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Jacqueline Lentzou

Jacqueline Lentzou

Bereich: Film, Medienkunst

© Jacqueline Lentzou

© Jacqueline Lentzou

© Jacqueline Lentzou

Key Facts




Film, Medienkunst



Empfehlende Institution

VIS Vienna Shorts


Mai 2018 - Juni 2018

Jacqueline (Athens, 1989) is a writer/director whose work revolves around unconventional family constructs, coming-of-age, intimacy and the dream. Her filmic language involves finding poetry in seemingly mundane premises.

She is a London Film School graduate (Distinction, 2013), a Sarajevo (2014) and Berlinale (2015) Talents alumna. Her graduation project, Thirteen Blue, screens in several international film festivals and wins, among others, Best International Short in Athens Film&Video FF getting shortlisted for the Oscar nomination, as well as the Golden Egg Award in Reykjavik IFF.

Her semi-feature’s, FOX, script was selected in Berlinale Short Film Station. The film world premieres in Locarno (2016) winning Best International Short from Cinema&Gioventu Jury. Until now, FOX wins over 20 awards world wide including Best Short from PanHellenic Critics’ Association, Best European Short in Film Du Femme Creteil, and the upmost prestigious Award in the Memory of Ingmar Bergman.

HIWA (2017) world premieres in Berlinale and gets listed as one of the best shorts of the year in anOthermag.com, as well as in Cineuropa’s Official Website.

In 2017 she is invited by Vienna Shorts as an Artist in Spotlight where a retrospective of her full body of work is held. The same year, she is invited to represent Greece in the special edition of Locarno Filmmakers’ Academy. Additionally, she is selected to participate in Toronto Talent Lab 2017.

In the networking event of Torino Film Lab, SELINI66, wins the one award issued by the CNC to one of the 23 Script&Pitch participants. Following, she is selected to participate in POP-UP film residency, an initiative of Torino Film Lab’s creative director Matthieu Darras.

Last, with the money collected from FOX’s awards, Jacqueline shoots a new short in the first week of 2018, HECTOR MALOT: THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR. The film will premier in Cannes, as the only Greek film in competition in the prestigious Semaine de la Critique, upcoming May.

Festival Official Selections

•    67th Berlin International Film Festival
•    11th Go Short Film Festival Nijmegen
•    17th Festival Internactional de Cine Las Palmas de Grand Canaria IFF
•    11th Next International Film Festival, Romania : Greek Focus
•    TDC: International Cinematographers’ Days Festival
•    VIS Vienna Shorts Film Festival, Austria (1 – 6 June, 2017)
Spotlight on Jacqueline Lentzou
•    Pune Short Film Festival, India (9 – 11 June, 2017)
Official competition
•    FECIBogotá - International Independent Film Fair, Colombia (14 – 24 June, 2017)
Official Selection
•    NexT International Film Festival, Romania (22 – 26 June, 2017)
Out of competition: Focus: Greece
•    Cinema Jove - Valencia International Film Festival, Spain (23 June – 1 July, 2017)
Short Film Competition
•    Psarokokalo – Athens International Short Film Festival, Greece (26 – 31 July, 2017)
National Competition Won: Audience Award
•    Montenegro Film Festival, Montenegro (1 – 7 August, 2017)
International Competition
•    São Paulo International Short Films Festival, Brazil (23 August – 3 September, 2017)
International program
•    Silhouette Film Festival, France (25 August – 2 September, 2017)
International Competition
•    FeKK - Ljubljana Short Film Festival, Slovenia (28 August – 2 September, 2017)
Out of competition: East of Eden
•    Seanema International Film Festival, Montenegro (31 August – 3 September, 2017)
Short Film Competition
•    Regards sur courts, France (7 – 10 September, 2017)
•    Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy, Finland (14 – 24 September, 2017)
Emerging Talents
•    Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, United Kingdom (19 – 24 September, 2017)
International Competition
•    El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt (22 – 29 September, 2017)
Short Film Competition
•    THESS International Short Film Festival Thessaloniki, Greece (25 – 30 September, 2017)
Official Selection
•    Reykjavík International Film Festival, Iceland (28 September – 8 October, 2017)
International Shorts Competition
•    Milano Film Festival, Italy (28 September – 8 October, 2017)
International Short Film Competition
•    Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Canada (4 – 15 October, 2017)
International Shorts Competition
•    Heart of Gold International Film Festival, Australia (5 – 8 October, 2017)
Official Selection
•    IndieCork Festival, Ireland (8 – 15 October, 2017)
International Competition
•    Timishort Film Festival, Romania (12 – 15 October, 2017)
Videorama Competition
•    Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival, Belgium (13 – 15 October, 2017)
•    Imagine Science Film Festival, United States (13 – 20 October, 2017)
Official selection
•    QCinema International Film Festival, Philippines (19 – 28 October, 2017)
International Short Film Showcase
•    Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden (23 – 29 October, 2017)
International Competition
•    Curta Cinema - Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Brazil (1 – 8 November, 2017)
International Competition
•    Tirana International Film Festival, Albania (3 – 11 November, 2017)
Official Competition
•    Aesthetica Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (8 – 12 November, 2017)
Official Selection
•    Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina (8 – 13 November, 2017)
Shorts Selection
•    Bibliocurts Short Film Festival, Spain (20 November – 1 December, 2017)
•    Belgrade Auteur Film Festival, Serbia (24 November – 2 December, 2017)
Brave Balkans Competition
•    Kalpanirjhar Short Fiction Film Festival, India (1 – 5 December, 2017)
Berlinale Spotlight
•    London Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (12 – 21 January, 2017


