Sotiris DounoukosScreenwriter | Director

Sotiris is a graduate of the Binger Institute and the VCA School of Film and Television, where he received the Outstanding Postgraduate Student Award. His debut feature, Joe Cinque’s Consolation, is the screen adaptation of Helen Garner’s book, which tells the true story of Anu Singh, who murdered her boyfriend after a series of macabre dinner parties. The film premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival, screened at Thessaloniki International Film Festival, and competed at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016. The film had its Australian cinematic release in October 2016, and won the Canberra Film Critics’ Award for Best Film.

Sotiris’ shorts have screened at over 180 festivals internationally and acquired numerous sales and awards. Past films include Mona Lisa and Paper and Sand (2007). His short A Single Body (Un Seul Corps), won the Dendy Best Short Film Award at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival, Best Film at the St Kilda Film Festival, and the inaugural Best International Short Film at TIFF in 2014. The screenplay was awarded the Association Beaumarchais’ Script Award for Short Drama. He is currently in development on several exciting feature and television projects in Greece, Australia and the US.

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