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Semele will do anything to spend time with her long absent father. A school note becomes the excuse for her to visit him at his workplace, where her presence highlights their fragile relationship.


Myrsini Aristidou, one of the 2020 PRINDIE jury members, was born and raised in Limassol, Cyprus, and then graduated with an MFA in Film Directing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2017. Her latest short film Aria (2017) premiered at the 74. Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia (LaBiennale), and continued to screen at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. While her previous short film Semele (2015) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won multiple awards worldwide, including the Berlinale Short Film Special Prize of the Generation Kplus International Jury. Myrsini was a Spring 2017 fellow in the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence and has also received support through the TIFF Talent Lab, Berlinale Talents, and the Torino Script Lab.


In addition to filmmaking, Myrsini had her first photographic book publication and exhibition Mother India (2009), where all the proceeds were donated to the Médecins Sans Frontières. She is also the co- founder of Sagapo Children’s Foundation, which aids in the education of children internationally.

  • Year
    2015
  • Runtime
    00:13:05
  • Language
    Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Country
    Cyprus
  • Producer
    Reinaldo Marcus Green
  • Cast
    Yannis Stankoglou
  • Cinematographer
    Pepe Avila del Pino