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City of my heart

A personal glimpse into Madrid, an experimental urban cityscape, an ode to life through a dance.

Director Biography - Kostas Petsas

A visual storyteller, co-founder of Arte Cinematica in Greece. He has a long term experience in producing storytelling wedding films, mastering the art of anamorphic lenses and creating corporate videos. "Ciudad de mi corazón" is the first attempt to do a personal narrative, conceived, written and filmed all in one week in Madrid.

Director Statement I believe that mixing different forms of art, such as poetry, photography, music and video can enhance the storytelling process and produce a higher emotional impact. "Ciudad de mi corazón" is an attempt to do a short narrative in the form of what could be considered as "street cinematography". This is a personal narrative, conceived, written and filmed all in one week in Madrid.


  • Kostas Petsas Director

  • Arte Cinematica Producer

  • Elena García Narration

  • A. Taylor Music

  • Kostas Petsas Writer


  • Project Title (Original Language): Ciudad de mi corazón

  • Project Type: Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other

  • Genres: Personal Narrative, Street Cinema, Independent, Poetry, Experimental short documentary, Short Film

  • Runtime: 4 minutes 11 seconds

  • Completion Date: January 8, 2017

  • Production Budget: 0 EUR

  • Country of Origin: Greece

  • Country of Filming: Spain

  • Language: Spanish

  • Shooting Format: H.264

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: Yes

  • Student Project: No

News & Reviews


  • London Independent Film Awards London United Kingdom Best Foreign Short Film

  • European Cinematography Awards Best Europe Film

  • Berlin Flash Film Festival Berlin Germany Best Super Short Documentary

  • Frostbite International Film Festival Colorado United States Best Short Documentary, Best Editing

  • The Monthly Film Festival (TMFF) Experimental of the Μonth

  • The 5 Continents International Film Festival Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Best Short Documentary and Best Poster

  • The 12 Month Film Festival Audience Award

  • Top Indie Film Awards 2017 Best Short, Best Edit and Best Original Idea Nominee

  • The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards United States Special Mention Prize

  • Top Shorts Online Film Festival Los Angeles United States Best Inspirational

  • Los Angeles Film Awards Los Angeles United States Best Inspirational

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