Thanasis Neofotistos is a Film Director/Writer from Athens, Greece. Berlinale Talents 2016 alumnus. He initially studied Architecture (M.A./DUTh) and afterwards continued by studying Film Directing (B.A./QMU-AMC) and Acting (AKMI). One of his characteristic assets, Scenography/Art Direction, is an influence from his studies. ‘PROSEFHI: Greek School Prayer’, was his dissertation and has already been selected by several important International Film Festivals (21stEncounters, 26thSaoPaulo, 23rdRaindance, 35thMunich, and 50 more IFF) and won the 1st prize (Golden Dionysus Award) at the 37th Drama ISFF, as well as other significant distinctions (Best Sound, Photography, Golden Odysseus, Nomination at GFA, etc). His latest short is a documentary called ‘POGONISKOS’ and won the Best Documentary Award at the 38th Drama ISFF. His next short film project, called ‘PATISION AVENUE’, has already participated in NisiMasa ESP2016. Over the last years, he works on matters concerning Greek Art Public Schools. He is member of the Greek Director Guild (EES) & Film Directors/Producers Guild of Greece (ESPEK). He has already been 1st Assistant Director in two feature films, but now he is in the script development stage of his first-debut feature film, which he envisions as a dark, coming of age, folk-tale; 'PETER AND THE WOLF'. The film project has already been selected, amongst other, by First Film First SEDA 2017, MFI 2016 and Talents Sarajevo Script Station 2016.
Name: Thanasis Neofotistos
Lives in: Athens, Greece
Occupation: Director, Art Director, Filmmaker and Screenwriter
Unique traits: www.thanasisneofotistos.com
Four Dimensions and One Lamp
Film (Documentary and Short) Writer One lamp, one journalist, a cave, an attic, a museum, one lion, three days, four dimensions, ten children, some fairies, a few kilometers and a hundred corrugated cardboards. Through the challenge of creating a luminaire, two aspiring architects present the process of architectural creation; inspiration, composition, construction. Written by Thanasis Neofotistos
Film (Documentary and Short) Writer A trip to "Pogoniskos", a Greek village in Epirus. Stories about war but also about fairies. Without a purpose and without an end. The grandfather as the narrator, while the grandmother took care of us. Their return to their roots, made our own journey unique. Written by Thanasis Neofotistos
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Film (Drama and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Aris, 38, worker in a factory, is fired without any warning. He is shocked. As his attempts to be re-hired fail, he gradually becomes obsessed by the idea to take justice in his own hands. He is ready to proceed with his goal when his ex-wife dumps their six-year-old son to him. Written by Dimitri Athanitis
Prosefhi: Greek School Prayer
Film (Short and Drama) Writer In Dimitri's high school, Vassilis and his friends, a gang of bullies, terrorize him. When he learns that it's his turn to say the morning prayer in front of the entire school, Vassilis becomes the only thing he can think about. But, what's going to happen when the time comes and he stands in front of the whole school and mainly in front of him? While seeking their identity, through violence, they will inevitably test each other's boundaries. Written by Thanasis Neofotistos
The Sun and the Wind
Film (Short and Fantasy) Writer A woman is walking carefree in the fields, collecting flowers and windmills, completely clueless about what is going to happen to her when the sun and the wind fight over who is stronger. They will both attempt to undress her. Each one uses his strongest assets. The first one uses his force, the second one his warmth. Who will be the winner? Written by Thanasis Neofotistos
Ta hronika tou Drakofoinika: Adamastos
Film (Action, Adventure and Fantasy) Actor In an Age of Darkness,the mighty Dragonphoenix Empire rules the World of Elebros with an iron fist. Dragar, a mighty warrior from the North, is a slave, taking part in brutal pit fights for the pleasure of the Empire's noblemen. His body is there,but his mind is back at his homeland and the wife he left behind. Dragar manages to escape captivity and takes hostage the daughter of a General, the spoiled Valeria. The General sets up a manhunt to bring back his daughter. The way back home will be filled with dangers and difficulties for Dragar and the spoiled Valeria. Dragar will have to face the past, the present and the dark future which lies ahead but he shall be indomitable. Written by Thanos Kermitsis
Film (Short) Writer The mathematical equation of despair.
Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Ali, an Afghan Muslim, lives in Athens Greece. He is trying to get access to the western dream, surrounded by memories of his homeland, his trip to Europe and his «nightmares».
Film (Short, Fantasy and Romance) Writer A woman dealing with a devastating loss. She struggles to choose what is best, living with her painful memories or trying to sink into oblivion? What remains to be answered: is her art going to offer the redemption she anticipates?
Agapi sta 16
Film (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Somewhere in the Greek provinces, in the '80s&. The story revolves around a group of 15-year-olds. The main characters of that group, ALEXIS and ANTIGONI, as well as their parents, their relatives and friends are depicted in the movie, creating a fresco of a Greek village. Antigoni and her family have recently moved to the village. There, Antigoni is bound to turn upside down the world of Alexis and his friends'. Alexis, who is a dreamer, is fascinated by her revolutionary temperament and soon falls in love with her. Written by Kostas Haralabous
Golden Dionysus Award, for best short film PROSEFHI.
Queen Margaret Univercity (QMU)
Democritus University of Thrace (DUTh)