Filmmaker - Researcher
Iakovos is an award-winning Greek director, best known for his work A Still Sunrise (2017) 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, 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 the moment, he is completing his PhD on the work of Theo Angelopoulos at the University of Central Lancashire.
He is an active researcher, counting numerous international publications.
He is an official researcher in StoryLab Film Development Research Network.
“Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.”
Iakovos' academic interest is around Media Practice, Greek Cinema, Film and History and Film and Philosophy.
At the moment, he is completing his PhD on the work of Theo Angelopoulos at the University of Central Lancashire.
The tittle of his study 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. More information about his published work can be found in his Academia.edu page.
At the moment Iakovos is back to Greece and he is teaching in Ionian University as an Erasmus Teaching Assistant in Audio Visual Arts Department. He also teaches as a guest lecturer in Universities and institutions in Greece and abroad. His detailed schedule can be found in his Facebook page.
Iakovos is also an official researcher in StoryLab International Film Development Research Network. He is also involved as a scientific collaborator in InArts (interactive research lab). He just got back from a research trip from California with StoryLab where he introduced ethnomediology to Tejon native tribe members.