Marco Gastine
 

Director / Producer

Director and producer. Βorn in Paris, he has been living and working in Greece since 1979.

He studied Architecture in Paris and Film in Athens. In 2003, he founded the production company Minimal Films, which undertook the production of his documentary films and the ones of talented Greek filmmakers. Minimal Films has also undertaken international co-productions with ARTE, France Télévisions, CNC...

He is teaching documentaries in Greek and international workshops (MFI, StoryDoc, French Institute...). He also taught at the Athens Film School.

Founding member of Greek Documentary Association, he is former President and current member of its Board of Directors.

Filmography

DIRECTION and PRODUCTION:

2019 AS FAR AS THE SEA, ), documentary, 108’
(trailer: https://vimeo.com/319468490)

2012 DEMOKRATIA, THE WAY OF THE CROSS, documentary, 85’ & 56’

(trailer: http://youtu.be/CWeE15I2RbE)
 

2008 THEMIS, documentary, 85’.

(trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTYsqncwFxI)

 

2006 LITTLE ODYSSEYS, documentary series, 10 x 40’. (trailer: https://vimeo.com/467303909)

 

2004 OFF SIDE (Hors Jeux), documentary series, 14 x 5’.

 

2004 MARSEILLES, A GREEK PROFILE, documentary, 87’. (trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSF-H7LpKCE)

 

1986 EVA, fiction, 22’.

 

DIRECTION:

 

2023 THE RIGHT OF BLOOD, feature fiction, in progress.

 

2022 THE DEAF DOG, feature fiction, in progress..

 

2018 24h EUROPE, documentary, 30’ episode of a 24hours documentary for ARTE.

 

2016. NIKOS BELOYANNIS, 26’, episode of the series UNSUNG HEROES for ARTE.

 

2005. 1969-A. & S. ANTONAKAKIS, documentary, 45’.

 

1999. STORIES ABOUT HER, documentary, 26’.

 

1993. ATHENS, IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CITY, documentary, 78’.

 

1988. THE YEAR OF THE COMET, documentary, 26’.

 

1987 THE ADVENTURES OF THE EYE, mini documentary series, 2 x 26’.

 

1984 ELECTRIC DRAMA, fiction, 10’.

 

1982 THE MOLE, fiction, 8’.

 

PRODUCTION or COPRODUCTION:

 

2021 THE INVITATION (in progress), Swedish documentary by Fanny Risberg, coproduction.

 

2020 ECHOES OF ANTIQUITY, French documentary by Bernard George for ARTE, coproduction.

 

2017 THE MONASTERY OF EUROPE, French documentary series by Jacques Debs for ARTE, coproduction.

 

2015 ALEXANDROS PANAGOULIS, 26’, episode of the series UNSUNG HEROES for ARTE, coproduction.

 

2015 LAST STOP, UTOPIA, 91’, documentary by Apostolos Karakasis, production.

(trailer: https://vimeo.com/145763116)

 

2013 WHEN SISYPHUS REBELS, French documentary by Abraham Ségal, coproduction.

 

2011 DOCVILLE, documentary series for ΕΡΤ, 13x45’, production. (trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9OqaupY_vc)

 

2011 ALEXANDER THE GREAT, 52’, French documentary by Bernard George for ARTE, coproduction.

 

2009 SHADOW FIGHTERS, French documentary by Bernard George for ARTE, coproduction.

Awards / distinctions

ECHOES OF ANTIQUITY

● AWARD SCAM

 

2021 AS FAR AS THE SEA

 

● OFFICIAL SELECTION @THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2019

● OFFICIAL SELECTION @ATHENS INT. FILM FESTIVAL 2019

● FESTIVAL AWARD @ IERAPETRA INT. DOC FILM FEST 2020

● ORPHEUS BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD @ LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL

● BEST GREEK DOCUMENTARY @ AEGEAN DOCS

 

NEXT STOP, UTOPIA

● OFFICIAL SELECTION @ IDFA 2015

● OFFICIAL SELECTION @THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2015

● OFFICIAL SELECTION @TRIESTE INT. FILM FESTIVAL 2016

● OFFICIAL SELECTION @SARAJEVO INT. FILM FESTIVAL 2016

● OFFICIAL SELECTION @DOCS BARCELONA 2016

● OFFICIAL SELECTION @ other 15 INT. and GREEK FILM FEST

● NOMINATED @ PRIX EUROPA 2016.

● AWARDED @ DOC DF (MEXICO CITY) 2016

● URTI INTERNATIONAL AWARD 2016

● AWARDED @ AEGEAN DOCS 2016

 

DEMOKRATIA, THE WAY OF THE CROSS ● OFFICIAL SELECTION @THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2013

● NOMINATED @ PRIX EUROPA 2013.

● OFFICIAL SELECTION @ SAO PAOLO INT FILM FEST 2013.

● OFFICIAL SELECTION @ DOC LISBOA

2013.

 

DOCVILLE

● OFFICIAL SELECTION @THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2012

 

THEMIS

● OFFICIAL SELECTION @CANNES FESTIVAL 2009 (ACID).

● OFFICIAL SELECTION @THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2009.

● NOMINATED @ BEST MEDITERRANEAN DOCUMENTARY AWARD (CMCA) 2009.

● NOMINATED @ PRIX EUROPA 2009. LITTLE ODYSSEYS

● OFFICIAL SELECTION @THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2007

 

MARSEILLES, A GREEK PROFILE

● OFFICIAL SELECTION @THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2004

● BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD @ NATIONAL FILM AWARDS 2004.

● BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD @ ECOCINEMA 2004.

● NOMINATED @ PRIX EUROPA 2004.

 

ATHENS, LOOKING FOR THE LOST CITY ● OFFICIAL SELECTION @THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 1994

 

EVA

● OFFICIAL SELECTION @THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL 1994

● 2ND BEST FILM AWARD @ DRAMA INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 1986.

● BEST SHORT FILM AWARD @ NATIONAL FILM AWARDS 1986.

 

ELECTRIC DRAMA

●2ND BEST FILM AWARD @ RIMINI EUROPEAN FILM SCHOOLS FESTIVAL 1984.

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