Dimitra Kouzi is an independent journalist, a documentary filmmaker/producer. She lives in Athens, Greece, and works Europe-wide, with a special focus on young audiences and German-speaking countries.
She holds a Bachelor and Master's degree in communication and media from the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, and studied photography in Athens. In 2015 she was selected for Eurodoc, a European year-long program for documentary producers.
For 20 years, she has worked as a journalist for magazines and the public television and radio in Greece (ERT) and Germany. For the public television ZDF she co-presented the Athens 2004 Olympic Games opening ceremony, for Arte she was the co-author and anchor for the 24-hour Greek Day, featuring 17 documentaries revealing Greece during the crisis beyond headlines, bias, and fake news (2011–August 2013). She also worked for the Deutsche Welle in Berlin.
In 2015, she established her own production company (Kouzi Productions) in Athens.
In 2016, she founded KinderDocs, an international festival featuring documentary screenings, events and educational programs for children and young people in Greece (Benaki Museum, Athens, and Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki) and Italy (Festival dei Popoli), in collaboration with two major European documentary festivals: IDFA (Netherlands) and Doxs! (Germany).
She runs audience development campaigns for European documentaries (IDFA Audience Award 2016, IDFA Best Feature-length Documentary 2016, European Film Academy Award 2017 for Best Documentary). She is a tutor for audience development at the Rough Cut Boutique and the Balkan Documentary Center.
She currently finished two documentaries:
Good Morning Mr Fotis, Greece, 2019, 70 min (director/producer) and Deutsche und Griechen, Liebe mit Hindernissen, Germany 2019, 52' ARTE/NDR (co-author)
She is fluent in Greek, German and English.