In Greece the advertisement in exterior billboards has been recently forbidden. As a result there are hundreds of empty frames that don’t carry any messages. But the empty frames are now the message. And we are out of frame.
The empty frames above our heads, picture not only the current social and financial collapse, but at the same time they portray our bare inner world.
They directly reflect our blank state of mind, our sentimental void and solitary existence. The empty frames are the contemporary monuments.
Greece, 2012, 10 min, DCP
Yorgos Zois is 30 years old and was born in Athens where he lives and works. He studied applied Math and Physics in N.T.U.A. and film direction in Stavrakou Film School, Athens and in U.d.K, Berlin where he was awarded a scholarship by the Goulandris Foundation. His debut short film “Casus Belli” premiered in Venice in 2010 and participated in the official competition of over 50 international film festivals worldwide (Rotterdam, Clermont Ferrand, Tokyo Short Shorts, Palm Springs, LA Short Fest, Era New Horizons, Melbourne IFF etc) winning several first awards and distinctions.
In Greece it won six awards at Drama Festival 2010 including first award, best script and newcomer director and also won the award of Best Short Film of the Greek Film Academy the same year. It was theatrically distributed in Greece and France and was broadcasted by several TV stations in Europe, Australia and US. He is currently working on his first feature “Stage Fright”, the script of which was awarded the development prize of CNC (French Film Centre) at the Cinelink Co-Production Market of Sarajevo IFF 2011, while it has been selected to participate at the Torino Film Lab Framework 2012.
Out of Frame (Titloi Telous), short, Greece 2012, c/r, 10′
Casus Belli, short, Greece 2010, 35mm, c/r, 11′
26 Jun 2013
Film festival participations so far: Venice IFF 2012 – Nominated for Best Short film of the European Film Academy Awards 2012, Ghent IFF 2012, Seville IFF 2012, FIFE 2013, Tetouan IFF 2013, Cortisonici 2013, Kyiv ISFF 2013, Bradford IFF 2013, Courtisane SIFF 2013, Documenta Madrid 2013, Hamburg ISFF 2013, LAGFF 2013, Medfilm Festival 2013, Curtas Vila do Conde IFF 2013, Sydney IFF 2013, Huesca IFF 2013.
08 Sep 2012
European Film Awards 2012 – EFA award to “Titloi Telous” by Yorgos Zois (Greece). The award goes to the best european short film of the Venice Film Festival. The winner of this award is immediately nominated for best director of short films for 2012 of the European Film Academy.
27 Aug 2012
Out of Frame will be making it’s world premiere at the 69th International Venice Film Festival. The film will be competing in the official competition of short films where only thirteen films from all around the world have been selected! Out of Frame will be shown at the cinema Sala PERLA on September 7th (14.30) and 8th (12.00).