Artistic Committee

Adonis Florides

Film and theatre director, screenplay writer and playwright. He lives and works in Limassol and has written and co-directed the films «Kalabush» and «Espresso» which have won various awards and distinctions in film festivals around the world. He has also directed a number of documentaries.

He has written and directed the plays «Yahari Tuhari» (for Hari’s Sake) and «Pesta se Mena» (Tell me) in collaboration with «Epitheseos» Τheatre Company. His has also written and directed “The Good Dragon of Hong Kong”, based on the work of the Greek poet Nikos Kavvadias for the Limassol based ‘Company of Theatrical Development’ (ETHAL). All three plays were selected for the on-line catalogue of the European Theatre Convention. His latest work as a director/dramaturgist is the play “The lies which always tell the truth” for the Cyprus Theatre Organisation. He has also directed more than ten other plays from the Greek and International repertoire.

He has worked as a TV director, writer and producer and currently teaches screenplay at the Screenplay Workshop.

Costas Constandinides, Film Scholar

Dr. Costas Constandinides is Assistant Prof. of Film Studies in the Department of Communications at The University of Nicosia, Cyprus. He holds a postgraduate degree and a doctorate degree from the University of Reading, UK (MA Film and Theatre Studies, 2003; Ph.D Film Adaptation, 2007) and an undergraduate degree from the University of Cyprus (BA in English Studies, 2002). He has taught Film Studies in the Department of Film, Theatre and Television of the University of Reading and he is the author of From Film Adaptation to Post-celluloid Adaptation: Rethinking the Transition of Popular Narratives and Characters across Old and New Media (New York/London: Continuum, 2010). He is currently co-editing (with Yiannis Papadakis) a book length project titled Cypriot Cinemas: Memory, Conflict and Identity in the Margins of Europe (New York/London: Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming).

Constantinos Sarkas, Freelance Journalist

After graduating from South Bank University in London in 2001 with a BSc in Media & Society he graduated from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2002 with an MA in Film Studies. From 2003 until 2005 he was a permanent member of the editorial team at Time Out Athens magazine where he also contributed articles to the Film team led by Greek film critic Thodoris Koutsoyianopoulos. From 2005 to 2012 he was the Film Editor at Time Out Cyprus. He also contributed articles to Madame Figaro magazine and City Free Press newspaper and has written for UK film publications including Little White Lies. He is the Events Coordinator at London independent cinema and arts centre Rich Mix which annually hosts screenings for the BFI London Film Festival.