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Director Spyros Evangelatos Dies at Age 77

Spyros Evangelatos, one of the most important Greek directors, died on Tuesday at the age of 77. Mr. Evangelatos was born in Athens, Greece, in 1940. He was a graduate of the Drama School of the National Theatre and the...

Phedon Papamichael to Direct ‘The Silver Arrow’

After his directorial debut earlier this year with "A Beautiful Day", Phedon Papamichael has been hired by Green-Light International to direct his first feature film, "The Silver Arrow", in early 2017. Papamichael has worked as a highly-regarded cinematographer for years, and...

‘Rescue Dogs’: Haik Katsikian and MJ Anderson Direct a Movie With a Purpose

LA-based director Haik Katsikian, who was born and raised in Athens, Greece, has just co-directed his first feature film, "Rescue Dogs", with M.J. Anderson. "Rescue Dogs" is a children's movie about a man and his rescue dog, Tracy and Charger respectively,...

Greek-American Director’s Film ‘Awful Pretty’ on Indiegogo

Greek-American actress, writer and director Alexandra Williams has started a campaign on crowdfunding site Indiegogo to finance her next big project, titled "Awful Pretty". The production is essentially a short film about the paths of a young runaway and a married...

Greek Director Teaches Sophocles’ Tragedy to Women in Afghanistan

“Playing with Fire” is a new documentary by Greek director and actress Anneta Papathanassiou who decided to teach Sophocles' ancient Greek tragedy Antigone to women in Afghanistan. The documentary was shot one year ago in Kabul and depicts the lives of women...

Greek Actor Manolis Mavromatakis Wins International Award (video)

Greek actor Manolis Mavromatakis won the Best Actor Award at the Nashville Film Festival held in Nashville, Tennessee for his performance in the Greek film “The enemy within.” However, neither Mavromatakis nor the director of the movie, George Tsemberopoulos,...

‘Miss Violence’ Director Talks Filmmaking Amongst Greek Crisis

Alexandros Avranas, the Greek director of award-winning film 'Miss Violence' talks Greek cinema and personal success in an exclusive interview. Born in Larissa, Greece, Alexandros Avranas made his way to Berlin, Germany to study Fine Arts at the Universität der...

Director Costa Gavras to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Greek-born filmmaker Costa-Gavras will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual Mumbai Film Festival this year, which takes place from Oct. 17-24 in India. Considered one of the world's living legends in cinema, the Academy Award...

Nick Cassavetes Directing ‘The Other Woman’ with Cameron Diaz

Greek-American director Nick Cassavetes is at work on his latest project, "The Other Woman," which filmed on-location over the summer in the Hamptons, New York. The comedy (not to be confused with the 2009 drama starring Natalie Portman) centers on...

Yorgos Lanthimos Set to Begin First English Language Film

Academy Award nominee Yorgos Lanthimos, who garnered much attention for his film "Dogtooth," is set to make his English-language film debut with "The Lobster." The director will begin shooting the film in Ireland this fall. The love story takes place in...