Syllas Tzoumerkas was born in 1978 in Thessaloniki. His first feature film Homeland premiered at the Venice Critics’ Week 201o. His second feature A Blast premiered in competition at Locarno 2014, and his third, The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea at the Berlinale Panorama 2019. Acclaimed by the world press and audiences for their distinctive style, bold characterisation and strong performances, Tzoumerkas’ films have participated in over 200 festivals around the world and have been distributed to theatres and streaming platforms in many countries. His co-direction with Christos Passalis, feature film The City and the City (2022) had its world premiere at the Encounters Competition of the 72nd Berlinale and its North-American premiere at the New Directors/New Films by MoMA and Film at Lincoln Center. Syllas Tzoumerkas co-wrote the scripts of Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ Suntan (Rotterdam, SXSW, 2016) and Ahmad Ghossein’s All This Victory (Venice Critics’ Week Award, 2019), and participated as an actor in feature films, shorts and stage performances. In multi-platform and theatrical works, he collaborated with Onassis Stegi, the Greek National Opera, Thessaloniki IFF, the Athens Epidaurus Festival, the Greek National Theatre of Northern Greece, and others.  He co-curated Motherland, I See You – the 20th Century of Greek Cinema, the restoration program and moving festival of the Hellenic Film Academy, and the Panigíri – Live Cinema, The Working Class, Sirens festival for Eleusis 2023 – European Capital of Culture. His short film My Mother Is a Saint had its premiere at the Pardi di Domani – Corti d’Autore Competition of the 76th Locarno IFF 2023 His upcoming film project, feature film A Thousand Days, A Thousand Nights (Berlinale Co-production Market) is in development.  OFFICIAL SITE: