Antoinetta Angelidi is a film director and visual artist. She studied Architecture in Athens; Film Direction and Editing at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques (I.D.H.E.C. – promotion 30, 1977) in Paris; and Film Theory with Christian Metz. She has directed four full-length fiction films – Idées Fixes / Dies Irae (1977), Topos (1985), The Hours: A Square Film (1995) and Thief or Reality (2001) – which were screened in international film festivals and contemporary art museums. She has also shot several short films and created visual installations. She uses art history and her dreams as raw material for her work, “distancing [herself] from reality in order to reach out to the Real”. The inversion and juxtaposition of codes, as well as the dream-mechanism and the uncanny, constitute her main creative strategies. The complexity of cinematic heterogeneity and the narrative multiplicity of the different filmic elements characterise her work. She is Assistant Professor in Film Direction in the Film School at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where she uses experimentation as a teaching technique. She has also taught Film Theory at the Universities of Patras, Thessaly and the Aegean. She is a member of the European Film Academy (E.F.A.). She is a founding member of the Hellenic Film Academy (H.F.A.), of which she has been the vice-president from 2009 to 2011. Her films have been awarded several prizes. A retrospective tribute to her work as a whole was included in the 46th International Thessaloniki Film Festival (2005), where she was given the golden Alexander prize, and a monograph on her work was published.
- 1975 L’ HISTOIRE ECRITE
- 1976 L’ EAU
- 1981 THE GIFT
- 2006 NOON HOUR
- 2007 METAMORPHOSIS OFBY AA
- 2007 KNOT – NOT – KNOT
- 1980 & 2008 121280 RITUAL
full-length fiction films
- 1977 IDEES FIXES / DIES IRAE
- 1985 TOPOS
- 1995 THE HOURS
- 2001 THIEF OR REALITY
- (in progress) MEDEA / KORE
DISTINCTIONS – AWARDS – TRIBUTES
1977 – Best New Director Award for the film IDEES FIXES / DIES IRAE, Thessaloniki Film Festival.
1977 – Greek Film Critics Award for the film IDEES FIXES / DIES IRAE, Thessaloniki Film Festival.
1985 – Special Jury Prize for the film TOPOS, Thessaloniki Film Festival.
1985 – Best Sound Track Award for the film TOPOS, Thessaloniki Film Festival.
1985 – Greek Film Critics Award for the film TOPOS, Thessaloniki Film Festival
1985 – Greek Ministry of Culture Quality Award for the film TOPOS.
1995 – Best Sets Award for the film THE HOURS, Thessaloniki Film Festival.
1995 – Best Costumes Award for the film THE HOURS, Thessaloniki Film Festival.
1995 – Greek Ministry of Culture Quality Award for the film THE HOURS.
1995 – Greek Ministry of Culture Sets Award for the film THE HOURS.
Since 1995 – the installation A PAGE FROM THE BOOK OF HOURS belongs to the permanent collection of the Centre of Contemporary Art of Rethymno, Greece
2001 – Greek Ministry of Culture Quality Award for the film THIEF OR REALITY.
2002 – Nomination for the European Film Award Meliès for the film THIEF OR REALITY, Oporto Film Festival, Portugal.
2003 – tribute to her work, University of Patras
2005 – tribute-retrospective for her work as a whole, Thessaloniki International Film Festival
2005 – Golden Alexander for the entirety of her work, Thessaloniki International Film Festival
2005 – member of the international jury (president: Vittorio Storaro), Thessaloniki International Film Festival.
2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 – her films included in the Avant-Guard Film Festivals of the Greek Film Archives Foundation.
Since 2006 – member of the European Film Academy
2007 – tribute to her work, Athens.Animfest.
2009 – tribute-retrospective for her work, 8th ‘Strange Screen’ Festival
2009 – founding member and vice-president of the Hellenic Film Academy