Vasilios Papaioannu is a filmmaker, photographer and mixed media artist currently based in Washington, DC. In his work Papaioannu explores the fleeting dreamscapes of reality using noise, movement and disturbance. He hybridizes different modes of filmmaking, unifying variegated media, primarily 16mm film, digital video and archival footage. His works have been shown in various venues around the world, such as Crossroads at SFMOMA, Anthology Film Archives, EXiS, Cork Film Festival, FILMADRID, IBAFF, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Athens Digital Arts Festival, CICA Museum and Sharjah Film Platform. Papaioannu holds an MA in Communication, Text Semiotics and Cinema from the University of Siena in Italy and an MFA in Film and Cinematography from Syracuse University in New York. Papaioannu is currently an Assistant Professor at the Cathy Hughes School of Communications, Department of Media, Journalism, and Film at Howard University.
  • Director (10 Credits)
    Parenthesis2021
    Experimental, Short
    How2020
    Music Video
    Eidetiker: The Glacier Journey2018
    Short
    Station Girl2018
    Music Video
    Two2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    Shells2017
    Short
    The Man in the Bushes2017
    Experimental, Short
    N.000900072016
    Experimental, Short
    N.1368597069 2015
    Short
    CITY2012
    Experimental, Short
  • Producer (4 Credits)
    Parenthesis2021
    Experimental, Short
    How2020
    Music Video
    Two2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    The Man in the Bushes2017
    Experimental, Short
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    Two2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    Shells2017
    Short
    The Man in the Bushes2017
    Experimental, Short
  • Editor (2 Credits)
    Parenthesis2021
    Experimental, Short
    Two2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Concept (1 Credit)
    Parenthesis2021
    Experimental, Short
Award for Best Music Video
How
FeelTheReel International Film Festival
Glasgow
2020
Official Selection
Two
Calcutta International Short Film Festival
2020
Honorable Mention Award
Two
New Jersey Film Festival - Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
2020
Official Selection
Two
ULTRAcinema
Oaxaca
2019
Official Selection
Two
EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival
Seoul
2019
Official Selection
Two
FIVA'9-Festival International de Videoarte
Buenos Aires
2019
Official Selection
Two
Cinecipó
Belo Horizonte
2019
Official Selection
Two
Harkat 16mm Film Festival
Mumbai
2019
Official Selection
Two
Artpro International Video Art Festival
Dhaka
2019
Official Selection
Two
Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival
Seattle, WA
2019
Official Selection
Two
Revelation Perth International Film Festival
Perth
2019
Official Selection
Two
Cork International Film Festival
Cork
2019
Official Selection
Two
Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques
Marseille
2019
Official Selection
Two
Avant Edge Film Festival
Chicago
2019
Official Selection
Two
Syracuse International Film Festival
Syracuse
2019
Official Selection
Two
Film Crash Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
Two
New Filmmakers NY
New York City
2019
Official Selection
Two
Oaxaca Filmfest
Oaxaca
2019
Official Selection
Two
Girona Film Festival
Girona
2019
Official Selection
Two
Eneagrama Festival Internacional de Cine Experimental
Cordoba
2019
Official Selection
Two
Marienbad Film Festival
Mariánské Lázně
2019
Official Selection
Two
London Experimental
London
2019
Official Selection
The Man in the Bushes
West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival
Morgantown, WV
2018
Official Selection
The Man in the Bushes
Unseen Festival
Denver, CO
2018
Official Selection
The Man in the Bushes
Moviate Underground Film Festival
Harrisburg, PA
2018
Official Selection
The Man in the Bushes
London Greek Film Festival
London
2018
Official Selection
The Man in the Bushes
aCinema
Milwaukee, WI
2018
Official Selection
The Man in the Bushes
IBAFF International Film Festival
Murcia
2018
Official Selection
The Man in the Bushes
Lucca Film Festival & Europa Cinema
Lucca
2018
Official Selection
N.00090007
Twisted Oyster Film Festival
Chicago, IL
2018
Official Selection
The Man in the Bushes
AXW, Anthology Film Archives
New York City, NY
2018
Official Selection
N.1368597069
London Experimental
London
2017
Official Selection
N.1368597069
Magmart International Videoart Festival
Naples
2017
Official Selection
N.1368597069
CICA
Gimpo
2017
Official Selection
Shells
London Greek Film Festival
London
2017
Official Selection
Shells
Festival de Cine de Portoviejo
Portoviejo
2017
Official Selection/Award for Best Experimental Short
Shells
Feel The Reel International Film Festival
Glasgow
2017
Official Selection
Shells
Long Island Film Festival
Long Island, NY
2017
Official Selection
Shells
CICA
Gimbo
2017
Official Selection/Award for Best Experimental Short
Shells
Oregon Independent Film Festival
Portland, OR
2017
Official Selection
Shells
Greek Film Festival Chicago
Chicago, IL
2017
Official Selection
N.00090007
Moviate Underground Film Festival
Harrisburg, PA
2017
Official Selection
Shells
Syracuse International Film Festival
Syracuse, NY
2017
Official Selection
N.00090007
London Experimental
London
2017
Official Selection
Shells
Great Lakes International Shorts Festival
Erie, PA
2017
Official Selection
N.00090007
London Greek Film Festival
London
2016
Official Selection
N.00090007
IVAHM
Madrid
2016
Official Selection
N.00090007
Syracuse International Film Festival
Syracuse, NY
2016
Official Selection
N.1368597069
Oregon Independent Film Festival
Eugene, OR
2016
Official Selection
N.1368597069
International Festival of Experimental Video PROCESO DE ERROR
Valparaíso
2016
Official Selection
N.1368597069
Athens Digital Arts Festival
Athens
2016
Official Selection
N.1368597069
CineAutopsia Bogota Experimental Film Festival
Bogota
2016
Official Selection
N.1368597069
Montreal Underground Film Festival
Montreal
2016
Official Selection
N.1368597069
Leiden International Short Film Experience
Leiden
2016
Official Selection
N.1368597069
Pori Film Festival
Pori
2015
Official Selection
N.1368597069
Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab
Columbus, OH
2015
Official Selection
Two
CODEC Festival Internacional de Cine Experimental Y Video
Mexico City
Remi Award
Two
WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
Houston, TX
Honorable Mention Award
Two
Experimental Forum
Los Angeles, CA
Best Experimental Film
Two
FROSTBITE International Indie Festival
Colorado Springs, CO
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