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currently in post-production

Documentary | 2023 | Japan

Supported by:

The Japan Foundation

Institute of Contemporary Arts Kyoto

Ministry of Culture Cyprus

A documentary exploring the symbolism and the significance of salt in the Japanese culture through the contemporary artist Motoi Yamamoto.



Documentary | 15m | 2022 | Cyprus

Using 16th century fragmented poetry, instruments and musical compositions, a group of young musicians take an esoteric journey through medieval Mediterranean music, to create and reimagine the sound of the time.


Directed by: Nicolas Iordanou and Sylvia Nicolaides

Director of Photography: Nicolas Iordanou

Editing: Sylvia Nicolaides

Assistant Editor: Nicolas Iordanou

Color Correction: Nicolas Iordanou

Sound: Sylvia Nicolaides

Research team: Peppe Frana, Euripides Dikaios, Niki Andronikou

Composition, orchestration: Peppe Frana

Poetry: Anonymous poet (early 16th C.) & Euripides Dikaios Project recording, mixing & mastering: Giannis Koutis Performers:

Elena Xyda - voice

Giannis Koutis - oud, voice

Peppe Frana - medieval lute

Christina Polycarpou - cretan lyra with sympathetic strings Euripides Dikaios - tampouchiá, koúza, riq

Song Subtitles: Euripides Dikaios

Location Scouting: Evangelos Iordanou & Andreas Constantinou

Artistic Production: Labyrinth Cyprus Musical Workshop, Paraplevros Productions E.D. Ltd Production Team: Stephanie Polycarpou / Project Coordinator

Euripides Dikaios / Managing Director

Michalis Ashickas / Financial Manager Archival Photographs: Stelios Stylianou, Bastian Parschau, Yannis Bromirakis & Kelly Thoma

This documentary is part of the work created through the Creative Europe programme “Awakening Sleeping Instruments in Europe” Co-funded by the European Commission and the Cultural Services of the Cypriot Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth.


“Awakening Sleeping Instruments in Europe” partners: Municipality of Ripoll, Catalunya Spain (leader) Associació Música Modal a Cardedeu Associazione Culturale Labyrinth Italia Association Trob‘ Art Productions Paraplevros Productions E.D. Ltd


Cyprus International Short Film Festival (2022)



Documentary | 18m | 2020 | Cyprus

'Amalgamation' is a portrait of a soulful female choir revisiting traditional songs in a contemporary way, bridging past and present, with a strong voice and a deep sense of community and friendship.


Directed & Edited by: Nicolas Iordanou and Sylvia Nicolaides

Produced by: Sylvia Nicolaides & Nicolas Iordanou

Director of Photography: Nicolas Iordanou

Sound: Sylvia Nicolaides

Gaffer: Euripides Dikaios

Original Music: Giorgos Kalogirou, Vasiliki Anastasiou, Traditional Mediterranean Folk Songs

Performed by: Amalgamation Choir

Arrangements by: Vasiliki Anastasiou, Ermis Michail

Artistic Director / Conductor: Vasiliki Anastasiou


PÖFF Shorts (Black Nights Film Festival), Estonia (2020)

IN THE PALACE International Film Festival, Bulgaria (2021)

Raindance Film Festival, London (2021)

Doc'n Roll Film Festival London (2021)

Best Cinematography Award

International Short Film Festival of Cyprus


Winner (3rd place)

On Art Poland


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Documentary | 15m | 2019 | Cyprus

A visual portrait of the artist Horst Weierstall who experienced the division of Berlin and Nicosia. Although his work spans over four decades, the issues of division, restriction and separation in his performative art are continually contemporary and ever so current.


Directed by: Nicolas Iordanou & Sylvia Nicolaides Project Initiator: Marina Christodoulidou

1990 Interview: Paul Kouroushis & Klitsa Antoniou

Archival Photographs: Andy Sotiriou & Haris Pellapaisiotis Archival Videos: Arianna Economou


Cyprus International Short Film Festival (2019)

'Crossing Line Circle' art exhibition, Goethe-Institut Cyprus, (March 2017)

'Every Centre a Periphery Every Periphery a Centre' 

art exhibition, Larnaca Municipal Art Gallery

(Dec 2017 - Jan 2018)



Documentary | 11m | 2017 | Denmark

A European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 (Denmark) project, 'Soma & Lil' is a music documentary on the art of improvisation. Soma and Lil, a cello improvisation duo based in Denmark, rethink and deconstruct the traditional written music for cello, and develop a more personal way of expression by creating singular compositions that are unique and always changing.


Directed by: Nicolas Iordanou & Sylvia Nicolaides

Director of Photography: Nicolas Iordanou

Edited by: Sylvia Nicolaides & Nicolas Iordanou

Sound Design: Sylvia Nicolaides

Music by: Soma & Lil


PÖFF / Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia (2017)

Sound Unseen Music Film Festival Minneapolis, U.S.A. (2017)

BLOW-UP · International Arthouse · Chicago (2018)

Albuquerque Film & Music Experience, New Mexico (2018)

On Art - Poland Warsaw, Poland (2018)

Music in Cinema Georgia, U.S.A. (2018)

Audience Award Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival


Best Music Short Film

Queen City Film Festival, Maryland, U.S.A.


Best Short Documentary

Ishinomaki Intern. Film Festival, Japan




Docuentary | 25m | 2015 | Cyprus

A European Capital of Culture Pafos 2017 project, 'The Alien Trail' is a documentary following four photographers who captured with their lens the migrant and refugee population in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Photographers from the Magnum Photo Agency Antoine d'Agata, Nicolas Iordanou, Bieke Depoorter, Nikos Economopoulos, together with Cypriot photographer Nicolas Iordanou, give their own testimony, share their experience and ethical dilemmas on how to document from their perspective, the migrant/refugee crisis.


Directed by: Nicolas Iordanou and Sylvia Nicolaides

Edited by: Sylvia Nicolaides and Nicolas Iordanou

Director of Photography: Nicolas Iordanou

Produced by: Sylvia Nicolaides

Music by: Tony Anderson, Moby


Cyprus International Short Film Festival (2018)

Riverside International Film Festival, California (2018)

Seattle Transmedia & Independent Festival, Seattle (2018)

Social Machinery Film Festival, Palermo, Italy (2018)

International Festival of Archaeological, Ethnographic and Historical Documentary and Culture, Cyprus (2018)

Awareness Award

Awareness Festival

Los Angeles




3D video installation | 7m | 2014 | Czechia

'Airground' is a 3D video art piece that intended to be exhibited as an installation in a continuous loop. A collaboration between Cirk La Putyka (Czechia) and Sylvia Nicolaides, as her final (MA) graduation project at FAMU.

It is an existential journey portrayed through a group of acrobats simulating a flight that is destined to fall, over and over again.


Director: Sylvia Nicolaides

Director of Photography: Vishal Vittal

Stereographer: Zdeněk Trávníček

Camera Assistants: Caio Dias & Hemanth Kumar

Gaffer: Caio Dias

Electrician: Cyril Charous

Performers: (Cirk La Putyka) Anna Schmidtmajerová, Šárka Bočková andTereza Toběrná

Music: David Hlaváč

Costumes: Kristina Novakova Záveská

Make Up: Helena Zvěřinová

Producers: Kristýna Milaberská & Michal Kráčmer


CURRECTS Santa Fe International New Media Festival (2014)

3D Image Festival, Lodz, Poland (2014)

3D LA Movie Festival, U.S.A. (2014)

Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Conference, San Francisco, U.S.A. (2015)

Jury's Special Prize​

3D Korea International Film Festival


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