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Anneta Papathanasiou


Actress and Director. She has Bachelor΄s Degree in Economics, Law School, University of Athens. Graduate of E. Hatzikou Drama and Film School. Theatre Studies at NYU and HB Studio in New York. She has been acting on Stage and Television in Greece. She established “ELIART theatre”, an independent theatre in the heart of Athens. She is teaching at the American College of Greece – Deree and “Theatro ton Allagon” and she has published two books about theatre. Since 2000 she directs and produces documentaries mostly about human rights issues and received numerous international awards. She has filmed in “difficult” areas such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, etc. Selected filmography: “Qadir, an Afghan Ulysses “, “Playing with Fire”, “The Nymphs of Hindu Kush”, “After the Tsunami – Sumatra”.


2018 Europe, the Dream

2015 The Park, Grandma Nissa and Ali

2014 Playing with Fire

2012 Udin

2011 The Nymphs of Hindu Kush 2008 Qadir, an Afghan Ulysses 2006 Tsunami, a year after 2005 After the tsunami Sumatra After the tsunami, Sri Lanka

2003 Living is Cool

Awards / distinctions

“Europe, The Dream” , 2018, Co-directed with Angelos Kovotsos.

Best documentary at Aegean Docs Festival (Greece). Editor’s award at Chalkida Documentary Festival (Greece )


“Playing with Fire”, 2014

Jury Award at the Pesaro Doc Festival (Italy) Jury Award at the international “Gold Panda” Awards (China) Best documentary award at the London Greek Film Festival : Odysseus Awards (England) Ifab (International Film Awards Berlin) HONORABLE MENTION AWARD (Germany) Candidate for the President of NHK Prize (Japan Best documentary at the international documentary festival of Ierapetra (Greece) Honorable Mention award at the 8th Docfest Chalkida (Greece) Doc on Air award, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (Greece)


“The Nymphs of Hindu Kush”, 2011,

Best Documentary Award: Said festival - South Asian festival in Seattle (USA) Nominee: Best Film Award: International "Gold Panda" Documentary Awards (China)


“Qadir – An Afghan Ulysses”, 2008,

Japan Prize (President Prize) (Japan) Best Documentary Award: Miradas.Doc, International Documentary Film Festival (Spain) Best Documentary Award: Roma Fiction Fest (Italy)


“Living is Cool”, 2003.

2nd Best Documentary Award: Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (Greece)



Tel. +30 6972819595


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