In early June, BiTS student Konstantinos Sampanis learned he had been nominated for an Emmy. After waiting for several weeks, the results were finally announced and his short film, "Six Feet Deep", won the student short film category of this prestigious award.
Unfortunately, he could not attend the awards ceremony in Las Vegas because he is at the end of program exams for his undergraduate degree at BiTS in Iserlohn. "Combining my studies with work on the film was challenging, but now with so much happening at once, it really is a stressful time, especially since I am working on my final dissertation."
He created the film during his semester abroad at the University of San Diego with fellow students. He was responsible for directing. "It is possible that this award will be a strike, but mostly I see the award as a great motivation to continue with the work. It is a confirmation, but it is really only a beginning. "
In mid-August the award-winning filmmaker will complete his program in Communication & Media Management. According to Konstantinos, "After graduation, I will focus on work in the film industry. So far I could only be 50 percent. Now I finally want to give it everything and see how things develop."
Will this recognition change his life? No, the student is confident: "My family and friends are of course very happy! As I said, this is an affirmation of the work and motivation. We do not make films to win awards, but to entertain people."