Tonia Mishiali (Foreign Jury)

Tonia is a director, screenwriter and producer from Cyprus who loves making films that deal with social and women's issues. She is Berlinale Talents alumna, Artistic Director of Cyprus Film Days International Festival, a Board member of the Directors Guild of Cyprus and a member of the European Women's Audiovisual Network. Her short films Dead End (2013) and Lullaby of the butterfly (2014) premiered in competition at the Locarno and Sarajevo International Film Festivals, respectively. Both films continued with a successful two-year festival journey worldwide competing in more than 60 International Film Festivals, including Palm Springs, Cork, Busan, Dresden, Curta Cinema, Encounters, Drama and winning several awards for Best Director and Best Film. Dead End (2013) is also represented by SND Films (Amsterdam) and has been sold to Japan, China, USA and France.