Danae Stylianou

Danae Stylianou is a filmmaker based in Cyprus. She studied BA (Hons) Film Production at the University of Westminster (2004). Ever since, she produced and directed several short films and two documentary features: "Sharing an island" (2011) and "A Haircut Story" (2014), all of which have travelled in international festivals. She focuses on sociopolitical matters seen through a humanitarian point of view. She has worked in the Greek film and television industry as an assistant director and casting director (2005-2010). Living on the divided and war torn island of Cyprus for most of her life, she cannot but consider herself a passionate supporter of peace.

Born in a family of photographers, she cannot help but notice an overexposed shot or a crooked horizon. Her eye on photography has enabled her to see the world through a different perspective. Apart from filmmaking, she works for film festivals in Cyprus as a communications officer and project manager. Lemesos International Documentary Festival is probably the closest to her heart! She strongly believes that "a good documentary is the one that seems almost impossible to make".