Talk: Ektoras Lygizos & Konstantina Stavrianou

01.03.23 @ 17:00


The art and labor of making a film.

Director and filmmaker Ektoras Lygizos and film producer Konstantina Stavrianou, both members of our moving image selection committee for the 5th SNF Artist Fellowship Program, gave yesterday at Romantso a joint talk, where they discussed with our Fellows important aspects of filmmaking: from the conception of an idea to script development and eventually the production of a film.

Thank you both for sharing your experience and personal input.

Born in Athens in 1976. He studied Greek Literature, Linguistics and Film Directing. His feature film BOY EATING THE BIRD’S FOOD (2012) premiered at Karlovy Vary Film Festival, won several awards and was in Competition at the International Film Festivals of Toronto, London, Montreal, Seville, Reykjavic, Hong Kong, Linz, Brussels, Leeds, Goa, Haifa, Thessaloniki, Bergen and Tallinn among others. It has also won the Best Feature Film, Best Leading Actor and Best Newcomer Director Awards from the Greek Film Academy (2013). His short film PURE YOUTH was premiered at Venice Film Festival 2004 – Official Competition. He has directed for the stage plays by Aeschulus, Euripides, Shakespeare, Moliere, Ibsen, Beckett, Verdi, Checkov, Jarry, Frayn, Boretz and Murray, Koumendakis, Walsh, Minyana, Owen and Klaus at the National Theatre of Greece, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the Onassis Culture Centre, the Greek National Opera among others.

Konstantina Stavrianou co-founded Graal, a production company and a post-production facility, based in Athens, Greece. She oversees the production & co-production sectors for both Greek and international productions and is Graal’s co-managing director. The company has co-produced 65 films to date and has a portfolio of approximately 430 titles. In 2012 & 2013 she has been in the Hellenic Film’s Academy organizing committee of the two-day conference “Riding the Greek Wave” in Athens. Its first instalment focused on project development and festival strategies, while in 2013 on international co-production & distribution. Since 2014, attends workshops as post-production tutor collaborating with FOCAL Digital Production Challenge, Doha Film Institute, Red Sea Lodge and others. She is a member of the preselection / selection committee at the Berlinale co-pro series, Torino Film Lab, Locarno Open Doors consultances and Biennale College Cinema. She is a MEDIA programme expert, a Berlinale talents alumna and member of the EAVE network. Since 2021, she is an awarded member of the Hellenic Film Academy.