Film and theatre director, screenplay writer and playwright He lives and works in Limassol and has written and co-directed the films «Kalabush» and «Espresso» which have won various awards and distinctions in film festivals around the world. He has written and directed the plays «Yahari Tuhari» (for Hari's Sake) and «Pesta se Mena» (Tell me) in collaboration with «Epitheseos» Theatre Company. Both plays were selected for the on-line catalogue of the European Theatre Convention. He has directed for the Limassol based "Company of Theatrical Development" (ETHAL). His latest work was writting and directing "The Good Dragon of Hong Kong", based on the work of the Greek poet Nikos Kavvadias. He has worked as a TV director, screenplay writer and producer and currently teaches screenplay at the Screenplay Workshop. He is the initiator of the programme «Ideodrome» which explores the use of digital video as a means of artistic expression and is the vice-chairman of the cultural platform NeMe. He has presented his cinematographic work and has lectured at various educational institutions, conferences, seminars and workshops both in Cyprus and abroad.
Dr. Costas Constandinides is a Lecturer in the Communications Department at The University of Nicosia, Cyprus. Undergraduate studies at the University of Cyprus (B.A in English Studies, 2002); Graduate studies at the University of Reading, UK (MA Film and Theatre, 2003, Ph.D in Film Studies, 2007), where he taught film studies in the Department of Film, Theatre and Television. He is the author of the non-fiction book From Film Adaptation to Post-celluloid Adaptation: Rethinking the Transition of Popular Narratives and Characters across Old and New Media (New York/London: Continuum, 2010) and he is a member of the Association of Adaptation Studies and a member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS).
He was born in Limassol in 1979. After graduating from South Bank University in London with a BSc in Media & Society he enrolled as a postgraduate student at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne from where he graduated in 2002 with an MA in Film Studies. From 2003 until 2005 he was a permanent member of the editorial team at Time Out Athens magazine where he also contributed articles to the Film team led by Greek film critic Thodoris Koutsoyianopoulos. Since 2005 he has been the Film Editor at Time Out Cyprus magazine and he also contributes regular articles to Madame Figaro magazine and City Free Press newspaper.