Heat Wave

  • Greece
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In the summertime a quirky crowd occupies a Greek Island beach. As the sun gets increasingly hotter people get lost in their petty personal problems. Negativity, stress and madness engulfs everyone. A little girl escapes this troubled mindset and encourages everyone to jump in the water, appreciate life and have fun!Heatwave is a 7 minute comedy animated film aimed at all ages. Playfully animated in a hybrid techique between cut out, claymation and thousands of replacements pieces the film explores our ridiculous worries and anxieties as well as the importance of embracing the positive and being brave.


  • Original title
    Heat Wave
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Fokion Xenos
  • DOP
    Brendan Freedman
  • Editing
    Stella Heath Keir
  • Sound
    Sound Designer: Kevin Langhamer
  • Duration
    7 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Greece
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Awards
    • Best Postgraduate Short Animation 2019 Award, Best Sound Design Award, Royal Television Society / England, UK
    • Best Short Animation IRIS award, Hellenic Film Academy / Athens, Greece
    • Mc Lauren Award for best short animation, Edinburgh Int. Film Festival / Edinburgh, Scottland
    • Cinekid Best Short Animation Award, Cinekid Festival / Amsterdam Netherlands
    • Best Student Short Film / AnimaSyros Animation Festival
    • Special Mention, Athens Int. Film Festival /Athens Greece
    • Best Short Animation Film Award, Barnes Film Festival / London, UK
    • Best In Show, Best Stop Motion, Audience favourite Awards, Florida Animation Festival / Florida UK
    • Best British Film, Best Student film, Canterbury Animfest / Cantenbury, UK
    • Best of Jury Award, Kinoproba Animation Festival / Moscow, Russia
    • Best of International Animation “New Talents” Award, Trickfilm Festival / Wiesbaden, Germany


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