Dimitri Athanitis is an outstanding Greek film director, writer and producer,
member of the European Film Academy, founding member and first general
secretary of the Greek Film Academy. Born in Athens, he studied cinema and architecture.
His last film Invisible (2016) gained 15 Awards, screening at more than 40 festivals.
His first film Addio Berlin (1994) gained the Jury’s Special Prize and Critic’s Mention
at Thessaloniki IFF "for innovating Greek cinema" while his second future No Sympathy
For The Devil (1997) gained Best Actress Award also at TIFF.
His film on millenium, 2000+1 Shots (2001) was chosen by Bill Mousoulis among the
10 best films in the world for 2001 at Senses of Cinema. An Athens Summer Night’s
Dream (1999), a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, Planet Athens (2005),
a fiction on the Athens Olympic, Three Days Happiness (2012) are other films of his.
Athanitis's first two films, shot both in B/W, are thought to be classic and cult now in Greek cinema. His short films are also very specific. Philosophy (1993) prophets the Greek bail
out, Mister X (1994) is a silent story about a clerk living in his suitcase while Madonna
Calls Fassbinder (2008) is actually what the title promises.
Athanitis is also writer and producer of his films and he has collaborated with a great
number of the top Greek actors. He has also appeared as an actor himself at many
pictures: Addio Berlin, No Sympathy For The Devil, Vox, Athens Summer Night's Dream,
Radio Moscow, Srangers in a Strangeland, Vengos A Man for all Seasons.
His video installation, Athens Underground (2011-2018), keeps being presented in
various art galleries while in September 2017 was published his first book Secret
Encountersand had a special presentationat Zappeion, during the Athens Book Festival,
also in Thessaloniki Film Festival, Drama FF and many Greek cities.
2019 Labyrinth (documentary)
2012 Three Days Happiness
2011 Athens Underground (short)
2009 Madonna calls Fassbinder (short)
2005 Planet Athens
2000 2000+1 Shots
1999 An Athens Summer Night’s Dream
1997 No Sympathy for the Devil
1996 Vox (telefilm)
1994 Addio Berlin
1994 Mister X (short)
1993 Philosopphy (short)