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Antonios Vallindras

2017/18 Athens

Antonios was born in Athens but grew up in many different cities, both in Greece and abroad. He studied economics in Athens and has worked as an account executive in an advertising agency (Bold Ogilvy & Mather), and as a communication consultant (Kitantzis Plants), focusing on corporate communications. He also studied directing digital film and television at Bournemouth University in the UK and has directed three short films. He recently worked on two feature films in Greece as an assistant director (1st AD), and a production assistant. Last summer he worked as a project manager for a campaign called #Respectlife whose purpose is to raise awareness of the problems that people with mobility issues face when trying to get around Chania (Crete). He is currently a participant in the START program and is pursuing a career as a cultural manager.

Phase I

Capacity building in Germany

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Sep - Nov

Project Title

Taverna Project

“The Taverna Project” focuses on the memories of Greek tavernas in the area of Ottensen in Hamburg. Five Greeks that have their own Greek tavernas share their memories of immigrating to Germany, starting and running their businesses in the area of Ottensen. The goal of the project was to give them the space to look back at their past and share their feelings and memories while reflecting on their present everyday life in Germany.

Through interviews, we created a short documentary and a web based platform that portrays their challenges, successes and hopes for the future, engaging the audience with their own experiences.

The film was projected in MOTTE cultural center with a Q&A after the screening along with the participation of the people presented in the film (Spyros, Anna, Giannis, Vangelis & Stavroula).

Host Institution


Since 1976, MOTTE – Verein für stadtteilbezogene Kultur- und Sozialarbeit e.V. has been a think tank and active cooperation partner in Hamburg/Altona. 

The center offers cultural programming and classes for children, young people and the elderly. Teams of volunteers organize public workshops. 
MOTTE is a meeting place for initiatives and voluntary engagement. Comprehensive advisement opportunities and a public meeting place are provided for young people. Kindertreff provides daycare for children ages two and up.

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Taverna Project
Taverna Project