8th Festival Jury

President

STERGIOS MITAS – Film Director
Member of the Society of Greek Directors-EES
Member of the European Union of Directors-FERA

He studied film and television directing in Athens, London and Berlin. As a pioneer in nature documentaries since 1984 he has directed more than 85 documentaries. Indicative titles – Kerkini – Prespes, – Valia Calda – Nestos – Macedonian Lakes – Aoos – Falakro Oros – Paggaio – Samothrace – The cave of Alistrati – Alonissos. He worked at ET-3 for 24 years with a total television program of about 6,000 hours with an emphasis on cultural and artistic shows.

He specialized in directing classical music and opera concerts in Berlin, collaborating with famous conductors such as Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Abbado. He directed many concerts at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall and other venues and collaborated with many Greek composers and singers – Theodorakis, Savvopoulos, Mikroutsikos, Tokas, Malamas, Papakonstantinou, Dalaras, Arvanitaki, Katsimichas, Galani and more.

He was for a number of years the head of internal production of ET-3. He has been a three-time member of the jury for the best European television programs in Ireland, the Netherlands and Germany, as well as a member of the jury of the Thessaloniki and Ohrida Documentary Festival. He participated with his documentary in foreign festivals -Amsterdam, Azores-. He represented the Society of Greek Directors in the European Union of Directors for four years. He is elected head of the North Greece office of the Society of Greek Directors.

In recent years he has been involved in independent productions. His screenplay on the “Aegean Sea” received funding for its writing in 2021 from the Greek Ministry of Culture.

Members

George Liolios

George Liolios has studied Journalism in Thessaloniki and Law both at the Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH) and at the LMU in München. He lives and works in Veroia as a lawyer. He is an author and sub editor of Arts exhibitions, he has organized four solo speech exhibitions and he is the filmmaker of the short movie “The Thread”.

Michalis Nistikakis

Michalis Nistikakis works in the Department of Music Science and Art of the University of Macedonia and he is awarded a Master of Arts with postgraduate studies in Advanced Computer and Communication Systems. He is a member of Specialized and Laboratory Teaching Staff in the Department of Music Science and Art of the University of Macedonia and an expert of T.E.E in Acoustics and Electroacoustics. He has served as an acoustic systems designer and radio/TV studios advisor and also worked as a sound mixer/recorder and producer in various radio stations in collaboration with distinguished artists. Special reference shall be made on his publication work in Virtual Acoustic Labs and research for the creation of an interactive communication-education system for people with serious hearing & vision problems and their perception of rhythm and music.

Ntellas Dimitrios
Mathematician

He was born in Alexandria and he has graduated from the University of Ioannina.
1989 – 2007 Math teacher in private secondary schools/institutions.
September 2007 – today Math teacher in Alexandria’s 1stPublic Secondary School.
2003 – 2010 Member of Alexandria’s Public Library Board.
2000–2002 & 2009–2011 Member of the Hellenic’s Mathematical Society Board of Directors (Imathia’s corresponding office)
2009-2011 Member of the Organizing Committee of Math Summer Schools in Ag.Nikolaos, Naoussa.
Author of two Math books for Junior High School (2002-2003), published by Ellinika Grammata.

Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly is a writer, filmmaker and academic. He writes poetry, fiction and screenplays and has won awards for writing and directing short films. He wrote and produced Story: Tales from a Refugee Camp – a documentary film project which involved running writing workshops for refugees and their Greek hosts in a refugee camp in  Alexandria, Northern Greece.

He is currently working on a collection of eco-horror short stories.

Tim Kelly has worked in the UK, Europe and the Far East. He has taught at Lancaster University, the University of Sheffield, the University of St Andrews, Doshisha University in Japan and Warwick University, where he spent 12 years as a lecturer and teacher trainer. He currently works at Coventry University, teaching poetry, story writing, scriptwriting, cinema aesthetics, novel writing, genre fiction and eco-writing. He is Course Director of the MA in Professional Creative Writing and holder of the prestigious British Council Innovation in Education Award.