Venia has been the director of the HELLENIC FILM COMMISSION since March 2017. She consults foreign producers on all aspects of filmmaking in Greece and represents the country at the European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) and at the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI). In December 2019 she was elected member of the board of directors of the EUFCN. Originally a film critic and experienced travel editor, Venia produced Keimena, a weekly film program presented by the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) on behalf of the acclaimed art exhibition documenta 14. She has worked at the Greek Film Archive as head of communication and film programmer (2013-2015) and her credits as a co-producer include three films: Wild Duck (2013), Great Eastern (2015), Amerika Square (2017). Venia studied Communication and Mass Media at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (GR) and holds an M.A. in Film Studies and European Cinema from the University of the West of England (Bristol, UK).
Stavroula joined GREEK FILM CENTRE Greek in 2003 where she held various positions of increasing scope and responsibility (Sales and Promotion Executive, national representative of GFC at European Film Promotion). She joined the HELLENIC FILM COMMISSION in October 2018. She loves to facilitate and connect talents by consulting incoming producers on all aspects of filmmaking in Greece and serves as a liaison between them and the Greek film industry. Originally a media researcher, Stavroula has worked at the Hellenic Audiovisual Institute (responsible of European and International Program), the European Children’s Television Centre, the Greek Film Archive, and she has cooperated as a tutor with the University of West Attica. Stavroula studied Mass Media & Communication and Cultural Management at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (GR) and at the John Moores University of Liverpool (UK).