Dimitris Bavellas

Dimitris Bavellas

Greece

Biography

Dimitris Bavellas was born in Neos Kosmos, Athens. He studied film direction at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens, Greece. In 2005 he was awarded a scholarship for postgraduate studies abroad from the State Scholarship Foundation. He graduated with distinction for his MA in Film and Moving Image Production (specialization Film Direction) at the Northern Film School (Leeds, UK) in 2008 and spent sometime in the country while working as a director. He has directed several short films that have traveled to Festivals all around the world such as Fresh Film Fest (Karlovy Vary), Emergeandsee (Berlin), Leeds Film Festival (England) etc. His first feature film RUNAWAY DAY had its World Premiere in the Competitive Section of the 19th Sarajevo International Film Festival. Then it was screened in Viennale 2013 (Vienna International Film Festival), in the 68th Edinburgh Film Festival (UK Premiere) and up to more than 30 Festivals around the world. The film won the Alphaville Award in Feature Films for Best Foreign Feature in the 23rd Annual Berkeley Video & Film Festival 2014 and the Award for Best Directing at The Gulf of Naples Independent Film Festival 2015.

Films Selection

  • Runaway Day - 2013
  • Positive? - 2010
  • Behind the Curtain - 2009
  • Anticlockwise - 2007
  • Guardian Angelo - 2004
  • Crash Test - 2002
  • Agoraphobia - 2001