Argyris Papadimitropoulos studied Media & Film at Oxford and in Athens. In 2003 he directed his first short “Pendulum”, which won awards in Greek and International festivals. In 2004 he directed his second short film “Tender”, which gathered numerous awards and gave him the passport for Berlinale’s Talent Campus. In 2008, Argyris made his first feature film “Bank Bang”, which became a major commercial and critical hit, with 450.000 BO admissions and rave reviews .The film also won the First Time Director Award from the Hellenic Film Academy.
In 2011 his second feature “Wasted Youth” (co-directed by Jan Vogel) was chosen to open the 40th Rotterdam International film festival. Since then the film is invited to some of the most important festivals around the world, such as Guadalajara in Mexico, BAFICI in Argentina, Munich in Germany, Karlovy Vary in Czech Republic to name a few. “Wasted Youth” was released by Nutopia entertainment in Greece and is represented by Elephant Eye Films for world sales.
His latest co-production feature “Sto Spiti” premiered at Berlinale 2014 to trait acclaim.
During this time, Argyris has directed more than 150 commercials. At the same time he has his own production company “Oxymoron Films”, with an extensive film portfolio.