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The director Pantelis Voulgaris

Pantelis Voulgaris

He was born in Athens in 1940 and studied at the Stavrakou Film School. He worked initially as an assistant director and made his first short in 1965. Since then his films have won international acclaim and numerous awards establishing his reputation as one of the foremost Greek film directors of his generation. Pantelis Vouglaris has also directed several documentaries for Greek television and the hour-long documentary on the poet Yannis Ritsos for German Television. He has also directed for the stage. In 1995 Pantelis Voulgaris was honoured by the Museum of Modern Art in New York with a mid-career retrospective.


1965, THE THIEF, short film
1966, JIMMY THE TIGER, short film
Best Short Film,
Best Actor and
Critics Awards, International Film Festival of Thessaloniki
1969, THE DANCE OF THE GOATS, documentary
Grand Prix Contemporary Film Festival, Athens
1972, THE ENGAGEMENT OF ANNA, feature film
Best Film and Best Director Awards, International Film Festival of Thessaloniki FIPRESCI,
Otto-Dibelius and OCIC Awards, Berlin Film Festival
1973, THE GREAT LOVE SONGS, feature film
1976, HAPPY DAY, feature film
Best Film and Best Director Awards, International Film Festival of Thessaloniki
1980, ELEFTHERIOS VENIZELOS, feature film
1985, STONE YEARS, feature film
Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress Awards, International Film Festival of Thessaloniki
Special Nomination for Best Actress, Venice Film Festival
Best Actress and Best Music Awards, Valencia Film Festival
1988, THE STRIKER WITH THE NO. 9, feature film
1991, QUIET DAYS IN AUGUST, feature film
Mention by the Berlin Film Festival's International Protestant Film Jury,
Selected to represent Greece as Best Film for the European Film Awards
1995, ACROPOLE, feature film
Best Music Award, Valencia Film Festival
1998, IT'S A LONG ROAD, feature film
Best Actor (Giorgos Armenis) and Best Make-Up, Hellenic Ministry of Culture 1998 National Film Awards
2004, THE BRIDES, feature film
Best Film Award at the Greek Cinema Retrospective, Strasbourg, 2006