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Born in Kefalonia, Greece in 1991, Giorgos Valsamis studied Finance and Accounting in Athens University of Economics and Business and Cinematography at Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos. His body of work includes feature films, short films, documentaries and music videos. His shorts have been screened and won awards in several film festivals around the world, including Festival De Cannes, Locarno FF, Tirana IFF, Zinebi FF, Sarajevo IFF, Palm Springs IFF, Sundance FF and Villeurbanne SFF.
In 2019 , The Distance Between Us and The Sky by Vasilis Kekatos won the Palme d’Or and the Queer Palm at the 72nd Festival De Cannes, as part of the Short Films Competition.
In 2020 , I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face (2020) by Sameh Alla won the Palme d’Or at the Festival De Cannes, as part of the Short Films Competition. Also The Last Ferry From Grass Island (2020) by Linhan Zhang was part of the Cinefondation selection.
In 2021, he won the Golden Horse Award for best cinematography for the feature film American Girl directed by Feng-i Fiona Roan.
He lives and works in Athens. Selective Filmography
MILKY WAY Tv series 8 episodes Directed by Vasilis Kekatos (Currently in production)
MOTHERLAND short film Directed by Christina Yoon , Usa , South Korea 2021 (post production) AMERICAN GIRL Feature Film Directed by Feng-i Fiona Roan, Taiwan 2021.
18 Feature Film Directed by Vasilis Douvlis, Greece, Post-Production 2021
I AM AFRAID TO FORGET YOUR FACE, 2020 Short Film Directed by Sameh Alaa, Egypt, Belgium, France, Qatar Festival de Cannes | Palme d’Or 2020 | 68th Festival de San Sebastián 2020
THE LAST FERRY FROM GRASS ISLAND, 2020 Short Film Directed by Linhan Zhang, Hong Kong, US Festival de Cannes | Cinéfondation selection 2020 | Tribeca film festival 2020 Special Jury Mention | Palm Springs international film festival 2020 |
IN HER STEPS, 2020 Short Film Directed by Anastasia Kratidi, Greece Sarajevo International Film Festival 2020 Special Jury Mention
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US AND THE SKY, 2019 Short Film Directed by Vasilis Kekatos, Greece/France. Festival de Cannes | Palme d’Or winner | Queer Palm winner |
CEDAR WOLF, 2019 Short Film Directed by Sofia Georgovasilli, Germany/Greece. It is part of the ‘Love, Europe’ creative film campaign that aims to appeal to hearts and minds and offer an alternative narrative to the rising tide of nationalism, rightwing extremism, and Euroscepticism. It is an initiative of the acclaimed German film producer Gabriela Sperl in cooperation with the ZDF, BR/Arte, and the Bavarian Film Fund.
THE SILENCE OF THE DYING FISH, 2018 Short Film Directed by Vasilis Kekatos, Greece/ France. 2019 Sundance Film Festival | 2018 Locarno Film Festival | 2018 Tirana International Film Festival | 2018 Tous Courts Film Festival | Aix en Provence | 2018 Villeurbanne Film Festival | Best Film | 2018 Zinebi Film Festival | 2018 Mediterranean Shortfilm Festival of Tangier| 2018 Athens International Film Festival | Best Second Film | 2018