Γεννήθηκε το 1971 στην Αθήνα. Επαγγελματίας μοντέρ απο το 1996 μέχρι σήμερα.

Chief Editor μεγάλου και μικρού μήκους ταινιών, ντοκιμαντέρ και πολλών εκατοντάδων διαφημιστικών, ενεργό Μέλος της Ελληνικής Ακαδημίας Κινηματογράφου.

Βραβευμένος σε φεστιβάλ και προτεινόμενος απο την Ελληνική Ακαδημία Κινημ/φου για μοντέρ της χρονιάς (2013), θεωρείται απο εκείνους της νέας γενιάς των ελλήνων μοντέρ που ανανέωσαν την τέχνη του μοντάζ, με χαρακτηριστικά του την ιδιαίτερη σχέση με το ρυθμό και τη μουσική.


– Βασίλισσα Μαιμού (2000)

– Ο αρσιβαρίστας και ο Άγγελος (2008)

– 10η μέρα (2012)

– Το δέντρο και η κούνια (2013)

– Λούνα Μπάρ (2015)

Αυτοδίδακτος φωτογράφος με κινηματογραφική ματιά και αγάπη για τον άνθρωπο.


– AFTER HOURS (2015)


Born in  Athens (1971). Professional film editor since 1996.


Chief editor in many movies, documentaries and plenty of  commercials, Member of Hellenic Film Academy.

Awarded in Film Festivals and nominated by the Hellenic Film Academy as the best film editor of the year 2013.He is, also, considered one of the Greeks new generation film editors that actually revived the art of editing.One of his special features is his unique talent to correlate rhythm and images.



– Monkey Queen (2000)

– Angel & the Weightlifter(2008)

– 10th Day (2012)

– A place called Home (2013)

– Luna Bar (2015)

Self-taught photographer with a cinematic point of view, honors and respects his each human portrait.


– AFTER HOURS (2015)


Yiannis Kostavaras through his pictures ,sets the time limits, as a film director would do in his new movie, restricting time so as to create a human portrait with reality and dignity.

Vasilis Gerontakos

If you need to talk about the artist Yiannis Kostavaras, you must not restrict only on film editing which he's been serving for many years. Yiannis follows the renaissance logic of homo-universalis, knowing that rhythm, composition and flexibility are meaningless without art. Besides, montage as one of the directions of a movie is not only a stage for its completion. Yiannis is aware of this and he owns the gift to illuminate the whole from the partial. With passion and enthusiasm, he manages to inspire his partners with abundant strength in a lot of cases but also with modesty. I am privileged to co-create with him and I' ll have to admit that I have found a companion in our film journeys.

Vassilis Mazomenos
Director, writer, producer
Member of the European and Hellenic Film Academy

I first worked with Yannis Kostavaras two years ago, on my feature film 'A Place Called Home' and I feel blessed to have found an artist/editor with such a good taste, inherent sense of rhythm and musicality, and genuine understanding of narrative. But, what I truly cherish in working with Yiannis is that he brings in the editing a passion for his work and a personal perception and feeling for the piece that I find highly inspiring. His instinctual understanding of the movie-language makes him come up with ideas that work beautifully even if they were not originally planned that way. I know that every time, I work with Yiannis, I will end up with a film that will not be exactly as I had perceived it, but better than that. This is undoubtedly, due to the fact that Yiannis is, also, a very accomplished photographer and director and his approach to filmmaking is comprehensive and highly aesthetic, making him a very special partner in the creation of a movie.

Maria Douza
Writer, Director

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