Festival Official Selections

•    Locarno IFF, Switcherland, 2016 –Best Short Film Award by Cinema&Gioventù Jury
•    Sarajevo FF, Bosnia, 2016 – Nominated for the Heart of Sarajevo
•    Pancevo FF, Serbia, 2016- Best Actor Award
•    Drama ISFF, Greece, 2016 – Best Film from Panhellenic Critics’ Association, Technical Achievement Award, ‘Tonia Marketaki’ Award for Best Woman Director, Best Sound Award
•    Athens IFF, Greece, 2016- Best Actor Award, 2nd Best Film Award
•    Leeds IFF, UK, 2016
•    Zinebi FF, Bilbao, 2016
•    Trieste FF, Trieste, 2017
•    Film De Femmes Creteille FF, 2017
•    Go Short Film Festival Nijmegen, 2017
•    Aspen IFF, US, 2017
•    Montclair IFF, US, 2017
•    Festival du Film de Femme de Creteil: Best European Short Award
•    Brussels Short Film Festival
•    Kiev Short Film Festival
•    Αtlanta IFF, 2017
•    9th Leiden Int’lshort film experience (LISFE)
•    5th International Film Festival for Kids and Youth Cinema in Sneakers
•    11th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival
•    19th Mecal pro, International Short Film and Animation Festival
•    64th Belgrade documentary & short film festival
•    11th IFEMA - International Female Film Festival Malmö
•    6th Montclair Film Festival, US
•    11th International Next Film Festival, Romania
•    Tel-Aviv Student Film Festival: Greek Focus
•    Uppsala International Short Film Festival Award in the memory of Ingmar Bergman (Grand Prix)
•    Bueu International Short Film Festival) Golden Amphora Award (Grand Prix)

PRODUCTION: The London Film School (LFS), Isavella Alopoudi

Festival Official Selections

•    Cinemed: Mediterrenean Film Festival, Montpellier, 2013
•    Seville Festival of European Cinema, Seville, 2013,
•    Independent Women’s Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2013: Best Cinematography Award in Student Category.
•    Passagi d’autori festival, Sant’antioco, 2013,
•    London Short Film Festival, London, 2014,
•    Sguadri Altrove Film Festival, Milan, 2014,
•    Noida Film Festival, India, 2014: Special Festival Mention,
•    Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta, 2014,
•    Athens International Film and Video Festival (Ohio) 1st Award in short narrative competition.
•    Flying Broom Film Festival , Ancara,
•    Tel- Aviv Student International Film Festival 2014, Tel Aviv,
•    Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014,
•    Sapporo Short Film Festival 2014, Japan,
•    Reykjavik International Film Festival 2014, Iceland: Golden Egg Award.
•    Etiuda and Anima Film Festival 2014, Krakow, Poland,
•    Screentest Student Film Festival 2015, London, Uk: Best Performance Award.


I aim to capture Vienna’s art scene through various media and create a multi layered approach having as a center the 15year festival anniversary.

At the same time I will dedicate some time to write a new draft of my debute feature.

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