Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis



Born with dual Greek/German nationality, Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis studied Informatics Engineering in Athens and then Contemporary Arts at Le Fresnoy - Studio National in France. His films have been screened and have won acclaim at more than a hundred film festivals (Venice, Locarno, Clermont-Ferrand a.o.) and art venues (Forum des Images, Centre Pompidou, Haus der Kulturen der Welt a.o.) around the world. He is an alumnus of the Berlinale and Sarajevo Talents. His debut short film, ‘II’ (2014, 16’), won the Pack & Pitch award at Sarajevo while in development, followed by a world premiere in the Pardi di Domani section of the Locarno Film Festival. He shot his next two films, ‘Odette’ (2015, 16’) and ‘Unbuilt Light’ (2017, 29’), while in residency at Le Fresnoy. ‘Astrometal’ (2017, 15’) was nominated for a Golden Lion in the Orizzonti section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival before continuing its career in film festivals and art venues. His latest short ‘All the Fires the Fire’ (2019, 25’) premiered in Locarno, took home the Special Jury Prize at Clermont-Ferrand ISFF and is currently screening in festivals around the world. He is developing his first feature film project, ‘That Burning Light’.

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