Myrsini Aristidou

Born and raised in Limassol, Cyprus, Myrsini Aristidou graduated with an MFA in Film Directing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2017, and holds a BFA in Film and History of Art from Pratt Institute in New York.

Her latest short film, Aria, premiered at the 74. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia and continued to screen at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. While her previous short film, Semele, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won multiple awards worldwide, including the Berlinale Short Film Special Prize of the Generation Kplus International Jury.

Myrsini was a Spring 2017 fellow in the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence and has also received support through the TIFF Talent Lab, Berlinale Talents, and the Torino Script Lab. She is currently in development on her first feature length film, which is a co-production between 1.61 Films, The Living (France), Filmblades (Cyprus), Graal (Greece) and Road Movies (Germany).

In addition to filmmaking, Myrsini had her first photographic book publication and exhibition Mother India, where all the proceeds were donated to the Médecins Sans Frontières. She is also the co-founder of Sagapo Children's Foundation, which aids in the education of children worldwide.





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