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) was the initiative of a group of Europe’s finest filmmakers brought together on the occasion of the first European Film Awards Ceremony held in November 1988. EFA was finally founded in 1989 as the European Cinema Society by its first president Ingmar Bergman and 40 filmmakers to advance the interests of the European film industry. Wim Wenders was elected as first chairman of the association which two years later was renamed European Film Academy. In 1996, he followed Ingmar Bergman as president of the EFA while British producer Nik Powell was elected as chairman of the EFA Board. He was followed by French producer Humbert Balsan who was chairman from 2003 until his sudden death in 2005 and French producer Yves Marmion until 2013. Current chairwoman is Polish director Agnieszka Holland.

The European Film Academy (EFA) now unites more than 3,000 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting European film culture. Throughout the year, the EFA initiates and participates in a series of activities dealing with film politics as well as economic, artistic, and training aspects. The programme includes conferences, seminars and workshops, and a common goal is to build a bridge between creativity and the industry. These activities culminate in the annual presentation of the European Film Awards.

Since its early beginnings, Berlin has been the seat of the EFA Secretariat where it is registered as a non-profit association.

 

 

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 2 votes

Με τη Γενική Συνέλευση της 23ης Σεπτεμβρίου 2017 η ΕΝΩΣΗ ΣΚΗΝΟΘΕΤΩΝ ΚΥΠΡΟΥ εξέλεξε το νέο της Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο. Τα μέλη του νέου συμβουλίου στην πρώτη τους συνεδρία κατέληξαν ομόφωνα στην πιο κάτω σύνθεση

Πρόεδρος – Ντάινα Παπαδάκη

Αντιπρόεδρος – Τώνια Μισιαλή

Γραμματέας – Έλενα Αλωνεύτη

Ταμίας – Μιχάλης Καλοπαίδης

Εκπρόσωπος Κινηματογράφου – Κύρος Παπαβασιλείου

Εκπρόσωπος Τηλεόρασης – Κώστας Χατζησταύρου

Εκπρόσωπος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων – Νίκος Ταμάσιος

Το Νέο Συμβούλιο εκφράζει τις ευχαριστίες του στην πρόεδρο και τα μέλη του απελθόντος διοικητικού συμβουλίου για την εξαιρετική δουλειά που έχει κάνει, ιδιαίτερα όσον αφορά στην κατοχύρωση του επαγγέλματος του σκηνοθέτη αλλά και τις αμέτρητες προσπάθειες για βελτίωση και επίλυση των χρόνιων προβλημάτων που αντιμετωπίζει ο κλάδος. Παράλληλα εκφράζει την αποφασιστικότητα του να συνεχίσει να εργάζεται και να προωθεί τη διασφάλιση του μέλλοντος των Κύπριων σκηνοθετών. Θα συνεχίσει να εμπλέκεται ενεργά στην ανάπτυξη και ενίσχυση της Κινηματογραφικής και Τηλεοπτικής βιομηχανίας και παιδείας της χώρας μας. Το νέο Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο της Ένωσης Σκηνοθετών Κύπρου από την πρώτη του συνεδρία έχει θέσει ως πρωταρχικό στόχο του, την κατοχύρωση του επαγγέλματος του σκηνοθέτη στην Κύπρο, προκειμένου να προστατεύσει και να διασφαλίσει το μέλλον των Κυπρίων σκηνοθετών και ταυτόχρονα να αναπτύξει και να ενισχύσει την κινηματογραφική και τηλεοπτική βιομηχανία στην Κύπρο.

PAUSE in Karlovy Vary IFF Works in Progress

I am happy to announce that PAUSE has been selected to participate in the Works in Progress of the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival taking place June 30-  July 8 2017.

I will be attending the festival where I will present PAUSE including a teaser and a scene from the film. Following a panel discussion, the festival arranges for interested visitors of the Works in Progress programme (sales agents, festival programmers, distributors) to set up individual meetings with the presenters to get more information about their projects.

7 other films will be presented this year.

It’s a wrap for PAUSE!

Tired from the last month of shooting PAUSE, but very happy that the shoot wrapped successfully. Best cast and best crew anyone could hope for!

 

New film screenplay!

So blessed that my second feature film HAMBIS AND THE GOBLINS has been approved for script development funding by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus!

More information coming soon….

 

Jury duty

So happy that I was part of the jury of the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus (15-21 October 2016).

The International Short Film Festival of Cyprus is the official competition festival for short films in Cyprus. The Festival was set up by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre in 2000. Initially, it involved only a national competition section, but, since 2011 it expanded into an international competition. The primary focus of the annual, seven day festival in Limassol, is its International and National Competition. Each year, fictional, animated shorts and documentaries up to a maximum of 25 minutes compete for the festival’s generous awards and prizes. The ISFFC’s jury for both sections is comprised each year by five acclaimed film professionals, academics and festival organizers from around the globe.

Elected in the Board of the Directors Guild of Cyprus

Proud to have been elected in the Board of Directors of the Directors Guild of Cyprus. The elections took place on 19th February 2016.

Alexia Roider 24 votes

Tonia Mishiali 21 votes

Daina Papadaki 20 votes

Kimonas Mylonas 16 votes

Athena Xenidou 12 votes

Kyros Papavassiliou 10 votes

Neilos Iakovou 10 votes

Andreas Kyriakou 7 votes

Sasha 1 vote

 

My latest film news

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Back in June this year, my film LULLABY OF THE BUTTERFLY was officially selected to participate in the competition of the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival and I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to travel to LA to represent it! The screening took place at the Egyptian Theatre in the heart of Hollywood!

A great experience!

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Great news came also in the Summer when I found out that LULLABY OF THE BUTTERFLY has been officially selected at Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival (an Oscar and BAFTA qualifying festival) and I am as we speak planning my trip to Bristol UK. Will post photos on www.lullabyofthebutterfly.com

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The greatest news of all is that my debut feature film MENOPAUSE has been selected to take part in two amazing co-production markets Mannheim Meeting Place 19-22 October 2015 (Mannheim Film Festival, Germany) and Connecting Cottbus 5-6 November 2015 (Cottbus International Film Festival, Germany). Looking forward to both! Will keep you posted on more news!