Participant profile: Panos Iossifelis

We arrive in Greece to meet screenwriter Panos Iossifelis.

Panos Iossifelis

Panos Iossifelis

Panos was born in Thessaloniki, and has a B.A in History (Ioannina University) and a diploma in Journalism (E.K.E.S school).

He has written scripts for several award-winning short films. ‘Prostasia‘ (2005) won the 1st Greek State Award for Best Short Film and ‘Narkes‘ (2007) won Best short Film Award in 1st Greek Film Festival in Los Angeles. Also, ‘Cheap dayz’ (2004), ‘Prostasia’ and ‘Moni Seira Margaritaria’ (2006) won the Film Critics Guild of Greece prize for Best Short Film.

His feature film scripts Kanenas (director C. Nikoleris), Live Better (director V. Kehagias) and I epanastasi tou penthous (director V. Grigoropoulos) are being funded by the Greek Film Centre and E.R.T (Greek Radio Television), and are currently in pre- production.

Since 2004 Panos has worked as a professional scriptwriter in Greek television. He wrote the drama series Agria Pedia and participated in the writing rooms of the series 3os Nomos, Se eida, 10 Entoli and Adrenaline.

He is the author of the children books To trigono pou egine paramithi (Kapani, 1996) and To paramithi pou den einai (Domos, 2001), as well as the short story collection, Skoupidia (Enteuktirio, 1999).

Since 2005 he has been teaching screenwriting at the School of Film Studies in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2005 became a member of the Scriptwriters’ Guild of Greece.

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