board of directors

The Board of Directors was elected on 23rd September 2017 for a two-year period. The members of the Board are:

DAINA PAPADAKI President

Film & Commercials Director

Born in Cyprus and from a young age Daina Papadaki is in love with the cinema. Graduated with honors Summa Cum Laude and a BA degree in
Visual Communications (Hawaii Pacific University) and a MFA (Masters in Fine Arts) in Motion Pictures Production/Directing (University of Miami). She was employed for 4 semesters in the position of teaching assistant (for film production classes) in University of Miami. For the past nine years Daina is based in Cyprus, works at a local production studio (Media Studios) where she professionally directs and produces TV commercials, corporate and music videos. She has directed more than 200 TV commercials, music videos, corporate documentaries and 13 short films. Her short films Trapped Inside, Nightfall of Eden & 5 Ways 2 Die were selected and awarded in numerous International Film Festivals. Her latest short Film 5 Ways 2 Die (directed and produced by Daina) is selected and competed in more than 150 international film festivals. Representing Cypriot cinema the film travels to all 5 continents and participates in renown international film festivals: Fantasporto, Woodstock, Cleveland International, Palm Springs Shortsfest, Short Film Festival in Drama, Sarasota Film Festival, Palm Beach Film Festival etc. The film gets very good reviews and is awarded with 48 awards. Amongst these recognitions Daina gets recognised with the Best Director awards in Cluj International Film Festival, Underground Film Festival, Rolda Web Fest and West Chester Film Festival. She was also awarded for her directing work with a Madame Figaro Cyprus Women of the Year 2015 Award in the creator/artist category.

From 2014 to 2017 Daina was the Secretary and Treasurer of the board of directors of the Directors Guild of Cyprus and she is currently the President of the board, in an attempt to contribute in the better conditions of filmmaking in Cyprus. She was also part of the film jury for the Young Lions Cyprus competition, and in the jury and pre-selection committees of the Jaipur International Film Festival, Bigger than Texas Film Festival & London Indie Film Festival.

At the present stage she is preparing to direct her new short film “Off Guard”.

Visit Daina’s personal website HERE

Contact:

sleepwalkerfilms@yahoo.com

+357 96 380006


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TONIA MISHIALI Vice-President

Film Director

Tonia is one of the artistic directors of Cyprus Film Days International Festival, Berlinale Talents alumna, Vice-president of the Board of the Directors Guild of Cyprus, and a member of the European Women’s Audiovisual networkShe was born and raised in Cyprus. She graduated from a private English-speaking High School in Nicosia and then moved to the UK to study Media Production. After her graduation she moved to Cyprus to start working as a director and producer, also creating her own production company Zipcode production&design.

She loves experimenting with different mediums- she has directed and produced for theatre, film, video and television in Cyprus and abroad, dealing with a variety of subjects and adopting original approaches. She has exhibited her work and participated in a big number of national and international film and performance festivals. Her short film, “Dead End” (2013) premiered at the 66th Locarno Film Festival and has won numerous awards (including two for “Best Director”). It was also officially selected at more than 40 International Film Festivals such as Palm Springs, Drama, Cork, Busan, Curta Cinema and Encounters. Her latest short film “Lullaby of the butterfly” (2014) made its World Premiere at Sarajevo Film Festival and won Best National Film and Best Cinematography Awards at The International Short FIlm Festival of Cyprus. It has also been officially selected in numerous International Film Festivals including Encounters, Dresden and Drama, while it continues its Festival journey. She is now in post-production of her debut feature film “Pause”, a Cyprus-Greece co-production, to be released in 2018.

Tonia has produced and co-produced several short and feature films by other fellow directors and worked as 1st Assistant Director and  Production Manager on numerous local and international productions. She also loves photography and has won various awards in national and international photography competitions. In addition she has exhibited her photography work in various group exhibitions as well as in one of her own – “Only one in colour” – in June 2010 in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Visit Tonia’s personal website HERE.

Contact:

toniamishiali@icloud.com

+357 99 698377


ELENA ALONEFTI Secretary

Film, Documentary and Commercials Director

Elena is a Cypriot film director, producer, cinematographer, and editor. She was born in the occupied city of Famagusta, one of the ghost cities of the world.

