Vardis Marinakis is a Greek film director. He graduated from London’s National Film School where he studied under leading British director Stephen Frears. He loves telling stories that deal with emotions and humanity all wrapped up in visual beauty.
His feature film debut ”Black Field” (2010) premiered in Karlovy Vary FF and then traveled in many festivals around the world and won several international awards. Black Field has been described by Variety Magazine as “ undeniably handsome and delicately crafted... that should raise the profile of its first time auteur director. ”.
Vardis is now in post production for his second feature film ‘Zizotek” (2018) a drama fantasy which stars an amazing 10 year old boy.
In 2017, Vardis won in Cannes the Gold Lion in "Online: Fiction Series" for directing Lacta's chocolate project "From the Start". Vardis is directing commercials for 15 years now with a broad variety of clients.
Black Field Awards
- Best Film Toronto LGBT FF
- Second Best Film Sevilla FF
- Best actress Sevilla FF
- Special Jury Award Mumbai FF- (president of the jury Jane Campion)
- Young Audience Award Tous Ecrans Geneva FF
- Cinematography Award Greek Film Academy