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Evangelia Kranioti is a Greek-born award winning visual artist and director based in Paris and working with film, photography and installation. She studied law (National University of Athens) and piano (National Conservatory of Athens), as well as visual arts (École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris) and cinema (Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Atelier Scénario La Fémis).

In 2016 she received two Hellenic Film Academy Iris awards (Best Directorial Debut & Best Documentary) for her debut documentary feature Exotica, Erotica, Etc. (73’, 2015). The film premiered at the Berlinale Forum and screened in various international festivals (IDFA, BFI London, Göteborg IFF, Karlovy Vary IFF, Sarajevo IFF etc) receiving numerous awards (Emerging International Filmmaker Award at Toronto Hot Docs, Audience award at Films de Femmes Créteil etc). Her sophomore documentary feature Obscuro Barroco (60’, 2018) premiered at the Berlinale Panorama to critical acclaim and received the TEDDY Jury Award, as well as two Iris awards from the Hellenic Film Academy (Best Documentary & Best Editing) among other accolades. Obscuro Barroco was also nominated for the Glashütte Original Documentary Award (Berlinale), the Art Doc Award (Sheffield Doc/Fest), the Heterodox Award (Cinema Eye Honors) and the Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Award of the American Society of Cinematographers.

In 2019, her solo show The Living, the Dead and Those at Sea at Les Rencontres d’Arles, was awarded with the Madame Figaro Women in Motion Prize. Evangelia Kranioti is currently a resident fellow at the Villa Médicis, Académie de France à Rome (2021-22).

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