The non-profit organisation A.E.I. AUDIOVISUAL FORUM, aspires to be a conduit for the promotion and dissemination of the cultural heritage of Cyprus. Its purpose includes the strengthening of programs that promote the promotion, maintenance, improvement and development of education and spiritual culture (CULTURE), intercultural dialogue and active citizen participation as well as its contribution to the stimulation of educational values ​​with the belief that culture is essential for human resource development, taking into consideration local and international cultural identities.

The actions of the non-profit Organization of A.E.I. AUDIOVISUAL FORUM include:

  • Participation of the Organisation in innovative programs for the education of young people in literacy in the Media and in the News.
  • Educating young people in film education
  • Production of audiovisual films with educational, and entertaining content.
  • Education of the youth and of professionals in audiovisual production.
  • Development of programs that promote the development and dissemination of education and spiritual cultivation (CULTURE)
  • Production of audiovisual films with educational, and entertaining content.
  • Collecting, recording and showing documentaries with stories of people from all over the world.

A.E.I. AUDIOVISUAL FORUM MANAGEMENT TEAM

STAVROS PAPAGEORGHIOU

CEO of A.E.I. AUDIOVISUAL FORUM and Film Festival Director

Stavros Papageorghiou is an established film producer and the CEO of TETRAKTYS FILMS, a leading film production company based in Cyprus. In 2019, Stavros founded A.E.I. AUDIOVISUAL FORUM, a non profit Organization in order to develop and disseminate the cultural heritage and history of Cyprus through various educational and cultural activities in the heart of which is always the audiovisual sector. In 2019, Stavros founded A.E.I. AUDIOVISUAL FORUM, a non profit Organization in order to develop and disseminate the cultural heritage and history of Cyprus through various educational and cultural activities in the heart of which is always the audiovisual sector.

EKTOR PAPAGEORGHIOU

Educational Workshops Coordinator

Ektor Papageorgiou upon his graduation from the MET Film school in November 2012, has joined TETRAKTYS FILMS as cinematographer/director of photography. In 2019 he co founded A.E.I AUDIOVISUAL FORUM. He is the coordinator of educational film workshops with high school students organised by the AEI Organization in collaborating with the Network of UNESCO Associated Schools Network in Cyprus that take place every year and the short films produced by the students through this project, are being screened at the AEI Film Festival.

ELECTRA PAPAGEORGHIOU

Educational Workshops Coordinator

Electra Papageorgiou studied Psychology at the University of Cyprus and graduated in 2020. Her dissertation was sponsored by Youth Board of Cyprus (O.N.E.K) and the subject was related to the University’s LGBTQI community and organization.
During her studies. Electra has attended to various projects and programmes related to social communities and social injustices as she is interested in social psychology.

MARIA KOKKINOY

Festival Programme Coordinator

Maria Kokkinou studied archaeology at the University of Cyprus. In 2018, Maria had successfully finished her studies in Archaeology at the Universitat de Valencia (UV). After her graduation, she worked for some time at the Museo de Prehistoria de Valencia. She also participated at various archaeological excavations in Cyprus. Maria’s passion about archaeology, cinema and photography was the reason that she entered the management team of the Cyprus Archaeological, Ethnographic and Historical Film Festival, in 2018 and continues until today.