The Director


Yorgos Arvanitis was born in 1978 in Frankfurt am Main. He raised up between Greece and Germany. After studying Business Administration in Larissa, he attended seminars by Wim Wenders and Fatih Akin at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. He gained valuable experience during his internship in directing alongside Fatih Akin in the film „Head On“. After his Diploma on Digital Film Production at the SAE Institute in Hamburg, he has worked on short films as an assistant director and has written, directed and produced short films and short documentaries. „The Journey of Askavlos“ is his first feature film. This independent production took ten years to complete and is entirely self-financed.

Filmography (selection)

2004 “Head On, Behind the Scenes,“ Making Of, 32’, Director, Camera

2006 “Hermano,” Short Documentary, 7’, Director, Editing

2009 “Polit-talk,” Short Fiction, 7’, Director, Editing

2010 “Gestern Nacht,“ Short Fiction, 7’, Director, Editing

2010 “Green Bag,“ Short Fiction, Silent, 5′, Director, Producer

2011 “Eurocracy,” Short Documentary, 8’, Director, Cinematography, Editing

2012 “Tango Therapy for Parkinson’s,” Short Documentary, 6’, Director, Editing

2015 “About Milan,“ Short, Portrait, 3′, Director

2020 “The Journey of Askavlos,” Feature Documentary, 88’, Director, Producer