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Thanos Papastergiou

Thanos Papastergiou

The Film director was born in Larisa, Greece in 1985. In 2003, he won a scholarship to study medicine at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, graduating in 2009. He has worked as a sculptor, journalist, as well as photographer for To Vima, Marie Claire and Elle. In 2008, he worked as an art-director and costume designer for stage director Dimitris Papaioannou's Medea; they continued their collaboration for the performances Nowhere (2009), K.K. (2010) and Inside (2011). He also worked as a costume designer on the films Attenberg (2010) by Athina Rachel Tsangari, and Alps (2011) by Yorgos Lanthimos. In 2011, he began an MFA in Film Production and Directing at the UCLASchool of Theater, Film and Television, winning the Carl David Memorial Award (2012), the James Bridges Award in Film Directing for his thesis production (2014), the Nancy Richardson Fund Award (2016) and The Gerald Hughes Comedy Directing Fellowship (2016). His Advanced film Dead Man Dating has been part of the Directorʼs Spotlight 2015 and received

“Best Narrative Film Award”, “Best Screen--play Film Award”, “ Most Original Film Award” and “Best Editing Film Award”. His Thesis film Sandy Beach has been part of the Directorʼs Spotlight 2016 and received “Best Visual Design Award” and “Best Sound Design Award”. He is currently the editor for the Distant Vision documentary, which is about Francis Ford Coppolaʼs live cinema workshop at UCLA.