Myrsini Aristidou

Biography

Born and raised in Limassol Cyprus, Myrsini Aristidou is an award winning  filmmaker, based in New York and Paris. She graduated with an MFA in Film Production from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a full Scholarship. In 2013, she completed her BFA in Film and History of Art at Pratt Institute in New York where she was part of the President’s List.

Her latest short film Semele won multiple awards around the world, including the Special Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the Berlinale Generation Kplus in 2016. Other works of the filmmaker include the short documentary shot in Argentina Ma’ (2014), and the award winning short  lm Not Now (2013).

In May 2009, Myrsini had her first photographic book publication and exhibition Mother India, with all the proceeds donated to the Médecins Sans Frontières. Myrsini is also the co-founder of S’agapo Children’s Foundation, which aids in the education of children internationally.

She is currently developing her first feature length film, “Borders”, which has been selected at the TIFF Talent Lab 2016, the Berlinale Talents 2017, the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence Spring of 2017, and the Torino Script Lab 2017.

Filmography