Vicky Markolefa is a documentary producer, photographer and communication expert based in Greece. Since 2006, she has worked independently and with organizations in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the MENA region, and Central America. Her portfolio features partnerships with leading brands, media agencies and institutions (United Nations, European Commission, WWF, Medicins Sans Frontieres, CNN, Euronews, Bloomberg, Google, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation). Her projects have received recognition at awards, festivals, and exhibitions worldwide. In 2016, she co-founded Mind The Bump Productions in Munich.
In 2018, she joined BULB Photos / Balkan Collective as a photography tutor. In 2020 she became a mentor at the Women On Top organisation. Since 2021, she curates WomenPhotoGR the first online community in Greece dedicated to embracing the female perspective and the art photography online magazine WZINE. In 2022 she joined WIFT the global network for Women in Film and Television.
Highlights & Awards
Media / Communication
Best Sustainable Documentary and Corporate Video Production Company - Germany, Mind the Bump Productions
Media Innovation Awards 2022 / Corporate Vision.
Corporate Affairs Excellence Awards – Sea Change Greek Islands, 2018.
Super Brands - Médecins Sans Frontières Greece, 2016.
Brand of the Year – ActionAid, 2014
Audience Award - Kalamata International Documentary Festival 2022
Odysseus Special Award, International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo Beyond Borders 2022, Greece
Honourable Mention, Short Films in Competition, Greek Documentary Festival DocFest 2022, Greece
Best International Short Documentary Award, Black Cat International Award 2022, Bolivia
Best Direction Award, Toamna La Voronet 2022, Romania
'My Name Is Blue'
3rd Runner Up, Underwater Category, Vaasa Wildlife Festival 2022
'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 International Short Film - GeoFilmFestival 2020 - Italy
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.
SEKANIA, 2022, Greece - Direction, Production, Script, Filming by Mind the Bump Productions
My Name Is Blue, 2022, Greece, Tunisia, Turkey, Albania - Direction, Production, Script, Filming by Mind the Bump Productions
Indigenius Loci, 2022, Greece, Direction, Filming, Script by Mind the Bump Productions
The Last Fisherman, 2018, Greece, Direction, Script by Mind the Bump Productions
EGEO: The sea for me, 2017, Greece, Direction, Script by Mind the Bump Productions
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
‘The Outcasts’, Ghana, 2012
The stories of exiled women allegedly accused of witchcraft in northern Ghana.
‘In The Huts’, Ethiopia, 2012
An intimate look into the family life of remote communities in Azernedt Ethiopia.
'EXCISION', Kenya, 2012.
Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya.
‘Meet the Pokot’, Kenya, 2013
A visual study on the way of life of the Pokot communities in the Rift Valley.
Realities of migration in the Mediterranean.
2016- in progress
‘Life In Between’, Greece, Tunisia, Turkey, Albania, 2021.
Documenting the interface of humans and marine life in the Mediterranean.
Womanhood Is, 2021
The Outcasts | Alleged Witches in Ghana, Vault Theather Athens / Fringe Festival, 2012.
Africa through the eyes of the volunteers, Athens Technopοlis, 2012.
Participation in photography festivals/competitions (indicatively)
Trieste Photo Days - Bulb Collective Guest of Honor, Tales of the Unwritten Exhibition
PHOS Street Photography Festival, Athens, 2021 / Judge
Natura 2000 Click in Nature Competition, Greece, 2022 / Judge
Find out more on Mind the Bump and LinkedIn