Penny Panayotopoulou. 1, Antissis str., Melissia -----, Athens, GREECE Tel.: , cell phone: and EDUCATION SCRIPT WRITING FOR FEATURE FILMS Personal Tutor: Jan Fleisher, Head of Script Writing. National Film and Television School Beaconsfiled, UK. Mediterranean Film Institute DEGREE, MAJOR Political Science National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Faculty of Law, Economics and Political Science, Department of Political Science and Public Administration. BACHELOR OF ARTS Film and Photo arts Polytechnic of Central London - University of Westminster. UK – 85. DEGREE, MAJOR Film directing Stavrakos’ s Film School of Athens. PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT SEPTEMBER Writer Penny Panayotopoulou, Kallia Papadaki / Director Penny Panayotopoulou Feature Film Script. Director / Producer C.V.
FILM DRAMA WORK HARD GOODBYES – MY FATHER (Diskoloi apochairetismoi – O babas mou) Director/ Writer. 35mm feature film. Production: a German – Greek co-production Twenty - Twenty vision – CL. With the participation of Film Board BRANDEBURG BERLIN and EURIMAGES. AWARDS 55TH LOCARNO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN LEOPARD, BEST ACTOR ECUMENICAL JURY’S AWARD 43TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF THESSALONIKI FIPRESCI JURY AWARD, for its acute symbiosis of daily routine and metaphorical sense of life BEST SECOND MALE ROLE HELLENIC ASSOCIATION OF FILM CRITICS AWARD GREEK STATE CINEMA AWARDS BEST DEBUT-FILM DIRECTOR AWARD 19TH MONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BEST FEATURE FILM RTBF AWARD 5TH OLYMPIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUTH BEST FEATURE FILM Penny Panayotopoulou
HARD GOODBYES – MY FATHER 1st SALE (MOROCCO) INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARD FOR THE BEST SCRIPT 13TH ST.LOUIS (USA) INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BEST FEATURE FILM FESTIVALS TORONTO, LOCARNO, HAMBURG, CHICAGO F.F., PUSAN - KOREA, PALM SPRINGS, 21ST FAJR FESTIVAL IRAN, MONS (ΒΕΛΓΙΟ), BELGRAD, SOFIA, PARIS, ISTABUL, SAN FRANCISCO, KARLOVY VARY, GIFFONI, WIEN, ST PETERSBURG and others. CINEMA DISTRIBUTION Japan, USA, Canada, Great Britain, Latin America, Germany, Greece. Penny Panayotopoulou
LIKE RAIN LIKE HAIL (1996) Director/ Writer 60 min, 16 mm Medium length Film Drama. Participation in the International Festival of audiovisual programs (Biarritz). ELDORADO (1988) Director/ Writer 30 min, 16 mm Short Film Drama. AWARDS: First quality award Ministry of Culture, Best Feature Film 30th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF SALONICA. Honorary Distinction of French Ministry of Culture and French Film Center. FESTIVALS Clermont-Ferrand, Montpelier, Festival de films de femmes Paris Creteil. STILL LIFE (1990) Director/ Writer 30 min, Short Film Drama. AND IF YOU HEAR FROM MY LOUISE (1985) Director/ Writer 19 min, 16mm Short Film Drama. THE TRIAL (1983) 20 min, 16 mm ZIG-ZAG (1981) 4 min, 16mm Penny Panayotopoulou
RECENT TELEVISION WORK BOOKS IN THE BOX ( ) Director / Producer Series on books and writers, in collaboration with eminent Greek book critics ERT 1 T.V. PSYCHOLOGICAL MOMENTS ( ) Director / Producer / Editor Documentary series, 13 episodes. In collaboration with the eminent psychoanalyst Athanassios Alexandridis and the academic Fotini Tsalicoglou. SOUL TRACES ( ) Director / Producer / Editor Documentary series, 26 episodes. CARING FOR HEALTH Director / Producer Informational Programming. A DICTIONARY FOR THE SIXTIES Director Series. PERSONALITIES Director Documentary series on writers, artists and politicians. Penny Panayotopoulou
TEACHING EXPERIENCE Teaching film directing at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Film Directing at New York College of Athens 2003 Lectures on the topic “Women filmmakers up close” University of Oklahoma 2004 Lectures on “Women Filmmakers in Greece” Loyola University of Los Angeles PUBLICATIONS The script of the film “Hard Goodbyes” was published in Japanese by the “Media Factory Inc.” Diploma Thesis : Alain Resnais and nouveau-roman: affinities. OTHER ACTIVITIES Member of the board of directors of the Greek Film Centre. Penny Panayotopoulou
Reviews HARD GOODBYES – MY FATHER NEW YORK TIMES