Berlin Fellowship 2017 — Film and Media Art

Nikias Chryssos

1978 
born in Leimen near Heidelberg, Germany

2001–2002 
Film and video production at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design, England

2002–2009 
Scenic direction at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg


Nikias Chryssos lives in Berlin

www.kataskop.com / www.vimeo.com/kataskop

// Fellowships, Grants, Awards

2017 
Berlin Fellowship, Akademie der Künste, Berlin

2016   
Start-up support and screenplay funding, BKM

2015–2017 
Preselection for the Deutscher Filmpreis, nomination for Best Feature Film Debut, Film Critics’ Award, Next Wave Award for Best Film (Fantastic Fest, USA), Jury Prize, Critics’ Award (Festival Mauvais Genre, France), Best Actor – Daniel Fripan (Fantaspoa, Brazil), Best Director (Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival, USA), Special Mention Award (Lund Fantastic Film Festival, Sweden)

2014   
Start-up support and screenplay funding, Filmstiftung NRW

2010   
Start-up support and screenplay funding, MFG Baden-Württemberg

2009   
Selected for Saatchi & Saatchi New German Directors Showcase

2008   
Résidence du Festival de Cannes, Paris

2008–2010 
Orpheus Award for Best Short Film (Los Angeles), Honourable Mention, digi2010 (Drama, Greece), Caligari-Preis (Ludwigsburg), nomination for the Deutscher Kamerapreis

2007   
Karl-Steinbuch-Stipendium (scholarship) from the MFG Stiftung

2006–2007 
Special award at the Grand Prix International Competition (Odense, Denmark), GUFTAT Award, GAFC Award (Drama, Greece), Centaur Award (St. Petersburg), Best Soundtrack (Clermont Ferrand), Best Short Film awarded with the “Großer Preis der Filmwerkstatt Münster” (Filmfestival Münster), Best Feature Film, Best Script (NextFrame, USA), Best Set Design (Internationale Festival der Filmhochschulen München), 1st Prize (Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove), Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung (FBW) rating: “wertvoll” (prized; worthwhile)

2005   
Baden-Württemberg-Stipendium (scholarship)  for “The Hollywood Perspective” at   UCLA  
Participation in the Berlinale Talent Campus 

2003–2004 
Honourable Mention (Media Art Friesland, the Netherlands), Oberhausen “Best of German Competition 2003”, Golden Frame (Nevidannoe, Estonia), Special Award Déjà-vu (Cellu l’art Jena), Special Mention (Eurovideo Malaga, Spain)

// Exhibitions, Performances, Publications (selection)

2015–2016 
DER BUNKER: world premiere: Berlinale; since then more than 40 festival screenings  worldwide

2009  
DER GROSSVATER: screenings in Guanajuato (Mexico), Los Angeles, Münster,   Kyoto, Drama (Greece)

2008  
MONKEY BUSINESS: “Under Commission” competition (Festival of Animated Film, Stuttgart (ITFS))

2006–2007 
HOCHHAUS: more than 40 festivals (Berlinale, Tribeca Film Festival New York, etc.)

2004–2005 
DER FREMDE UND DER AFFE: numerous festival screenings
SCHWARZE ERDBEEREN: Oberhausen, etc.

2003–2004 
DOWN (short film): more than 80 festivals (Rotterdam, EXPO Japan, Oberhausen, Uppsala, etc.)

2000–2006 
Publication of several short stories

// List of Works, Filmography (selection)

2016  
House of Life – Hans With No Pants (music video)
The Double Feeling (documentary)

2015  
Der Bunker (feature film)

2011  
Mann liebt Hund (documentary)
Die Hausschlachtung (documentary)

2009  
Der Großvater (short film)

2008  
Lopazz – You Are (music video)

2007  
The BossHoss –  Monkey Business (animated music video)

2006  
Hochhaus (medium length feature film)

2005  
Ihr seid nicht allein (documentary); co-director: Toke C. Hebbeln

2004  
Der Fremde und der Affe (short film)
Schwarze Erdbeeren (short film)

2003  
Down (short film); co-director: Frank Brandstetter
your:garden – Let It Go! (music video)

2002  
Breakfast (short film)