By now, you'll know that people matter at Gimme Shelter Film Festival, so we have to take a minute here to introduce you to our very own. This small team of dedicated individuals come together every year to make the festival possible. Here's a little bit about what they do to bring the vision to life, and what they do the rest of the year round too...
Artistic Director, GSFF
Founder & Managing Partner, Fairplay
After an initial spell in Media and Advertising, in the mid 90’s Dimitris turned to Sports Marketing. By the year 2000 he created Fairplay, a platform for turning creativity, knowledge and passion for sports and music into original concepts and unique experiences. With high standards and measurable tangible returns, Fairplay is known for some of the most significant and authentic sports and entertainment projects of the last 20 years in Greece. Dimitris has published several articles and essays, as well as participated in conferences, educational and post-graduate programmes in Greece and elsewhere as a keynote speaker, lecturer/professor, expert consultant, curator and moderator. As the festival’s promoter and artistic director, he is responsible for almost everything GSFF: from movie selection and screening schedule, to curating and moderating panel discussions.
Artistic Director, Gagarin 205
Film Director, Laika Productions
Known for her disarming realism and deep social sensitivity, Marina is a Film Director and Producer responsible for awarded short and feature documentaries like “Scavengers’ Union”, “We Are Gypsies”, “90 Years PAOK - Nostalgia For The Future”, and the feature film “The Sentimentalists”. Since 2014, she has been producing and directing the TV Doc Series “Ta Stekia” and has recently has turned to music videos, directing for the likes of Pavlos Pavlidis (Alliotiko Paidaki) and Chick’n (Is This Cher?). Marina is also the artistic director of Gagarin 205, the venue we call home. Our co-promoter and kind host is also the person behind our promo videos, fillers and TVC’s. It was Marina and Dimitris' inspiration and united vision that led to the reboot of GSFF in 2017 after its initial launch in 2002.
THE ONES THAT DO ALL THE WORK
PR / COMMUNICATION
Films, music, live bands and drinks at a weekly winter Monday hangout... A day we normally have nothing to do but wait for the weekend. Can you think of anything more worth your time? Cause I can't. See you there!
GSFF has a special place in our hearts and our event portfolio. We want it to reach its potential whilst remaining true to its roots. It makes us happy that people return each year to make that possible & support us as we grow.
My love for cinema goes back a long way. My love for music is absolute. GSFF is the ultimate combination of both. I look forward to it every year because as a sun lover too, it makes winter a little more bearable!
Freedom, fun and creativity permeate everything I get to do for Gimme Shelter Film Festival. And I have to make sure that each step they take as a brand continues in this vein... Do I have the best job at GSFF?
BRANDING & GRAPHIC DESIGN
I jumped on board because of the vision, ambition, and genuine passion the founders have. The branding represents the core of GSFF: simple, bold, timeless. Just like the rock ’n’ roll music we love.
"YOU'VE GOT TO TRY TO TAKE THINGS TO THE NEXT LEVEL, OR YOU'LL JUST GET STUCK IN A RUT."