Director
Director
MY LIFE STORY

 

 

TIMELINE
1976-1977
THE STRUGGLE OF THE BLIND (16mm film, color)

Best Film Award, FIPRESCI 1997 (International Federation of Film Critics). Participated and received awards in many International Festivals, such as the Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight), the Mannheim Festival 1978, the Locarno Festival 1979, the Festival dei Popoli 1979 and the Salonica Film Festival. 3,000 people signed a petition for the support of the blind after the screening of the film such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone De Beauvoir, Michel Foucalt, Costas Gavras, Yves Montand, Ray Charles and others. The film Library of the Centre Georges Pompidou purchased this film in 1980.

1976-1979
FILM ARCHIVES OF GREEK SOCIAL AND POLITICAL LIFE (16mm film, color)

Filming of political demonstrations and trials of the period 1976-1979.

1985
LILI IAKOVIDOU (16mm film, color)

A documentary about the life of the famous Greek poet.

1986
THE OTHER MYTH (16mm film, color)

A fifty-minute documentary “film en film” on the shooting of “The Beekeeper”, a film by Theo Angelopoulos. Participated and received awards in many International Festivals such as the Cannes Festival 1987, the Viennale 1987, the Camber Festival 1987 and the 27th Festival of Salonica. It was screened on a cultural cruise of the Mediterranean organized by the French Magazine “Telerama” and at the French Institute of Athens, during a festival dedicated to the director.

1995
YOU ARE NOT ALONE (16mm film, color)

A forty-minute documentary on Orthodoxy and Ecology. It was screened in International Festivals, foreign Universities and by various Greek and foreign television channels. Henry Ford European Conservation National Award 1995/6.

1998-2000
THE HOMERIC HYMN TO APOLLO (Digital Beta)

A forty-minute documentary on the Homeric Hymn to Apollo, one of the earliest extant works of the ancient Greek literature (7th cent. B.C.). Participated and received awards in International Festivals. It was screened in Universities abroad and at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi.

2002-2003
ANCIENT HYDRAYLIS (Digital Beta)

A 15-minute film about the world’s first keyboard musical instrument, which was the forerunner of the church organ. Screened in Japan, England, Italy, Germany, Sweden and the USA.

2003-2004
MYKONOS-DELOS (Digital Beta)

A voyage to the centre of the Cyclades. Images of the Archipelago along with texts by Albert Camus, Odysseus Elytis and George Seferis. The history of the islands and their people, myth and religion, all those elements that compose the special identity of Mykonos and Delos, in a two-part 40-minute film.

2004
PERICLES, SON OF XANTHIPPOS, ATHENIAN (495-429 B.C.) (Digital Beta)

A thirty-minute documentary on the life and political activity of Pericles. The film focuses on his social and cultural program, as well as his precaution to preserve PanHellenic peace. Participated and received awards in International Festivals. It was screened in Universities and libraries abroad. The film participated in the International conference ‘Year of Percles: Democracy, Ancient Drama and Modern Tragedy’, held at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi.

2004-2005
LESVOS

A 45-minute documentary on a journey on space and time while recording the most beautiful landscapes and monuments of Mytilene, following the ancient writers and poets.

2005-2006
PEOPLE OF PEACE (Digital Beta)

A thirty-five-minute documentary. Music by Mikis Theodorakis. Distinguished personalities participated, such as the Nobel Prize winner Nelson Mandela, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres and others. The documentary was filmed with the support of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO and was placed under the auspices of the President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias. The film has been distributed to the National Committees of 192 member-states of UNESCO and to other international agencies.

2007, 2017
170 YEARS POLYTECHNEION (Digital Beta), 180 YEARS POLYTECHNEION (Digital Beta)

Two anniversary films, 30-minute and 15-minute, about the leading Greek educational foundation officially known as the National Technical University of Athens but popularly referred to as the Polytechneion. The Polytechneion has set its seal not only on the country’s scientific life but also on its history, with climactic moments the resistance against the German Occupation and the uprising against the Junta.

