Georgis Grigorakis is a director based in Athens. He studied social psychology in the UK before completing the Master’s degree “Directing Fiction” at the National Film and Television School (NFTS). Since 2007, he has been writing and directing short films, which have been screened at over 100 festivals worldwide and have won numerous awards, garnering international acclaim. His work has been distributed on TV channels, movie theaters and VOD platforms. His debut feature film, Digger, was developed with the support of a Nipkow Programm fellowship, the Sundance Screenwriters Lab and the Cannes Festival Cinéfondation Residency. It premiered at the 70th Berlinale, where it received the CICAE Art Cinema Award. The film has won the Best Actor Award at the Sarajevo International Film Festival, as well as five more awards at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, while it continues to screen in renowned international festivals around the world. He has also been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2018).
45 Degrees, 2014