Vasilios Papaioannu is a filmmaker, photographer and mixed media artist currently based in Syracuse, New York. In his work Papaioannu explores the fleeting dreamscapes of reality using noise, movement and disturbance. He hybridizes different modes of filmmaking, unifying variegated media, primarily digital video, 16mm film and archival footage. His works have been shown in various venues around the world, such as the Anthology Film Archives, IBAFF, Athens Digital Arts Festival, CICA Museum and Montreal Underground Film Festival. Papaioannu holds an MA in Communication, Text Semiotics and Cinema from the University of Siena in Italy and an MFA in Film and Cinematography from Syracuse University in New York. Papaioannu is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor at the Department of Transmedia, Film, in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.

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2018
Exchange Gallery // Bloomsburg, PA // September-November
UWM Union Cinema - Save the Archives Film Festival // Milwaukee, WI // September
Unseen Festival // Denver, CO // September
Twisted Oyster Film Festival // Chicago, IL // July
Casoria Contemporary Art Museum // Naples, Italy // July-October
Moviate Underground Film Festival // Harrisburg, PA // May
London Greek Film Festival// London, UK // May
AXW, Anthology Film Archives // New York City, NY // April
The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival // Morgantown, WV // April
Lucca Film Festival e Europa Cinema // Lucca, Italy // April
IBAFF Festival Internacional de Cine de Murcia // Murcia, Spain // March
aDifferent Film Festival // Milwaukee, WI // February 

2017
London Experimental // London, UK // December  
10th Magmart International Videoart Festival //Naples, Italy // November
Syracuse International Film Festival // Syracuse, NY// October
Great Lakes International Shorts Festival // Erie, PA // October
7th Greek Film Festival Chicago // Chicago, IL // September
Oregon Independent Film Festival // Portland, OR // September
35th Long Island Film Festival // Long Island, NY // August
CICA // Gimpo, South Korea // August
CICA // Gimpo, South Korea // June
FeelTheReel International Film Festival // Glasgow, UK // June
Festival de Cine de Portoviejo // Portoviejo, Ecuador // June
10th London Greek Film Festival // London, UK // May
19th Moviate Underground Film Festival // Harrisburg, PA// May
CICA // Gimpo, South Korea // February 

2016
Oregon Independent Film Festival // Eugene, OR // September
Rivne House of Culture // Rivne, Ukraine, September ( IVAHM'16 on Tour)
11th Montreal Underground Film Festival // Montreal, Canada // May
12th Athens Digital Arts Festival // Athens, Greece // May
3rd International Festival of Experimental Video PROCESO DE ERROR // Valparaíso, Chile // May
9th London Greek Film Festival // London, UK // May
IVAHM'16 // Madrid, Spain // May
8th Leiden International Short Film Experience // Leiden, Netherlands // April  
CineAutopsia, Bogota' Experimental Film Festival // Bogota', Colombia //  April
Syracuse International Film Festival // Syracuse, NY // April

2015
Pori Film Festival, POFF // Pori, Finland // November
Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab, Ohio State University // Columbus, OH // September
Lucca Film Festival-Europacinema // Lucca, Italy // March
Cultural Center of Kalamata // Kalamata, Greece // March

2014
8th London Greek Film Festival // London, UK // October

2013
Miden Video Art Festival 2013 // Kalamata, Greece // July

2012
7th London Greek Film Festival // London, UK // October
J & J Gallery // Syracuse, NY // May (preview)
Dumbo Arts Center // Brooklyn, NY // May
Syracuse University Art Gallery // Syracuse, NY // April

2011
XL Projects // Syracuse, NY // March (preview)