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Babis Makridis

Babis MAKRIDIS (1970, Greece) was educated in film at the Stavrakos Film School. He has made a large number of TV commercials. His short film The Last Fakir (2005) was awarded the Newcomer’s Prize at the Drama Short Film Festival in Greece. His debut film L (2012) was selected for the competition at Sundance, the Hivos Tiger Competition at IFFR and many other film festivals. Birds. Or How to Be One is his third feature.


The Last Fakir (2005, short), L (2012), Pity (2018), Birds. Or How to Be One (2020)

Babis Makridis at IFFR

  • Birds (Or How to Be One)

    Essay-like contemplation on the desire for freedom inspired by a play by Aristophanes in which people wish to become birds.

    • Voices Main Programme
  • L

    A man lives and works in his car. He meticulously, dutifully works as its driver until, one day, a New Driver is employed. Absurdist-existentialist fi

    • Tiger Awards Competition
  • Pity

    Absurdist drama with a dash of black humour about an anti-hero who is only happy if he is sad. Everything goes fine as long as his wife is in a coma.

    • Voices