Writer - Director

Sotiris Dounoukos

Sotiris is an award-winning film writer-director who has received international recognition for his short films.

While at the Victorian College of the Arts’ School of Film & Television in Australia (alumni include Adam Arkapaw, Justin Kurzel and David Michöd), he was awarded the Outstanding Post-Graduate Student Award and the Cinevex Script Award. His graduating production, Mona Lisa, was the winner of the Melbourne International Film Festival and screened at over 150 international festivals. In 2011, he was the recipient of the ACT Creative Arts Fellowship.

A SINGLE BODY (UN SEUL CORPS) won the Vimeo Award for Best International Short Film at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014. It subsequently won the Dendy Award for Best Short Film at the Sydney Film Festival and the Best Short Film Award at the St Kilda Film Festival in Melbourne, both festivals being Oscar recognised. It continues to screen at festivals around the world.

Sotiris’s feature projects have participated in eQuinoxe in France, the Binger FilmLab in Amsterdam, and the Mediterranean Film Institute in Greece. In 2016 Sotiris will release his debut feature, Joe Cinque’s Consolation, the big-screen adaptation of Helen Garner's best-selling book.

His personal site can be reached here.