Irini Stathi is Associate Professor (Theory of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts) at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean ( Greece). She studied Theory of Spectacle at the Department of Disciplines of Art, Music and Spectacle (Discipline delle Arti, della Musica e dello Spettacolo) at the University of Bologna and she has an PhD from the University of Panteion- Athens (1996). She worked at the Universities of Panteion (Department of Communication, Culture and Mass Media) and Patras (Department of Theatre Studies). She is responsible of the Audiovisual Applications and Communication Laboratory and directed a number of research projects, among which Restoration and Digitalisation of Films. She published numerous books and articles and books on film history, film theory and aesthetics, as well as she has participated in numerous international conferences on the same fields.