Sotiris Dounoukos isn't your typical law graduate. Following his graduation Sotiris worked as a lawyer for several years. However, Sotiris left that world to pursue an equally-demanding and challenging career as a filmmaker.
He travelled to New York and worked for an independent film production and distribution company, learning the logistics of film development from the inside.
On returning to Australia, Sotiris enrolled to study at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and Television, where he received the Outstanding Postgraduate Student Award.
Sotiris has made a number of short films, including 'Mona Lisa', which won the Melbourne International Film Festival, and 'A Single Body', which won the Award for Best International Short Film at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Dendy Award for Best Film at the Sydney Film Festival, and Best Film at the St Kilda Film Festival.
His first feature film is the adaptation of Helen Garner's book 'Joe Cinque's Consolation', which had its World Premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival, and International Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.