Actress / Director / Producer
Julia Speropoulos is a Greek American director/producer, born in Miami Florida USA, where she graduated with a theater arts degree in acting from Florida International University (Bachelor of Arts in Theatre). She also studied at New York Film Academy, NY. As an actress, she performed in Free Rider, her first play produced in Athens in 2011. In TV she has hosted the Greek Sewer Stories Metropolis show by the Dutch channel VPRO. JEAN is her first documentary (acquired by ERT channel, Greece), which acquired three awards, and was officially selected at several film festivals in Greece and abroad. Her first mid-length documentary YUBI acquired one award, was officially selected at six documentary festivals across Greece, and was also acquired by the ERT channel, Greece. Her awarded feature documentary 2 Miles From Home is currently holding its TV premiere. Julia Speropoulos currently travels between the United States and Greece.
2020, 2 Miles From Home, director/producer, feature documentary with 2d animation, Greece https://vimeo.com/463386636
2018, Yubi, director, mid-length documentary, Greece. https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/275462135
2018, Aphasia, director, short experimental fiction, Greece.
2017, Jean, director, documentary short, Greece. https://vimeo.com/200630865
Awards / distinctions
2 Miles From Home
World Premiere in the Documentary section at15th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, USA, 2021. International Premiere in the Platform section at the 23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, 2021 . Winner of the Festival Award for best feature documentary at the 8th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra, Crete 2021. Official Selection at the Orient Express Film Festival, Bern-Zurich-Basel, Switzerland 2021.
Winner of 3rrd Prize Documentary award in the Greek short section at the 5th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra, Crete, 2018 Official Selection at the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, in the Human Rights category, 2019. Official Selection at the 8th Athens International Digital Film Festival AIDFF, 2019. Official Selection at the 12th Docfest Greek Documentary Festival, in the Panorama category, Chalkida 2018. Official Selection at the Roma Cinema DOC 2020, in the International Documentary category, Rome 2020. Selection at the 59th Krakow Film Festival, at the Market section, Krakow Poland, 2019.
Official Selection and finalist at the Film Olympiad, Greece 2021.
Winner of Best First Film of a Director at the 4th International Documentary Film Festival Ierapetra, 2017, Crete. Special Mention in the Documentary Section at the 7th Athens International Digital Film Festival 2018. Officially Selected at Human Rights Film Festival Barcelona/NYC/Paris, 2017, Barcelona Spain. 3rd Place in the Audience Award Section at the 4th Peloponnisos Doc Festival, Kalamata 2018, Greece. Officially Selected at ROMA CINEMA DOC, 2017, Rome, Italy. Officially Selected at MINDIE Miami Independent Film Festival, 2017, Miami, Florida, USA. First Selection at the International Short Film Festival Kalmthout, Belgium, 2017 Bronze Medalist at Film Olympiad 2021.
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