Network / People

Georgis Grigorakis

Profession: Director
Country: Greece

Georgis is a writer/director based in Athens. He studied social psychology in the UK before completing a master’s degree in directing fiction at the National Film and Television School (NFTS). Since 2007, he has been writing and directing short films, which have been screened in total at over 100 festivals worldwide and have won numerous awards. They have been garnered international acclaim and have been distributed in TV, in movie theaters and VOD platforms. His debut feature film, DIGGER was supported by the Nipkow Programme Fellowship, the Sundance Screenwriters Lab and the Cannes Festival Cinéfondation Residency. It premiered at the 70th Berlinale, where it received the Art Cinema – CICAE Award. It was honored with the Best Actor Award at Sarajevo IFF and with five awards at Thessaloniki IFF. The film continues to run in renowned international festivals around the world. (Busan, Sao Paulo, Goteburg, Philadelphia, Angers).

Show more

Participant in MIDPOINT programs:

Tutor / Lecturer in MIDPOINT programs:

Related projects:


Hard times force neo-nazi Yanis and his leftist parents to move from Athens' wealthy suburbs to Kyspéli, the immigrant district where he lived as a kid. Yanis' parents volunteer at a local refugee ...
Project detail