In Jay’s Athens, the sun is weak. You can look straight at it, without getting blind.
Jacqueline is a writer/director born in Athens, 1989. She was raised in Thessaloniki from 1996 onwards. She decided she wants to be a film writer/director at the age of 15.
Her work revolves around coming-of-age, untraditional family constructs, intimacy, the psyche and the dream.
In 2013, she graduates from the two-year MA Filmmaking in London Film School with distinction. She graduates with Thirteen Blue which wins the Golden Egg Award, RIFF 2014, Best Narrative Short in Ohio FF and others, detailed noted in filmography.
She is a Transatlantic Lab (2014), Sarajevo (2014) and Berlinale (2015) Talents alumna.
In 2014, she won the screenwriting competition in the context of Patmos IFF 2014 with her project LUZ.
In 2015-2016, her short film FOX (Short Film Station Berlin IFF 2015) world premiered in 69th Locarno IFF and won Best International Short from Cinema&Gioventu Jury. The film, ever since, continued a rather impressive festival life noted in detail in filmography.
In 2015-2017, HIWA’s script won in Athens Film Lab 2015 and then world premiered in 67th Berlin IFF where it was nominated for the Golden Bear. Currently, it starts its journey in the world.
In 2016-2017, her debut feature project, under working title ‘On the name of a father: SELENE66’, participated in 2016 MFI script2film workshop with mentor Nicos Panayotopoulos, and was then chosen in Torino Film Lab with mentor Razvan Radulescu.
In 2017, she is commissioned to direct the official trailer of the 18th Francophone Film Festival of Greece.
In 2017, Vienna Shorts (VIS) invites her as an artist in spotlight, in the upcoming version (June 2017), where she is called to present her body of work.
In 2017, Locarno Film Academy invites her as the only female filmmaker representing Greece, in the upcoming version (August 2017).