Cyprus Film Days International Film Festival

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In less than a month away, takes place the biggest feature film event in Cyprus, the 13th edition of Cyprus Film Days International Film Festival (17-26 April 2015) on which I have been proudly appointed as one of the Artistic Directors back in November 2014. Fellow artistic committee members include academic Dr. Costas Constantinides and filmmaker Stelana Kliris. We have been working hard trying to make the Festival a great experience for the local film enthusiasts as well as film professionals visiting from abroad. We have organised some amazing workshops in collaboration with the Directors Guild of Cyprus and London Film Academy, and we have an amazing team of jury members.

More details to be posted soon!

Great things happening…

sarajevo film festival 25I haven’t written in a while and this means that things have been busy… which is a good thing… In the past year, I have shot my 3rd short film “Lullaby of the butterfly” which has finished and already started its Festival run with an amazing Festival for World Premiere, Sarajevo Film Festival… I represented the film and it was an amazing experience, walked the red carpet and everything…!!! The films in competition were only 10 in number which made things even more exciting! Up next was Drama Short Film Festival which I visited as well and had a fantastic time with fellow filmmakers Daina Papadaki, Marios Piperides and the lead actress of the film, Alexia Charalambidou! We had some really good feedback for our film and found out, after the closing ceremony- from one of the judges, that Alexia just missed the Best actress award! Pity, but it was good to know! Athens International Film Festival was next and EkaDeshma in Nepal for our lullaby…. but this week comes the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, where “Lullaby of the butterfly” makes its National Premiere on Saturday 11th October at 8.30pm in Limassol at Rialto Theatre!

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“Dead End”, which is still alive and kicking, has had numerous Festival Competition participations throughout the year, in almost every country you can imagine… to mention a few, Palm Springs Shortfest (California, USA), Mediterranean Film Festival of Tangiers (Morocco), Yerevan Golden Apricot Film Festival (Armenia) and more in Italy, Romania, Finland, UK, Germany, Autralia, France, Belgium, India, Switzerland, South Korea and many more…

Furthermore, I have been very busy with work for the Directors Guild of Cyprus as I was elected to be a member of the board in January 2014! We have done loads of work since then and we are very proud… we have made a website, membership cards, become members of FERA, updated our statute, organised one festival and one masterclass… and we are still going….

Last but not least, I have been Executive Producer and Production manager on 2 feature film productions that we prepared and shot from April-July 2014. This has been very hard as the 2 productions were shot back to back but I hope our hard efforts will show once the films are finished! Both productions, “Family member” by Marinos Kartikkis and “Magic Beans” by Theo Panayides are now in post-production and expected to be completed in 2015.

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Elected board member of Directors Guild of Cyprus

I am proud that I have been elected board member of the Directors Guild of Cyprus. The elections took place on 18th January 2014.

Alexia Roider 16 votes

Tonia Mishiali 15 votes

Stavros Papageorgiou 11 votes

Neilos Iakovou 12 votes

Ioakim Mylonas 10 votes

Michalis Georgiades 9 votes

Costas Hadjistavrou 7 votes

Thomas Kallis 7 votes

Daina Papadaki 7 votes

Andreas Kyriakou 2 votes