Filmosophy prides itself in having a skilled team of journalists, artists and producers, who conjoint make it possible to achieve the best possible outcome.

Anna Papanikola

CEO – Executive Producer

Anna is a journalist and producer and also the founder of Dutch production company Filmosophy.

As a journalist she was the Editor in Chief in the docu-series Rende-vous for the Greek Public Television (ERT) and Editor in Chief for the awarded TV series “Protagonists” (MEGA Channel) created by the leader of the political party Potami, Stavros Theodorakis.

She was also a Commissioning Editor at Antenna TV. Her latest works as a producer include the series “God’s Cuisine” for History Channel (Cosmote TV) and the series “The history of fashion in Greece” for ERT.

Anna was also on the teams that were awarded with the Ermis Awards for branded documentaries such as “The lighthouses” for Sony and “Is there love?” for Lacta (Nestle).


Katia Papanikola

Art Director

Katia Papanikola is an artist and curator based in Amsterdam.

Katia studied Interactive Design & Unstable Media at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in

Amsterdam, and she is currently doing her postgraduate in Media Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. She also holds a diploma in music from the National Conservatoire of Athens, Greece.

She has participated and curated international exhibitions at fairs in galleries in Miami, NYC, Basel and London. She has been involved in various projects for non-profit organizations such as Schloss Broellin in Germany and she is the founder of “The

Filmosophy Foundation” which has the mission to support talented artists around the globe.

She has worked as an art director for the TV program “Protagonists” (Mega Channel/Greece) and as a Director of Photography in documentaries such us “The Lighthouses”, a branded documentary for SONY.

Maria Nikolaidou

Director of Business Development

Maria has extensive research background in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Social Entrepreneurship.

She specializes on developing strategies for improving business performance and generating social impact. She is also experienced in Project management for large scaled EU projects and she has international experience as a business consultant in Greece and the Netherlands.

Maria holds a Bachelor degree in Business Economics from Manchester Metropolitan University, and Master in International Banking and Finance from Liverpool John Moores University in the UK. She has also conducted research in Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands and in the Polytechnic University of Thrace in Greece.

Leonidas Panonides


Leonidas is a restless producer and director. He has frequently been awarded for his contribution as film director, such as at the London Film Festival for his documentary “Immersion”, which found place in Sierra Leone and was commissioned by Action Aid.
He is highly concerned over social themes and has directed and co-produced in collaboration with Action Aid, few documentaries regarding the Third World Countries. Moreover, he has directed various branded documentaries, advertisements, as well as shows for the Hellenic Television.
His latest awards are for the Aegean airlines, OTE and SONY and the documentary “Is there love?” for Lacta.

Themis Kardiolakas

Managing Director

Themis Kardiolakas studied Law Economics at the University of Athens. In 2002 she moved to New York where she completed her postgraduate studies in the New York University and worked at the Greek Press Office. She returned to Greece in 2005 and took a MBA at ALBA Graduate Business School while dealing with public relations and communication.

In 2013, she takes the initiative to deal with child nutrition. Since then she has published four cooking books for mums: Mom, I do not eat “green”! (2013), No More Gluten, Mom (2014), 30 recipes with vegetables for smiling children and happy mums (2018) and What will I eat at school, mom? (2018).

She has worked with big companies to create children’s prescriptions (AB Vassilopoulos, Barba Stathis, Melissa, Uncle Ben’s, La Vache Qui Rit, etc.) and has delivered cooking classes for mums and children. She has been cooking for many shows on TV and has been presenting the Happy Kids Happy Day Happy Child on Alpha TV in the last 3 years. Her recipes have been hosted in magazines and newspapers. On her website, www.mamaknows.gr, and her channel on You Tube (Mama Knows), you can find all of her recipes.


Sandy Tsantaki

Editor & Creative Consultant

Sandy Tsantaki is a journalist and style blogger. She interviewed Melina Mercouri and Manolo Blahnik, when she was still a student in London, while she received her first salary from the BBC World Service and the Greek edition of Marie Claire. As soon as she returned to Greece, she started working for Kathimerini newspaper, which also publishes the Greek edition of the International Herald Tribune, writing all about fashion and the arts, for two decades. Sandy has worked for the international editions of Μarie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Madame Figaro, Officiel, as well as Gynaika magazine and as a Fashion Features Editor at the Greek edition of Vogue for six years.
She has hosted art and fashion shows on both public and private television, and a lifestyle radio show for Skai radio station. She has interviewed celebrities such as Clint Eastwood, Gisele Bundchen, Fanny Ardant, Jane Birkin, Diane von Furstenberg, Pierre Dukan, Jean Paul Gaultier, Catherine Deneuve, John Galliano, Tom Ford, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Dennis Hopper, Vivienne Westwood, Anne Mouglalis, Pierre Cardin, Hubert de Givenchy, Emanuel Ungaro, Sophia Kokosalaki, Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Daniel Day Lewis, Akram Khan. Today she runs her own blog and site, Sandy Times, www.sandytsantaki.com, writes for Mancode magazine, (https://mancode.gr/), www.clickatlife.grwww.thecodemag.com and www.greece-is.com.

