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Filmmaker - Festival Founder - Programmer - Casting DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Erifili Missiou

Filmmaker - Festival Founder - Programmer - Casting DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Erifili is an award-winning film director and writer with a rich academic and professional background in the Film and the Fine Arts industries. Her short film "Beef Steak and Sardines" was selected by three international festivals and won a "Best Female Director" award in Bridges International Film Festival. Erifili is the Lead Programmer and founder of EFN Film Festival -an international short film festival that showcases work from new directors- and a Programmer at The Garden Cinema in London. Her passion is to champion work by emerging directors, particularly that by underrepresented groups and made under difficult conditions. On the side, she works as a Casting Director, most recently in "The Modern Way" by Giuseppe Monticciolo and "Animal Pie" by award-winning Ben Plumb. Her track record includes curation of public art events in Berlin, Athens, and London - at present the popular bi-monthly film event "Emerging Filmmakers Night". She is a highly organised and conscientious individual that doesn’t shy away from responsibilities, has remarkable interpersonal skills and a diverse academic and professional experience. She has an MA in Filmmaking and a BA in Fine Arts.
Projects
  • EFN Film Festival - CALLING FOR SUBMISSIONSEmerging Filmmakers Night aka EFN - is a quarterly online film festival that combines high quality short film programs with interactive director Q&As. It consists of: > 4 thematic live-streamed competitive events per year, available globally. > 2 awards given on the night, the CRITICS’ CHOICE and the AUDIENCE FAVOURITE > A panel of highly acclaimed critics (Leeds Int. Film Festival, BBC, Genesis cinema) > Live Q&As with the filmmakers. > Audience interaction with questions & comments in re
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Work history
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    Production AssistantThe Marketing Cafe
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Creating shortlists, being the mediator between the client and the videographer during the shoots, coming up with the questions for voxpop interviews, equipment arranging/handling and data wrangling.
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    Festival FounderEFN Emerging Filmmakers Night Film Festival
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    - Curating a programme of high quality films created by emerging talent. - Liaising with awarded filmmakers (i.g. Ross Domoney, Duncan Cowles, Kate Bonham) to ensure their attendance to the event and the Q&A. - Bringing in industry related guest speakers such as BFI awarded producer Ioanna Karavela, Genesis Film programer Christina Papasotiriou and Actors’ Couch Angela Peters. - Administering the event’s promotion via our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and other film networking channels such as Shooting People, Eventbrite and Meetup with great success as the event has full attendance.
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Skills
  • Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Film Directing
  • Editing Film
  • Film Programming
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Film Production
  • Festival Production
  • Festival Management
Education
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    Master's in Film-MakingKingston University
     - Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE, UK
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    BA in Fine ArtsAthens University of Fine Arts
     - Athens, Greece
Awards
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    Selection for "Beef Steak and Sardines" short filmCyprus International Film Festival
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    Best woman director in Greece and Cyprus for 2017Bridges International Film Festival