Christos Sourligas

BIOGRAPHY

Christos Sourligas is a multiple award-winning filmmaker and a television series distributor. His debut feature, Elephant Shoes was the darling of the film festival circuit, winning awards, and selling out screenings across the world. Christos went on to successfully license Elephant Shoes to Alliance Films, making twenty (20) times its money back. His latest feature film, Happy Slapping is the world’s first feature film entirely shot on smartphones. Most recently, Christos produced the documentary Dockside to Bedside: 100 Years of Herzl, about Canada’s first free family medical clinic, which premiered on CityTV.

Sourligas’ short film credits include The Last Supper, Vomit Boy, and Park Ex., which was awarded the Canadian Multicultural Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. During his 12-year career as VP Distribution for the world-renowned comedy television distribution company Just For Laughs, television properties entered the homes of over 1.5 billion television viewers worldwide, the shows airing in over 140 countries, and on 100 airlines. What’s more, when Just For Laughs Gags was licensed to ABC (USA), it became the first “made-for-Canada” television series ever to be broadcast on a primetime US network.

Christos has served as a volunteer with various awards events and festivals (International Emmy Awards, Banff World Television Festival Awards, ACTRA Awards, Yorkton Film Festival, Amerasia Film Festival, Professional Writers Association of Canada), and non-profit organizations (Montreal Film Group, Youth Employment Services, French for the Future) in various roles, including programming and promotion, and as a board member, jury head, juror, and mentor.