5th Festival Jury

Jury of the 5th Alexandria International Short Film Festival

Artistic Director

Yiannis Koufonikos

He is a multi-skilled professional with more than 20 years’ experience in the field of media. As a freelance filmmaker he have been involved in a wide variety of projects and have worked on a large number of documentaries, TV entertainment programmes, shorts and feature films, music videos, commercial spots and educational videos.

He has worked at Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Macedonia University, Southampton Solent University where he had organised and delivered modules in creative production and editing.

MSc. Technologies of Information and Communication of Sound and Image Processing for Education and Media Production, 2009
BA (Hons) Film Studies, 1994



Member of the Society of Greek Directors.

Elected Representative of E.E.S in the MEA (2013-2016)

Member of the “ATHENS” copyright agency.

Designer – TV Program Analyzer for the past 17 years.

Director, screenwriter, producer (cinema, television) for 30 years.

Diamantopoulos Dionysis

Mr. Dionysis Diamantopoulos was born in Meliki, Imathia.

He studied Pedagogy at the Pedagogical Academy of Larissa and then at the Pedagogical Department of Primary Education at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Director of the Department of primary Education of Imathia, a position he has been serving since 2010 until today.

He has written two books on pedagogical content, has published numerous articles in authoritative scientific journals and has made contributions to educational conferences and training sessions for teachers and parents.

Melikis George

Adorer of tradition, researcher – journalist, founder of the Ethnographic Center and Mask Research Center George Melikis and presenter of radio and TV programs on Public Television.


Director and President of the Greek Directors’ Society from 2000 to present.

He has achieved very important intellectual and labor issues on the Greek directors’ industry.

He was elected President of the Organizing Committee of the Third Cinema Conference held in May 2007. He is also the head of the Interfaith Commission on Audiovisual Space. Today, head of a team of directors of the E.E.S and other audiovisual organizations, he is working on a plan for reconstruction and post-regulatory changes for Greek cinema.

He has collaborated with most of the Greek creators

Kevin Thompson

Kevin has a background of working in theatre, film & television in the UK, including experience making a variety productions with national and regional companies. He has also produced a range of short film and animation projects while working as a digital artist with community groups and Schools across a range of English regions. Kevin currently works at Edge Hill University where he leads the Film & Television Production degree programme.