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Mihali Paleologou

Dr. Mihali Paleologou


Dr. Mihali Palaeologou is a composer with varied musical output. His award-winning music has been performed in Europe, the USA, Japan, China, and Australia. He is a passionate Film Music educator and conductor. Mihali is the Artistic Director of the Berlin International Film Scoring Competition and Founder of the Fusion Film Scoring Workshops. 

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Dr. Fredi Devas

Film Making Process

Primetime Emmy nominee Dr. Fredi Devas is a wildlife filmmaker who cares deeply about the natural world and the challenges it faces. Having worked on Meerkat Manor and Nick Baker’s Weird Creatures, he joined the BBC to work on Frozen Planet and then Wild Arabia. On Planet Earth II he decided to leave the wildernesses behind to produce and direct working with composers Hans Zimmer, Jasha Klebe and Jacpob Shea.

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Laura Rossi


Laura Rossi is a composer for film, television and concert music. Credits include London to Brighton, The Cottage, BBC Eichmann Show, Song for Marion, Hurricane and Battle of the Somme and Ancre. In 2016-17 one hundred orchestras worldwide performed the score for the Battle of the Somme live with film. Concerts were watched live by over 37,000, performed by 4,200 musicians, and televised live on BBC1 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Laura is lecturer for film music at the London Film Academy and Guildhall School of Music


Steve Fanagan

Film Sound

Steve Fanagan (MPSE, CAS) is a BAFTA (Normal People) and EMMY-nominated (Game Of Thrones) sound designer, supervising sound editor, and re-recording mixer who has worked on a broad spectrum of projects across film and television. In 2011 he won an MPSE Golden Reel Award for his work on series 1 of Game Of Thrones. In 2016, he was nominated for an HPA Award (Hollywood Professional Association), an International Music+Sound Award and an MPSE Golden Reel Award for his work on Lenny Abrahamson's Oscar®-nominated drama, Room.


Dimitris Argyriou

Meet the Director

Dimitris Argyriou's short films have been selected in more than 200 international film festivals & events and have gained more than 20 awards for his films.

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Zesses Seglias


A composer of sonic bodies and lingual structures. His compositional output focuses on the relationship between the sound of voice and its semantic, as defined by language. Much of this repertoire is staged, although concert pieces also share the same principle.

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Sotiris Noukas

Mixing and Mastering

For more than two decades, Sotiris is leading the Underground studios in Thessaloniki, establishing a great reputation in Greece and abroad. With high profile productions for well know artists from around the world. He has worked in film and theatre productions.

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Yannis Mavrides


Yannis Mavrides is the owner of the CUE Productions. A Sound Engineer and Designer, Yannis has recorded and produced extensively in diverse musical styles while his most recent work in Theatre, "Alexander the Great. Rock Opera" run at the National Theatre of Nothern Greece.

Past Faculty Members Include

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Lesley Jackson

Composer Agent

Lesley established UK Film Music in March 2019 following several years representing and managing prominent and award-winning composers from the UK and mainland Europe. With a career history including international marketing and the Visual Arts, Lesley is keen to bring a different approach to representation.

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Michali Lapidakis


Michalis Lapidakis is a Professor of Composition at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and since 2009 director of the Contemporary Music Lab of A.U.Th. He has studied with A. Stout, Th. Antoniou, Β. Rands, O. Messiaen, P. Boulez, T. Takemitsu, and I. Xenakis among others.

He has received commissions from orchestras and contemporary music ensembles like Camerata, Symphony Orchestra of Bulgaria, Orchestra of Colours, Sate Orchestra of Thessaloniki, Alea III, e.t.c. His works are published by the music house "Philippos Nakas" and have appeared with various labels 


Peter Albrechtsen

Film Sound

Peter Albrechtsen is an award-winning Danish sound designer, mixer, and music supervisor working on both feature films and documentaries. Recent credits include festival favorites The Distant Barking of Dogs, and sound effects recording for Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk. A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2017. Peter also works as a music supervisor and has collaborated with internationally acclaimed musicians like Jóhann Jóhannsson, Antony Hegarty, and Efterklang. 


Musicians in residence

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Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Film industry professionals and collaborators of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

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