Petros Charalambous

Petros Charalambous

Director in Nicosia, Cyprus

About Petros

Petros Charalambous was born in Nicosia in 1976. His early exposure to photography, theater and art, as well as his need for emotional and visual expression led him to Hollywood where he studied film and television directing at the California State University, Los Angeles. His work experience in USA includes a year at CNN/DNEW in Los Angeles. In 2000 he came back to Cyprus, where he taught television production at the Frederick University. At the same time he was working for Lumiere Services as a film director, until 2008.

Since then, he works as a freelancer film director shooting mainly commercials, corporate videos, music videos, narratives and documentaries.

His short film “The Escape of the Queen” attended a lot of film festivals all over the world winning awards and distinctions.

Some of the commercials he directed were shortlisted for several advertising competitions. He has been directing the LIDI campaigns in Cyprus since 2010 and the OPAP campaigns in Cyprus since 2007. Also directed several commercials and corporate videos for Hermes Larnaca International Airport, Cyprus Olympic Committee, CYTA, Vodafone, Bank of Cyprus, Marfin Popular Bank, Hellenic Bank, LTV, Coca Cola, Minerva Insurance, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Piperaris Securities, KEO, Muskita Aluminium, Lanitis Group of Companies, Cne Tecnologies, Laiko Group of Companies, Cybarco etc.

He also directed several TV shows and live performances.

Petros has participated in several photography competitions where he won awards and distinctions. He was pronounced “Photographer of the Year” 2003/4 by Cyprus Photographic Society. In 2007 he was the creative director for the “No Commission Magazine”.

Among others, in 2008 he directed the opera “Epitafios”, the short film “Voices” and currently completed the feature documentary “The Fire Within”.

The documentary "The Fire Within" attended the 13th Thessalloniki Documentary Festival, Greece, March 2011 and the Lemesos International Documentary Festival, Cyprus, August 2011 [watch the interview at http://www.kipros.tv/2011/08/03/the-fire-within/ ]
It was also accepted at the Medimed Euromediterranean Doc Market, Spain, October 2011, the DocFest in Halkida-Greece, October 2011 and the 3rd Cypriot Director’s Festival, November 2011.

Βιογραφία:

Ο Πέτρος Χαραλάμπους γεννήθηκε στη Λευκωσία το 1976. Σπούδασε σκηνοθεσία τηλεόρασης και κινηματογράφου στο Πολιτειακό Πανεπιστήμιο της Καλιφόρνιας, Λος Άντζελες. Από το 2000 σκηνοθετεί διαφημίσεις, ντοκιμαντέρ, μουσικά φιλμάκια και ταινίες. Η μικρού μήκους ταινία του «Η Απόδραση της Βασιλισσας» προβλήθηκε σε πολλά φεστιβάλ παγκοσμίως και κέρδισε βραβεία και διακρίσεις. Μερικές από τις διαφημίσεις του επιλέγηκαν ως υποψήφιες σε διάφορους διαγωνισμούς διαφήμισης.
Το ντοκιμαντέρ «Η Φωτία Μέσα μου» προβλήθηκε στα ακόλουθα φεστιβάλ:

13ο Φεστιβάλ Ντοκιμαντέρ Θασσαλλονικης, 2011
Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Ντοκιμαντέρ Λεμεσού, 2011
Φεστιβάλ Ελληνικού Κινηματογράφου DocFest, Χαλκίδα 2011
Medimed Documentary Film Market, Sitges Barcelona 2011
DocFest , Χαλκίδα 2011 και στο
3ο Φεστιβάλ Κυπρίων Σκηνοθετών 2011.

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Name: Petros Charalambous

Lives in: Nicosia, Cyprus

Occupation: Director

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