Marianna Economou studied Anthropology, Photojournalism and film production in London. Since 2000, she directs and produces documentary series and independent films of Greek production and co-productions with European broadcasters such as BBC, ARTE and YLE.
Her most recent film “When Tomatoes Met Wagner” (2018, Greek Film Centre, Cosmote TV, ARTE, NHK, ΕRΤ, Creative Europe) opened at the Berlinale and was the Greek contender for the Oscars in 2019. The film also won the Greek Academy Award for Best Documentary and has participated in festivals across the world including Sydney Film Festival, Cairo Film Festival, Visions du Reel etc.
Her documentary “The Longest Run” (2015) was selected for the European Film Awards 2016 and won the VER.DI award at Leipzig Doc festival.
Myrto Papadopoulos works on long-form narratives investigating Documentary Photography and the limits of the medium itself. Pushing the traditional boundaries she seeks to construct a new language with her visual narratives, experimenting with new tools and other media (cross media).
Papadopoulos was born in Greece and began her studies as a fine art student majoring in painting and photography. In 2006, she applied for a documentary photography degree at the ICP (International Centre of Photography) in New York where she was granted a scholarship.
She has been an IMEDD fellow for 2019 – 2020 supported by the Niarchos Foundation, has been nominated for the Prix Pictet and the Magnum Foundation grant.
From early on in her career, she has collaborated with major media international outlets, and organizations such as Smithsonian Magazine, Nationalgeographic.com, TIME Magazine, GEO, The New York Times, WSJ, The Washington Post, DIE ZEIT, BBC, ARTE TV, among others.
Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions around the world.
Anemon is a based in Athens, Greece, and produces innovative documentary, web and educational projects, aiming to inform and inspire action.
Recent films include When Tomatoes Met Wagner which is the Greek BIFF Oscar contender and premiered at the Berlinale 2019 (Greek Film Centre, Cosmote TV, ARTE), Greek Film Academy winner Dolphin Man (ARTE, Wowow, Knowledge, TVO, SVT, RTS, Yes DBS, ERT, CNS, Greek Film Centre), IDFA shortlisted Kismet (ARTE, Al Jazeera, YLE, SVT, ERT, Channel 8, Rai, Greek, Bulgarian and Croatian Film Centres) and Grierson nominated The World’s First Computer (BBC, ARTE, NHK, PBS).
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