April 12 – 20, 2024

Artistic Director

Stavros Pamballis

Stavros Pamballis (b. Nicosia) has been working as a professional film director and screenwriter since 2009. He is a fellow of the Sundance Mediterranean Writers’ lab, an alumni of the Berlin Film Festival Talent Campus and the Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam.

He has written four produced features, including the multi-award-winning Shirley Adams, directed by Oliver Hermanus, which was an official selection at festivals across the world, including Locarno, Toronto, London, and Dubai. Siege on Liperti Street, his debut as a writer-director, had its national premiere at the 2019 Thessaloniki International Film Festival where it won 5 awards including the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) and Audience awards.

A graduate of both NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (BFA Film Production) and the London Film School (MFA Screenwriting), Stavros is currently serving on the board of directors of the Directors’ Guild of Cyprus. His first animated feature script, Rift, is currently in post-production in the UK, and will be released in early 2023.