Thanasis Neofotistos is a Film Director, Writer & Architect from Greece. Berlinale & Sarajevo Talents alumnus and recently Head Programmer of Student Competition of 43rd Drama Int. Short Film Festival. His short film, “Patision Avenue” (2018), premiered at 75th Venice Film Festival, won 3 awards at 41st Clermont-Ferrand 2019 (Jury, Canal+, EFA) and was a 2019 Festival-Hit with more than 100 film festival selections. “Route-3”, his latest film, world-premiered at 44th TIFF Toronto 2019 and then again in 42nd Clermont-Ferrand 2020. “Greek school prayer” (2014) was his successful thesis (best Greek short film of 2014, over 50 IFF), and “Sparkling Candles” (9’-2019) is his LGBTQI+ super cute queer short film that premiered at the legendary 43rd Frameline IFF. He is now in the financing stage of his debut feature film, which he envisions as his personal coming-of-age Greek tragedy; “The Boy with the Light-Blue Eyes” (aka “Peter and the Wolf”), the film got the main GFC & Media funding and has been developed, amongst others, at First-Films-First, MFI, Sarajevo. His next feature film project, “Wild Boars”, is developing through Torino Film Lab 2019 & MFI.