Bigbang International Short Film Festival
"Unemployment"
(The timeless dimension of unemployment)


BBISFF

2 FEBRUARY 2017OPENING DATE OF SUBMITTING PROPOSALS (filmfreeway.com)
20 MARCH 2017CLOSING DATE OF SUBMITTING PROSPOSALS
5 APRIL 2017DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FIRST PHASE CHOSEN PARTICIPANTS
5 APRIL 2017OPENING DATE OF ONLINE PROJECTION AND PUBLIC VOTING
30 APRIL 2017CLOSING DATE OF ONLINE PROJECTION AND PUBLIC VOTING (SECOND PHASE)
1-9 MAY 2017SPECIAL PROJECTION OF THE CHOSEN FILMS FOR THE 3MEMBER COMMITTEE.
9 MAY 2017OPENING DATE OF PROJECTION IN THE MOVIE THEATRE
10 MAY 2017DATE OF THE CLOSING CEREMONY AND AWARDS IN THE MOVIE THEATRE (THIRD PHASE)
10 MAY 2017AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT


The BigBang International Short Film Festival is an online and live screening festival. It is arranged by t-shOrt (www.t-short.gr ) and hosted by the ultimate and biggest short film website in Greece www.shortfilm.gr.

The Greek production company t-shOrt passionately supports short films and everything that is related to their production, marketing and distribution. It aims to promote new talents, creators and artists who love and express themselves through this medium. It focuses on films which get away from the mainstream and on those that attempt to communicate through a unique and personal perspective. The company has been active in short films since 2001, while it's founder, and artistic director of the festival, the film director and producer, Mr. Kyriakos Chatzimichailidis has been active since 1990 ( 25 years of ongoing activity within the short film spectrum.)

This year (2017) the BBisff established as annual competition of short films, (BigBang International Short Film Festival), with a different theme every year. For this year's edition (2017) the theme relates to the question "Unemployment".

Subject matter: “UNEMPLOYMENT”

The “Unemployment” theme aims to highlight the issue of global unemployment through the form of the aesthetic style of short films. A short film can depict briefly, flexibly, concentrated and highly opinionated topics like “unemployment”, and transmit them through a fresh, youthful and bold perspective.

Due to the economic crisis and the unemployment that has spread through it, the chosen theme for 2017 is “UNEMPLOYMENT”. This is not only a concern that evolves around Greece, but resonates internationally since more or less most countries are troubled over it. The international economic crisis that has been imposed on people's lives, constantly creates new situations and requires an ever changing psychological mode from one country to another and from one current status to the next.

The festival and the "Unemployment" tribute is implemented through the Operational Program "Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning" and is co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund) and Greek national funds, with the intension to raise awareness around important matters. Even though the support involves organizing events within a national range, we decided it would be better and more fruitful to work with the topic of “Unemployment” through an international dimension.

The term “Unemployment” suggests every movie that states this difficult situation in any form. Either directly, through the main theme of the film, or indirectly, coming through a second level within the story, but while playing an important role in the development and action of the film. It can also involve some of the relative subjects of unemployment. For example:

• Issues that occupy an unemployed person
• Job seeking
• The employer who fires someone
• The suffering employee
• The threat over miserable wages
• The psychological effects of being fired and unemployed
• The personal and social dangers that come through being fired and being poor
• Financial deprivation
• The difficulty of paying financial obligations
• The psychological state of the unemployed and of the employer
• The homeless
• The beggar
• The economic migrant
• Suicide due to the psychological exhaustion of poverty
• The recovery programs for the unemployed
• The political dimensions of poverty and unemployment
• …these and other related topics is what the festival is interested in.

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