Stelana Kliris is a South African Cypriot writer/director/producer with a background in production on international film and commercial productions in Greece and Cyprus. Her first feature, COMMITTED, which she wrote, directed and produced was distributed internationally and optioned for Hollywood and German remakes. She also produced award-winning director Tonia Mishiali’s debut feature film PAUSE which premiered at the 2018 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and received multiple awards, including the FIPRESCI award at the 2018 Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Her latest short film TO THE MOON AND BACK was also awarded at the 2018 International Short Film Festival in Cyprus. She is currently developing several new projects under her production company Meraki Films. She is a member of the European Women’s Audiovisual Network (EWA) and the Directors Guild of Cyprus, as well as a graduate of the 2018 EAVE Producers Workshop. She is inspired by stories with heart and humanity and she has a wealth of tales from her multi-cultural upbringing in countries with complicated political situations, like South Africa and Cyprus.