Theofanis Kavvadas (b. 1987) is a Finnish-Greek cinematographer and a filmmaker, based in Helsinki, Finland. Theofanis started out as a photographer, after which he found his true calling in cinema and applied to Aalto University Cinema school in Helsinki Finland, from where he graduated as a Bachelor of Arts in 2016.
His latest cinematography work includes feature films Once Upon a Time in Sad Hill (2019) with a Finnish art house director Rax Rinnekangas and Void (2018, shared cinematography credit) by Aleksi Salmenperä, which won four Jussi awards in Finland in 2019. Theofanis has also shot documentaries of which Logged In (2020, short doc series by Sami Kieksi) won two Venla awards.
Theofanis' numerous short fiction credits include experimental fictions 49 years from the house on the left (2019) and The 99 steps left from the square (2017), with a Finnish-Turkish director Sevgi Eker. Of the two films, the former was selected to Clermont-Ferrand in 2020 and also won him the Golden Shade cinematography prize in Tampere Film Festival in 2020. The latter won the Next Nordic Generation Award 2018 in Norway and was Finland's short film nominee in IMAGO awards 2019.
In addition to cinematography, Theofanis has written and directed two short films and is in pre-production of his third, called Three, which is expected to be shot in 2022.
Aside from cinema, Theofanis is preparing his first photographic exhibition, playing with his son and cooking pasta.
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