TorinoFilmLab - Training, development, Funding

Myrsini Aristidou

Myrsini Aristidou


Scriptwriter, Film Director


ScriptLab - original Participant 2017


Born in Limassol Cyprus, Myrsini is an award winning writer and director. She is currently receiving her MFA in Film Production at NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a Tisch Department Full Scholarship. In 2013 she completed her BFA in Film and History of Art, at Pratt Institute in New York as part of the President's List.
In 2016, Myrsini was granted with the Spike Lee Film Production fund for the production of her next movie. Her movies have screened in festivals all around the globe, from Toronto to Berlin, and from USA to Cyprus and Australia.
Her latest award winning short film SEMELE (TIFF Official Selection 2015, Berlinale Generation 2016) won the Special Jury Award 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 film NOT NOW (International Short Film Festival of Cyprus 2014 - Best Directing Award).
In May of 2009, Myrsini had her first photographic book publication and exhibition Mother India (edition Athens Voice), where all the proceedings from the sales, were donated to the MSF (Doctors without Borders). Photographs taken by the artist have been accepted and exhibited internationally.
Myrsini is also the co-founder of S’agapo Children’s Foundation, which aids in the education of children all around the world.