Jury Duty | Myrsini Aristidou
Updated: Aug 4, 2019
The lovely Mrysini visited us last year from Cyprus to screen her film Aria during the 2018 PRINDIE Film Festival. She joins us again this years as a member of our 2019 Jury.
Born and raised in Limassol, Cyprus, Myrsini Aristidou 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 in 2017, and holds a BFA in Film and History of Art from Pratt Institute in New York.
Her short films have screened in prestigious festivals around the world. 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.
In addition to filmmaking, Myrsini is also the co-founder of Sagapo Children's Foundation, which aids in the education of children worldwide.
What attracted you to the PRINDIE: Princeton independent film festival?
PRINDIE is so focused and passionate about supporting young and independent films and filmmakers from all parts of the world, and this is something I truly respect, as an independent filmmaker myself.
What is your favorite movie/what is your favorite type of movie? (action, drama, etc.) It's very hard to choose a favorite, but I love drama's and thrillers. Besides Film, what are your passions? I have a big passion for Photography and Painting. Is there anything you would like to share about yourself with the people of PRINDIE? A BIG THANK YOU, for letting me be a part of your Jury this year, and for supporting my work. I'm really so grateful!