Panos was born in Serres in 1962. He studied Cinematograpgy in Greece and abroad. He is founding member of the Hellenic Film Academy. He creates fiction films and documentaries as a director, screen writer and producer. His work has been awarded in Greece and abroad and has been presented at many international festivals, including universities, cultural istitutions and museums in Europe and overseas, the Museum of Modern Art in NewYork and Harvard University. He has worked with European organizations, such as Eurimages-Council of Europe,Creative Europe, Hambourg Film Fund as well as TV channels (ARTE, ZDF, NDR, RTBF, Channel 4).