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SHORT BIO

 

Alex Tsilifonis is a London based writer/director, specializing in character-driven narratives within the dark comedy genre. His latest short film "ROOKIE" premiered at the Oscar, Bafta and Canadian Screen Award Qualifying Film Festival "LA SHORTS 2021".

 

He graduated with a MA in Directing from MET Film School (based in Ealing Studios, London). His filmography consists of 4 narrative short films and he recently directed the pilot episode of the TV-series "LUV'S STORY".

 

Currently, he is developing his debut feature film "National Road". The project was long-listed at the 26th Euro-Script competition and nominated at the European program CIAK 2019.

 

Contact: atsilifonis@gmail.com | Instagram Alex.Tsil

 

ACCOLADES

2021 - Finalist Papaya Young Director Competition 8th Edition "LET ME PLAY"

2020 - 1st National Prize Nespresso Talents Competition 

2019 - Fellow Intereg Ciak | European Regional Development Fund | "NATIONAL ROAD"

2019 - 26th Euro-script Competition, Long listed - "NATIONAL ROAD"

SELECTIONS & AWARDS

ROOKIE

2021 - LA Shorts Oscar, Bafta Qualifying Film Festival - Official Selection

2021 - In the Palace Oscar Qualifying Film Festival - Official Selection

DISCONNECTED 

2020 - Lockdown Film Festival - Short Listed Selection


SPIRAL

2021- LSF Micro Film Festival - Official Selection

2020 - The Single-Take Challenge - Award Winner Best Cinematography

2020 - Shiney Awards - Finalist

HARRY METCALFE: BGM

2020 - Kino London "The People's Film Festival" ​- Award Winner Best Screenplay

2020 - Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival - Award Winner Best Short Film

2019 - Deptford Film Festival - Official Selection

IT'S IN YOUR HANDS

2019 - Barcelona International Film Festival - Award Winner Red Lion Award

FE-203

2018 - Chelsea Film & Fashion Film Festival - Award Winner​ Most Innovative

2018 - Short to the Point - Finalist 

THE MOCKROOM

2018 - Silly Shorts Film Festival - Award Winner Best Cinematography

2018 - UK Offline Web Fest - Finalist

2018 - Brighton Rocks Film Festival - Official Selection

2018 - Indie Filmmaker Showcase - Official Selection

2018 - Beer Town Film Festival - Official Selection 

RELOAD

2018 - UK Cine Festival - Official Selection 

REVIEWS

Intriguing - grabs and keeps the attention. Perfectly choreographed and timed. Suits its length. Good to see such short film with much substance. - Little Dot Studios.

The Pace is perfectly realised where you have enough times of the concept to make it interesting but not too much to get bored of it. The last shot is stunning & ends beautifully the film. The cast and their subtle display of acting works perfectly. - Iconoclast.

Clever idea, hard to get a strong emotional engagement in such a short time but the overall concept was quickly established and perfectly executed. - Freefolk