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The director Penny Panayotopoulou

Penny Panayotopoulou

Born in Athens, she studied law at the University of Athens and film directing at the Stavrakos Film School. From 1982 to 1985 she lived in London where she studied photography and film directing at the Polytechnic of Central London (University of Westminster). Since 1986 she has been working free lance for Hellenic Television producing and directing series with a social and psychoanalytical content as well as directing cultural programs.

FILMOGRAPHY

1985, AND IF YOU HEAR FROM MY LOUISE, 16mm, color, 26'
1988, ELDORADO, 16mm, color, 30'
Best Short Fiction Film Award, 29th International Film Festival of Thessaloniki,
First Prize from the Greek Ministry of Culture,
Honorary Mention from the French National Centre of Cinematography
2002, HARD GOODBYES: MY FATHER, 35mm, color, 113'
2 awards at the 55th LOCARNO FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL FILM, 2002:
Leopard for Best Actor (Giorgos Karayannis, 9 years old),
Ecumenical Jury Prize - Special Mention.
3 awards at the 43rd International Thessaloniki Film Festival, 2002:
FIPRESCI Prize,
Best Actor Award (Christos Stergioglou),
Greek Film Critics' Prize (Penny Panayotopoulou).
2 awards at the Greek State Cinema Awards, 2002:
Best Debut-Film Director award (Penny Panayotopoulou),
Second Prize for Fiction Film (Producer: Costas Labropoulos; Director: Penny Panayotopoulou).
1 award at the 5th Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People, Greece:
Children's Jury Award for Best Feature Film.
2 awards at the 19th Mons International Film Festival of Love:
RTBF Prize,
Coup de Coeur du Jury.