Filmmaker - Researcher
Iakovos is an award-winning Greek director, best known for his work Flickering Souls Set Alight (2019) and Allimonò (2020).
Iakovos' pioneering work is a combination of practical filmmaking and academic research. His goal is to narrow the gap between the two. His films are dealing with social issues and are strongly political.
His major project so far, Flickering Souls Set Alight (2019), is the cinematographic depiction of his research on ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Flickering Souls Set Alight won several international awards around the world and at the moment is live on Screenworks academic journal on media practice.
At the moment Iakovos is on pre-production for his new short film Cloudy Water that won the second award in the 43d Drama international short film festival Pitching Lab.
Iakovos is a member of Scriptwriters Guild of Greece.
“Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.”
Iakovos' academic interest is around Media Practice, Film Practice and Film Studies
Dr. Iakovos Panagopoulos PhD research is on Media Practice, Film Practice and Film Studies.
Iakovos’s first degree in Audio Visual Arts at the Ionian University, was followed by an M.A. in Cinematography at Bournemouth University. At 2019 he completed his Ph.D. 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”.