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 A Closer Look at Careers in Film and Television and Beyond

Interested in learning more about how your creative, writing, and business skills can be used to build a career in film, television, and other arts?


Come learn more from Christos Sourligas on how and have your questions answered.


Biography: Christos Sourligas is an award-winning and bestselling author, award-winning filmmaker, actor, innovator and disruptor. His debut feature ELEPHANT SHOES was the darling of the film festival circuit, winning awards and selling out screenings across the world. His second feature film HAPPY SLAPPING was the world’s first feature shot entirely on smartphones. Christos’ short film PARK EX. was awarded the Canadian Multicultural Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. He produced the documentary DOCKSIDE TO BEDSIDE: 100 YEARS OF HERZL about Canada’s first free family medical clinic which premiered on CityTV. He produced and directed the lifestyle series GEEK ME! for Bell Media and MONTREALERS for Videotron. Christos recently co-authored a #1 bestselling cookbook with his mom based on her Greek food recipes and is distributed worldwide through publishing behemoth Simon & Schuster. He also stars in nationally-renown filmmaker Tony Asimakopoulos’ short film, MOONSHADOWS.


In his previous career, Christos worked as a comedy television series distributor and producer. During his 12-year tenure as Vice President, Television Sales for the world-renowned comedy production 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. Following that, Christos went on to work for prestigious production companies such as QuebeComm, Encore Television, Dakota Pictures (Los Angeles), and Media Ranch.


For over 20 years, he’s been mentoring emerging and veteran filmmakers, storytellers and other creatives. Christos has also 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, as a board member, jury head and juror. As well, he’s an advisory committee member for Water For African Women; a Senegalese non-profit organization that enhances the economic development, dignity and quality of life for West African women and their families through solar-powered market gardens which grow harvests of food and related returns.

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