Novelist - Playwright - Scriptwriter I Greece
Lena Divani is a novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, and History Professor - until 2022 when she resigned - at the Law School (University of Athens). She published several monographs and series of articles on nationalism, minorities and territorial rivalries. She has been Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard University, King's College London and the League of Nations Archive (UN) in Geneva. She collaborated with the historical archive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece and the National Book Center, and has been a founding member of the National Committee for Human Rights, vice-president of the National Book Center and the Organization for the Collective Management of Literary Works and a member of the Board of Directors of Greek national Television and radio.
She appeared in letters in 1994 with the collection of short stories "Why don't you talk to me" (MARIA RALLI debut author award). Since then she has published novels, short stories and biographies translated into many languages and adapted for television. Her latest book (WORKING BOY) was chosen to represent Greece for the READERS FOR EUROPE initiative of the European Union library.
She appeared in the theater in 2002 with the play "The beautiful angry woman", two years shortlisted for the prize of the new Greek play. This was followed by "the delicious one", "family law", and "the transition stage". She wrote the script and presented two series of historical documentaries for Cosmote history, based on her books.
Alexandros Romanos Lizardos
Film Critic & Director I Greece
Alexandros Romanos Lizardos studied directing and screenwriting. He has a master's degree in theater and creative writing and is a PhD candidate at the Technical University of Athens in the department of applied mathematics and natural sciences. He has many years of experience in the field of cinema and theater journalism, dubbing and training. He has worked in the field of production and communication as well as being a program consultant in the public television of Greece. He is a member of the Film Academy, PEKK, Fipresci, and is an international voter of the Golden Globes.
Film Critic & Journalist I Greece
Yannis Raouzaios is a film critic-member of the Greek Film Critics Association, cultural journalist, poet, and writer. He has collaborated with various magazines such as Futura, Proxima 23, Ozon, Conteiner, Sonic, Vox, Pyxida, Ypovrixio. He is a radio producer in Diavlos-10 radio station and has participated in many television programmes related to cinema. He is the artistic director of Indie Free Festival, International Video Poetry Festival, and artistic director of a series of cultural events called Perivallonta Lexeon. Also has been artistic director of Let Me Know Festival and Cinematique series of Events. He has also collaborated with kaboomzine (web) and Babylonia (printed and web) magazines. He is chief editor in myfilm.gr and zoomout.gr and he is also collaborating with several other magazines and editions on cinema and Cinema and Culture. He is a curator that organizes and hosts courses of lectures and open seminars on a very large range of topics such as Philosophy, Aesthetics, Political Science.