KEPLER SHORT FILM

AT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS

KEPLER, by George Drivas, 2014. Courtesy Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative
KEPLER, by George Drivas, 2014. Courtesy Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative

For the first time Polyeco’s short film Kepler is participating officially in the competition section of major international festivals starting from Glasgow Short Film Festival which will be held on March 11 to 15 in Glasgow.

Furthermore Kepler will be presented at Kino der Kunst International Festival that will be held on April 22 to 25 at Munich, Germany, as well as in the European Independent Film Festival (ECU) that will be held in Paris, France, on April 10 to 12.

 

A few words about Kepler

Kepler was produced in Tbilisi, Georgia, by video artist and film maker George Drivas. Kepler 186f is a distant new found planet that raises expectations for a completely different future, since, according to scientists, it’s soil, atmosphere and size is similar to earth’s, something that makes him potentially habitable.

With the eyes of the artist this is a planet that people could move to when the circumstances in Earth would be unbearable. Kepler is a political thriller of science fiction involving politicians, businessmen, toxic waste and waste management experts. It may be happening here and now or tomorrow in a distant place.

 

Polyeco’s Contemporary Art Initiative

Kepler short film was exclusively financed by Polyeco under PCAI (Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative) which aims at raising environmental awareness, touching the crucial issue of waste management, which is not only technical, but also environmental and social.

In an effort to awaken and sensitize the public opinion, Polyeco decided to use arts as a vehicle for dialogue, presenting contemporary solutions for a healthier natural environment.

PCAI motivates artists to create artworks that contribute to the dialogue for environmental protection in an effort to raise environmental awareness on individual and collective level.

The specific initiative is the spearhead of Polyeco’s Corporate Social Responsibility, with the aim that contemporary art will act as a catalyst for dialogue and the exchange of experiences concerning environmental protection.

The ultimate goal of the initiative is the creation of a coherent artistic collection which will not only be presented in countries where Polyeco develops business activity, but will travel around the world. A collection that would be supported by international organizations and could potentially be hosted in great museums in order to promote the idea of waste management for healthier environment.