THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS

FILM DIRECTOR | WRITER | ARCHITECT

PATISION AVENUE

FILMS

projects

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Thanasis Neofotistos is a Film Director, Writer & Architect from Greece. Member of European Film Academy (EFA), Berlinale Talents alumnus and Head Programmer of Student Int’l Competition of Drama Int. Short Film Festival. But most important, member of the LGBTQI+ community. His short films have premiered and won awards amongst others at Venice Film Festival, Toronto TIFF and Clermont-Ferrand!

His short film, PATISION AVENUE (13’-2018), premiered at 75th Venice Film Festival, won 3 awards at 41st Clermont-Ferrand 2019 (Jury, Canal+, EFA) and was a 2019 Festival-Hit with more than 100 film festival selections, Vimeo Staff-Picked & European Film Awards Candidate. ROUTE-3, world-premiered at 44th TIFF Toronto 2019 and then again in 42nd Clermont-Ferrand 2020. GREEK SCHOOL PRAYER (20’-2014) was his successful thesis (best Greek short film of 2014, over 50 IFF), and SPARKLING CANDLES (9’-2019) is his LGBTQI+ super cute queer short film that premiered at the legendary 43rd Frameline IFF. He is now in the financing stage of his debut feature film, which he envisions as his personal coming-of-age Greek tragedy; THE BOY WITH THE LIGHT-BLUE EYES (aka PETER AND THE WOLF), the film got the main GFC, ERT & Media funding and has been developed, amongst others, at First-Films-First, MFI, Sarajevo. His next feature film project, WILD BOARS, is developing through Torino Film Lab & MFI.

filmography

► ROUTE-3  (Fiction-2019-13')

► SPARKLING CANDLES  (Fiction-2019-9')

► PATISION AVENUE   (Fiction-2018-13') 

► POGONISKOS   (Documentary-2015-11') 

► PROSEFHI: Greek School Prayer   (Fiction-2014-20') 

► THE SUN & THE WIND   (Experimental-2013-10')

 

*NEXT PROJECTS

► THE BOY WITH THE LIGHT-BLUE EYES  (Fiction-N/A-Feature Film-Financing Stage) 

► WILD BOARS   (Fiction-N/A-Feature Film-Development Stage)

► GINGERELA  (Documentary-N/A-Feature Film-Development Stage)

► TOMATO, OKRA & MEATBALLS  (Documentary-N/A-Feature Film-Development Stage)

► AIRHOSTESS  (Short Film-N/A-Fiction-Pre-Production Stage)

highlights

COMPETITIONS

● VENICE

● TORONTO

● CLERMONT-FERRAND

● FRAMELINE

● TAMPERE

● MELBOURNE

● BUSAN

● ENCOUNTERS    

● ASPEN

● CHICAGO

● & over 160 FILM FESTIVAL

AWARDS

● 3 Awards in Clermont-Ferrand

● EFA Nomination

● GFA Nomination

● & over 10 Grand-Prix

● & over 20 Awards

MEMBER

● EFA EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY

● EAK GREEK FILM ACADEMY
● HEAD PROGRAMMER STUDENT INT'L       COMPETITON DRAMA DISFF

● EES GREEK DIRECTOR's GUILD

● ESPEK PRODUCERS GUILD 

● GREEK ART-SCHOOLS COMMITTEE

    (2015-2019 | Ministry of Education)

ALUMNUS

● BERLINALE TALENTS  (2016) 

● TORINO Film Lab (2019)
● FIRST FILMS FIRST  (2017-2018)
● SARAJEVO TALENTS  (2016)
● NISI MASA  (ESP2016)

● MFI  (2016) 
● GO SHORTS CAMPUS  (2017)
● ZFF MASTERS Zurich  (2017)

DIPLOMAS

● M.A. in ARCHITECTURE (DUTh) 

● B.A. in FILM DIRECTING (QMU-AMC)

● C.V.T. in ACTING (AKMI-VocTraining)

COLLABORATORS

● SALES: RADIATOR IP SALES

● PRODUCTION: ARGONAUTS S.A.

● PRODUCTION: ATALANTE S.A.