Iakovos Panagopoulos is a Greek filmmaker and resercher particularly interested in avant garde and modernist cinema. He was born in Greece, on Corfu island.
He graduated from the Audio Visual Arts Department of Ionian University of Greece. Following this, he worked for two years in Greek television and as a freelancer videographer before deciding to move to UK to do his Master’s in cinematography at Bournemouth University. After graduating from his Master in Cinematography for Film and Television in 2016. He went to the University of Central Lancashire to PhD research in Greek cinema with a focus on the work of Theo Angelopoulos. The focus of his study is “Reshaping Contemporary Greek Cinema Through a Re-evaluation of the Historical and Political Perspective of Theo Angelopoulos’s Work”.
Iakovos is a scientific collaborator in InArts (interactive research lab). He directed his first feature documentary in 2016 and created many short films either as a Cinematographer or as a Director. His films have been selected in many international festivals, won some of them and were screened in the UK and on Greek TV. His latest film “A Still Sunrise” has already won the Best Drama award in Oniros Festival for March and was accepted for the catalogue of Cannes Short Film Corner for 2018. He is now preparing his new short film “For a long of time I would go to bed early” that will film in Greece and represent his final output for his PhD research.