Katerina Giannakou

Katerina Giannakou

MA in Film and Television Studies / specializing in Screenwriting
National Film and Television School (NFTS) 2013-­‐2015

• Acting and Performing Arts -­‐ Theatre of Arts Karolos Koun 2000-­‐2003

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens / Faculty of Primary Education 2000-­‐2005


Technical Skills: Avid, After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop



The Earth Belongs To No One
dir. Ani Laurie

COL / 26MINS / ARRI Alexa 2014
dir. Ani Laurie

Cats Keep Falling On My Head
dir. D. Nikolopoulou
Short Film 2009


An Ordinary Day
dir. M. Kalbari
(OLVIO Theatre, ) 2013-­‐2015

Over A Bridge
dir. Vicky Jones
Soho Theatre -­‐ London 2014


Chhaya 10 min / Animation short
Medium: Miniature Set with CG
character and Paint on Glass Effects
dir. Debanjan Nandy

The Sea Tranced Isle
in pre-­‐production / Stop motion / 15 min
/ dir. Effie Pappa 2015

My Stuffed Granny
Stop Frame Animation / 9'33''
dir. Effie Pappa (2014)

Nature’s Ways
Stop Frame Animation / 4:00 (NFTS)
dir. Grace Cooke 2013


Beautiful Women
(aka Koukles) Mega
Channel dir. A. Pantazoudis
Studio Ata 2010-­‐1011

Mermaids (aka Gorgones) Mega Channel
dir. A. Aggelopoulos
Studio Ata 2007-­‐2008

Script Doctor / Script Consultant

The Greenhouse
screenplay: X. Votsi & N. Kritikos,
dir. N. Kritikos 2015

Cats Keep Falling On My Head
dir. D. Nikolopoulou


Chhaya Grand Award of the Jury and Best International Student Short at Festival International de Animación – FIA, 2015
Official Selection Oscar qualifying Anima Mundi International Animation festival, Brazil
Official Selection – World Premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection -­‐ US Premiere at the academy qualifying LA Shorts Film Fest, 2015
Official selection at BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival ,York, UK 2015
Official selection at ReAnimania Int. Animation Film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan
Official selection at Buchon International Animation Festival
Official selection at Chitrakatha'15
Official selection at International Animation Festival,AnimaSyros,Agora
Official selection at Be there! Corfu Animation Festival 2015

My Stuffed Granny
Best Animated Short Award in London Independent Film Festival, 2015
Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo Anime Film Festival
Best New British Animation at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014
Best Animated Short Award at the London Independent Film Festival
Best Animation Film at the Montréal World Film Festival 2014
Best Student Short Film at Corto Creativo UDCI, 2015
Official Selection at Raindance Film Festival, 2015 Official Selection at Palm Springs International Film Festival & ShortFest , 2015
Official Selection at Brussels Short Film Festival, 2015
Best Production Design Award at Watersprite Int. film Festival, Cambridge, 2015
Official Selection at Tricky Women Animation Festival in Viena, 2015
Official Selection at the Oscar qualifying Foyle Film Festival in Derry, 2014
Best Greek graduation film at Be there! Corfu Animation Festival 2014

The Earth Belongs To No One
Nominated for Best UK Short at Raindance Film Festival, 2015

Selected for the Special Screening at NFTS BAFTA Stars Of Tomorrow 2015

Nature’s Ways
Selected for the Special Screening at NFTS BAFTA Stars Of Tomorrow 2014

An Ordinary Day
Grand Award for best Performance in a Monologue at “Corfiatika” Theatre Awards, 2015
Extracts of the paly were used in Stelios Kouloglou’s Film “The Godmother”

Cats Keep Falling On My Head Best Screenplay Award / Honorary Award for Best Film by the Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace/ Best Actress Award at the Drama International Short Film Festival, 2009

Work In Progress 2015-­‐16-­‐17

• The “It” Thing (working title), TV series, screenplay: Katerina Giannakou, dir:. Thodoris Papadoulakis, production company: G. Karagiannis for ALPHA TV (2016-­‐2017)
• «Camping», feature film, screenplay: Katerina Giannakou, dir: Andreas Morfonios, Mytos Productions – Eleni Afentaki. In pre-­‐production. Filming is due to start in May 2016.
• The Bridge, theatrical play by Katerina Giannakou, dir: Pierros Andrakakos (in rehearsals)
• Α Woman Like Me, short film, screenplay: Katerina Giannakou, dir: Thomas Wood for NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Νέα Υόρκη (filming will start in February 2016, location: Paris & New York)
• War Games, short film, screenplay: Katerina Giannakou, dir: Alexandros Pantazoudis, Mytos Productions – Eleni Afentaki. In pre-­‐production.

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