Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Research, Director Center for Communication Culture and Change

Office

WCB 4011

Phone

(305) 284-6382

Email

kkontaxis@miami.edu

Konstantia Kontaxis is a producer/editor of award-winning narrative and documentary films and a film educator. Her films have screened in festivals, television and cinemas internationally. She is currently an Associate Professor at the department of Cinematic Arts at the University of Miami, School of Communication where she also holds the appointments of Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Center for Communication, Culture, and Change.

Her most recent work has received international distribution by Kino Lorber (Lifeline/Clyfford Still), has been broadcast in over 140 markets in the US by APT (Symphony in D, Sweet Dillard), screened in numerous international festivals (Last Song to Xenitia) and received recognition.

As a feature film editor, she has worked with Israeli film director Amos Kollek, New York photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally and Indian filmmaker Suman Ghosh. Kontaxis is currently co-producing and editing a feature documentary on Miami photographer Bunny Yeager with award-winning filmmakers Dennis Scholl and Kareem Tabsch.

Kontaxis’ documentary and narrative work has screened at festivals, museums and galleries around the world including Rome, Venice (Art Biennale), New York (Doc NYC, Tribeca Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, Museum of the Moving Image), Los Angeles, Washington DC, Montreal (Art Fifa), Paris, Athens, Ankara, Lleida, Taipei, London, Madrid, Miami (Art Basel, Miami Film Festival), San Jose (Cinequest), Busan (Busan International Film Festival).

She has received honors at the Moondance Film Festival, Cleveland Film Festival, Yorkton Film Festival, UFVA, Park City Film Music Festival and Fine Arts Film Festival. She is a recent recipient of two NATAS Emmys (Suncoast, Michigan).

Her work has been supported with funding from the Knight Foundation, Florida Humanities Council, Miami Dade Art in Public Places, Broward County Division of Cultural Affairs among others.

Kontaxis currently serves as a film curator and media consultant for Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design. She has curated film programs for the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami Art Museum and Miami Art Central.

During her tenure at the University of Miami, Kontaxis has served as the Director of the Motion Pictures Program (2009–2012), a member of the steering committee for the Women and Gender Studies Program (2010-2014) and curator/advisor for the Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies and the Bill Cosford Cinema (2012-present).

She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Panteion University of Athens, Greece.

Featured Projects

Beyond Assignment

Sweet Dillard