April 12 – 20, 2024

Artistic Director

Athina Xenidou

Athena Xenidou is a director, producer and screenwriter. She is currently the president of the Director’s Guild of Cyprus and Vice President of the Symphonic Orchestra. Athena has been a Jury Member for the International Emmy Awards since 2001. Her films have received awards by festivals such as Worldfest Houston, Rome Short Film and Stockholm Film Festival and haw directed tv series and reality shows like Survivor 1 and 2 in Greece. Athena teaches TV Studio Production and Audio Production at  UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire)Mentored by Olympia Dukakis and enriching her skills as an educator at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Athena founded The Film and Stage Studio in 2008, the only film school in Cyprus.