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. He has collaborated with Onassis Stegi, the Greek National Opera, Thessaloniki IFF, the blitz theatre group, Youla Boudali and others, in multi-platform and theatrical works. He is co-curating with fellow director Elina Psykou, Motherland, I See You – the 20th Century of Greek Cinema, the restoration program and moving festival of the Hellenic Film Academy. He has held several workshops and classes on acting on film and film development for directors and actors. His short film My Mother Is a Saint will have its premiere at the Pardi di Domani – Corti d’Autore Competition of the 76th Locarno IFF 2023 His upcoming film project, feature film My Soul Startled (Berlinale Co-production Market 2021) is in development.  OFFICIAL SITE: