Tasos Giapoutzis

Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
 Tasos Giapoutzis
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  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872635

  • Location

    5NW.6.3, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Friday, 13:00-14:00



Born and raised in Greece, Tasos Giapoutzis lives and works in UK as filmmaker and Lecturer in Film at the University of Essex. His interests as a researcher and filmmaker lie in the exploration of the filmmaking process, aesthetics of film and its multifaceted spatiotemporal features. More specifically, Tasos is interested in interactions between film and memory, nostalgia, place and displacement. Tasos is an alumnus of Go Short Talent Campus in Nijmegen, Talent Development Campus in Cork as well as Reykjavik Talent Lab. In the past he worked on Distribution and Sales at the Feature Films Department of Red Bull Media House in Salzburg. Films he directed have participated at more than 100 film festivals worldwide. The feature documentary Quiet Life (2019) premiered nationally at the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and internationally at the 18th DokuFest in Kosovo.

Research and professional activities

Current research

PhD in Film by Creative Practice

Thesis: The Interplay of Place and Nostalgia in Contemporary Migratory European Cinema

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Approaches to Film and Media (LT121)

  • Introduction to Film Production (LT122)

  • Film Festivals (LT409)

  • Independent Screenplay Project (LT410)

  • Independent Film Project (LT833)

  • Independent Project in Film Studies (LT834)

  • Global Encounters in Theatre and Film (TH211)


Journal articles (2)

Giapoutzis, T. and Kleftakis, M., Quiet Life. Journal of Anthropological Films. 3 (02), e2792-e2792

Giapoutzis, T., When Dahlias Bend Down. Screenworks. 11 (1)

+44 (0) 1206 872635


5NW.6.3, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Friday, 13:00-14:00