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. Iakovos’ PhD research is on the work of Theo Angelopoulos and its practical impact on contemporary Greek cinema 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.
Dr. Iakovos Panagopoulos PhD research is on Media Practice and on the work of Theo Angelopoulos and was completed 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.
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).