Efi Papazachariou

Journalist

Efi Papazachariou studied Law at the Democritus University of Thrace but turned to journalism and worked as a journalist, editor, critic and columnist specialized in cultural reporting, music and cinema, for several newspapers, magazines and websites. She has also attended a script seminar in London and an acting seminar of ancient drama in Athens. 

She has traveled around the world, covering special events like the 25th Anniversary of Woodstock Festival and the Lollapalooza festivals or interviewing artists as Lou Reed, Sam Shepard, Luc Besson, Bertrand Tavernier, Atom Egoyan, Peter Gabriel, Dizzy Gillespie, Nick Cave, Μarianne Faithfull, Jarvis Cocker, Eric Burdon, Romain Gavras, Guillermo Navarro, etc. and prominent figures as the Director-General of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Juan Ignacio Vidarte, ECFA (European Children’s Film Association) General Secretary, Felix Vanginderhuysen, etc.

She has also worked for Thessaloniki International Film Festival as Head of the Press Office and Head of the Greek Film Section. As a freelance marketing/promotion director she has collaborated in numerous film productions, music festivals (Womad in Athens, Rockwave festival, etc.), concerts (Pink Floyd, Metallica, RΕΜ, Jean Michel Jarre, Phil Collins, Iggy & The Stooges, Patti Smith, Eric Burdon, etc.) and editions.
The recent years she works as an executive producer and consultant for the independent American production company Rumur on several documentaries. At the same time, she continues her collaborations with Greek production companies such as Argonauts productions, Marni Films, etc.

In 2017 she took over the artistic design and diligence of the Nikos Nikolaidis tribute in Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.

In 2020 she was a member of the Critics Jury of the 5th edition of The Greek Film Festival in Berlin, along with German filmmaker, author, curator and former director of the Berlin International Film Festival’s Panorama Section (1992-2017), Wieland Speck and Twenty Twenty Vision and Pallas Film producer and member of the European Film Academy, Martin Hampel. 

Currently she writes for the lifestyle and cultural magazine popaganda.gr and she is collaborating with the American director, writer and musician Chris Jaymes on the graphic novel “Sons Of Chaos” (IDW & Penguin Random House editions), inspired by the Greek Revolution of 1821.

https://popaganda.gr/author/papazahariou/

Country: Greece