2008-2009
KONSTANTINOS KARAMANLIS (High Definition 1920 x1080)

A 50-minute episode on the life and work of the distinguished statesman, from the series Great Greeks screened by ΣΚΑΪ television channel.

2009-2010
ATHENIANS FIGHTING ON BEHALF OF THE GREEKS, 2500 YEARS SINCE THE BATTLE OF MARATHON (High Definition 1920 x1080)

Under the high auspices of His Excellency the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr Karolos Papoulias. A 40-minute film on the historical circumstances, the causes, the progress of the war and the outcome of the Battle of Marathon. Based on texts by Aeschylus, Herodotus, Plato and Pausanias, the film has been screened in the USA, Canada, China, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Lebanon, and elsewhere.

2017-2018
PHILOTHEI, THE ATHENIAN - THE REVOLUTION OF A WOMAN (High Definition 1920 x1080)

A 60-minute dramatized documentary about a remarkable noblewoman who lived in Athens in the sixteenth century. Her pioneering achievements included founding the first school in Greece for women, Christians and of other faiths, liberating men and women from the slave markets, standing up to Souleiman the Magnificent.

Greek Premiere: 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

UK Premiere: 12th Annual London Greek Film Festival, 2019

DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Documentary Series

1982-1984
WOMEN’S PORTRAITS (16mm film)

A series of dramatized half-hour documentaries. Participated and received awards in many International Film Festivals such as the Florence Film Festival (1984).

1986-1989
LYCIA (16mm film, color)

A series of six forty-minute episodes filmed in 20 towns of Lycia, Rhodes, Kastelorizo, Paris, London and Oxford, with the participation of Greek and foreign academics. Participated and received awards in many International film festivals such as the Festival of Audio-Visual Programs at Cannes (F.I.P.A.) 1989. It was screened at the International Public Television Screening Conference (INPUT ‘90) in Canada, the French “Academie des Lettres et des Arts”. in Paris, the Georges Pompidou Centre, the Louvre Museum, the British Museum and American and European Universities. The director received the “GREEK ACADEMY AWARD” for LYCIA, to honor her “For preserving in perpetuity, the historical and cultural heritage of the Greeks, through her art as a film director”.

1992-1993
MACEDONIA (35 mm film color)

A series of 8 twenty-minute episodes. A voyage in time and space based on ancient and byzantine texts, with history, landscape and monuments as the compass.  Participated and received awards in International Festivals. It was screened in museums abroad, such as the Museum of Copenhagen, at a cultural event of the National Institute of Culture, at an exhibition of the “Societe du Palais de la Civilisation” in Canada, in universities in America and Europe. It was transmitted by Euronews and another 41 foreign channels.

1996-1997
EPIRUS (16-9 film color)

A series of five thirty-minute episodes, shot in locations in Epirus and Albania where original material was filmed for the first time, due to the repressive regime of Ember Hodja in the past. Participated and received awards in International Festivals. It was screened in museums and universities in the USA and Europe. “Epirus” was distributed to 700 schools in Epirus and Albania as material for the teaching of local history.

2000-2001
YEAR OF SOCRATES (Digital Beta)

Twelve ten-minute dramatized documentary films about Socrates, with the participation of distinguished scholars of the international scene. Also the twenty-minute film “Life and Times of Socrates”, based on ancient Greek texts. The “Year of Socrates” participated and received awards in International Festivals. It was screened at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, as well as in museums and university libraries in the USA and Europe.

2011-2013
YOU ARE NOT ALONE ( (High Definition 1920 x1080)

Series of ten 47-minute episodes filmed in 20 cities around the world. It deals with panhuman values expressed in past societies, from the standpoint of patristic, philosophical and other texts. These writings, which are distillates of centuries of experience and wisdom, engage in fertile dialogue with our time. A never-ending journey into the known and the unknown. A dialogue between man and God.