Festival international du
court métrage au saguenay


Night, national road. Two strangers meet for the first time at an old gas station. One has stopped to gas up his bike, while the other is just stranded. Lacking the 22.50€ he needs to get home, he will try to sell him the distance that separates them from the sky.

Production :
Tripodes Production
Distribution :
Music :
The Boy
Screenplay :
Vasilis Kekatos
Cast :
Ioko Ioannis Kotidis and Nikolakis Zeginoglou
Cinematographer :
Giorgos Valsamis

In competition for :

Jury award


Public award

  • Vasilis Kekatos

    Vasilis Kekatos is a Greek writer/director based in Athens. After graduating from Brunel University’s School of Arts in London, he won Sundance Ignite Short Film Challenge 2016 with his short Zero Star Hotel. The Silence of the Dying Fish had its world premiere in Locarno Film Festival (2018) and its US premiere in Sundance Film Festival (2019), while it has also been selected in many festivals around the world, like Palm Springs, ZINEBI and Villeurbanne, where it won Best Film. His latest short The Distance Between Us and the Sky won the Palme d’Or in Cannes Film Festival, as part of the Short Films Competition and the Queer Palme in 2019. Vasilis is currently working on the script for his debut feature.

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