Menelaos Karamaghiolis

Director - Screenwriter - Producer

Menelaos Karamaghiolis is a filmmaker who works in Athens producing feature films, documentaries, video art and radiomovies and video installations starring real-life neglected heroes and transcending frontiers and stereotypes to serve as an essential tool for dialogue and social change. His films have been screened globally and won many awards. His filmography includes the feature documentary ROM, 1989, that was considered "a turning point for Greek documentary films" and "a masterpiece that must become a classic of the history of cinema”, the fiction films BLACK OUT (p.s. RED OUT), 1998, considered to be “the first post-modern Greek film” and J.A.C.E. – Just Another Confused Elephant, 2011, participated in 48 international festivals (including TIFF Toronto International Film Festival) and won 11 awards and the first greek interactive documentaries, MEETING WITH REMARKABLE PEOPLE (12 feature films, 180 short films). His video installations have been shown at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, the Venice Biennale, the Rodeo and the Geneva Contemporary Art Center (mini retrospective) etc.

Filmography

“ ALPHEUS” (1985, Documentary) (Trailer: https://vimeo.com/142156449) - “AVE MARIA” (1986, Documentary) (Trailer: https://vimeo.com/142239711) - “THE COLOSSUS OF THE SUN” (1987, Documentary) (Trailer: https://vimeo.com/142239709)

“GLORIA OLIVAE” (1987, Documentary) (Trailer: https://vimeo.com/142156450) “ROM” (1989, Documentary) (Trailer: https://vimeo.com/142641117)

“BLACK OUT p.s. Red Out” (1998, Fiction) (Trailer: https://vimeo.com/130198034)

“J.A.C.E. – Just Another Confused Elephant” (2012, Fiction) (Trailer: https://vimeo.com/111279181)

“DEAR ANCESTOR…” (2011, Documentary) (Trailer: https://vimeo.com/110976093)

“CROSSING THE BORDERS” (2014 , Documentary)

“MEETING WITH REMARKABLE PEOPLE” (2011 – 2020, 24 feature length interactive documentary films & 180 shorts) (Interactive Platform: https://remarkablepeople.gr/)

“BEYOND LIMITS” (2014, Video Art – National Museum of Contemporary Art) - “AGRIMIKÁ – Reminiscences of an Unprocessed Leather Technician” (2015, Video Art – 56th Venice Biennale) (Trailer: https://vimeo.com/142788233)

“GREEK ANIMAL RESCUE” (2017, Documentary) (Trailer: https://vimeo.com/236815007)

“THE RETURN” (2018, Documentary) (Trailer: https://vimeo.com/236824947) “THE SECOND CHANCE” (2016, Documentary) (Trailer: https://vimeo.com/236824976)

“MILAD – MY PLANET…” (2015, Documentary) (Trailer: https://vimeo.com/236815167)

"SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?" (2014, Documentary) (Trailer: https://vimeo.com/236824917)

“NO ONE WILL KILL YOU, ANY MORE THAN IF YOU WERE A CORPSE” (2019, Video Art)

“#nøborders” (2019, Video Art & Instagram account “No_Border_Films_2019”)

“THE AFRO–GREEKS” (2018, Video Installation) (Trailer: https://vimeo.com/352085662)

Awards / distinctions

"GLORIA OLIVAE" - Best Director Award, Thessaloniki Film Festival 1987 - Best film Award, Thessaloniki Film Festival 1988

 

"ROM" - Best Documentary Award, Thessaloniki Film Festival 1989 - Best Editing Award, Thessaloniki Film Festival 1989 - Best Documentary Film Award, State Awards 1989 - Best Music Award, State Awards 1990

 

"BLACK OUT p.s. Red Out" - Best Fiction Film Award, Thessaloniki Film Festival 1998 - Best Actress Award, Thessaloniki Film Festival 1998 - Best New Director Award, Thessaloniki Film Festival 1998 - Best Editing Award, Thessaloniki Film Festival 1998 - Best Sound Award, Thessaloniki Film Festival 1998 - Greek Union of Film and Television Technicians Award, Thessaloniki Film Festival 1998 - First-Time Director Award, Annonay International Festival of First Films 1999 - Best Director Award by Filmnet Channel

 

“J.A.C.E. (Just Another Confused Elephant)” - Best Actress Award, International Thessaloniki Film Festival 2011 - Special Jury award Romanian International Film Festival, International Competition, October 2012, - Best film award , San Francisco Greek Film Festival, Μay 2013 - Supporting Actress, Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2013 - Supporting Actor Award, Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2013 - Editing, Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2013 - Costumes, Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2013 - Make up, Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2013 - Set Design, Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2013 - Audience award for feature film, Peloponnesian International Film Festival 2012 - Award for supporting male role, Peloponnesian International Film Festival 2012

 

Participation approximately in around 51 International Film Festivals among them TIFF-Toronto International Film Festival 2013, Tokyo International Film Festival 2011 & Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2012.

Contact:

Tel. +30 6944524042

E-mail:  menelaos.km@gmail.com

Showreel:

https://vimeo.com/359260661

Interactive Documentary Platform / INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARIES:

 

https://remarkablepeople.gr/

 

Official Site:

 

https://www.pausilypon-films.gr/en/

 

FB Page of the Director:

 

https://www.facebook.com/menelaoskm

 

FB Page of the documentaries:

 

https://en-gr.facebook.com/MeetingWithRemarkablePeople/

 

instagram of the director:

 

https://www.instagram.com/menelaos.km