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 the most prestigious such festival in Central and Eastern Europe. It is one of the oldest A-list film festivals (i.e., non-specialized festivals with a competition for feature-length fiction films), a category it shares with the festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, San Sebastian, Moscow, Montreal, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Among filmmakers, buyers, distributors, sales agents, and journalists, KVIFF is considered the most important event in all of Central and Eastern Europe. The section “East of the West” is an international competition of debuts and second feature-length films from Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Greece, Turkey, and the countries of the former Soviet Union, shown exclusively as world, international, or European premieres.

Read about the 53rd Karlovy Vary IFF lineup on CINEUROPA, VARIETY and SCREEN DAILY.

Here is a taste of PAUSE!

(PRESS ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO WATCH TEASER)

Check out the page of our film as presented on the Karlovy Vary Website.
Synopsis by Lenka Tyrpáková
Elpida is a housewife confronted with the first signs of menopause while trapped in a loveless marriage to a heartless, despotic man. Her solitary life consists of stereotypical activities, which she carries out with humility and resignation. Together with the physical changes to her body, however, her mind and her perception of reality are also gradually affected as long suppressed desires and needs come to the surface… In her muted psychological drama the debuting director addresses the recurring theme of the position of women in a patriarchal society. The formally mature film is dominated by a subtle, superbly nuanced performance from Stela Fyrogeni, who enables the viewer to experience Elpida’s internal struggle firsthand.
Screenings at Karlovy Vary
World premiere
Wednesday  04.07.2018    19:00  Pupp Cinema
Official Screenings
Thursday      05.07.2018    15:30  Small Hall
Saturday       07.07.2018    14:00  Cinema B
Press & Industry screening
Tuesday        03.07.2018     13:00 Cinema A

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 toniamishiali@icloud.com
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 xavier@filmrepublic.biz and at the Marche du film.
Film Republic International Sales
MEDIA Sales Corner – Marina Club (Riviera H6)
You can also find information about the film at the European Film Market at:
Cyprus Cultural Services – Ministry of education and culture
South Eastern Pavilion #135
Greek Film Centre
Pavilion #134

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 film will be screened.

 

EFM Market screening

CinemaxX 16

Monday 19 February 2018, 19:35

I will be attending the EFM 16-21 Feb. and I am available for meetings. Anyone interested please email me at toniamishiali@icloud.com

You can also arrange a meeting with managing director of Film Republic, Xavier Henry-Rashid. He will be in Berlin 15-23 Feb. and can be reached at xavier@filmrepublic.biz and at the Film Republic Stand at the EFM.

Film Republic International Sales

Martin Gropius Bau

Stand 158

You can also find information about the film at the European Film Market at:

Cyprus Cultural Services – Ministry of education and culture

Mariott Hotel

Stand 132

Greek Film Centre

Martin Gropius Bau

Stand 9

 

Otherwise you can find information at www.pause-featurefilm.com

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 -Glocal Images- and the non-competitive section -Viewfinder-, which comprises films that have been screened and awarded at major festivals over the past year. The Festival also includes a National Competition Section, exclusively showcasing Cypriot productions. Special tributes, parallel screenings, master classes, workshops and musical events, complete the program of the official International Film Festival of Cyprus. All the films screened at the Festival are Cyprus premieres and 2018 – 2019 productions.

A three-member Artistic Committee is responsible for the selection of films within the programme, while a Jury made up of five internationally recognised professionals, awards films accordingly.

All films are presented in their original language with Greek and English subtitles. The Festival will take place at Rialto Theatre, in Limassol and Zena Palace Cinema, in Nicosia, from the 19th to 28th April, 2018.

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….

 

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!