Meet the Future

Meet the Future initiative, entirely dedicated to film editing and held for the third consecutive year, is also part of the rich and multilayered tribute of the Festival. The younger generation of film editors from Greece, currently on their way to leave their mark on the national and international scene, will be given useful guidance and invaluable advice from the cream of the crop in the field. The participants in this year’s Meet the Future, apart from the open-to-the-public events of the tribute, will have the chance to attend two closed-session discussions with Yorgos Mavropsaridis and Giannis Halkiadakis and present a showreel of their work to the Greek and international invitees of the Festival.


WED 10.11 - 17:00

MEET THE FUTURE PRESENTATION, Warehouse C, ground floor

Honorary award to editor Despo Maroulakou

«A woman was treated with a lack of respect, as if she was intruding. Therefore, I had to earn myself the respect I merited». Despo Maroulakou earned it alright, not only as a top-notch editor, but also as a pioneer woman in a man-dominated fi eld, still lighting the way for the ones who follow. A regular of the cutting room from as early as the mid-70s, she joined forces with a rich gamut of acclaimed directors, such as Takis Spetsiotis, Stavros Tornes, Costas Ferris, Christophoros Christophis, Lefteris Xanthopoulos, Maria Gavala, Eleni Alexandraki, Kostas Aristopoulos (for her work in the fi lm Starry Dome, Maroulakou was bestowed with the Best Editing Award of the Thessaloniki Film Festival), Nikos Kornilios, Lila Kourkoulakou. Unwearied and productive, here’s what she has to say for her profession: «Editing is a strenuous and creative process that requires a well-rounded and overall knowledge, an insight as to life itself, a feeling of rhythm, a music ear, sensitivity and diligence».

Within the context of the 62nd TIFF’s tribute «In the Cut: Editing and its Secrets», Despo Maroulakou will be awarded with the honorary Golden Alexander, on Wednesday, November 10th», at 5 p.m., at Warehouse C. The award ceremony will be followed by the Meet the Future program and the presentation of the show reels of the up and coming generation of Greek editors.

(admission strictly upon accreditation)


TUE 11.11 - 17:30


(exclusively for the Meet the Future participants, Takis Kanellopoulos theatre)


FRI 12.11 - 14:30


(exclusively for the Meet the Future participants, Takis Kanellopoulos theatre)

The editors taking part in the Meet the Future initiative are:



Thodoris was born and raised in Athens. He graduated from the New York College in Athens with a BA in Film Studies. Through the years he has edited and consulted many fiction films, documentaries and tv series, along with working in advertising.


Selected Filmography

Brutalia, Days of Labour, 2021 (short film)

Digger, 2020

Maneki Neko, 2017 (short film)

Oligarchy, 2012 (doc)

Uranya, 2006 (sound editing)

Hardcore, 2004 (sound editing)



For approximately 10 years, he has been editing fi ction fi lms and documentaries among other genres. He was born in 1985 in Athens and has studied Media. He has worked as a film critic, as well as a videographer in weddings. He prefers editing.


Selected Filmography

Horsepower, 2021 (short film)

Defunct, 2019

The Distance Between Us And The Sky, 2019 (short film)

Avanos, 2018 (short film)

Molly 6 to 8, 2018 (short film)

Antonis’ Voice, 2018 (doc)

Afterlov, 2016

Such a Shame, 2015 (short film)

Ilena, 2014 (short film)

Elvis Is Dead, 2013 (short film)




Christos Giannakopoulos is an editor. He also works with cinematography and sound design. He is a graduate of the Panteion University, located in Athens, where he also lives and works, although he would prefer to move to Amorgos.


Selected Filmography

The Rumble of the World, 2021

Daniel ’16, 2020

Motorway 65, 2020 (short film)

Free Subject, 2018

Love me Not, 2017

Daybreak, 2017

Helga Is in Lund, 2016 (short film)

Chamomile, 2012 (short film)



Myrto Karra was born and raised in Athens. She has been working as a professional editor since 2007, initially as an assistant and later as a main editor. In 2011, moved to Paris where she lived for six years. She worked in French-Greek productions, in short films and in documentaries. Nowadays, she lives and works in Athens. She is currently editing a feature film of Albanian-Greek production.


Selected Filmography

Pack of Sheep, 2021

All the Pretty Little Horses, 2020

Bella, 2020 (short film)




She has been a film editor for more than ten years, editing features, documentaries and short films, many of which have participated in international festivals receiving awards. Livia was awarded Best Editor at the Drama Short FF in 2019, for Konstantinos Antonopoulos’ “Postcards from the End of the World”.


Selected Filmography

The Man With the Answers, 2021

A Summer Place, 2021 (short film)

Stefanos Rokos: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ No More Shall We Part, 14 paintings

17 years later, 2020 (short doc)

Postcards from the End of the World, 2019 (short film)

Preparation, 2017 (short film)

Vithisma, 2016 (short film)



Born in 1976, Nikos studied Archaeology and History of Art at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Cinema at the European Film College in Denmark. In 2011, he was selected by the Berlinale Talent Campus. He lives in Athens and works in television and cinema.


Selected Filmography


Premier Amour, 2020 (short film)

In this Land Nobody Knew How to Cry, 2018

Cube, 2016 (short film)

The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas, 2013

Working Day, 2013 (short film)

King Kong, 2013 (short film)

Got to Be Real (video installation for the Greek pavilion at the

12th Architecture Biennale in Venice), 2013

Sayome, 2012 (doc)

Toothbrushes, 2011 (short film)

In the Woods, 2010



Born in 1984 and lives in Athens. He studied Mathematics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and received a Directing diploma from FAMU. Since 2013 he has been working as an editor in fiction films and documentaries.


Selected Filmography

The City and the City, 2021

Apples, 2020

Melatonin, 2020 (short film)

Magic Skin, 2018

Torpor, 2018 (short film)

Back to the Top, 2018 (doc)

Acrylic, 2016 (short film)

Nocturne, 2016

Voices from the Greek Underground, 2013 (doc)