ABOUT

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Athens-based filmmaker and chocolate lover.

Thanasis is an award-winning, self-taught film director, with a background in film editing. Before launching his career in filmmaking, he graduated with a BA in Social Administration and Political Science from Democritus University of Thrace. He currently lives and works in Athens, Greece, where he writes and directs short films and TV commercials for well-known brands.

Thanasis’ work revolves around the exploration of queer identity and binary relations, within a romantic, often dark, dreamlike universe.

 

His award-winning films “DUST” (2013) and “FAWNS” (2014) have been screened in various film festivals around the world, hosted in prestigious platforms (Vimeo Staff Pick, Nowness, Yatzer, a.o.) and have been loved by audiences online. His latest film "Escaping the fragile planet" (2020) was awarded during the 43rd Drama International Short Film Festival and was selected for the International Competition of the 43rd Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, as it continued its extensive international journey, reaching 50 festivals in 25 countries.

AWARDS

Cannes World Film Festival - Best LGBTQ Film, 

Grand Winner 2022 (Escaping the fragile planet, 2020)

13o Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival - Audience Award (Escaping the fragile planet, 2020)

Roze Filmdagen Film Festival 2021 - Jury

Special Mention (Escaping the fragile planet, 2020)

43rd Drama International Short Film Festival -

Best Editing (Escaping the fragile planet, 2020)

20th Athens International Film Festival -

Best Cinematography (FAWNS, 2014)

19th Athens International Film Festival -

Honorable Mention (DUST, 2013)

FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India,

Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States