Alexia Roider | Αλεξία Ρόιντερ
Film Director | Σκηνοθέτις Κινηματογράφου
Alexia Roider was born in Germany in 1975 and was raised in Cyprus. Having experimented with still photography, she became inspired by the capacity and power of images. In 1993 she attends the Visual Communication Design course at Kassel University in Germany and continues her education in the UK at the University of the Arts London and graduates in 1997 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Film & Video from the College of Communication (Formerly known as the London College of Printing).
After working on some independent film productions in London she decides to return to Cyprus in 1998 and begins working as a film director for a major film production company, Lumiere Services. In the course of her years at Lumiere, Alexia directs television commercials, corporate videos, documentaries and special events. Her work also includes projects in the field of television graphics, on air-look design, directing seasonal, thematic promos and show openings for Lumiere Television, LTV.
In 2008 Alexia decides to pursue her career as a freelance film director. In the same year she completes her short film “STYX”, for which she has received six major awards in International film festivals. In 2009, Alexia Roider receives the award for Best Director at the 5th Cyprus Short Film and Documentary Festival.
In October 2010 she participates in the Official Event celebrating the 50 th Anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus by directing the 19-minute visual project, the “Thread of time”: a historical journey of Cyprus using multimedia projections in combination with live dance theatre, poetry and music.
In 2011 Alexia directs the Awards Ceremony of the Cyprus Theatre Organisation 2009-2011. The event was presented by actors Panayiota Monia and Christodoulos Martas in a one-off performance based on a scenario by Alexia Roider and Andy Bargilly.
In 2011 the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus appoints Alexia Roider creative director for the 1 st International Short Film Festival of Cyprus. The festival is the official short film festival of Cyprus and it is held annually in Limassol every October.
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In 2012 Alexia was invited to be on the jury of the International short Film Competition of the Roma Independent Film Festival. In 2013 she is invited to be on the jury of the Clare Valley Film Festival in Australia.
LIFECHASER (2001) Experimental short film, 35mm, directed by Alexia Roider, CY
STYX (2008) Award-winning short film, 16mm, directed by Alexia Roider, CY
1st ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
THE IMPRESSIONS OF A DROWNED MAN (2013) Feature Film, 35mm, directed by Kyros
Papavassiliou, CY (currently in post production)
THE JOY AND SORROW OF THE BODY (2011) Feature Film, 16mm, directed by Andreas Pantzis,
FISH N’ CHIPS (2010) Feature Film HD, directed by Elias Demetriou. CY/GR/UK
GUILT (2009) Feature Film, HD, directed by Vassilis Mazomenos, CY/GR
THE LAST HOMECOMING (2008) Feature Film, 16mm, directed by Corinna Avraamidou, CY
MAVROSOUFITSA (2001) Short film, 16mm, directed by Yiannis Yiapanis, CY
PICKING UP THE LINEN (1997) Short film, 16mm, directed by Zoe Steward, UK
SOAP (1997) Short film, 16mm, directed by Mark Tonderai, UK
SEIZURES (1998) 35mm, Short film, directed by Johnny Kevorkian, UK
Η Αλεξία Roider είναι μέλος της Ευρωπαϊκής Ακαδημίας Κινηματογράφου και Καλλιτεχνικός
Διευθυντής του Διεθνούς Φεστιβάλ Ταινιών Μικρού Μήκους Κύπρου.
Γεννήθηκε στην Γερμανία το 1975 και μεγάλωσε στην Κύπρο. Το 1993 φοιτά στο πανεπιστήμιο του Kassel στον κλάδο Visual Communication Design και την επόμενη χρονιά συνεχίζει τις σπουδές της στο Λονδίνο στο University of the Arts London, από όπου αποφοιτά το 1997 με πτυχίο στον κλάδο BA (Hons) Degree in Film & Video του London College of Printing.
Η Αλεξία εργάζεται ως επαγγελματίας από το 1998 σκηνοθετώντας ταινίες, διαφημίσεις,
ντοκιμαντέρ και εκδηλώσεις. Έχει επίσης εργαστεί σε πέντε ταινίες μεγάλου μήκους ως 1 ος
Βοηθός Σκηνοθέτη. Η ταινία της «ΣΤΥΞ» προβλήθηκε σε πολλά διεθνή κινηματογραφικά
φεστιβάλ αποσπώντας 6 βραβεία συμπεριλαμβανομένου του βραβείου σκηνοθεσίας και το
βραβείο Independent Spirit.