the time of his funeral.
Born in Kefalonia in 1991, he received his BA in Film Studies from Brunel University of London. His first short, “Retrograde”, was selected by Drama ISFF and Athens Premiere Nights IFF. With his second short, “Zero Star Hotel”, he won Sundance Ignite “What’s Next?” Short Film Challenge and received a mentorship from Sundance Institute. The script of “The Silence of the Dying Fish” participated in Euro Connection 2017 in Clermont-Ferrand ISFF, as well as in Nisi Masa ESP 2017, and his latest, “The Distance Between Us and the Sky”, triumphed in Cannes this May winning the Golden Palm for Short Films. Vasilis has worked as a director on several short documentaries and he is also the artistic director of SeaNema Open Air Film Festival.