Arthouse Documentary

ONLY HUMAN - by Katerina Giannakopoulou

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Ten people – ten cultures – ten destinies – one project. Art overcomes borders.

 In the first part of the documentary series, the participants of the “Only human” project tell touching stories about their flight, their arrival and life in Germany, their difficulties, hopes and encounters. When Germany opened its borders to refugees six years ago, the non-profit association “music4everybody! e.V.” started an integrative musical project with the aim of making it easier for young people with a refugee and migration background to arrive in Germany. Together with young local people and under the guidance of professional coaches, they build bridges between people of different cultures through art. Only Human is a journey that brings people together in a learning and healing process through dancing, singing, acting, and creating. The project creates a space where we can be free, independent of everything society imposes on us.

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ARFF & WSXA Barcelona 2022 Q&A Sessions

"If there's anything more exciting than experiencing a new film, it's the possibility of meeting the creative minds behind them. ARFF & WSXA International are excited to meet the directors, writers and actresses & actors who created the nominated films. This year's Barcelona Q&A sessions will be hosted by multidisciplinary award-winning artist, filmmaker, choreographer, Katerina Giannakopoulou." We are delighted to present the ARFF International 2022 Laurel for her reference.

 

 

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INTERDISCIPLINARY FILMMAKING by Katerina Giannakopoulou & Mixalis Iliaskos

Making of …. THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI

My multidisciplinary collaboration with Mixalis Iliaskos mirrors the relationship of the brave and patriotic Greek couple Visvizi in this cinematic homage filmed by Dimitris Tektonidis.

Switching between my role as director to my dual role as Domna Visvizi (dancer/actress) was only possible with much preparation & teamwork. Mixalis’ knowledge of Greek History, poetry, and the Greek aesthetics inspired and both guided me in becoming Domna Visvizi and allowed me to envision “The Tragedy of Domna Visvizi.” With our amazing DOP by our side, our film which initially started as a sketch on a mobile phone, was transformed into a rich multidisciplinary work of art.

The singer/songwriter/director Mixalis Iliaskos released a new single: “You… My sweet Madonna,” with music by Sakis Tsilikis and lyrics by Toula Karoni for this film which is anchored in the powerful romantic bond of mutual admiration shared by the couple Vizvisi as a leitmotif of the dramatic life of this Thracian warrior from 1821 when her husband was killed in the battle until her own death.

INTERDISCIPLINARY FILMMAKING by Katerina Giannakopoulou

PANDEMIA was chosen as one of the best shorts at TORONTO´S WILDsound Film Festival – “Dance-Music-Animation,” in collaboration with the Experimental Film Festival in Toronto & won the Audience Feedback Award for the BEST PERFORMANCE!!!

Here you can check the audience’s feedback:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7BNL4ULOTM

Foto Best Actress/Best Indie Film/Best Picture

Three awards were given to the movie “As the Wave Broke” at the FilmCon Festival USA. The character of Julia in all her complexity was so well received and understood at this festival. Thanks to the director Alexandra Bekiou and the Co-Autor Michael Marwitz for writing such refined and sensitive story within which an autobiographical character such as Julia could exist and thrive in all her depth, resilience and complexity. It was an absolute pleasure and honour to breath life into Julia and once again, to have this entire work so beautifully honoured and recognized by the FilmCon Festival Filmmakers Connect.

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