Director / DoP / Producer
He was born in 1956 in the island of Kos, Greece. He studied electronics.
In 1979 he starts practicing photography. He worked in Paris as a freelance photographer. In 1985 he becomes member of the Photography Center of Athens. Many of his photos are in private collections and at the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography. He has participated in many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
He has worked as freelance cameraman for ARD - German TV for most of his career and has filmed many documentaries and feature stories. Stelios Efstathopoulos, is representative of FAOS TV Productions Hellas E.E.
2015 „Emery Tales“ documentary, 66 min
2016 “Argo Navis” documentary, 100 min
2018 “Down time” documentary, 76 min
2019 “Y1 - Silence of the Deep” documentary, 93 min (director of photography, producer) Trailer: https://vimeo.com/385021656
Awards / distinctions
“Special Jury Prize” _ 8th London Greek Film Festival_
2015 “ARGO NAVIS”:
“Audience Award” Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival & “Best Documentary Award” _ 9th London Greek Film Festival_
2016 "Y1 - SILENCE OF THE DEEP":
"Award for the best Greek feature documentary" _ 7th Ierapetra International Documentary Festival & awards_ August 2020
Special Award "Odysseus" _ 5th International Documentary Festival Kastelorizo _ August 2020