Biography

Lucia Rikaki was born on 14 July 1961 in Piraeus, Greece. She studied history of art, graphic design, cinema and photography at Dartington College of Arts in Devon, England (1979-1981). In 1984 she founded "Orama Films" producing art films, TV programes and theatrical plays. In 1995 she created "104 Art Theater Stage", and "The Comedy Club" the only stand-up comedy venue to date in Greece.

FILMOGRAPHY

Feature Films
2009 You my mirror  (not completed) http://youmymirror.blogspot.com/
2007 You Hurt my heart an essay collective film 47
2006 Hold me 35MM 94’ www.holdme.gr http://kratiseme.blogspot.com/
2001 Comedy Nights the film 35MM 94’
1999 Dancing Soul 35MM 94’ Bronze Award Worldfest Houston 2000
1994 Quartet in 4 movements 35MM music by Z.Preisner 109’ best selling European film in Greece
1991 A Trip to Australia 35MM 90’ SVT, TV2, AVRO, CINEPAQ

Feature Documentaries 
2009 Sing Along 68min
2008 Meant to leave 52 min
2006 Does humor travel 52 min
2006 Commons what we hold in common 54 min
2004 The Other 35MM 75min/52min
2003 The Aegean in the words of the poets 35MM 61min award for best script Minitsry of Culture
2002 Tonight at the Comedy Club 128’
2002 Words of silence 35MM www.wordsofsilence.gr Award for best Greek documentary Kalamata Film Festival 2002/ Szolnok Intl Film Festival Hungarian Film Association Award 2003

Short Documentaries
2008 Small things that matter 30min
2002 Culture games 30min
2002 Bookreading- a game in schools 30’
2001 Greek illustrators 26min
2000 Falsified Expectations 30min on puberty and utopia
1992 In the Traces of the Argonauts 60’ shot in Georgia
1990 European House 60’ shot in Berlin
1989 Maria Farantouri - Leo Brouwer the film 30’
1993 Prellude to Africa 25’ shot in Africa
1986 The Path 20’ shot in India
1984 The Journey of Dionysos 60’ documentaries on theater http://www.luciarikaki.gr/theatre_GR.htm
1997 Memory Land 60’ on actors and acting methods
1996 SurrealEros 120’ the acclaimed original theater performance
1993 Quartet 60’ by Heiner Muller performed by Attis
1988 Medea Material 60’ by Heiner Muller performed by Attis
1987 Ancient Drama Contemporary Views 54’ various artists
1987 20th Century Dance 60’ various artists
1985 Bacchae 90’ performed by Attis theater company

Shorts
2009 Yes the Tied House 6min
2007 Our Own Pleasures 8min
2002 Window of time 3’
2000 Now we Travel 5’ Microcinema Award
2000 Embracing the Tree 9’ ARTE Award Lille
1999 Open a door for Nicola 8’ for the BBC
1982 Suzie’s Walk 4’
1984-88 14 documentary shorts films on contemporary arts and artists

THEATRE
1995 Orgia by Pasolini directed by Lucia RikaKi
1996 SurrealEros written ,translated and directed by Lucia Rikaki
1997 Musica II by Marguerite Duras translated and directed by Lucia Rikaki
1998 The blossom of the sea written and directed by Lucia Rikaki
1998 Ulysses Dialogues adapted and directed by Lucia Rikaki for the Athens Concert Hall
1995-2004 Comedy Nights at the only Comedy Club in Greece created by L.Rikaki

FESTIVALS
Founder & artistic director of the RODOS INTERN. FILM+VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL www.ecofilms.gr
Founder &  artistic director of the KOS INTERN. FILM+VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL www.healthfilmfestival.gr
Founder member + coordinator of the Balkan Script Fund. www.filmfestival.gr
Documentary programmer of the Dubai International Film festival www.dubaifilmfest.com
Greek Delegate for Sarajevo Film Festival www.sff.ba

TELEVISION PROGRAMMS
Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation
2011 TRIBES OF ATHENS - Episode  “ALBANIA” 45’ NET (Executive Producer: Prosenghisi Film & Video Productions Ltd)
1996 ZAP 13 episodes x 30’ ET1
1995 REAL-LIFE STORIES 13 episodes x 90’ ET2
1995 CINEMA MAGAZINE 30’ for the German channel  WDR
1995 ABORIGINAL SONGLINES  30’ RTP
1995 FRINGE FESTIVAL 30’ in Australia
1995 GREEKS IN AUSTRALIA television series 4 episodes
1994 HOW ARE THE KIDS 6 episodes x 30’ ET1
1993 92,9 European TV Magazine for young people ET1
1993 THE ROYAL BALLET OF FLANDERS 120’ ET1
1992 MOSAIC - TV Culture  Magazine 43 episodes x 30’ ET2
1992 DANCE PLUS Modern Greek dancers and choreographers 45’ ET2
1992 IN THE MADNESS OF ADVERTISING with Yiorgos Veltsos  26  episodes x 30’ ET1
1992 GREEK ARTISTS IN SWEDEN  60’ ΕΤ1
1991 TRAVEL ART 60 episodes x 5’ ET2
1991 IMAGES OF VIOLENCE AND WAR IN THE MEDITERRANEAN THEATRE 6 episodes x 30’
1990 SAKIS SOUNTOULIDIS 30’ ET1
1990 SERGEI PARAJANOV  Art Chanel  Holland  30’  SVT Sweden
1989 YIORGOS KOSTAKIS Documentary 30’ ET1
1983 TONE COLOUR Weekly Rock Music Programme 13 x 30’ EΤ2
1985-1987 COLOURS Weekly Programme 72 episodes x 60’ EΤ1
1982 HERE AND NOW WITH OPEN CARDS ET1 (Production Assistant)

Private TV channels
2003-2005 100% COMEDY Stand-up comedy show Star Channel
1994 TV Culture Magazine 12 x 52’ SKAI
1993 SHOCK Documentaries 26 episodes x 90’ SKAI
1993 IN THE HUMAN FARM 26 episodes x 90’ SKAI 
1993 IN THE HUMAN FARM 26 episodes x 90’ SKAI

Co-productions with international TV channels
LES ROUTES DE LA SOIE Documentary series for UNESCO and RAI
VIVA MIKIS Documentary for  WDR
REMBETIKO MUSIC IN MODERN GREECE Documentary for CHANNEL 4
THE LAND OF EUROPE Documentary series with  participants from 10 countries – coordinated by CHANNEL 4
TIME CODE Documentary series with  participants from 15 countries - coordinated by ZDF
MUSIC OF THE MEDITERRANEAN with the French channel LA SEPT 
LES EUROPEEΝNES with the channels ZDF, ANTENNE 2, CHANNEL 4, ORF, SSR and other TV channels
EXTRA with BBC, RAI, SVT, WDR, ANTENNE 2
CONTACT with the Belgian company  C9I COMMUNICATION
THE RISE OF WOMEN IN POWER with the channel FR3
VILLAGE VOICES with Transatlantic
LES MIGRATEURS with FR3
MARIA CALLAS COMMEMORATION CONCERT Live broadcast with RAI 
JUNIOR with 7 European channels
THE BUTTERFLY’S DREAM by Marco Bellocchio (RAI), Pierre Grise Productions (France), Waka Films (Switzerland)
UN BRUIT QUI REND FOU Nomad Films