Eleni Papaioannou

Eleni Papaioannou

Head of Content

Born in Portland, Oregon, during the Technicolor seventies, Eleni started making up stories in her mother’s walk-in closet, the only place she would keep quiet. After spending all her pocket money in magazines and getting her degree in Political Science from the University of Athens, she started trying out different careers: photographer, waitress, clubber. One promise she made to herself was to never limit her brain in the four walls of an office, a promise she broke over and over again, by writing for almost all Greek magazines, from Nitro and Status to Madame Figaro and Marie Claire, where, until recently, she was the Editor in Chief. Her work in television spans more than two decades and she still knows how to use an old editing machine, however she dares not touch the new, computerized version.
Her mother still hopes there is a good book in her but she would probably never dare sit next to her literary love, J. D. Salinger. Filmosophy speaks to her visual side that needs to be fed again and again with fascinating stories, beautiful cinematography and insightful research.

Kostas Giannakidis


Kostas Giannakidis has studied Economics and has been working as a journalist and editor since 1989. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with some of the most influential newspapers, TV channels and radio stations in Greece. He is considered one of the pioneer journalists in electronic publishing and internet (web) journalism in Greece, as he was the editor in chief of the first greek web newspaper, back in 1995. Currently, he is writing for protagon.gr, and “Fileleftheros” newspaper, he has a column in Athens Voice and he also presents a daily radio show on Best 92.6.
His first theatre play “It hasn’t dawned yet ” was staged in Athens in 2012.

Nina-Maria Paschalidou


Nina-Maria is a documentary director and producer.

Her web documentary The Prism GR2011, www.theprism.tv, a multimedia project and film about the Greek Crisis was an Official Selection at IDFA 2011, a Finalist at the Picture of the Year Awards 2012, and won a Webby Award in 2012.

Her film “Kismet“, co-produced with Al Jazeera and ARTE and other networks nominated for the IDFA 2013 Best Mid-Length Documentary Award, the PRIX EUROPA 2014 Best European Intercultural Television Programme Award (TV IRIS) and the VIII Ahmed Attia Award 2014 at Medimed.

Her last film “The Snake Charmer”, co-produced with Al Jazeera and ERT received the Youth Jury Award at the Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival (2017) and it was nominated for the Prix Europa Award (TV Documentary, 2017).

She received her undergraduate degree in Mass Communications at Boston University and her graduate degree in Entrepreneurship at Bentley University. She has studied film at La Femis in Paris and at NYU in New York. She is also a Fellow in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, in Washington D.C.

Giorgos Kokkalis


Aspasia Daskalopoulou

Documentary Researcher

Aspasia is a science and medical journalist and … at Filmosophy. She studied environmental science at the University of the Aegean in Greece and completed her master’s degree in Science and Medical Journalism at Boston University’s College of Communications in the USA. She took documentary courses at Harvard University and worked in science documentary production for the National Geographic Channel and NOVA series of PBS television. After her return to Greece, she worked at the television documentary series Protagonistes and as an in-house science journalist at the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”. Today, she is the science editor of the Greek daily newspaper Kathimerini and a member of the nonprofit enterprise “SciCo”, whose aim is to communicate scientific issues to the public via innovative and entertaining ways.

Maria Maraki


Maria started her career in 1999 by the side of Dinos Diamantopoulos with whom she worked 6. In 2008 she presented her first personal exhibition in Athens under the title “Scenes Noires”. Her 2nd exhibition, “Cigarette Ends” followed a year later and in February 2010 she participated in the group exhibition “Love me”. Her 3rd personal exhibition called “Away”  included a series of black and white photos of panoramic sceneries. In 2009 she marked the beginning of her collaboration with Stavros Thodorakis and www.protagon.gr as a photo reporter, a position which she holds until today. Her collaboration led to the film editing and videographing for the TV show “Protagonistes” on MEGA channel. Working with Stavros created a new opportunity for a fourth exhibition she jointly presented (“Juvenile Prisoners”, May 2012).