stathis-athanasiouStathis Athanasiou has studied Medicine, Animation and Film Direction. He was invited at the 3rd Berlinale Talent Campus, while his films have received various awards in many international film festivals. DOS, a love story in reverse… (2011,) his first feature film, won several awards and was an official selection in more than 10 international festivals (NYIIFF, Hong-Kong EFF, Gijón IFF, Thessaloniki IFF a.o.) His work in contemporary theatre plays and performance has traveled in such prestigious festivals as Festival d’Automne á Paris, Kunsten Festival des Artes in Brussels, Wiener Festwöchen in Vienna, Athens Festival a.o. with important groups like Theseum Ensemble [Michail Marmarinos], the Greek National Theatre, the Onassis Cultural Foundation, Theatre Group Opera [Theo Abazis] a.o. With his latest film, Alpha (2015), he brought crowd-funding to Greece for the first time, creating a Transmedia Cinematic Performance that blends cinema, performance and live music for the re-telling of Antigone’s myth in the 21st century. He is a member of Woofs, a collective multidisciplinary group of artists, coming together to explore new ways of artistic and social action. He is a member of ARCH, the theatre archive of the Societas Raffaello Sanzio [Romeo Castellucci], and an official programmer for the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival.