Dimosthenis Xifilinos

Film Critic, Greece

Born in Thessaloniki (1968), I studied Law At Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, but my love of the movies brought me in 1995 to the first Greek free press newspaper, the weekly art magazine EXOSTIS (in English: “Balcony”). Later (1998), the MACEDONIA newspaper (the oldest in Thessaloniki) asked me to contribute by writing there for a whole decade as a film critic. Since 2002 I was the editor in chief of EXOSTIS and simultaneously of SUBTITLES, the official newspaper of DRAMA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (I left SUBTITLES ten years later). After the appearance of the well known financial crisis, EXOSTIS had to stop being published and I became editor-in-chief of the weekly art magazine FILM NOIR since 2010.Nowadays I write for electronic movie magazines www.cinedogs.gr and https://kemes.wordpress.com; both have to do almost exclusively with cinema. Unfortunately I attend normally only the greek film festivals, because I have difficulties to afford the foreign ones. I hope that will change sooner or later! I am member of the Pan-Hellenic Union of Film Critics (PEKK), member of the FIPRESCI. I speak fluently English, well Italian and good enough French. I don’t have any specialization in cinema, I like every genre of it. I was editor-in-chief for PEKK’s annual cinema guide for 10 consecutive years and for all 5 KEMES publications (it’s translated as Centre of Film Studies and Researches).