Dafni had an early professional start, working on set designs for short films and TV commercials 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

1986-2021 More than 600 TV Commercials

2017 Art Director Dubai Parks & Resorts/ Theme Park

FEATURE FILMS - production designer

2021 HELLENIC FILM ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR DIGGER

2018 DIGGER - directed by G.Grigorakis. Feature Film

Panorama Berlinale 2020 CICAE Art Cinema Award.

Silver Alexander 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival

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 ASTROMETAL

  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 competition           8th 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

2021 GREAK FREAK, directed by A. Omotoso produced by Faliro House and Sepolia Productions.

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

SHORT FILMS

2021 BRUTALIA-DAYS OF LABOUR directed by                      M.Mavris.

Golden Dionysus award at DISFF

HONORARY  DISTINCTION FOR PRODUCTION DESIGN AT DISFF

2013 HISTORY ZERO directed by S.Tsivopoulos for the

        Venice Biennale

1988-87 SHABLO directed by O.Lappas,

SHADOWS directed 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.