Menelaos Karamaghiolis is a film director, writer, artist and producer. He has directed the short documentaries “ΑLPHEUS” (1985), “AVE MARIA” (1986), “THE COLOSSUS OF THE SUN” (1987) and the awarded, both in Greece and abroad, feature Length docs “GLORIA OLIVAE” (1987) and “ROM” (1989) "a turning point for Greek documentary films and now everyone admits that it is a landmark in Greek documentary films history" (Critical guide to European directors, Wallpaper publication, 2000) and "a masterpiece that must become a classic of the history of cinema" (Νicole Brenez, curator of the Cinémathèque française's avant-garde film series) and participated in many festivals (including IDFA-International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Cinéma du réel - Centre Georges Pompidou, San Sebastian International Film Festival) and won 4 awards.

His fiction films “BLACK OUT p.s. Red Out” (1998) ,considered the “first post-modern Greek film” (“Critical guide to European directors”, Wallpaper publication, 2000), and “J.A.C.E. – Just Another Confused Elephant” (2012) an exciting and unpredictable cinematic masterpiece”, are international co-productions and have participated in many international film festivals (including, TIFF-Toronto International Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival) and winning many awards (7 for BLACK OUT and 11 for J.A.C.E) .

The documentary series “MEETING WITH REMARKABLE PEOPLE” which he is directing and producing has been characterized by the press as “the doc-series of the year” and many of those documentaries have been screened in major festivals around the world. The interactive version with augmented material (180 films) will be launched in 2019 and is designed by Submarine Channel (NL).

His video art project : “AGRIMIKA – REMINISCENCES OF AN UNPROCESSED LEATHER TECHNICIAN” was exhibited at the 56th Venice Biennale while his video art project “PERA APO TA ORIA” was screened at the National Museum of Contemporary Art.

 

FILMOGRAPHY:

 

ΑLPHEUS” (1985, short documentary)

AVE MARIA” (1986, short documentary)

THE COLOSSUS OF THE SUN” (1987, short documentary)

GLORIA OLIVAE” (1987, feature length documentary)

ROM” (1989, feature length documentary)

BLACK OUT p.s. Red Out” (1998, Fiction)

J.A.C.E. – Just Another Confused Elephant” (2012, Fiction)

CROSSING THE BORDERS” (2014 , feature length documentary)

MEETING WITH REMARKABLE PEOPLE” (2011 – 2019, 24 feature length documentary films and 180 shorts)

BEYOND LIMITS” (2014, Video Art – National Museum of Contemporary Art)

AGRIMIKA – REMINISCENCES OF AN UNPROCESSED LEATHER TECHNICIAN” (2015, Video Art – 56th Venice Biennale)

NO ONE WILL KILL YOU, ANYMORE THAN IF YOU WERE A CORPSE (2019, Video Art, exhibition ALL SOULS DAY II, PSYCHOSAVVATO II - RODEO GALLERY)

#nøborders (2019, Video Art & Instagram account “No_Border_Films_2019”, exhibition ALL SOULS DAY II, PSYCHOSAVVATO II - RODEO GALLERY)

THE AFRO–GREEKS (2019, three video installation, exhibition [un]known destinations chapter ΙΙΙ: reconnection––a second chance)