Yannis Economides

oikonomidis_photo1Yannis Economides was born in Limassol, Cyprus, in 1967 and studied film in Athens. He has directed several short films and documentaries.

He directed his debut feature film “Matchbox” back in 2003.

Soul Kicking”, his second feature, celebrated its world premiere at the renowned official section of the Cannes International Film Festival 2006, “The International Critics’ Week” (“Semaine de la Critique du Festival de Cannes”) and was selected for competitive screening at various film festivals throughout the world.

His third feature, “Knifer”, had its world premiere in Pusan International Film Festival 2010.
At the Hellenic Film Academy Awards “Knifer” excelled and received seven awards (Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Sound) and it was also awarded with the Greek Association of Film Critics Award as the Best Greek Film of the Year 2010.


1989       EPISODE, short
1990       GOOD MORNING NIGHT, documentary
1994       JUST SMELLING THE JASMINE, documentary
1995       THE LIFE YOU HOPED FOR, documentary
2003       MATCHBOX, 35mm, Color, 81’
2006       SOUL KICKING, 35mm, Color, 111’
Semaine de la Critique/CANNES 2006
2010       KNIFER, 35mm, Black&White-Color, 108’
Greek Film Academy Awards: Best Film, Best Director, Screenplay,
Cinematography, Editing, Art Direction, Sound
Greek Association of Film Critics: Best Greek Film of the year 2010



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