Festival Artistic Director




Τhanos Kermitsis was born in 1985 in Athens, Greece having his origins from Kastos Island - Lefkada.

He is a graduate of the Film & Tv Studies department in New York College, a graduate of the Post Production department of Intergraphics College of Digital Technologies in Applied & Fine Arts and a graduate of Public Administration department in Panteion University.


From 2008 he has directed many short films, while his first feature film was the award-winning epic fantasy film “The Dragonphoenix Chronicles: Indomitable”.

He has also participated in short and feature films as an actor,editor,assistant director and director of photography.


All his films have won awards in International Film Festivals.


He is also an award winning screenwriter, as two of his sreenplays, the action - crime drama“Family Park” and the sci-fi film “3L3N1” have both won awards in 2015 at the Greek Screenwriters Guild Screenplay Competition.


Since 2012 he is the Artistic Director of the Ionian International Digital Film Festival.


Filmography (as Director) / Awards


2014- Felony (5')

• Honorary Distinction for Set Design - Festival Film Fantasy “Vangelis Kotronis” 2015
• Honorary Distinction for Sound Design - Festival Film Fantasy “Vangelis Kotronis” 2015
• Cinematic Achievement Award – Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival 2014
• Award nomination for Best International Super Short- Galactic Film Festival 2014, USA
• Official Selection- Los Angeles Movie Awards 2014, USA

2013- The Dragonphoenix Chronicles - INDOMITABLE (126')
• Silver Remi Award- WorldFest Houston International Film Festival 2015,USA
• Jury's Prize for Most Original Work- Cinemavvenire Film Festival 2014, Italy
• Rising Star Award – Canada International Film Festival 2014, Canada
• Award nomination for Special Effects & Filmmaking Innovation - Greek Film Academy Awards 2014
• Award nomination for Best Costumes- FilmQuest Film Festival 2014, USA
• Best Sets/Costumes in a Feature Film- Cyprus International Film Festival 2013,Cyprus
• Award nomination for Best Cinematography Award- Cyprus International Film Festival 2013,Cyprus
• Best Sets/Costumes in a Feature Film- Peloponnesian International Film Festival 2013
• Award for New Director – Audience Award SevenArt 2014
• Best Film Trailer - Audience Award SevenArt 2014

2011- Troglodytes (21')
• Best Greek Short Film - Cyprus International Film Festival 2011,Cyprus
• Best Greek Short Film - Peloponnesian International Film Festival 2011
• Award nomination for Best International Short Film – Staffordshire Film Festival 2011 , UK
• Honourable Mention- Los Angeles Movie Awards 2011, USA 


2010- Remnant (15')
• Best International Short Film- Swansea Bay International Film Festival 2010, UK
• Royal Reel Award, Canada International Film Festival 2011, Canada
• 2nd Coolest Short Film Award – Argo Film Festival 2010, Volos
• Award nomination for Best European Short Film – Ireland International Film Festival 2010, Ireland
• Award nomination for Best International Short Film – Heart of England International Film Festival 2010, UK


2010- Live like a Cop - Die like a Dog (40')
• Best film – Public Digital Film Festival 2010


2009- Death Knocks (20')
• Honorary Distinction – Artfools Film Festival 2010

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