Vasilios Papaioannu (b. Thessaloniki, Greece 1978) is a Greek-Italian filmmaker-artist currently based in Syracuse, New York. In his work Papaioannu explores the fleeting dreamscapes of reality using noise, movement and disturbance. He merges different genres and unifies variegated media, primarily video, 16mm film and archival footage. In conjunction with his filmmaking activity he is also a mixed media visual artist, combining painting, vector art and photography. He holds an MA in Communication, Text Semiotics and Cinema from Universita’ degli Studi di Siena, in Tuscany, 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.


Casoria Contemporary Art Museum // Naples, Italy // July-October, 2018
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 

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 

Oregon Independent Film Festival // Eugene, OR // September
ouse of Culture Rivne // 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

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

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

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

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

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