Andreas Tsilifonis


Andreas Tsilifonis
Executive Producer – Athens Central Film Productions

Andreas Tsilifonis started his career in 1974 as commercial films Director, while he was 20 years old. He has being the youngest director to direct commercials (more than 700 in the next 17 years) and he has being awarded for many of them with local and international awards. He was also the youngest director in Greece to direct a feature film in 1981.

On the side of his directorial career, Andreas wrote screenplays for feature films as well as some of the most successful television comedy series, having more than 70 weeks of highest audience ratings. Has composed also several rock songs which have been awarded with platinum records.

He was active also in the institutional side of the film industry, being a member of the board of Greek Director’s Guild and General Secretary in the Greek Screen Writer’s Guild. He served also as a member of the board of the Greek Film Center, the state production organization, authorizing 20-25 feature film productions annually. Since 1990 he is constantly re-elected as a member of the Board of Directors of GREEK PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION (PACT), being now for the last two terms the President of the BoD.

In 1989 he produced the Greek segment of the feature film LIFE WITHOUT ZOE for TOUCHSTONE PICTURES , directed by Francis Ford Coppola and since then he gradually summons his creativity to producing, having produced until now more than 3.000 commercial spots, hundredths of TV hours, telefilms and all types of audiovisual productions.

From 1990 to 1999, he was the Managing Director/ Executive Producer and partner in MANGOS STUDIOS (one of the biggest post-production studios of the time in Europe); in POWERNET (one of the first and biggest web developing applications in Greece) and SIERRA POST (the biggest sound studio in Greece offering dubbing services to DISNEY INC, etc).

In 1999 he establishes his own production company CENTRAL ATHENS FILM PRODUCTIONS, which until today is the leading production company in Greece for international commercial and TV projects shot in Greece (www.AthensCentral.gr)

As a personal interest he has developed software for audiovisual applications; published numerous articles and gave lectures on Film Production, as well as composed and produced very successful rock songs in Greece.

Andreas Tsilifonis started his career as commercial films Director but 700 spots later, he switched to Producing. Additionally he directed for cinema and television, as well wrote screenplays for feature films and comedy series. He has been a member of the board of Greek Director’s Guild and the Greek Screen Writer’s Guild. He served also as a member of the BoD of the Greek Film Center, the national production organization.

Today he helms CENTRAL ATHENS FILM PRODUCTIONS, an active member of the GREEK PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION (PACT), while he is now for the last two terms the President of the BoD.