Vicky Markolefa is an award-winning visual storyteller and marketing communication expert.
Her diverse experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors features management and communication advisory roles and production of innovative visual storytelling projects in several countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Central America.
Vicky studied Business Administration and Marketing Management and she has completed several courses in leadership, media production, photography and visual storytelling.
She works in partnership with companies, agencies, NGOs and institutions, among them: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), WWF, European Commission, ActionAid, Mercy Corps, Relief International, Premiere Urgence Internationale, ICAEW. Her portfolio includes awards and recognitions such as Super Brands, Corporate Affairs Excellence Awards and Brand of the Year.
Vicky has been working on demanding assignments over the last 15 years in reportage photography and documentary video projects. Issues such as migration, environmental protection and human rights have been in her focus. Her work has received prestigious recognitions in international festivals and exhibitions.
She is an International Fellow Honoris Causa at BULB Photos - The Balkan Collective and a member of the awarded creative team Mind the Bump.
Highlights & Awards
The Last Fisherman
Nomination: Best International Documentary | ALTFF 2018 – CANADA
Semi Finalist: Rome Independent Prisma Film Awards 2018 – ITALY
EGEO – The sea for me
Best Ecological Documentary Award | Short Cuts Film Festival 2018 – SERBIA
Festival Award – Ierapetra International Documentary Festival 2018 – GREECE
Semi-Finalist – A Rebel Minded Film Festival – USA
Best film – Mediawave Film Festival 2016.
Best Gender Equality Film – 2015 Bilbao International Film Festival.
2nd Best Documentary – DOCFEST 2014.
Best Music Award – LGFF 2014.
2nd Prize – Ierapetra International Documentary Festival 2014.
Nomination Best Film, MiradasDoc International Documentary Film Festival 2014.
Runner-up prize – New Horizons Photo Competition 2016, COMPAS / University of Oxford.
International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) Praise – Peace is, Photography competition 2014, World Without Wars and Violence under the auspices of UNESCO.
And numerous awards in photography competitions.
Of Wolf And Man (working title – in-progress), Greece, Direction, Filming, Script, Production.
The Last Fisherman, 2018, Greece, Direction, Script, Production.
EGEO: The sea for me, 2017, Greece, Direction, Script, Production.
Education for whom?, 2014 Ghana, Kenya, Greece Production, script, filming.
Excision, Kenya, 2013 / Producer, research, still photography.
Immersion, Sierra Leone, 2013 / Ass. producer, still photography.
Mission in Vietnam, 2013 / Producer, research, filming, direction, script, photography.
The Outcasts, Ghana, 2012 / Producer, research, script, still photography.
Mzungu, Rwanda, 2012 / Producer, research, script, photography.
Wuha, Ethiopia, 2012 / Producer, research, script, photography.
Bangladesh: Journey to the land of the forsaken, 2012 / Ass. producer, still photography.
Kyekyewere, Ghana, 2011 / Research, script, photography.
Kuluhiro: Hope, Kenya, 2010 / Research, script, still photography.
Mission in Guatemala, 2009 / Research, script, still photography.
Blood Diamonds, 2007, Sierra Leone / Ass. producer.
Athens Photo Scratch – EXODUS, Greece, 2018
#My_Andros – Athinais Cultural Center in Athens and selected venues on Andros, Greece, 2018.
The Image of the Savage – Rome, Italy, 2017, LoosenArt Gallery.
Vanitas: LoosenArt Gallery, Cagliari, Italy, LAB-A, 10 – 2016.
Youth. esp Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2016.
Blossom of Youth: CONTRAST Thessaloniki Photography Festival, 2014.
The Outcasts | Alleged Witches in Ghana: Athens Fringe festival, 2012.
Africa through the eyes of the volunteers, Athens Technopοlis, 2012.
Photobook “Africa Through The Eyes Of The Volunteers”, 2013, ActionAid.
And several online exhibitions and press publications.