George Danopoulos studied sound theory and film history. From 2001 to 2013 he worked at the Greek National Opera as sound engineer and videographer. At the same time, he became involved in photography and very soon collaborated professionally with various publications, such as Lifo, on social reporting.
In 2010, on his own initiative, he made his first directorial attempt with the documentary "Operetta your inner world", which aimed to highlight the excellent operetta performances of the Greek National Opera’s second stage, at the Acropole Theater.
Since then he has worked in film and television productions as a photographer and videographer, has created video clips and theatrical trailers, has collaborated with foreign agencies such as Sipa Press for productions in Greece, and participated in the training programs of the Caravan Project.
In 2018, he completed the short documentary "Rita", a film that approaches the character of a prostitute in a brothel located in Athens. So far "Rita" has 25 participations in festivals in Greece and abroad, has been awarded in 7 of them, and among the most important are: the award for best documentary at the Unfiltered Cinema in Minsk, Belarus, the first prize at the 13th Documentary International Film Festival of Chalkida in 2019 and the grand prize of the committee at the 4th IPAS International Independent Film Festival in Athens, in which George Danopoulos has been nominated member of the jury, for the year 2021. "Rita" has been viewed three times on the Greek public television channels ERT 2 and ERT 3.
In 2019-20, he signed as the Director of Photography for the short documentary film“BadLand”, directed by Christos Pitharas. This is an artistic approach, on the subject of the fire disaster in Mati, a coastal urban area east of Athens. BadLand has won the Best Director Award at the 14th PRVI KADAR International Film Festival in Sarajevo.
In 2021 he collaborated with mAPs - migrating Artists Project as the Director of Photography for the dance film “36 MONTHS - Fighting for Zak”. The project was supported by Creative Europe program and presented as a case study during the conference of Clermont-Ferrand International Shorth Film Festival in 2022.
In March of 2022 he completed the observation feature documentary, titled “A.T.H.E.N.S.”, which has been shot during the past three years. The film’s subject is the city of Athens, through stories of people who live in it, as an experiential approach to observing moments of their daily activity.
He is currently in the process of creating the short documentary film “Exit Within” as part of the co-production of the Peloponnese International Documentary Film Festival of Greece and the Zinebi International Documentary Film Festival of Bilbao, Spain. The film links art, confinement in adult and juvenile prisons, and life after incarceration, and forms part of a modular feature length documentary film titled "Claiming freedom'.
1st Place Winner
Rita
International Doc Fest Chalkida
Chalkida
2019
Official Selection
Rita
New York Greek Film Festival
New York
2019
Official Selection
Rita
Chania International Film Festival
Chania
2019
3rd Place Winner
Rita
Ierapetra International Documentary Film Festival
Ierapetra
2019
Winner Jury Committee Award
Rita
i.P.A.S Indepndent Political/activism short film festival
Athens
2019
Honorary distinction
Rita
Local Short Film Festival
Thessaloniki
2019
Official Selection
Rita
Balcan Can Kino
Athens
2019
Best Documentary Winner
Rita
Cinema Perpetuum IFF
Minsk
2019
Best Documentary Winner
Rita
Short Movie Club
Minsk
2019
Official Selection
Rita
TDF - Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Thessaloniki
2019
Official selection
Rita
International Film Festival of Larissa
Larissa
2019
Official selection
Rita
Brussels Independent Film Festival
Brussels
2019
Semi finalist
Rita
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles
2019
Finalist
Rita
Prague Film Awards
Prague
2019
Official selection
Rita
Proxy Act intenational film festival
Berlin
2018
Cinematic Achievement Award
Rita
TISFF
Thessaloniki
2018
Official selection
Rita
Slemani International film festival
Slemani
2018
Official selection
Rita
Jahorina international film festival
Pale
2018
Official Selection
Rita
Athens International Film Festival
Athens
2018
Official Selection
Rita
41th Drama international film festival
Drama
2018
Birth Date
July 6, 1974
Nickname
danny
Birth City
Athens
Current City
Nea Smyrni
Height
1,70
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Greek
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Cancer
Children
2
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