Moderated by independent film producer and media attorney, George Stephanopoulos
1pm EDT (Part 1)
Featuring Stavros Pamballis, writer/director of Siege on Liperti Street and lead actor Daphne Alexander
Hear about what inspired Pamballis in his debut film debut. Set in the divided city of Nicosia, Cyprus, this film tells the story of a family’s struggle to hold on to their home at any cost. Winner of five Best Picture Awards at the 2019 Thessaloniki International Film Festival, including the coveted FIPRESCI Prize (International Federation of Film Critics) and the People’s Choice Award.
1:30pm EDT (Part 2)
Featuring Giorgos Georgopoulos, writer/director of Not to be Unpleasant, But We Need to Have a Serious Talk
Giorgios Georgopoulos is the founder of Multivision, a, Athens-based production company that specializes in feature films, documentaries, commercials and music videos. He won the Best Screenplay Hellenic Film Academy Award in 2020 for Not to Be Unpleasant, But We Need to Have a Serious Talk, featured in this year’s Greek Film Expo on Demand. The film won the JP Costopoulos Foundation Award for Best Greek Film at the Thessaloniki International Greek Film Festival.
2:00pm EDT (Part 3)
Featuring Vardis Marinakis, writer/director of Zizotek
Vardis Marinakis’ debut feature film, Black Field, won international award and was hailed by Variety as “undeniably handsome and delicately crafted.” His second film, Zizotek, featured in this year’s Greek Film Expo on Demand, is the winner of a Hellenic Film Academy Award. Learn how the director’s bicycle accident inspired the film’s ending.
* Guests subject to change/substitution