Teacher, director, photographer, basketball referee and above all HUMAN
Nikos Galanis is a teacher that is not enough for him to enter the class, do the lesson and leave. He takes his camera, his students become little actors and with the videos they create they send important social messages.
He has created the films: "First train" about bullying, the short film with the inventive title ''Sosivio" about refugees, the social spot "All that we share" on the Cyprus issue, the short film "Ah, these damn letters au" that negotiates the struggle between the past, the present and the future with a 6-year-old student as the main protagonist, the shocking spot "Time never comes back" that became viral nationwide with little Eriana as the victim of a traffic accident. His latest creation is " You can achieve anything, just believe it.!", an ode to women and the unequal obstacles they face. His films have won awards in student competitions and have participated in film festivals in Greece and abroad. In short,
* The film" you can do anything, as long as you believe it " the 2020 MediaB PLURAL+ Award at the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival organized by O.The.E., the Honorable Mention at Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival.
* the film’ Sosivio " finalist at CMS, INTERNATIONAL chilren'S FILM FESTIVAL (ICFF) 2018, The Audience Award at the 8th Mostra internacional Cinema Educatiu (MICE) Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize at the West Side Mountains Doc Fest 2018,
* the film "Ah, these damn letters au" the Special Jury Prize at the West Side Mountains Doc Fest 2019 and Best Film at the 5th International Student Competition of the School Life Museum " the images of textbooks-source of inspiration and artistic creation»,
* the spot "All that we share" best film in the International Student Competition " Cyprus-Greece-Diaspora: educational bridges»
• participation in the following film festivals: InShort Film Festival 2019, FECEA - Festival de Cinema Escolar de Alvorada, Duemila30 - Short Film Contest, Camera Zizanio, UNIVERSAL KIDS FILM FESTIVAL 2019, Chania Film Festival, SELECT RESPECT FILM FESTIVAL, NPS International Children's FILM FESTIVAL, Marano Ragazzi Spot Festival, dytiatko International Children's Media Festival, 12th International Asto Short Film Festival, Dubrovnik Film Festival Duff 2019
For his pioneering educational work and innovation in teaching he has been awarded the Gold Award at the Educational Leaders Awards and was nominated as "Person of the year 2019". He is also a member of the film selection committee of the Epirus International Documentary Festival ‘West Side Mountains’.
Honorable Mention
You can achieve anything, just believe it.!
Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival
New York
2020
Country winner
Time never comes back
People of Color International Film Festival
2020
2020 MediaB PLURAL+ Award
You can achieve anything, just believe it.!
PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival
New York
2020
Finalist
SOSivio
CMS,INTERNATIONAL CHILREN'S FILM FESTIVAL (ICFF)
Lucknow
2018
Honour Award
SOSivio
West Side Mountains Doc Fest (Greece)
Arta
2018
Semi Finalist
SOSivio
International Moving Film Festival 2019
Audience Award
SOSivio
8th MICE Film Festival
College
University of Patras
20052009
Birth Date
March 12, 1987
Nickname
teacher
Birth City
Patras
Current City
Nafplio
Hometown
Patras
Height
1.85
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Greek
Teacher, director, photographer, basketball referee and above all HUMAN