2020 Jury Member Announcement & PRINDIE Curated Collection: Myrsini Aristidou
Every week leading up to the official selection announcement and virtual festival presentation, we will be introducing 2020 jury members and films to be viewed for FREE by the artists we love and support in our new PRINDIE Curated Collection!
Without further ado, PRINDIE would like to announce the 2020 jury member participation of director, Myrsini Aristidou!
Born and raised in Limassol, Cyprus, Myrsini is an award-winning filmmaker based between Paris and Cyprus. She graduated with an MFA in Film Directing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and holds a BFA in Film and History of Art from Pratt Institute in New York.
Her latest short film ARIA (2017) premiered at the 74. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia (LaBiennale), and continued to screen at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. While her previous short film SEMELE (2015) 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. Her other works include a short documentary shot in Argentina, MA' (2014), and the short film NOT NOW (2013).
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 developing her first feature-length film, which is a Greek-Cypriot, German - French co-production.
The PRINDIE Curated Collection is honored to present two short films by Myrsini:
Semele will do anything to spend time with her long-absent father. A school note becomes the excuse for her to visit him at his workplace, where her presence highlights their fragile relationship.
a film by Myrsini Aristidou Starring Yiannis Stankoglou, Vasiliki Kokkoliadi, Athos Antoniou, Paris Aristides, Kimwn Apostolopoulos ---
Awards: Berlinale Generation Kplus 2016 (Germany) Jury Prize, Best Short Film New Orleans Film Festival 2016 (USA) Jury Prize for Best Short Film Hayah International Film Festival 2017 (Panama) Best Short Film Award International Film Festival Guanajuato 2016 (Mexico) Best Movie, SIGNIS Award CayFilm, Cayman Islands International Film Festival 2016 (Cayman Islands) Best Short Film FemCine 2016 (Chile) Best International Short Film Shorts Mexico 2017 (Mexico City), Honorary Mention for Live Action Short Film Breakthroughs Film Festival 2016 (Canada) Jury Prize for Best Short Film Festival of Nations 2016 (Austria) Best Screenplay Faten Hamama Film Festival 2016 (Egypt) Special Jury Prize for Best Short Film Falcon International Film Festival 2016 (United Kingdom) Special Mention of the Jury ClujShorts International Short Film Festival 2017 (Romania) Best Acting Interpretation Dhaka International Film Festival 2017 (Bangladesh) Best Fiction Film (DIRECTORS) Best Fiction (Women Filmmaker Section) Versi Di Luce 2016 (Italy) Best Short Film Award The Smalls Film Festival (United Kingdom) 2017, Best Short Film Prize Fusion Film Festival 2016 (USA), Honorable Mention Hammer to Nail Winter Contest Award 2016 (USA) First Run Film Festival 2016 (USA), Third Prize for Best Film ---
Official Selection Screenings: Toronto International Film Festival Short Cuts (TIFF) 2015 Berlinale Generation Kplus 2016 Tribeca Film Festival 2016 62nd International Short Film Festival of Oberhausen 2016 Aspen Shortstfest 2016 Tampere International Film Festival 2016 LAFF 2016 Maryland Film Festival 2016 Athens International Film + Video Festival 2016 Palm Springs Shortsfest 2016 Florida Film Festival 2016 *more at semelefilm.com ---
Written and Directed by Myrsini Aristidou Produced by Reinaldo Marcus Green & Myrsini Aristidou Casting by Lydia Georgana Cinematography by Pepe Avila del Pino Music by Jacob Pavek ---
With the participation of NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Athens, today. Seventeen-year-old Aria, who is working at Jimmy's local kebab place is waiting for a driving lesson with her father.
Written and Directed by Myrsini Aristidou Cinematography by Federico Cesca Casting by Lydia Georgana
Starring Chrysa Platsatoura, Audrey Giacomini, Yiannis Stankoglou, and Takis Spyridakis
74. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia - Orizzonti Corti
Sundance International Film Festival 2018
30th Helsinki International Film Festival
Stockholm International Film Festival 2017
Zagreb International Film Festival
Philadelphia International Film Festival
Leuven International Film Festival
Tampere Film Festival
Sharm El Sheikh Film Festival - Best International Short Film Prize
Akbank Short Film Festival - Best International Short Film Prize
Athens International Film and Video Festival
Ashland Independent Film Festival
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
Sarasota Film Festival
Brussels Short Film Festival
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
VIS Vienna Shorts
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival
Cinema in Sneakers Film Festival
Art Film Fest, Slovakia
Valencia International Film Festival
Don't forget to check out the PRINDIE Film Forum!