Spyros Tsiftsis

Director

Spyros Tsiftsis is a director, editor and producer.  Born in 1959, he studied business administration and marketing management in the University of Arkansas.  He has been working in the audiovisual industry as a director-producer-editor since the late 1980’s. In 1989-90 he was the official Greek participant in the E.U. «Media 95 - Eave» seminars for independent producers, from September 2001 to July 2008 was head of the documentary department in the Foundation of the Hellenic world, and has taught film directing in private colleges and seminars in Athens.  He has produced, directed and edited cultural magazines, documentary series and short films on various subjects, that have participated in festivals and have been broadcasted by European TV stations.

Filmography

(selective)

 

Documentaries:

 

Urban Void (collective actions in the city) / documentary, in progress - 75 ', 2022

 

Dionysos, The Return / Documentary - 95 ', 2020

 

Nikos Kazantzakis, the ecumenical writer / documentary - 55΄, 2017

 

Those Who Dared: George Kotzias / documentary - 55΄, 2016

 

Sikyon, an Excavation / documentary - 30 ’, 2014

 

Sakis Papadimitriou: A Life Improvised / documentary - 48 ', 2009

 

Revealed / Documentary - 25 ', 2009

 

Athenian Walkways / documentary - 60 ', 2004

 

Soap / documentary - 30', 2000

 

Walking the Rails / Documentary - 60 ', 2001

 

Pieta: Sergei Paradjanov / documentary - 30 ’, 1992

 

a Walkabout / Documentary - 30 ', 1991

 

A Fringe Festival / Documentary - 60 ', 1990

 

Video art:

 

Bird On a Wire - 120 ’, 2016

 

Television series:

 

1998-9 Walking the Rails Produced, Edited & Directed by - 8 ep x 30 ’

1997-8 Night Hours: Produced, Edited & Directed by - 13 ep x 30 ’

2011-12 Books in the Box Directed by - 17m x 50 ’

2008-10 Paraskinio Directed & Edited by 1997-8 Traces of Soul - Life Stories Directed by - 13 x 30 '

1994-5 Pages with a View: Directed by - 12px x 52 '

1992-3 the Art of Cooking: Directed by - 26 episodes x 26 ’

1989-91 Colors: Directed by - 37m x 52 '

Awards / distinctions

Dionysus, the Return

22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - 2020 Montreal Independent Film Festival - 2021 Valencia Indie Film Festival • VALÈIFF - 2021 Boden International Film Festival - 2021 Semi-Finalist On Art - Poland - 2021 2nd long indepentend documentary Award Winner 8th Ierapetra Documentary Festival -2021 3rd prize big length & montage award L'Europe autour de l'Europe - 2021 Grecdocs 2021 15th Festival of Greek Documentary Chalkida - 2021 World Film Carnival - Singapore - 2021 Outstanding Achievement Award Berlin International Art Film Festival - 2021 China Beijing Film Festival - 2021 Sydney & Melbour -Off Film Festival - 2021 SIERRA INTERNATIONAL FILM WEEKEND - 2021 China BeiJing Film Festival - 2021 Boston Independent Film Awards - 2021

 

Sakis Papadimitriou: A Life Improvised

14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - 2012

 

Revealed

The Archeology Channel International Film and Video Festival -2012 Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico, Museo Civico di Rovereto -2012

 

Walking the Rails

International Mediterranean Documentary Festival - Samos 2001 Kalamata International Documentary Festival 2002 - competition section

 

Pieta: Sergei Paradjanov

FIPA, Cannes '92 - "Great reports and social interests" - competition section

 

Walkabout

PRIX FUTURA, Berlin: competition competition for independent documentaries - 1991 Cinema & Reality Award, Thessaloniki Festival -1991

 

A Fringe Festival

SAN SEBASTIAN DONOSTIA -1990

Contact:

Tel. +306976686871

E-mail:  s.tsiftsis@gmail.com

https://vimeo.com/tsiftsis