Alexia Roider – Artistic Director of the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus

Alexia Roider was born in Germany in 1975 and was raised in Cyprus. 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. She graduates in 1997 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Film & Video from the College of Communication (Formerly known as the London College of Printing). 
In 1998 Alexia returns to Cyprus and begins working as a film director for Lumiere Services, a local production company directing television commercials, corporate videos and documentaries. In 2008 she completes her short film Styx, which screens at numerous international film festivals and receives six major awards. In 2009, Alexia Roider receives the award for Best Director at the 5th Cyprus Short Film and Documentary Festival. In the same year Alexia decides to pursue her career as a freelancer directing commercials and special events but also getting actively involved in the local film scene where she worked on numerous independent productions and on five feature films as a 1st Assistant Director. In 2011 she was appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, Artistic Director of the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus. In 2012 Alexia was invited to be on the jury of the International short film Competition of the Roma Independent Film Festival in Italy and in 2013 on the jury of the Clare Valley Film Festival in Australia.