Dimitris Zahos has directed fiction and documentary shorts, a documentary TV series, designed and directed video projections for theatre performances and video art installations and has given classes at the Film Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and at Praxis 7 Drama School of Athens.
After studying Computer Science, he pursued a degree from the Film Department of Fine Arts of Thessaloniki in 2012. Since then he has worked in film, television and theatrical productions and taught film at High school and University.
His graduation film “Penguins” was presented at several national and international festivals getting nominations and awards regarding its original view on social issues of injustice and dignity during the years of crisis. In 2013 he directed the short film “Mission Zeus”, a comic observation of a Troika delegate during negotiations about the debt, as part of the project Summer in Athens produced by the Greek Film Centre and the International Film Festival of Athens. After that, followed “Australia”(2017) a metaphor of the ancient Greek river of the woe, the Acheron, where the newly dead would be ferried to the Underworld, entirely shot in an airport.
In 2020 his short Vouta premiered in Drama IFF where it was awarded the Jury’s Special Award and awards for Best Script and Scenography, following a nomination for Best short film by the Greek Film Academy. Vouta had a successful run in international festivals (Cinemed, Cottbus, Trieste, Tirana) and was awarded the Audience Award in LA Greek Film Festival and Ierapetra Film Festival (2021).
In 2022 his latest short film “Orange juice” is having its National Premiere at the 45th Drama Film Festival.
- Dimitris’ interview at Mataroa Magazine