Yianna Americanou | Γιάννα Αμερικάνου

Film Director | Σκηνοθέτης Κινηματογράφου

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She was born in Cyprus.  At the age of 19 she left for her BA Degree in Experimental Filmmaking in the United States.

After her studies were concluded, she worked as a Production Manager and a Director in Cyprus. At the same time she continued writing for film and her short films entered various Experimental and Fiction Short Film Festivals. In 2000 she concluded her MA Degree in Film and Television Production, at Bristol University, UK after she received a Chevening Scholarship. She has worked for BBC Bristol as a Researcher and Production Assistant. She has worked for BBC Drama as a Script Editor on TV Series ‘ Casualty’ and ‘Doctors’, while at the same time she worked as a Picture Editor and continued writing. Her short film ‘After-Death’ received full funding from the UK Film Council and was short listed for the BAFTA Awards, 2002.

She is currently working on a feature length idea titled BROTHERS.

Filmography:

AFTER DEATH 2000 (15′ Fiction, 35mm) Shortlisted for the BAFTA Awards
 
ELENI’S OLIVES 2005 (19′, Fiction, 35mm)
Film Festivals:   WORLD PREMIERE – TIGER CUB OFFICIAL COMPETITION 34th International Film Festival, Rotterdam 26 January – 6 February 2005, Foyle International Film Festival November 2005 (competition), 3rd Cyprus Film Festival (Production Merit), 51st International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen 5 – 10 May 2005 (competition), Commonwealth IFF, UK, (29 April – 8 May 2005) Rome International Children’s Film Festival Alice in the city  23-30 May 2005 (competition),  21st International Kurz Film Festival Hamburg, 8-13 June 2005 ( 1st Prize Mo & Friese Competition), Festival Mediterranean Short Film Festival, Tangier / Morocco 2005 (Competition),  29th Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival, Brazil 21.10-03.11.2005 (Competition), 16th Cairo International Film Festival for Children, 2007 (Competition), Drama International Film Festival (Competition International Category and Greek Category)
 
LULLABY 2009 (15′ Fiction, Super 16mm) 
Film Festivals:   Drama International Film Festival, Greece 24 Sept. 2009 Best South and Eastern Europe Film Award: “Lullaby”,  Best Directing:  “Tonia Marketaki Award”, Greek Film Centre Special Mention Award:  Zenia Kaplan’s acting as Inessa
 
Contact:

lolafilms@cytanet.com.cy

+357 99 673752


Γεννήθηκε στην Κύπρο. Σε ηλικία 19 ετών έφυγε για την απόκτηση του Πτυχίου της στον Πειραματικό Κινηματογράφο στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες.

Μετά που ολοκλήρωσε τις σπουδές της, εργάστηκε ως Διευθυντής Παραγωγής και Σκηνοθέτης στην Κύπρο, ενώ ταυτόχρονα, συνέχισε να γράφει σενάρια για ταινίες μεγάλου και μικρού μήκους.  Το 2000 κατέληξε για μεταπτυχιακές σπουδές Κινηματογράφου και Παραγωγή για την Τηλεόραση, στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Μπρίστολ, Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο αφότου έλαβε την υποτροφία Chevening. Έχει εργαστεί για το BBC Bristol ως Βοηθός Ερευνητής και στην Παραγωγή και  έχει εργαστεί για το BBC Drama ως Script Editor σε τηλεοπτικές σειρές «Θύματα» και «Γιατροί», ενώ παράλληλα εργάστηκε ως μοντέρ για την εταιρεία PEAKVIEWING TRANSATLANTIC.  H μικρού μήκους ταινία της «Μετά-Θάνατος» έλαβε πλήρη χρηματοδότηση από το Βρετανικό Συμβούλιο Κινηματογράφου και διανομή από το BRITSHORTS.

Αυτή τη στιγμή εργάζεται σε μια ιδέα σεναρίου για μεγάλου μήκους ταινία και στο Διδακτορικό της.

Φιλμογραφία:

AFTER DEATH 2000 (15′ Fiction, 35mm) Shortlisted for the BAFTA Awards
 
ELENI’S OLIVES 2005 (19′, Fiction, 35mm)
Film Festivals:   WORLD PREMIERE – TIGER CUB OFFICIAL COMPETITION 34th International Film Festival, Rotterdam 26 January – 6 February 2005, Foyle International Film Festival November 2005 (competition), 3rd Cyprus Film Festival (Production Merit), 51st International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen 5 – 10 May 2005 (competition), Commonwealth IFF, UK, (29 April – 8 May 2005) Rome International Children’s Film Festival Alice in the city  23-30 May 2005 (competition),  21st International Kurz Film Festival Hamburg, 8-13 June 2005 ( 1st Prize Mo & Friese Competition), Festival Mediterranean Short Film Festival, Tangier / Morocco 2005 (Competition),  29th Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival, Brazil 21.10-03.11.2005 (Competition), 16th Cairo International Film Festival for Children, 2007 (Competition), Drama International Film Festival (Competition International Category and Greek Category)
 
LULLABY 2009 (15′ Fiction, Super 16mm) 
Film Festivals:   Drama International Film Festival, Greece 24 Sept. 2009 Best South and Eastern Europe Film Award: “Lullaby”,  Best Directing:  “Tonia Marketaki Award”, Greek Film Centre Special Mention Award:  Zenia Kaplan’s acting as Inessa
 
Επικοινωνία:

lolafilms@cytanet.com.cy

+357 99 673752

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