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George Kontos

George Kontos is a film director and artist based in Athens Greece. In his works he pursues the aspects of the surreal and the absurd in a satirical manner. His films have been selected by animation and film festivals such as Animaze, Animasyros, Banjaluka, Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, International Documentary Festival of Thessaloniki and International Athens film festival. His latest animation short, Sevarambes, has received the IRIS Award for best Animation in 2021 from the Hellenic Film Academy and the Stavros Stasinos award for the best animation film in 2020 in Greece. Through his art practice he has produced work for solo and group exhibitions (New York, Miami, London, Los Angeles, Turin). He has an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and he studied Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

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