Arts for Social Change
Katerina is a multidisciplinary award-winning dancer, choreographer, actress, director & filmmaker of Greek origins living in Cologne Germany. She combines modern dance with Flamenco and dance theatre using complex rhythms, sounds and music from all over the world to create innovative performances and films with social impact. Katerina’s usual approach is to create a highly developed character and well defined story through which to deliver a powerful message using the power of music and the arts.
Her latest project is “ONLY HUMAN” (2021), a documentary series showcasing the process by which the group “music4everybody! e.V.” challenges stereotypes, and facilitates a learning and healing process grounded in dancing, singing, acting, and creating music theater projects. When Germany opened its borders to refugees seven years ago, the non-profit association “music4everybody! e.V.” started an integrative art project with the aim of making it easier for young people with a refugee and migration background to arrive in Germany. Katerina has been part of the music4everybody! community since 2014 contributing to more than 100 music theatre or film projects as a choreographer, coach, or director. Hand in hand with the film production company CineMars, “music4everybody! e.V.” launched a focused campaign against racism in promotion of tolerance and diversity with “ONLY HUMAN.”
“PANDEMIA” (2020), was Katerina’s debut directorial, and multiple award-winning experimental music film, was her first solo project which she directed, acted, danced in, and produced. “PANDEMIA” is a dark and poignant cautionary tale on the topic of global warning from the perspective of Mother Nature as the protagonist.
“The Tragedy of Domna Visvizi” (2020), her interdisciplinary production staring Katerina in the main role as Domna Visvizi, was honoured under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization. Her collaboration with Mixalis Iliaskos started in 2016 with their first music video “To Filaxto” and the project “Greek Natural Videos” created to showcase their beautiful home country of Greece and share its rich culture and history by combining poetry, music, dance and acting in a more modern and cinematically impressionistic documentary format.
The short film, Als die Welle brach… (As the Wave broke…) 2019, directed by Alexandra Bekiou with Katerina playing “Julia” in the leading role, tells the Epic Story of a woman searching for a better life after suffering profound mental and physical abuse. Als die Welle brach is the compact, and uniquely powerful existential odyssey of an autobiographical character in all her depth, resilience and complexity.
Katerina, is also well recognized as “Katerina la Greca” – part of the “Flamenco Zentrum Köln” Community since 2001. She works as a solist, performer, choreographer, coach or director with ” Oper Köln”, “La Fura dels Baus”, “Schauspiel Köln”, “Javid Afsari Rad Ensemble” & “Zarbang Ensemble”.
Best Cinematography
ONLY HUMAN
12th Social World Film Festival
Vico Equence
2022
Best Screenplay
ONLY HUMAN
12th Social World Film Festival
Vico Equense
2022
ReelheART Spirit Award
ONLY HUMAN
18th ReelheART Film and Screenplay Festival
Toronto
2022
Best Documentary Short
ONLY HUMAN
18th ReelheART Film and Screenplay Festival
Toronto
2022
Official Selection
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Liftoff Global Network
Toronto
2021
Official Selection
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
8o Documentary Festival Ierapetra & Awards
Ierapetra
2021
Oficial Selection
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
12th Bridges International Film Festival
Corinthos
2021
Special Mention 2021
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
2o AXD Short Film Festival
Alexandroupoli
2021
Honorable Mention
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Athens Inernational Monthly Art Film Festival
Athens
2021
Best Sound Design (Award of Merit)
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2021
Best Voice Over (Award of Merit)
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2021
Best Choreography (Award of Prestige)
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2021
Best Duo (Award of Prestige)
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2021
Best Romance Film (Award of Prestige)
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2021
Official Selection
PANDEMIA
Lift OFF Global Network Berlin
Berlin
2021
Best Music Video 2021
PANDEMIA
Madrid Film Awards
Madrid
2021
Winner Music Contest (monthly competition) selected for the annuel
PANDEMIA
Bridge Fest
2021
Honorable Mention Best Sound Design
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Oniros Film Awards
New York
2020
Best Scenography
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Oniros Film Awards
New York
2020
Honorable Mention Romance Film
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Los Angeles Film Awards
Los Angeles
2020
Winner Best Dance Choreography
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
New York International Film Awards
New York
2020
Winner Best Voice Over
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
New York International Film Awards
New York
2020
Winner Best Scenorgaphy
