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18TH FILM PROGRAMME

AMALGAMATION

Documentary
Cyprus , 2020, 18'40''
Director: Sylvia Nicolaides, Nicolas Iordanou
Producer: Sylvia Nicolaides, Nicolas Iordanou
Cinematographer: Nicolas Iordanou
Composer: Vasiliki Anastasiou, Giorgos Kalogirou
Editor: Nicolas Iordanou, Sylvia Nicolaides

Synopsis: The all-female choir 'Amalgamation' is giving traditional Cypriot and Mediterranean music the breath of today with the respect and the love it deserves.

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Director: Sylvia Nicolaides, Nicolas Iordanou
Nicolas Iordanou and Sylvia Nicolaides are a film-making duo from Cyprus. Nicolas Iordanou, photographer and filmmaker, was born in Paphos, Cyprus. He studied Photography at Columbia College Chicago. He worked as a conflict photographer for several years and then focused on documentary photography. He is mostly concerned about the human condition documenting issues such as displacement and homelessness. Sylvia Nicolaides is a filmmaker and a video artist. She is a Berlinale Talents and Talents Sarajevo alumna (Berlin 2019 and Sarajeno 2020) and a member of the Directors Guild of Cyprus. She received her Bachelor’s Fine Arts Degree from Chelsea College of Art and Design (University of the Arts) in London and her Master’s Degree in the Film and Television Academy (FAMU) in Prague, Czech Republic. Creative partners and partners in life, the two of them became a '2-person crew', stripping film-making down to its essence - picture and sound. With Nicolas operating picture, Sylvia operating sound, both of them directing, editing and producing their own projects, became a true guerrilla film-making team with screenings and awards in several film festivals across the world, including the PÖFF Short Film Festival in Tallinn Estonia, Innsbruck Nature FILM Festival in Austria, Independent Days International Filmfestival (IDIF) in Germany, Sound Unseen Music Film Festival, and others.


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