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Yorgos Arvanitis


Yorgos Arvanitis was born in 1978. After studying Business Administration in Larissa, he attended seminars by Wim Wenders and Fatih Akin at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. He gained valuable experience during his internship in directing alongside Fatih Akin in the film "Head On".


He has worked on short films as an assistant director and has written, directed and produced short films and short documentaries. "The Journey of Askavlos " is his first feature film.


This independent production took ten years to complete and is entirely self-financed.


2004 "Head On, Behind the Scenes," Making Of, 32 ', Direction, Photography


2009 "Polit-talk," Short fiction, 7', Direction, Editing


2010 "Gestern Nacht," Short fiction, 7 ', Direction, Editing


2011 "Eurocracy", Short Documentary, 8 ', Direction, Photography, Editing


2012 "Tango Therapy for Parkinson's", Short Documentary, 6 ', Direction, Editing (EngSubs - GrSubs ? v = LKv0RP5Rhr0)


2020 "The Journey of Askavlos", Feature Documentary, 88 ', Screenplay, Direction, Production

Awards / distinctions

Awards "The journey of Askavlos" Awards at the 8th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra 2021

1st -2nd Greek feature-length documentary award: George Arvanitis

2 -Montage award: Chronis Theocharis

3, A Teemu Takatalo


Official participation & Finalist in the Cannes 2021 World Film Festival

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