Elena worked in the film and television industries, in the US and Cyprus, on PSAs, live TV programs, advertisements, documentaries, corporate videos, and instructional films.

As a nature and youth advocate Elena works mainly on environmental and social issues. Her work is dedicated to social changing projects and she often teams up with professionals from a variety of disciplines to press for changes in legislation, policy making and government practices. She frequently creates pro-bono videos for advocate groups, small communities, non-profit organizations and private companies.

Elena is a committee member of the Cyprus Advertising Regulation Organization, a member of the European Documentary Network and the European Women’s Audiovisual Network and has been an International EMMY Awards Juror in the categories of Documentary and News.

Contact:

elenaalonefti@gmail.com

+ 357 99 614686


MICHALIS KALOPEDIS Treasurer

Commercials & Corporate Videos Director

 

Contact:

info@zedem.net

Tel: +357 99 434793

 


Kyros Papavassiliou

KYROS PAPAVASSILIOU Film Representative

Film Director

Born in Nicosia, Cyprus, in 1972. His first feature film “Impressions of a drowned man” was selected in Rotterdam IFF 2015 at Tiger Awards Competition and travels to many renowned festivals around the globe. His last short film “Ιn the name of the sparrow” was selected in Competition at Cannes Film Festival 2007 (Selectón Officiélle – Court Metrage). He directed two more short films. He is the scriptwriter of all his films. He works as director and editor.

Visit Kyros’ website HERE.

Contact:

kyrospv@gmail.com

+357 97 855893


COSTAS HADJISTAVROU TV Representative

Film, TV and Stage Director

After graduating from The English School, Nicosia in 1992 he begun studying Journalism and Video Production Frederick I.T. In 1995 he moved on to Columbia College, Hollywood for Film and TV Directing studies and then graduated from The New York Institute of Technology receiving his B.F.A. Upon his return to Cyprus he was hired by Lumiere TV and directed a total of 14 TV shows. After that he directed a number of TV series in collaboration with almost all the major TV stations in Cyprus and Greece. He also Directed 4 music videos including the Official Video for Cyprus, for the Eurovision song contest in 2013. He also Directed 7 Theatre plays and produced visuals for a number of plays. He is also an Online Editor and he edited a large number of TV series and Short films. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Directors Guild Cyprus in the past for 2 consecutive years.

Contact:

costashadjistavrou@gmail.com

Tel: +357 99 664856


NIKOS TAMASIOS Public Relations Representative

Film, TV and Stage Director

Nikos Tamasios, a New York Institute of Technology graduate, from where he obtained a Bachelors and Masters degree in Communication Arts, emphasizing on TV directing. Since 1996 he worked in various positions in the Cyprus TV Industry and directed numerous Live, Live on Tape and E.F.P. TV programs. More over, in cooperation with production houses he directed corporate videos and documentaries. Since 2004 he moved into theatre directing. He directed theatrical plays and created theatrical games classes for children as well as adult, amateur theatrical groups.

Visit Nikos website HERE.

Contact:

tamasios@hotmail.com

+357 99 487313


 

Board SEPT 2017 – SEPT 2019

DAINA PAPADAKI President

TONIA MISHIALI Vice President

ELENA ALONEFTI Secretary

MICHALIS KALOPEDIS Treasurer

KYROS PAPAVASSILIOU Film Representative

COSTAS HADJISTAVROU TV Representative

NICOS TAMASIOS Press Representative

 

Board JAN 2016 – SEPT 2017

ALEXIA ROIDER President

ATHENA XENIDOU Secretary

DAINA PAPADAKI Treasurer

TONIA MISHIALI

NEILOS IACOVOU

IOAKIM MYLONAS / ANDREAS KYRIAKOU

KYROS PAPAVASSILIOU

 

Board JAN 2014 – JAN 2016

ALEXIA ROIDER President

DAINA PAPADAKI Secretary

STAVROS PAPAGEORGIOU Treasurer

TONIA MISHIALI

NEILOS IACOVOU

IOAKIM MYLONAS

MICHALIS GEORGIADES

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