Vasilis Karamitsanis was born in Athens. He has studied Law at the Aristotle University of Thessalonica and pursued a joint master degree in the Economic Analysis of Law (E.M.L.E.) from the Universities of Rotterdam, Hamburg and Aix-Marseille III. He has worked at the European Center for Children Television as an International Relations advisor, and at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival as coordinator of the Greek Films Department. He is currently working as a freelance legal advisor. He is the initiator of PLATFORMA VIDEO and the corporate manager of PLATFORMA Urban Culture Co since the founding of the company. He has also held the position of Programme Director at PLATFORMA VIDEO International Film Festival, a co-financed project by the MEDIA PROGRAMME for three years and from 2005 to 2009 he has been the Festival’s Director. He is one of the initiators of animasyros International Animation Festival and Forum and since the start the festival’s Corporate Manager. Under his capacity he has represented the applicant before international audiovisual events and organizations and he has served as a member of International Jury in Film Festivals worldwide.