Artistic Director

Petros Charalambous

Petros Charalambous was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1976. His early exposure to photography and cinema led him to Hollywood where he studied film and television directing at the California State University, Northridge. In 2000, he returned to Cyprus, where he taught television production at Frederick University. Since then, he has been working as a freelance film director shooting commercials, corporate videos, music videos, narratives and documentaries. His short film The Escape of the Queen travelled to various film festivals worldwide, winning awards and distinctions. Several of his commercials were shortlisted in advertising competitions winning various awards. Today, Petros also teaches Acting for Camera at Vladimiros Kafkarides Drama School. His first feature film Boy on the Bridge had its world premiere at Rome Film Festival 2016, its Greek Premiere at Thessaloniki Film Festival 2016 and its Cyprus premiere at the Cyprus Film Days Film Festival 2017, where it won the Audience Award. It participated in the competition section of more than 40 festivals around the world winning 13 awards so far, among which Best Film Award, Audience Award, Best Actor award (Constantinos Farmakas). Recently, he won two awards in Russia for Best Directing and Best Screenplay (Eve Makis, Stavros Pamballis), as well as for Best Music Score (Andrey Dergachev). Boy on the Bridge continues its successful festival journey. Petros has recently completed the docudrama The Bullet Within and his feature documentary From Here to Everest is currently in post-production. Today, Petros is in the development stages of his second feature film titled Patchwork.