Tonia Mishiali

Tonia Mishiali

Screenwriter, Director, Producer and Film Festival Director

Nicosia, Cyprus

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April 2013
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About Tonia

Tonia is a Cypriot screenwriter, director and producer who loves making films that deal with social and women’s issues. She is a member of the European Film Academy and the European Women's Audiovisual Network, Berlinale Talents alumna and one of the artistic directors of Cyprus Film Days International Festival, having also served as vice president of the Directors Guild of Cyprus board.

Her short films “Dead end” (2013) and “Lullaby of the butterfly” (2014) competed in more than 60 international film festivals together, including the prestigious Locarno (world premiere), Palm Springs, Cork, Busan, Dresden, Sarajevo (world premiere, Encounters, Drama, and won several awards for Best Director and Best Film. “Dead end” is represented by sales company SND Films (Amsterdam) and has been sold to Japan, China, USA, Belgium, Russia and France. Her feature film “Pause” (2018), a Cyprus/Greece co-production is represented by Film Republic Sales (UK) and See-through Films Publicity (USA) and was officially selected at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (world premiere) and 40th Cairo International Film Festival; both festivals are 2 of only 15 festivals accorded as Category ‘A’ Status by the International Federation of Producers Associations FIAPF.

Tonia is now developing 6 feature films as a producer, two of which she is also writing. “Moonstruck”, “Iman” and “The Islander” have received script development funding from the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. “Moonstruck” and “The Islander” participated in 2018 Sources2 scriptwriting and 2017 Mediterranean Film Institute script to film workshops of Creative Europe, respectively. “The Islander” is also participating in the EAVE Producers Workshop 2018.

Credits

  • Apart

    Apart (2022)
    Film by Stelana Kliris / Meraki Films Producer

  • Moonstruck

    Moonstruck (2021)
    Film by Tonia Mishiali / A.B. Seahorse Film productions Writer/Director/Producer

  • Iman

    Iman (2020)
    Film by Kyriakos Tofarides / A.B. Seahorse Film productions Producer

  • The Islander

    The Islander (2020)
    Film by Stelana Kliris / Meraki Films Producer

  • Senior Citizen

    Senior Citizen (2019)
    Film by Marinos Kartikkis Producer

  • Nala

    Nala (2019)
    Film by Tonia Mishiali / Meraki Films (Drama) Writer/Director/Producer

  • Pause

    Pause (2018)
    Film by Tonia Mishiali / A.B. Seahorse Film Productions Writer/Director/Producer

  • To the moon and Back

    To the moon and Back (2018)
    Film (short) by Stelana Kliris / Meraki Films Producer

  • Family Member

    Family Member (2015)
    Film by Marinos Kartikkis Executive Producer

  • The magic Beans

    The magic Beans (2015)
    Film by Theo Panayides (Comedy) Executive Producer

  • Round Trip

    Round Trip (2015)
    Series by Ahmad Shafik Delegate producer in Cyprus

  • Lullaby of the Butterfly

    Lullaby of the Butterfly (2014)
    Film (short) by Tonia Mishiali / Zipcode Production & Design Writer/Director/Producer

  • The Road to the windmill

    The Road to the windmill (2014)
    Theater by Tonia Mishiali Director

  • Dead End

    Dead End (2013)
    Film (short) by Tonia Mishiali (Comedy and Drama) Writer/Director/Producer

  • Aishe is going on vacation

    Aishe is going on vacation (2013)
    Film (short) by Haris Therapis (Drama) Co-producer

  • Centuries away from Alaska

    Centuries away from Alaska (2013)
    Theater by Tonia Mishiali / Dionysos Theatre Director

  • The woman who cooked her husband

    The woman who cooked her husband (2012)
    Theater by Tonia Mishiali Director/Producer

  • Inanimate Collateral Loop – Part II

    Inanimate Collateral Loop – Part II (2011)
    Theater by Tonia Mishiali, Anna Fotiadou, Angelica Georgiades (Music) Co-Director

  • Inanimate Collateral Loop – Part II

    Inanimate Collateral Loop – Part II (2011)
    Theater by Tonia Mishiali, Anna Fotiadou, Angelica Georghiades Co-Director

  • Dreams of memory

    Dreams of memory (2011)
    Documentary by Costas Chrysanthou Assistant Director

  • Blind passions

    Blind passions (2011)
    TV Movie by Tonia Mishiali Director, Co-writer, producer

  • Central Express: Speaking European

    Central Express: Speaking European (2003)
    Television by Tonia Mishiali Director/Editor

  • Gimme 6

    Gimme 6 (2001)
    Series by Rita Leena Lynne / Sesame Workshop Assistant to Director

  • Tracing our ancestors

    Tracing our ancestors (2000)
    Series by Antonis Achilleos (Documentary and History) Editor

Awards

  • Best National Film (International Short Film festival of Cyprus)
    (2014)

  • Best Cinematography (International Short Film festival of Cyprus)
    (2014)

  • Silver Dionysos Award (2nd prize for narrative film) at the Short Film Festival in Drama
    (2013)

  • Best Director Award at the Athens International Film Festival "Opening Nights"
    (2013)

  • Michael Cacoyiannis Best Director Award at the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus
    (2013)

  • Best Sound Design Award at the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus
    (2013)

  • Cinematic Achievement Award at the Thessalloniki International Short Film Festival
    (2013)

Education

  • Oxford Brookes University
    (1991-1994)

  • The English School Nicosia
    (1984-1991)

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