Vangelis Anthimos was born in 1986 in Thessaloniki Greece, He studied Photography in Thessaloniki and then moved to Germany to study Cinematography in the renowned Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. He also studied one year in the Cinematography course of the Polish National Film School in Lodz through an exchange program between the two schools. Through his studies he realized fictional and documentary projects.

He speaks fluently German Greek Polish and English. Currently residing between Greece and Germany