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Apostolos Karakasis

Assistant Professor in Film Editing
Contact info: 
adkaraka@film.auth.gr

Short CV

Born in 1970 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Studied film and video in the UK at West Surrey College of Art & Design (1990-1993). Since then he has been involved in documentary filmmaking both as director and editor. His extensive work for television mainly focuses on cultural and historical issues, with a personal point of view. As a director he has collaborated with many of Greece's public television (ERT) documentary serieses. His independent cinematic work focuses on a creative portrayal of “common people's” stories in an observational mode and has received awards and distribution in international festivals. His work also includes audiovisual presentations projects of largescale incorporating a documentary approach (audiovisual installation for the Greek pavillion in Shanghai expo 2010). He is the main author of the open access ebook “Εφόδιο για νέους ντοκιμαντερίστες”, a handbook for young documentary filmmakers.

 

https://vimeo.com/karakasis/videos

 

 

Selective filmography:

 

NEXT STOP: UTOPIA (2015, 91min, documentary)

Official competition: IDFA 2015, Trieste Film Festival, Millenium, Docs Barcelona etc

NATIONAL GARDEN (2009, 72min, documentary)

Audience award at Thessaloniki documentary  festival (2009)

JEFFREY EUGENIDES,  ABRAHAM YEHOSHUA, CARLOS FUENTES,  VLADIMIR MAKANIN, JOHN BANVILLE,  HARRY MULISCH,  NADINE GORDIMER (2008-2010, 7 x 50min, documentary-portraits of great writers for ERT )

SPRINGTIME AT A.U.TH. (2007, 45min, documentary)

ARISTOTELES ZACHOS (2006, 54min, documentary )

THE FASCINATING PUZZLE (2003, 50min, documentary)

EMPLOYED BY LIFE (2002, 50min, documentary )

98 YEARS (1998, 41min, documentary) Audience award at Thessaloniki documentary festival 1999

School of Film Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki