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Based in Nicosia, Cyprus, Stavros has been working professionally as a screenwriter since 2009. He has written four produced features, including the multi-award winning Shirley Adams, co-written with director Oliver Hermanus; an official selection at festivals including Locarno, Toronto, London, and Dubai. Siege on Liperti Street, his debut as a writer-director had its national premiere at the 2019 Thessaloniki International Film Festival where it won 5 awards including the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Award and the Audience award. He is currently in development on a number of screen writing projects, and prepping The First Cypriot Astronaut, his second feature as a writer-director.

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Siege on Liperti Street

Set beside the UN Buffer Zone that divides the city of Nicosia, Siege on Liperti Street tells the story of one family's struggle to hold on to their home, no matter the price.

Constantine Markoulakis
Daphne Alexander
Niovi Charalampous

Written & Directed by
Stavros Pamballis



Shirley Adams

In the depressed Cape Town neighbourhood of Cape Flats, a single mother contemplates her fate and cautiously accepts the help of an overeager social worker as she struggles to care for her paraplegic and suicidal son.

Denise Newman
Keenan Arrison
Emily Child

Director - Oliver Hermanus
Writer - Stavros Pamballis