Artistic Director

Artistic director of the 2015 International Festival Cyprus Film Days for Children and Youth

David Hands was born in London in 1969, to a British father and a Cypriot mother and moved to Cyprus at an early age. He began his career as a professional photographer in 1989 and in 1991 he joined Lumiere Services and worked as a Director of Photography for TV commercials.

In 1993, he moved into news and documentaries firstly working for ABC News (US) during the former Yugoslavia war, before moving to Kenya where he worked for four years covering  major news stories and documentaries in East and Central Africa, mostly for the BBC and Swiss TV.

After a short time in Australia, where he filmed his first short movie on film, he moved to Jerusalem where he worked for Dutch and German TV as a cameraman and editor.

In 2003, he moved back to Cyprus and became a partner at Crewhouse Media, a film and video production house specializing in documentaries and fiction films. At Crewhouse, David began producing and directing while still maintaining his real passion, being behind a camera. He is a board member of the International Children’s Film Festival of Cyprus and a member of the Directors Guild of Cyprus. In 2012 he received a Master’s Degree in Film and Video Production from Cambridge School of Art (UK). Aside from his everyday projects, David also leads training workshops for Media professionals as well as film courses for children. He is the artistic director of the 2015 International Festival Cyprus Film Days for Children and Youth.