Vicky Markolefa is an awarded photographer, video and documentary producer and marketing communication expert. She studied Business Administration and Marketing Management and she has completed several courses in communication, media, photography, storytelling and multimedia production.

Vicky’s international experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors features assignments and collaborations with institutions, organizations, foundations, companies and media, in management and communication roles and for innovative visual storytelling projects in several countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Central America.

Vicky has been working for almost twenty years in partnership with NGOs and international institutions among them: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), WWF, European Commission ECHO, ActionAid, Mercy Corps, Relief International, Premiere Urgence Internationale. She has participated in reportage, and documentary storytelling projects in Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Vietnam, South Africa, Guatemala, Iceland, Germany, Turkey, Jordan, Greece and other countries worldwide.

Her body of work focuses on humanistic, social and environmental conservation topics with an emphasis on women rights and stories related to vulnerable groups such as victims of violence and refugees.

Vicky has taken part in numerous international festivals, exhibitions, and publications and she has received recognitions and awards for many of her projects. She writes stories, reportages, blogs and opinion articles for media and organizations and since 2016, she is a member of Mind the Bump, the award-winning team of visual storytellers.

Vicky Markolefa is an awarded photographer, video and documentary producer and marketing communication expert. She studied Business Administration and Marketing Management and she has completed several courses in communication, media, photography, storytelling and multimedia production.

Vicky’s international experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors features assignments and collaborations with institutions, organizations, foundations, companies and media, in management and communication roles and for innovative visual storytelling projects in several countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Central America.

Vicky has been working for almost twenty years in partnership with NGOs and international institutions among them: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), WWF, European Commission ECHO, ActionAid, Mercy Corps, Relief International, Premiere Urgence Internationale. She has participated in reportage, and documentary storytelling projects in Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Vietnam, South Africa, Guatemala, Iceland, Germany, Turkey, Jordan, Greece and other countries worldwide.

Her body of work focuses on humanistic, social and environmental conservation topics with an emphasis on women rights and stories related to vulnerable groups such as victims of violence and refugees.

Vicky has taken part in numerous international festivals, exhibitions, and publications and she has received recognitions and awards for many of her projects. She writes stories, reportages, blogs and opinion articles for media and organizations and since 2016, she is a member of Mind the Bump, the award-winning team of visual storytellers.

Highlights & Awards

Documentaries

 

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

 

Excision documentary

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.

 

Photography

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. 

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Filmography 

  1. Of Wolf And Man (working title – in-progress), Greece, Direction, Filming, Script, Production.

  2. The Last Fisherman, 2018, Greece, Direction, Script, Production.

  3. EGEO: The sea for me, 2017, Greece, Direction, Script, Production.

  4. Education for whom?, 2014 Ghana, Kenya, Greece  Production, script, filming.

  5. Excision, Kenya, 2013 / Producer, research, still photography.

  6. Immersion, Sierra Leone, 2013 / Ass. producer, still photography.

  7. Mission in Vietnam, 2013 / Producer, research, filming, direction, script, photography.

  8. The Outcasts, Ghana, 2012 /  Producer, research, script, still photography.

  9. Mzungu, Rwanda, 2012 / Producer, research, script, photography.

  10. Wuha, Ethiopia, 2012 / Producer, research, script, photography.

  11. Bangladesh: Journey to the land of the forsaken, 2012 / Ass. producer, still photography.

  12. Kyekyewere, Ghana, 2011 / Research, script, photography.

  13. Kuluhiro: Hope, Kenya, 2010 / Research, script, still photography.

  14. Mission in Guatemala, 2009 / Research, script, still photography.

  15. Blood Diamonds, 2007, Sierra Leone / Ass. producer.

 

Exhibitions 

  • 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.

 

Publications 

 

Photobook “Africa Through The Eyes Of The Volunteers”, 2013, ActionAid.

And several online exhibitions and press publications.