I am a Cypriot filmmaker, a member of the European Film Academy and the European Women's Audiovisual Network, Berlinale Talents alumna and co-artistic director of Cyprus Film Days International Festival, having also served as vice president of the Directors Guild of Cyprus board.
My short films DEAD END (2013) and LULLABY OF THE BUTTERFLY (2014) competed in more than 60 international film festivals together, including Locarno, Palm Springs, Cork, Dresden, Sarajevo, Encounters, and won several awards for Best Director and Best Film. DEAD END is represented by SND Films (Amsterdam) and has been sold to Japan, China, USA, Belgium, Russia, France, Greece and Cyprus. My feature directorial debut PAUSE (2018), a Cyprus/Greece co-production, represented by Film Republic (UK), participated in Connecting Cottbus and Mannheim Meeting Place co-production markets in 2015 and in the Karlovy Vary Works-in- Progress in 2017. It has been officially selected in more than 80 international film festivals, including the FIAPF accredited 'A' list Karlovy Vary, Cairo, Stockholm, Sofia, Kitzbuhel, Sydney and Transilvania as well as Santa Barbara, Seattle and many more. The film was selected in the EFP "Europe! voices of women in film" section at the Sydney Film Festival 2019, where ten films by Europe's most outstanding women directors were presented. It received rave reviews internationally, including the Hollywood Reporter and LA times, and was listed by Rotten Tomatoes as one of "20 most daring films of 2019”. PAUSE has received 11 awards including the FIPRESCI Prize for Best film by the International Federation of Film Critics at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and it was also nominated for Best First-time Director and Best Actress at the Hellenic Film Academy Iris Awards 2019. Its screenplay is listed in the core collection of the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since August 2019. It has been released theatrically in the US, Greece and Cyprus and is expected to be released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in Spring 2020.
I am now developing my second feature film, MAYA, which (in an earlier version) won a special mention at the Scriptwriters Guild of Greece 2018 awards and was developed through Sources2 scriptwriting workshop with funding from the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. I am also working on the script of another feature, NALA AND STELLA.
“Maya” | feature | drama/fantasy | (in development)
“Nala and Stella” | feature | drama | (in development)
"I don't like the wind, I like the sun" | Cyprus | short documentary | (in post-production) “Pause” (2018) | 96min | Cyprus/Greece | drama
“Lullaby of the Butterfly” (2014) | 20min | Cyprus | drama
“Dead End” (2013) | 15min | Cyprus | drama