I have founded and run film festivals in the UK and the Netherlands, I have presented programmes in Latvia, scouted films in Transylvania, and attended some of the world’s largest film events as an industry guest in Oberhausen and Rotterdam. I know what film festivals are looking for, or what puts them off, and as an independent filmmaker, that’s exactly what you need to hear if you are going to take your work to the next level.
I have also been behind and in front of the camera for a plethora of short documentaries – of varying quality – which gave me an insight into where filmmakers might be going wrong, and means I can identify what tricks of the trade they might try to improve in the future.
Since I was a student, I have been involved in various film festivals, whether as volunteer, jury or onsite reporter. I have worked for both Greek and American publications and have covered some of Europe’s biggest festivals (Berlinale, International Film Festival Rotterdam, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam). I am always trying to take into consideration all the elements of a film and judge on the whole. Lastly, I have participated in a few projects as an actress.