Nancy Biniadaki is a Berlin based filmmaker, currently working on her second feature film, “Maysoon”, as well as the creative documentary “The hidden atelier”, a view on the image of the modern woman in arts and culture, inspired by the life and work of the Berlin painter Jeanne Mammen.
Biniadaki’s first feature film “The Surface of Things” was a German-Greek Coproduction and premiered 2017 in competition at Thessaloniki International Filmfestival. The debut received the Award for the Best Greek Newcomer Director in Athens IFF and was broadcast by Greek State Television ERT.
Her short film “The Moon and I” (2015), a commissioned work for German broadcaster ZDF/KiKa was awarded with the prestigious TV award “Grimme Preis”, the film was a finalist in competition at Prix de Jeunesse International.
In 2004 she was part of the creative team (Associate Director) at the Closing Ceremony of the Athens Olympic Games.
For her short films she received several awards, including the Melina Merkouri Greek State Award award for “Still Counting” (1998), with which she participated in the Biennale of Young Artists in Rome and the Greek Film Centre award for “Always last night” (2000).
Nancy has directed countless documentaries for the Greek Television Series “Paraskinio” with varying social and cultural topics, many of them receiving international awards.
As a theatre director Nancy created several of her own performances in Athens (Megaron, Theatre Amore, Thission, Bios), and countless videos for the stage for the National Theatre of Greece, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the Athens Concert Hall Megaron and others.
In the 1990’s Nancy worked on various feature film projects as assistant editor and on high profile theatre and opera productions in Italy and Greece as assistant director.
Nancy Biniadaki studied Classical Philology at the University of Athens and Film Direction at the Stavrakos Film School. She obtained a Master of Arts in Film Direction/Scriptwriting at Northern Media School, Sheffield, UK.