Dafni had an early professional start, working on set designs for short films and TV commarcials even before the completion of her studies in Film School in Athens.

After graduating she moved to the U.S. and pursued a degree in set design at San Francisco State University, where she acquired great experience on various projects and advanced her drafting and model making at the American Conservatory Theater as an intern.

She returned to Greece and continued working for TV commercials, feature films and contemporary dance performances .

Her work for TV commercials gave to Dafni the opportunity to design a large number of very different and demanding sets.

Her big love though has always been feature films and she has designed quite a few.

After 30 years of experience Dafni can balance between strict professionalism and genuine passion for every new project.

Member of the Hellenic Film Academy.

CREDITS

1986-2019 More than 600 TV Commercials

2017 Art Director Dubai Parks & Resorts/ Theme Park

FEATURE FILMS - production designer & art director

2018 DIGGER - directed by G.Grigorakis. Feature Film

Panorama Berlinale 2020

2015 LIMBO - directed by K. Kotzamani. Short Film.

  -Semaine de la Critique du Festival de Cannes 2016

  -Nominated for the European Film Award 2016

2015 ALL THE SPLENID NIGHTCLUBS

   directed by E.Kosemund Sanidis. Short Film

2015 NOCTURNE - directed by K. Frangopoulos, produced by

   Bona Fide, UK and Boo Productions, Greece

2011 L - directed by Babis Makridis.Official competiion 28th

  Sundance Film Festival 2012

2010 ATTENBERG - directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari.

  67 Venice Film Festival (Prizes Coppa Volpi and Lina

  Mangiacapre) 35 Toronto - 54 BFI London -

  Reykjavik - 51st Thessaloniki, Angers, New York

  40th New Directors Festival, Mexico (Audience

  Award and Best Director) Sundance Spotlight Category,

  Rotterdam, Buenos Aires (Best Director Award)

  Dortmund (Best Director Award), Wroclaw,

  Poland (Grand Prix Award). Greek entry at the 84th

  Academy Awards.

1999 SIGNS & WONDERS directed by Jonathan Nossiter.

1999 PROSTATIS OIKOGENIAS directed by Nikos Perakis

1996 THE ORGASM OF THE COW directed by Olga Malea

 

ART DIRECTOR

2011 ANTM, ALL STARS cycle 17, Crete-Greece

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

SHORT FILMS

2013 HISTORY ZERO directed by S.Tsivopoulos for the

Venice Biennale

1988-87 SHABLO directed by O.Lappas,

SHADOWS direted by F.Kotrotsi

ASFAEL of P.Sevasticoglou. First Prize For Set

and Costume Design,

28th Short Film Festival, Thessaloniki 1987

SET DESIGNER

THEATER – DANCE

2015 Hellenic Film Academy Annual Awards Ceremony

SGT Theater, Central Stage

1997 PROSO OLOTIHOS directed by A.Papadamaki,

Sine Qua Non Dance Company

1993 CAMINO CONFUSION directed by Roy Conboy

SFSU, SAN FRANCISCO.

1992 OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD directed by James

Newell, SFSU, SAN FRANCISCO

ASSISTANT SET DESIGNER

THEATER

1995 PARAMITHI HORIS ONOMA directed by

T. Papageorgiou National Theater of Greece

1992 THE MERCHANT OF VENICE directed by

Mi.Addison, CALIFORNIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

1993-94 SET DESIGN INTERN, American Conservatory

Theater, SAN FRANCISCO.

Dafni Kalogianni

production designer - art director