Project Development Coordinator
Athena Kalkopoulou heads the Film Society’s Project Development & Fiscal Sponsorship program providing consultation and support to hundreds of filmmakers throughout all stages in the production of their projects - from conception of an idea to the development & execution of effective fundraising and audience engagement strategies. She brings into Filmmaker360 more than ten years of experience in film production, distribution and exhibition. Prior to moving to the US in 2007, she worked in Athens, Greece as a publicist for clients such as Fox Searchlight and Focus Features. Kalkopoulou has worked for film festivals in Greece, Germany and Italy and also as a production coordinator for commercials, TV series, short films and documentaries, including two documentary productions for the French-German ARTE. She holds an MA in Film & TV Production from Bristol University and a BA in Media & Cultural Studies from University of Sussex in the UK.