Efterpi Charalambidis


Efterpi Charalambidis received her Master of Fine Arts in Film from Columbia University (New York) in 2002. Her first short, "Niko´s Restaurant," won awards for Best Actor and Best Editing at the Columbia University Film Festival in 2001. Her second short, "El Chancecito" ("A Little Chance"), shot in Caracas and released in commercial theaters as pre-feature entertainment, won the New Line Cinema Award for Best Director, the Lifetime Television Award for Best Director and many other awards. Libertador Morales, El Justiciero, her first feature-length film, was Venezuelan official submission to the Oscars 2010 for Best Foreign Language Film. It also won the Audience Award and a Special Jury Mention at the 2009 Festival de Cine Latinoamerican y Caribeño de Margarita, Venezuela.

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