Distinctions & Honours

Scholarship for Advanced Film Training by the Hellenic American University

2010

Merola Career Grant awarded by the San Francisco Opera Center

2009

Selected by the San Francisco Opera for the only stage director’s position in the Merola Opera Program, after participating in a circle of auditions in five cities of America, for master classes and opera directing, sponsored and invited by the Opera as a holder of an O 1 (Outstanding Ability) visa

2007

Merola Sponsors: Mr. and Mrs. John H. Crowe, Otto Guth Fund, L. Henry Garland Memorial, San Francisco Opera Standees Associated

2007

Scholarship by the New York Film Academy awarded for Film Directing

2007

Fulbright Scholarship for Artists and Art Scholars awarded for Film Directing

2006-2007

Scholarship by Propondis Foundation awarded for Film Studies in New York

2006-2007

Scholarship “Alexis Minotis, in memoriam Katina Paxinou” awarded by the Greek National Bank Cultural Foundation (M.I.E.T.)

2004-2005

Scholarship awarded by the Onassis Foundation for completion of doctoral work

2004-2005

Award “Dame Margaret Tuke Travel Bursary” from Royal Holloway University of London

2004

Fellowship for advanced academic research at Boston University from Onassis Foundation

2002

Greek State Scholarship (I.K.Y.) awarded for doctoral studies after competing successfully in exams on Philosophical Aesthetics

2001-2004

Upgrading from the MA (Master of Arts) to the M.Phil (Master of Philosophy) status, during the first half of the Autumn term with the approval of the Committee of the Philosophy Department of UCL

1998

Honorary fellowship awarded by the Arsakio Lyceum for being included in the three best students of all the departments of the school

1991-1994

Prizes and awards by the Greek Ministry of Education for excellence throughout secondary education

1988-1994

Honourably elected by the Arsakio School as the flag-bearer in all its official ceremonies, due to academic excellence

1986-1994