Syllas Tzoumerkas was born in 1978 in Thessaloniki. He grew-up in Thessaloniki, Kilkis and Nissyros. His three critically acclaimed feature films Homeland (2010), Α Βlast (2014) and The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea (2019), had their world premiere in the Venice, Locarno and Berlin International Film Festivals respectively, were released in theatres and platforms in many countries, and participated in over 200 festivals around the world (Karlovy Vary, BFI London, Rotterdam, American Film Institute, etc.). Apart from his three features, he directed shorts (The Devouring Eyes, Cannes – Cinéfondation 2001; Rain, Oberhausen ISFF; A Manifesto for the Un-Communal, Locarno Fuori Concorso 2017) and TV-documentaries on current politics, 20th century history and literature. He co-wrote the scripts for feature films Suntan by Argyris Papadimitropoulos (Rotterdam, SXSW 2016) and All This Victory by Ahmad Ghussein (Venice 2019). As an actor, he participated in feature films Wasted Youth, Suntan and Monday by Argyris Papadimitropoulos, and The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas by Elina Psykou. In theatre and for multi-platform works, he collaborated with Youla Boudali, the blitz theatre group, the Erasers, Onassis Stegi, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, the Greek National Opera, MOMus, and others. He is currently in production of the film/installation The City and the City where he co-directs with Christos Passalis, while developing with the Onassis Foundation his upcoming feature film project My Soul Startled.
- 2019 The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea / Το Θαύμα της Θάλασσας των Σαργασσών
- 2017 A Manifesto for the Un-Communal (short)
- 2014 A Blast
- 2010 Homeland / Χώρα Προέλευσης
- 2002 Rain / Βροχή (short)
- 2001 The Devouring Eyes / Τα Μάτια που Τρώνε (short)