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
New York International Film Awards
New York
2020
Winner Best Romance
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
New York International Film Awards
New York
2020
Grand Jury Award Winner Best Song
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Oniros Film Awards
New York
2020
WINNER Best Dance Choreography
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Osiris Film Awards
New York
2020
WINNER BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Oniros Film Awards
New York
2020
Official Selection
PANDEMIA
Film Fest by Rogue Dancer
2020
BEST PERFORMANCE, AUDIENCE FEEDBACK AWARD
PANDEMIA
Experimental Dance Music Festival
Toronto
2020
Silver Award Music Video
PANDEMIA
International Independent Film Awards - Spring Session
Los Angeles
2020
Best Music Video
PANDEMIA
Global Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles
2020
Featuring
PANDEMIA
Sicily Independent Film Awards
Sicily
2020
Silver Award Experimental
PANDEMIA
Hollywood Gold Awards
Hollywood, California
2020
Honorable Mention Experimental
PANDEMIA
Kosice International Monthly Film Fest
Kosice
2020
Winner Best Music Video
PANDEMIA
Sicily Indipendent Film Awards
Sicily
2020
Winner Best Dance Choreography
PANDEMIA
NYIFA
New York
2020
Honorable Mention
PANDEMIA
LAFA
Los Angeles
2020
Winner Best Experimental
PANDEMIA
Top Shorts
USA
2020
Honorable Mention
PANDEMIA
Oniros Film Awards
Saint-Vincent
2020
Best Documentary Short
ONLY HUMAN
Madrid Arthouse Film Awards
Madid
Honorable Mention
ONLY HUMAN
Top Shorts
USA
Best Documentary Short
ONLY HUMAN
Onros Film Awards
Best Producer
ONLY HUMAN
Oniros Film Awards
Best Director (Grand Jury Award)
ONLY HUMAN
Oniros Film Awards
Best Social Justice
ONLY HUMAN
Oniros Film Awards
Honorable Mention 2022 (collaboration as Host)
ONLY HUMAN
Around International Film Awards 2022
Best Picture
ONLY HUMAN
FilmCon Awards
Best Documentary
ONLY HUMAN
FilmCon Awards
Best Documentary Short
ONLY HUMAN
Los Angeles Film Awards
Best Short Film (Audience Award)
ONLY HUMAN
15 th WILDsound Feedback and Screenplay
Toronto
Best Director Short
ONLY HUMAN
Art Film Awards
Skopje
Best Documentary Short
ONLY HUMAN
Art Film Awards
Skopje
Best Romance Film
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Cannes World Film Festival
Cannes World Film Festival
Best Romance Film
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
Best Editing
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
Best Female Director
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
Best European Actress
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Continental Film Awards 4th Edition
Best European Music Video
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Continental Film Awards 4th Edition
Special Jury Mention
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Wallachia International Film Festival
Audience Award BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Experimental Dance & Music Film Festival
Toronto
BEST INSPIRATIONAL FILM
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
New York Film Awards
New York
BEST INSPIRATIONAL FILM 2021
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
WSXA - International
Barcelona
Honorable Mention BEST POSTER
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Art Film Awards
Skopia
Honorable Mention BEST MUSIC VIDEO
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Art Film Awards
Skopia
Honorable Mention BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Art Film Awards
Skopia
Honorable Mention Best Director
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Art Film Awards
Skopia
Best Actress
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Art Film Awards
Skopia
Best Original Story
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Imagine Rain Film Awards
BEST VOICE OVER
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Imagine Rain Film Awards
BEST INSPIRATIONAL SHORT
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Imagine Rain Film Awards
BEST ROMANCE FILM
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Imagine Rain Film Awards
Best Music Video
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Oasis Inter Film Festival
Bombay
Best Romance Short Film
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Global Film Awards
Los Angeles
Best Actress
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Global Film Awards
Los Angeles
Best Inspirational Film
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Filmcon Awards
Best Music Video
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Sicily Independent Film Awards
Sicily
Winner Audience Award - 2021
PANDEMIA
Bridge Fest
Vancouver
Winner Music Contest 2021
PANDEMIA
Bridge Fest
Vancouver
Official Selection
PANDEMIA
Lift OFF Global Network Tokyo
Tokyo
Honorable Mention Experimental Short Film
PANDEMIA
Hollywood Goldan Age Festival
New York
Best Music Video
PANDEMIA
Platonic Film Competition
Best Poster
PANDEMIA
Vesuvius International Monthly Film Fest
Best Sound Design
PANDEMIA
Prague International Film Fest
Prague
Birth Date
September 22, 1982
Nickname
Gianna
Birth City
Esslingen a/N
Current City
Hürth
Hometown
Cologne
Height
1,75 cm
Gender
Female
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Virgo
Arts for Social Change