Her Violet Garden
Irena Joannides, Canada/Cyprus, 1997, Drama, 18 min., 16mm with optical sound, B/W, Language: English.
LOG LINE: A young refugee woman’s internal journey as she tries to come to terms with nostalgic recollections of her lost home and painful memories of the war that tore her life and family apart.
SCREENINGS & AWARDS: The film screened at over 30 festivals worldwide, winning the following awards: Silver Medal at the 11th INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL CINEART (Hamburg); Bronze Award at WORLDFEST-CHARLESTON INT. FILM FESTIVAL (USA); Kleine Diana at the 10th INT. FILMFESTIVAL DES NICHTKOMMERZIELLEN FILMS (Austria); Two Stars Award at the 28th CANADIAN INT. ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL (Canada); Finalist Award at the 30th ANNUAL WORLDFEST HOUSTON (USA); Honorable Mention at the 45th COLUMBUS INT. FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL (USA); Honorable Mention at the NARRATIVE SHORT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL (Cyprus).
CAST: Christina Pavlidou, Despina Bebedelli, Nana Georgiou, Orestis Marangos, Phani Papamichael
CREW: Producer: Paul Lee | Writer/Director: Irena Joannides | Director of Photography: Mostafa Hammuri | Editors: Joseph Hoffman & Wiebke von Carolsfeld | Music: David Ferguson | Sound Design: Shawn Firth
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Imago Mundi Productions Inc, Ganymedia Inc.
FUNDING: Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Council Explorations, Racial Equity Fund, Cyprus Cinema Advisory Committee
SPONSORS: Arriflex G.B (London, UK), Carlin Production Music (London, UK), Stanhope Productions (Yorkshire, UK), British Airways (London & Cyprus), AudioVisual Services (Cyprus), Lumiere Services (Cyprus), Phoenix Editorial Services (San Franscisco, US)