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Dimitris Koutsiabasakos

Associate Professor in Film Direction

 

Dimitris Koutsiabasakos was born in 1967. He studied Movie and TV Direction at the Gerasimov Institute of cinematography, in Moscow, Russia (V.G.I.K.). He directed documentaries, serials, short and feature films for television and feature films. His works have been recognized with numerous awards in Greece and abroad.

Since 2000 he has been teaching Film Acting Technique in Drama Schools, among them the Drama School of the National Theatre of Northern Greece.

From 2004 to 2007 he was a lecturer in the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean.

From 2009 to 2015 he was appointed lecturer at the School of Film Studies in the Art Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

From 2016 to 2018 he was employed as a film director in the Hellenic Brodcasting Corporation, ERT S.A.

In 2018 he was elected to the position of associate professor of Film Directing at the School of Film Studies in the Art Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

 

 

 

 

Selected Filmography

Φιλμογραφία (επιλογή)

2017:  Yannis Kastritsis: The man and his shadow, 52΄

·         Best Director -  Fine Arts  Film Festival Los Angeles, California.

·         Best Documentary - 8th Bridges International Film Festival

·         Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (Official Selection)

 

2016: “Silent Witness-Documentary, 71΄

·         Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (Official Selection)

·         Best Director Award, at 10th Greek Documentary Festival of Halkida

·         Music Award Greek Documentary Festival of Halkida

·         2nd Award, Best Greek Feature Documetary at 4th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra.

·         Best Director at 4th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra.

·         3d Best Greek Film of the Year by Greek Greek Film Critics Association

·         Nomination for best documentary - Hellenic Film Academy

 

2014:  “Becoming an actor, Documentary, 61΄

·            Audience Award - 16th  Thessaloniki International Film Festival

·          Honorary Screenplay Distinction – Halkida Greek Documentary Festival

·         Special Jury Award – Ierapetra International Documentary Festival

·         Nomination for best documentary - Hellenic Film Academy

 

2013: “The Grocer” – Documentary, 81΄

•         Prix a la Diffucion - PriMed - Marseille, France

•         Special Award 'Solidarity' at the 57th Trento International Film Festival (Italy)

•         Special Mention - 20th Film Festival De La Lessinia

•         Audience Award at 15th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

•         Best Documentary Award, Greek Documentary Festival of Halkida

•         Best Director Award, Greek Documentary Festival of Halkida

•         Nomination for best documentary - Hellenic Film Academy

•         Special Mention - 2nd AegeanDocs International Documentary Film Festival

•         Mediterranean Film Festival, Rome, Italy (Official Selection)

•         Sarajevo Film Festival 2013 (Official Selection)

•         Cinematic Achievement Award - Thess International Short Film Festival

 

 

2006: “The Guardian’s Son” – Future film

·         Best Debut - Greek State Film Awards 2006

·         2nd Award for Best Fiction Greek State Film Awards 2006

·         Audience Award  - Thessaloniki International Film Festival

·         Special Jury Award - Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

 

2001: “Frida” ,  video dance, 8΄

·         Best Experimental Short Film - International Festival of Independent Filmakers

 

1998: “Hill 33”, fiction, 43’, 35mm

•         Main Post Award - International Film Festival of Wurzburg 

•         First Prize for a Short Film, Greek State Film Award for Excellence 1998

•         Best Fiction Film Award - International Short Film Festival in Drama

•         Award from the Greek Film Centre

•         The 2nd Conference of Greek Young Artists Award

•         Best Music Award - International Short Film Festival in Drama

•         Best Film of the year – “Cinema” magazine

 

1995: “The Bridge”, fiction, 30΄

•    First Prize for a Short Film, Greek State Film Award for Excellence 1995

•    Best Script Award - International Short Film Festival in Drama

•    Award from the Greek Film Centre

 

1997: “Hercules, Acheloos and My Granny”, Documentary,30΄

•          Documentary Film Award at the Nuremberg International Film Festival

•         Audience Award - Uppsala International Short Film Festival

•          Best Short Film Award - Int ernational Film Festival of Ancient Olympia 

•         First Prize for a Short Film, State Cinematography Award for Excellence 1997

•         Best Documentary Award - International Short Film Festival in Drama

•         Best Sound Award - International Short Film Festival in Drama

•         Award from the Greek Film Centre

•         The Greek Film Industry Technicians Award

•         The ‘Tassos Kolliopoulos” Award

•         The 1st Conference of Greek Young Artists Award

 

1993: “Young Russians” Documentary, 90΄

 

1992: “His Beloved Ones”, fiction, 17΄

•         International Short Film Festival in Drama(Official Selection)

•       International Film Festival Premier Plans (Official Selection)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office hours: 
Thursday: 14:30-17:30
Contact info: 
koutsiabasakos@film.auth.gr

School of Film, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki