Nancy Biniadaki was born in Athens in 1971 and lives in Berlin. She has studied Classical Philology and Film Direction in Athens and in Sheffield, England. She directed several awarded short films, numerous feature-length documentaries mainly for the Greek National Television ERT, theatre performances, videos for the stage and live recordings. In 2018 she received the Best Newcomer Director's Award in Athens International Film Festival for her film”The Surface of Things”. She has previously been awarded with the Grimme Preis in 2017 and the Greek State Award Melina Merkouri in 1999. Her film "Still Counting" participated in the Biennale of Young Artists in Rome.
• 2017 "THE SURFACE OF THINGS"
Feature film, 85 min, watchmen productions, Germany / heretic, Greece
World Premiere at Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2017, Competition
Best Newcomer Director’s Award, Athens International Film Festival 2018
Award of Recognition at IndieFest Film Awards 2018
International Film Festival Barcelone 2018 / London Greek Film Festival 2018 / Madrid International Film Festival 2018 / Hellas Filmbox Berlin 2018
• 2015 "THE MOON AND I"
Short film, production: ZDF, Wolkenlenker, Germany
Grimme Preis 2017, Finalist Prix Jeunesse International 2016
2016 Children's Film Festival Seattle / REDCAT International Children's Film Festival, LA / Sarasota Film Festival, Florida / Wiskonsin Film Festival / Plein la Bobine, France / Lahore Int. Children’s Festival / International children's filmfestival Filem'On Brussels / KUKI - Internationaler Kinder- und Jugendkurzfilmfestival Berlin / Chicago International Children's Film Festival / Cork Film Festival, Ireland / Cologne Short Film Festival / Olympia Intenational Film Festival / Bamberger Filmtage 2017/ Regard, Canada / International Women's Film Festival Dortmund / Drama International Film Festival 2017 / International Film Festival of Kinshasa
• 2008 "BE-BOP SPOKEN HERE"
Documentary, production: watchmen productions, Group.IE, Germany
Badalona Film Festival, Spain
• 1996 – 2006 "PARASKINIO"
13 episodes for the documentary series of Greek National Television ERT, production: Cinetic, Greece
• 2000 "ALWAYS LAST NIGHT"
Short film, production: ERT/ET1, X-Rated
Award of the Greek Film Center
International Film Festivals of Drama, Cologne, Bilbao, Ankara
•1998 "STILL COUNTING"
Short film, production: Northern Media School, Nancy Biniadaki
Greek State Award / official participation at the Biennale of Young Artists in Rome, 1999
•1995 "BETWEEN CITIES"
Student short film, production: Nancy Biniadaki
Award of the Greek Film Center, Special Price for Student Film at Short Film Festival of Drama and Student Film Festival E.N.S.E.A., Paris / many International Short Film Festivals