21 - 29 April 2023


Artistic Committee

Dr Costas Constandinides

Dr Costas Constandinides is Assistant Professor of Film Studies in the Department of Communications at the University of Nicosia. He holds a postgraduate degree and a doctorate degree from the University of Reading, UK (MA Film and Theatre Studies, 2003; PhD Film Studies, 2007) and an undergraduate degree from the University of Cyprus (BA in English Studies, 2002). He is the author of From Film Adaptation to Post-celluloid Adaptation (Continuum, 2010; Bloomsbury, 2012) and co-editor of Cypriot Cinemas: Memory, Conflict and Identity in the Margins of Europe (Bloomsbury, 2014). He is a member of the European Film Academy.

Marios Stylianou

Marios Stylianou was born in 1962 in the now-occupied city of Famagusta. Son of well-known photographer, Nicos Stylianou, Marios grew up in a photographic environment, inspired on a daily basis by the art of Photography. He studied Photography and Cinema in the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne/Western Germany and completed his studies with a thesis on the creation of TV commercials.

In 1989, he established MS Viewpoint, a company specialising in the production of TV commercials. Since then, he continues to be widely present in the field, producing and directing famous and successful TV commercials for the Cypriot TV, broadcast both in Cyprus and abroad: in Greece, Lebanon, UAE, Russia, Malta, Germany and other European countries.

Among these commercials, seven TV advertisements were selected for the final stage of the London International Advertising Awards, and three others were among the finalists of the ERMIS Awards in Greece. Throughout his career, he has produced TV commercials for the most important institutions and organisations in Cyprus, collaborated with various private companies and taught photography and video production in Europa College, Cyprus College and Intercollege. Since 2012, he has been giving lectures at the University of Nicosia in the Design and Multimedia Department, where he teaches Production of TV Commercials, as well as Digital Cinematography in the Communications Department of the same university.

Tonia Mishiali

Tonia Mishiali was appointed as one of the Artistic Directors of Cyprus Film Days International Film Festival in October 2014. She also holds the position of Film Representative on the Board of Directors of the Directors Guild of Cyprus since January 2014.

Born in Famagusta, Cyprus in 1973, her love for the moving image from an early age, led her to pursue her dream and become a filmmaker. She studied Media Production in the UK and in 1997 she moved back to Cyprus to start working as a director and producer, also creating her own production company. She has worked on other Directors’ short and feature films as 1st Assistant Director, Production Manager and Executive Producer. She has also exhibited her photography work many times over the years and won various awards in national and international photography competitions.

She loves experimenting with different mediums- in her career she has written, directed and produced for theatre, film, video and television in Cyprus and abroad, dealing with a variety of subjects and adopting original approaches. She has exhibited her work and participated in a big number of national and international film and performance festivals. Particularly, the experimental performance “Inanimate collateral loop” (2011), a collaboration with a choreographer and an applied artist, participated in the group video exhibition “Undefine” at Marl’s Glass-Box Museum in Marl, Germany. Her second short film, “Dead End” (2013), has won 5 awards (2 of which for“Best Director”) and numerous nominations, including the Golden Pardino – Leopards of tomorrow for the film’s official selection at the 66th Locarno Film Festival, where it also made its World premiere. The same film was officially selected in more than 35 International Film Festivals all over the world. Her latest film “Lullaby of the Butterfly” (2014) was officially selected at the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival for its World Premiere and has already won various other nominations and two awards. Tonia is now writing her debut feature film.