Dr. Iakovos Panagopoulos is an award-winning Greek director, best known for his work Allimono (2020) and Flickering Souls Set Alight (2019).
Iakovos’ pioneering work is a combination of practical filmmaking and academic research. His goal is to narrow the gap between the two.
His major project so far, Flickering Souls Set Alight (2019), is the cinematographic depiction of his research on ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).
Iakovos’ first degree in Audio Visual Arts at the Ionian University, was followed by an MA in Cinematography at Bournemouth University. At 2019 he completed his PhD on the work of Theo Angelopoulos at the University of Central Lancashire. The title of his thesis is: “Reshaping Contemporary Greek Cinema Through a Re-evaluation of the Historical and Political Perspective of Theo Angelopoulos’s Work”.
He is an active researcher, counting numerous international publications. He is an official researcher in StoryLab Film Development Research Network.
At the moment he is working as a director/videographer in the Television Service of Hellenic Army during his mandatory army service. He is also working on his latest short film and he is writing the script for his first feature film.