Author: tOniA

  • PAUSE feature film News

    Check out the news about PAUSE (2018), Tonia’s directorial debut on the film’s official website. Check out the Facebook page of PAUSE.

  • You wanted a list

    You wanted a list published an interview with Tonia Mishiali. You can read it HERE. You wanted a list is an online magazine publishing interviews with exciting individuals sharing what they read, hear, watch or use. They have a varied interviewee base ranging from award winning artists to New Yorker cartoonists, from emerging musicians to cookbook authors. Focusing […]

  • Tonia Mishiali on Cineuropa

    KARLOVY VARY 2018 East of the West Tonia Mishiali • Director “It’s a film that is viewed through the prism of the complex and fascinating female nature” by Vassilis Economou 11/07/2018 – KARLOVY VARY 2018 We talked to director Tonia Mishiali about the importance of the story she tells in Pause, and the impact it could have on society […]

  • The first reviews of PAUSE

    We are overwhelmed that the first reviews on our film PAUSE are out. You can read them below: or by visiting   HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | 10 July 2018 ‘Pause’ (‘Pafsi’): Film Review | Karlovy Vary 2018 Cypriot director Tonia Mishiali casts Frances McDormand look-alike Stela Fyrogeni in her feature debut about a housewife in […]

  • Face of the month | Time Out Cyprus | July Issue

    Big thanks to Yiannis Petevis and Time Out Cyprus! Just a few days before our film’s world premiere in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, our director Tonia Mishiali, is presented as the face of the month in the July issue of Time Out Cyprus, and talks about PAUSE and more…

  • World premiere for PAUSE

    I am so overwhelmed! Great news for PAUSE! My directorial debut PAUSE has been officially selected for its World Premiere at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Festival at the East of the West competition (29 June – 7 July 2018). The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is the largest film festival in the Czech Republic and […]

  • Meetings | Cannes 2018

    I will be attending Cannes Film Festival 10-13 May and I am available for meetings. Anyone interested please email me at You can also arrange a meeting with managing director of Film Republic, Xavier Henry-Rashid, the sales representative of PAUSE, who can be reached at and at the Marche du film. Film Republic International Sales MEDIA Sales Corner – Marina […]

  • Market screening of PAUSE at EFM

    I am pleased to announce that my directorial debut film PAUSE, with the support of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus and our International sales agency Film Republic, will be screened at the European Film Market at the Berlinale 2018. The screening is for industry professionals only. A work in progress version of the […]

  • Submissions open for Cyprus Film Days IFF

    Submissions now open for Cyprus Film Days International Festival. CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO SUBMIT. Cyprus Film Days IFF is the official competition feature fiction film festival of the island of Cyprus. It is co-organised by the Ministry of Education & Culture and Rialto Theatre. It consists of two main programmes: the International Competition section […]

  • Attending 58th Thessaloniki Film Festival

    I will be attending Thessaloniki Film Festival representing Cyprus Film Days International Film Festival and my feature film PAUSE 3-9 November 2017. Don’t hesitate to email me for a meeting.      

  • Proud member of the European Film Academy

    I am proud to announce that I am now a proud voting member of the European Film Academy. You can view my profile HERE. Founded in 1988, the European Film Academy now unites more than 3,200 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting Europe’s film culture. The creation of the European Film Academy (EFA) […]

  • Jury duty for Malta Short FIlm Festival

    Malta Short Film Festival has invited me to participate in the jury of the Malta Short Film Festival 2017 for its 9th edition. The results can be seen HERE. The Malta Short Film Festival brings together films of different genres from around the world. But its uniqueness lies in the fact that it is broadcast […]

  • Elected Vice-president of DGCY

    I am proud to announce that the Directors Guild of Cyprus have had their elections on 23rd September 2017 and I have been elected Vice-president. Tonia Mishiali 17 votes Kyros Papavassiliou 15 votes Elena Alonefti 13 votes Daina Papadaki 13 votes Nikos Tamasios 10 votes Michalis Kalopedis 9 votes Costas Hadjistavrou 7 votes Costas Costopoulos […]

  • Attending 24th Sarajevo Film Festival

    I will be attending Sarajevo Film Festival 14-17 August 2017, representing Cyprus Film Days International Film Festival and my feature film PAUSE. Do not hesitate to contact me for a meeting.

  • Check out the official website for PAUSE

    The official website of my debut feature film PAUSE is live. Check it out! The film is now in post-production and expected to be released in 2018.