Country and nationality Greece/ Greek

Professional role in the film industry Actress/Performer.

Years of experience in the film industry Just starting out in her career.

Aliki Pitsinigkou

Aliki (22), was born in Athens and raised in Corfu. She studies Theatre Arts and focuses on acting, directing, dramaturgy and theatrical studies. She considers herself a performer, not a theorist and she has a vibrant passion for theatre, live performances and films. Aliki was raised and trained to be a musician. She also used to have terrible stage fright until the age of 17, when she first experienced the performance world in theatre. This is when she realised that she was not embarrassed to be on stage when she was portraying someone else. She was able to “explore herself and find different aspects of herself without the weight of shame and embarrassment, without having in mind other people’s judgments and expectations. On stage she could be anything she wanted to be.” ​


Aliki finds that women face expectations especially in relation to body image and discovered how harmful this is within the industry. She believes that people are multi-layered, as she often experienced stereotyping often within her roles. ​
“just because I’m happy and sweet and I smile a lot, it doesn’t mean that this is all I am”

Overcoming Obstacles 

Aliki started believing more in herself and built her confidence in order to overcome her obstacles. Embracing her strengths and improving her self-love made her realise that she could work to achieve her goals for her own purpose rather than doing so based off the opinions of others.

“Confidence is key”


“Being sweet is not a negative aspect of a human. You can be a professional and still be kind and respect other people, without criticising or mocking others.” ​

“You do not show power by calling people names, you just minimise your own.”​

“Women unfortunately have to think more than men, they have to be more deliberate than men when it comes in their vision, their work and the results they want to achieve. We need to have your own back, because nobody else will.” ​

“Do not be afraid to take up some space. Everybody has their own space and you deserve to have your own space too.”



The WIFILM Case Study Library will provide VET providers, females interested in developing a career within the industry, or those working alongside females in the industry with a series of case studies on successful women in the film industry. The Case Study Library will highlight the barriers to entry for females in the industry, including deficits in role models, confidence, and career planning.

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