Theo Panagopoulos is a Greek-Lebanese-Palestinian filmmaker, film programmer and PhD candidate based in Scotland. His filmmaking, programming and research explore through an ethical and intersectional way themes of memory, politics, fragmented identity and language connected to collective trauma and healing.
His creative documentary short “My Own Personal Lebanon” screened in multiple BAFTA-Qualifying festivals, shortlisted for the IRIS award of the Hellenic Film Academy and won the Odysseus award at the International Documentary Festival of Kastellorizo and his most recent documentary "The Place between Was & Will Be" premiered at Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. He is currently developing his next fiction short film called "The Lost Keys" with BFI Network and Screen Scotland.
He has worked as a programmer with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival where he curated three film screenings on the theme of healing and in 2022 was part of the SAFAR Film Festival where he co-curated the SAFAR Futures shorts programme which screened in the Barbican cinema in London and co-ordinated the festival's screenings in Glasgow.
He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of West of Scotland developing his thesis on decolonising narratives of memory, waste and mental health through film and performance.