Iakovos Panagopoulos

Iakovos Panagopoulos


Dr. Iakovos Panagopoulos is an award-winning Greek director and researcher, best known for his work Flickering Souls Set Alight (2019) and Allimonò (2020).
Iakovos’s pioneering work is a combination of practical filmmaking and academic research. His goal is to narrow the gap between the two. He is directing-writing films and academic research on Media Practice, Film Practice and Film Studies.
His major project so far, Flickering Souls Set Alight (2019), is the cinematographic depiction of his research on ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). His latest short film Allimonò (2020), was produced by Apulia Film Commission, under CIAK memory call Interreg Greece Italy and at the moment is under festival submission. 
Iakovos’s first degree in Audio Visual Arts at the Ionian University, was followed by an M.A. in Cinematography at Bournemouth University. At 2019 he completed his Ph.D. on the work of Theo Angelopoulos at the University of Central Lancashire. The title of his thesis is: “Reshaping Contemporary Greek Cinema Through a Re-evaluation of the Historical and Political Perspective of Theo Angelopoulos's Work”.
He is an active researcher, counting numerous international publications. He is an official researcher in StoryLab (Skills Training for Democratised Film Industries) and scientific collaborator in InArts (Interactive Arts Lab) of Ionian University.
At the moment Iakovos is teaching as an academic scholar in Audio Visual Arts department of Ionian University. He also started his post-doctoral research in Panteion University of Social and Political Science with Prof. Seferiadis. The title of his research is: “Suspended spaces of memory: Heterotopic historical narratives and contentious politics in contemporary cinematic practice”.


December 2020
Award of Merit for Allimonò, at Accolade Global Film Competition

October 2020
Best Director Grand Jury award for Allimonò, at at Oniros Film Awards

2d Pitching Lab award for Cloudy Water film plan, at 43 Drama Short Film Festival 

September 2020
Grand Jury Best Director award for Allimonò, at Oniros Film Awards

Audience Award for Flickering Souls Set Alight, at Los Angeles Greek Film 

October 2019
Best Director Award for Flickering Souls Set Alight, at Short to the Point  International Film Festival

October 2019
Best Director Award and Best Film of the Month for Flickering Souls Set Alight, at Canadian Cinematography Awards

Best Short Film Award for Flickering Souls Set Alight (Golden Eagle), at  Asian Cinematography Awards 

March 2018
Best Drama Short Award for A Still Sunrise, at Oniros Film Awards 

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