Participant profile: Yannis Maroudas

We arc over to Greece to meet screenwriter, novelist, and playwright, Yannis Maroudas:

Greek delegate: Yannis Maroudas

Greek delegate: Yannis Maroudas

Yannis was born in Athens, Greece, and began his studies with a B.A. in History (Athens University). He then obtained  a diploma in Cinematography (Eygenia Chatzikou School), and later a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy, Management and Communication (Panteion University)

Since 1990 he’s been working as a professional scriptwriter for Greek television, and has written for a variety of programmes, such as Parkampterios, Vodka Portokali, Safe Sex, I Poli, andTolmires Istories.

As well as writing the award-winning short films (O Elkystis, I Ptosi), Yannis has penned a theatrical play (Fones Pedion), which earned him 2nd National Award for Best New Writer in 1996.

In 2008 he co-wrote Sklavoi Sta Desma Tous (Slaves in their bonds) – a feature film directed by Tonis Lykouressis, based on the Constantinos Theotokis novel – with Maria Vardaka and the director. It won a slew of Greek State Awards, including Best Screenplay.

He is author of the novel I Mystiki Diathiki tis Pinelopis Gavoyanni (Oceanida, 2008), and the collection of short stories, Scribola (Oxy, 1999).

Currently, he is a Ph.D. researcher on Audiovisual Culture, New Media and Post-modernism, at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of the Panteion University. Since 2007 he has been teaching Screenwriting at the School of Film Studies in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

In 1995 Yannis became a member of the Scriptwriters’ Guild of Greece, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2007.

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