Professor, Department Chair for Cinematic Arts
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 a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Cinematic Arts at the University of Miami, School of Communication.
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. In 2019 she co-produced and edited the feature documentary Lifeline/Clyfford Still which is distributed by Kino Lorber. She 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 is a film curator and media consultant for Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design. She has also 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 School of Communication Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Center for Communication, Culture, and Change (2018-2020), Director of the Motion Picture Program (2009–2012), 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).
Kontaxis has served as Editorial Vice President and member of the Board for the University Film Video Association (ufva.org) from 2016-2020.
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.