Artistic Directors

Artistic directors of the 2016 International Festival Cyprus Film Days for Children and Youth

David Hands

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 2016 International Festival Cyprus Film Days for Children and Youth.

Christina Georgiou (Ph.D)

Christina Georgiou (Ph.D) is a film composer and screenwriter, Member of the European Film Academy. She has composed music for the stage, TV and film. In 2008 she received the Best Soundtrack Award (Monaco IFF) for the film Styx. Genesis 2:26, featuring a screenplay by Christina, received two First Prizes (Videominuto 2012, Italy and Kiev ISFF 2013). She has received the Big Audiovisual Award in the Micrografi screenplay competition (Athens, 2012). In 2014 Christina wrote and produced Afterthoughts, which received the 2nd Prize for Best National Film at ISFFC and she was nominated by the National Theatre for Best Composer Award for the stage play Love Lies. In 2015 Out of Sight, written, directed and produced with David Hands, received the First Prize for Best National Film at ISFFC.