Exile Films

Exile Films is an independent production company based in downtown Athens, specializing in documentary film. Founded in 2007 by Greek-American director/producer Valerie Kontakos, it has become a springboard for Greek filmmakers who live and work on the intersection of local and global.


Notable credits include "Volta", the first Greek fiction short to screen in competition at Sundance Film Festival. The film toured more than 75 festivals worldwide and won 9 awards. In 2015, founder Valerie Kontakos' third feature, “Mana”, went viral during the 2018 wildfires in Greece, helping the nuns featured in the film rebuilt their orphanage, after it nearly burned down to the ground. Production was completed with the aid of a Kickstarter campaign, the second most successful film-focused crowdfunding initiative in Greece. "The Last Partisan" (2018) tackles the life and times of Manolis Glezos, best known as the man who tore the swastika flag from the Acropolis during the Nazi invasion in 1941, later to become a Euro MP at the age of 92. We are currently producing "Queen of the Deuce", the story of Chelly Wilson, high priestess of the Times Square pornography circuit in the '70s, in collaboration with Canada's Storyline Entertainment.


Exile Films offers office space, a state-of-the-art screening room, camera equipment and multi-purpose facilities for rent, ideal for workshops, conferences, rehearsals, editing, commercial shoots and more. Our offices are fully air-conditioned and feature a well-equipped kitchen.


Wifi, fax & printer

Wifi, independent entrance

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