The Greek filmmaker Yorgos Zois is the Head Programmer of the Drama International Short Film Festival.
Α multi-awarded artist with a distinct and innovative outlook on cinema , Yorgos Zois had no qualms about returning to the short form with his film Third kind which premiered in Cannes and Touch me, commissioned by Onassis Stegi.
In his new capacity as head programmer, he is returning to the Drama Short Film Festival, where with his film Casus Belli in 2010 he won the top award of the festival, Golden Dionysos, thus marking the beginning of an outstanding carrier.
Yorgos Zois is a Greek director born in 1982 and based in Athens. His body of work, four shorts and one feature film, has been selected at A-festivals worldwide (Cannes, Venice, Rotterdam, Telluride, Palm Springs, Clermont Ferrand, etc) and has been acknowledged with numerous awards and distinctions worldwide, including BEST SHORT FILM and BEST NEWCOMER DIRECTOR from the Greek Film Academy and a European Film Academy nomination as best director. His films have also raised highly internationally acclaimed reviews about their meta-aesthetics and daring narration and have been broadcast by the most prestigious TV channels like ARTE, Canal plus, NBC and digital platforms like Criterion. Ηe was also a member of the official Jury “Lion of the Future” at the 74th Venice Film Festival and other film festival juries over the past few years. His latest short film Third Kind premiered in Semaine de La Critique in Cannes and he is now in the pre-production of his second feature film called Arcadia, whose script has been selected in Next Step Programme and the Berlinale Co- Production Forum.
In Greece he has been awarded with the 1st Prize for Short Film for Casus Belli by the Hellenic Film Academy and also 7 awards in the Drama Short Film Festival (Golden Dionysos, Direction, Screenplay etc)
We are more than happy and honored to welcome Yorgos in our festival team.