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Melodrama, 15′

  • 23rd Brussels Short Film Festival Oscars® Qualifying
  • 27th Aix-en-Provence Film Festival, France
  • Drama Short Film Festival, Greece
    Best Greek Film by the Greek Film Critics Association
    Best Film by the Federation of Greek Film Clubs
    Best Young Cinematographer by the Greek Society of Cinematographers
  • 24th Avanca 2020 Film Festival, Portugal
    Best Actress Prize
  • 9th Micro μ Film Festival, Greece
    Best Actor
    Best Actress
  • 21st Short Film Festival Kontrast Bayereuth, Germany
    Audience Award Gülden Glöbe Sübkültür
  • 9th Short film Festival Fris Hús, Hungary
    Special Mention
  • 5th Planos Film Festival, Portugal
    Special Mention
  • and 25 more festivals

Mila likes to skate. Mila hasn’t spoken to her alcoholic dad for over five years. Mila means “speak” in Greek. Mila visits her sick dad at the hospital. Mila means “beloved” in Polish. Mila likes to skate.


“Yorgos Pirpassopoulos reminds us what a great actor he is with every good movie he makes. Efthalia Papacosta has the transparent beauty that the screen loves. A short look at a well known relationship, in the melancholy of spring and the awkwardness of teens (even of adults)”


Director, writer: Andreas Vakalios
Starring: Efthalia Papacosta, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos
Cinematographer: Fili Olsefski
Editor: Gabriela Gerolemou
Art director: Athina Galati
Sound design: 17 Poisoned Englishmen
Producers: Yannis Karpouzis, Phaedra Vokali, Andreas Vakalios, Fili Olsefski
Distribution, promotion: Empty Square


Mila has won 10 awards and distinctions, including that of Best Greek Film by the Greek Film Critics Association at the Drama Short Film Festival in 2019, and has participated in over 30 festivals, including that of Brussels Short Film Festival Oscars® Qualifying.

It was acquired by ERT for three screenings and streams during the 2020/2021 session.

Empty Square owns the distribution rights of the film.