Yorgos Zois is 30 years old and was born in Athens where he lives and works. He studied applied Math and Physics in N.T.U.A. and film direction in Stavrakou Film School, Athens and in U.d.K, Berlin where he was awarded a scholarship by the Goulandris Foundation. His debut short film “Casus Belli” premiered in Venice in 2010 and participated in the official competition of over 50 international film festivals worldwide (Rotterdam, Clermont Ferrand, Tokyo Short Shorts, Palm Springs, LA Short Fest, Era New Horizons, Melbourne IFF etc) winning several first awards and distinctions.
In Greece it won six awards at Drama Festival 2010 including first award, best script and newcomer director and also won the award of Best Short Film of the Greek Film Academy the same year. It was theatrically distributed in Greece and France and was broadcasted by several TV stations in Europe, Australia and US. He is currently working on his first feature “Stage Fright”, the script of which was awarded the development prize of CNC (French Film Centre) at the Cinelink Co-Production Market of Sarajevo IFF 2011, while it has been selected to participate at the Torino Film Lab Framework 2012.