Iakovos Panagopoulos

Iakovos Panagopoulos
Ionian University | IONIO · Department of Audio and Visual Arts

Doctor of Philosophy
Academic Scholar Audio & Visual Arts, Ionian University/ Post-doctoral Researcher, Panteion University.

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Introduction
Dr. Iakovos Panagopoulos is an award-winning Greek director and researcher, best known for his work Flickering Souls Set Alight (2019) and Allimonò (2020). Iakovos’s pioneering work is a combination of practical filmmaking and academic research. His goal is to narrow the gap between the two. He is directing-writing films and academic research on Media Practice, Film Practice and Film Studies.
Additional affiliations
November 2020 - present
Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Non paid PostDoctoral Researcher working on a research with the title: Suspended spaces of memory: Heterotopic historical narratives and contentious politics in contemporary cinematic practice. I am also a member of the Laboratory on Contentious Politics in Panteion University with Prof. Seferiades as the principal investigator.
October 2020 - present
Ionian University
Position
  • Academic Scholar
Description
  • Teaching the following modules: Elements of Film Directing & Acting, Audiovisual Production Management and Video Recording Techniques
September 2018 - August 2019
Ionian University
Position
  • Erasmus + teaching assistant
Education
September 2016 - November 2020
University of Central Lancashire
Field of study
  • Film Practice
September 2015 - September 2016
Bournemouth University
Field of study
  • Cinematography for Film and Television
September 2008 - June 2015
Ionian University
Field of study
  • Audio Visual Art

Publications

Publications (16)
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Nowadays, there are two types of scholars teaching film courses at the Greek universities. The first one is the theoreticians with a background in film studies and a PhD in film theory, who approach their teaching methods strictly from a theoretical point of view. The second type of university teachers are practical filmmakers that come directly fr...
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A Quest for Eternity (2020) is a fifty-five-minute documentary which explores some very specific elements of Theo Angelopoulos’s form and style. The documentary is divided in four chapters and each chapter focuses on a different part of Angelopoulos’s style. The creation of this documentary is the main methodological tool of this research project,...
Conference Paper
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In the framework of the proposed approach “Serious Film Games” (S.FI.GA.), play and cinematography are combined to aim the study of randomness, risk and uncertainty, in an online teaching environment for the process of scriptwriting. Students and graduates of the Pedagogical and Didactical Sufficiency Program (PDSP) of the Department of Audio & Vis...
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Games and films, being fundamental aspects of modern culture, have been extensively studied as means to realize educational design in terms of methodology, structure, and content. However, their combination into a hybrid educational model that will draw upon technology to facilitate creative and effective interaction within a learning context remai...
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In 2018 and 2019, StoryLab (Skills Training for Democratised Film Industries) organised two trips to the Wind Wolves Preserve in Bakersfield, California. The coordinator of both trips was Prof. Erik Knudsen, the founder of StoryLab and ethnomediaology methodology and I was the principal investigator of these trips. Ethnomediaology is an interdiscip...
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Using filmmaking and media practice techniques in education can be a powerful tool for approaching young students, make them more excited about school, help them have fun through learning and express themselves through art, work with their classmates as a team and enrich them with skills that can be very useful for them both now and in the future....
Preprint
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Final PhD thesis for the practice based research with the title: Reshaping Contemporary Greek Cinema Through a Re-evaluation of the Historical and Political Perspective of Theo Angelopoulos's Work
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The short film Flickering Souls Set Alight (2019) is the final outcome of my practice-based PhD research in the University of Central Lancashire entitled: “Reshaping Contemporary Greek Cinema Through a Re-evaluation of the Historical and Political Perspective of Theo Angelopoulos's Work”. Examining and reshaping our knowledge around the historical...
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This paper will exhibit the results of the first interdisciplinary workshop with the title Limnophobia, which aimed at the creation of a multiform digital material via the investigation, the recording and the studying of the historical, morphological and social features of the space in relation to the thematic of the “fear”, as ex- pressed in a set...
Presentation
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This presentation will focus in a deep research in the use of theatrical techniques in the cinematic work of three directors, Yorgos Lanthimos, Alexandros Avranas and Athina Rachel Tsangari and the impact of this research to the prospective art teachers of the Pedagogical Training Programme (Certificate of Pedagogical and Teaching Competence) of Au...
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Petros Sevastikoglou is a well established Greek director and teacher in the national drama school of Athens. His own personal “gaze” in filmmaking is a matter of discussion and research since is adding original contributions in Greek cinema. Sevastikoglou in his latest fiction film Electra 2014 is changing his form and style, working in a document...
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Theo Angelopoulos work, especially his earlier films, focused on Greek history and politics. In the so-called Trilogy of History [Days of '36 (1972), The Travelling Players (1975), The Hunters (1977)] and Alexander the Great (1980), Angelopoulos used collective archetypes, visual poetics and Brechtian alienation to underline a historical reality th...
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This paper aims at analyse the historical and dialectical approach of Angelopoulos’s mise-en-scene as well as its connection to historical events in his films: Day’s of ’36 (1972) , The Travelling Players (1975), The Hunters (1977) , Alexander the Great (1980). Angelopoulos was particularly interested in Greek History of the twentieth century and...
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The issue of the identities is a subject which has influenced, for many decades art and cinema, it is considered until today as a subject taboo. In his book Dissimilarity and Eroticism, Konstantinos Kyriakos mentions that: “the pursuit of otherness and the lack of similarity in the kind, the class, the religion, the sexuality and the nationality it...
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Taboo and fear or fear and Taboo. The use of fear as structural feature in visual arts and cinema art, through autoethnographic recordings of the postgraduate students in the “Audiovisual Arts in the Digital Age” program of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of Ionian University. The feature of “fear” influenced strongly the arts, because the...

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Projects (4)
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The use of filmmaking and StoryLab's (Skills Training for Democratised Film Industries) methodology (ethnomediaology) in education
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Storylab (International Film Development Research Network) created the notion of ethnomediaology and developed a series of workshops across the globe. From Malaysia to Ghana, Colombia, California and Greece, Storylab, worked with local communities in order to create new solutions for them as well as fresh insights for the researchers based on three basic core values, i.e. “Integrity, Authenticity and Openness”. Over the last two years, Storylab organised two trips in Bakersfield, California. The coordinator of both trips was Prof. Erik Knudsen, the founder of Storylab and ethnomediaology. I was the principal investigator and I delivered a series of workshops in Wind Wolves Preserve in California. At that point, I was Professor’s Knudsen Phd student, and working with a Native American community was an experience that I didn’t believe that I would ever have the chance to live. Prof. Knudsen collaborated with Dr. David Robinson and his archeological team from the University of Central Lancashire in order to deliver a series of ethnomediaological workshops to Tejon Native Americans tribe members. The workshops, as explained in this paper, are based on ideation practices which enabled new co-development and production partnerships, and enhanced visual storytelling skills, better engagement with local cultural preservation and deeper awareness of the opportunities of narrative filmmaking, thereby enhancing the voices of independent and marginalised communities.
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Suspended spaces of memory: Heterotopic historical narratives and contentious politics in contemporary cinematic practice.