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Country: Cyprus

BOLD (2005) (Writer)

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Sept.1999-Oct.2000 MA in Film & Television Production, University of Bristol (UK) specialized in Film Drama and script writing. Dissertation based on the BBC documentary ‘MUSCLES’ - Aug.1996-May 1999 BA with Honors in Film Production, University of Iowa, IA (USA) Honors Dissertation on the writing of a feature film script working title: ‘The Woman with the cats’ AWARDS February 2005 Award on Production of short film ‘Eleni’s Olives’ – 3rd Cypriot Short Film Festival January 2002 Awarded full funding for the Production of short film ‘Eleni’s Olives’ by the Cypriot Film Advisory Committee and The Greek Film Centre March 2001 Awarded full funding for the Production of short film ‘After-Death’ by South West Screen and HTV (UK) for the support of New Filmmakers Scheme. Broadcasted on ITV & HTV February 2002 ‘After-Death’ Short-listed for the BAFTA Awards, 2002. - Distribution deal through BRITSHORTS September 1997 Awarded 2nd National Prize in a script writing competition by the Ministry of Culture of Cyprus for the short script ‘Eleni’s Olives’ FILMOGRAPHY Director 1995 - ‘Paliatsos’ (5 min, Fiction, 16mm film) 1996 - ‘Anatomia’ (4 min, Experimental/Animation, 16mm film) 1997 - ‘And then she waited the season’s change’ (9 min, Animation/Fiction,16mm film) 2001 - ‘After-Death’ (15 min, Fiction, 35mm film) – Short Listed for the BAFTA AWARDS 2002 2004 - ‘Eleni’s Olives’ (19 min, Fiction, 35mm film) with Themis Bazaka, Funded by the Cyprus Film Advisory Committee, Greek Film Center, a co-production with AVRA FILMS, GIANT FILMS (UK) & REVOLUTION FILMS (UK) Film Festivals: WORLD PREMIERE - TIGER CUB COMPETITION 34th International Film Festival, Rotterdam 26 January – 6 February 2005, Foyle International Film Festival November 2005 (competition), 3rd Cyprus Film Festival (Production Merit), 51st International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen 5 – 10 May 2005 (competition), Commonwealth IFF, UK, (29 April – 8 May 2005) Rome International Children’s Film Festival Alice in the city 23-30 May 2005 (competition), 21st International Kurz Film Festival Hamburg, 8-13 June 2005 (competition) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Under Development Writer / Director, feature film working title “I’m B o l d” Currently working with MFI, script writing workshop for the Development of the Script, a Program of MEDIA PLUS Under Development Writer / Director, feature film working title “FALLEN ANGELS” Currently working with script consultant Peter Speyer - ARISTA Script Development Worskshop (UK) Completed Sept.2004 Writer / Director, short film ‘Eleni’s Olives’ with Themis Bazaka funded by the Cypriot Film Advisory Commission, The Greek Film Centre a co-production with GIANT FILMS UK (‘Young Adam’- Ewan McGregor) . Jan. 1997 to present Director of Commercials - Directed Commercials for Coca-Cola Promos, Woolworth (Cyprus), Hellenic Bank (Greece), Queen Anne Whiskey (Lebanon), Carlsberg (Cyprus) etc Sept. 2002- Feb.2003 Director / Camerawoman, Documentary for The Cidran Sailing Trust (volunteer work) YIANNA AMERICANOU Director PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (cont’d) Jan.2001-May 2002 Picture Editor, Peakviewing Transatlantic Productions, UK - Editing 5-minute and 30 minute documentaries for the Internet May 2001-Oct.2001 Writer / Director, short film ‘After-Death’ funded by South West Screen and HTV, UK - Entered numerous International Film Festivals - Short Listed for the BAFTA AWARDS 2002 - Distribution contract through Britshorts, UK June 2001-Aug.2001 Script Editor, BBC DRAMA, London, UK - Reading and writing script reports for BBC Talent ‘Casualty’ and ‘Doctors’ scripts Mach 2000-Aug.2000 2nd Assistant Director, Feature Film ‘Under the Stars’ by Christos Georgiou - Film funded by the Cypriot Film Advisory Committee, Greek Film Center and BRITISH SCREEN Jan.2000-Oct.2000 BBC Features Bristol - Production Assistant / Researcher, - Production Assistant to the Executive Producer and Producer of docu-soap ‘Vets in Practice’, ‘Barking Dogs’ -Developed original ideas to be presented to the Commissioners of BBC 1 OTHER June 8 -13 2005 Selected by Hamburg ShortFilm Agency & Hamburg Film Fund for pitching of feature film project ‘I’M BOLD’ during the 21st International Short Film Festival Hamburg

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