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Panayiota Panteli

screenwriter / director

Panayiota is a graduate from the prestigious Screenwriting MA at the University of Arts London, London College of Communication.

Her first self-produced short AN UNSUITABLE BOY, a passion project which she wrote and directed with zero budget won the ODYSSEUS AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD at the London Greek Film Festival.

Her debut play, BACK TO HACKNEY, which she wrote, produced and directed received critical praise, with The Camden New Journal calling it "an important reminder of how the sick and disabled have borne the brunt of austerity."

She has since been selected for the London Playwriting Lab, LSWF Writer’s Lab for Doctors and Casualty, BFI NETWORK Writer's Lab, BFI NETWORK Feature Treatment Lab at the AMPLIFY! Film Festival. She is currently in post production on her first industry supported short film.

Panayiota is a second generation Greek-Cypriot based in the South East. She explores themes of social justice within disability and social care. She writes from personal authenticity and incorporates unconventional visual points of view to tell the stories that she is most passionate about.


Loose Strands

16' short narrative

producer: Lesley-Anne Macfarlane (Farlane Media)

Selected for the 2021 BFI NETWORK South East Short Film Development Programme


Back to Hackney

play – drama

​​“Panteli’s writing captures you with her uncomfortable truth surrounding cutbacks, the warmth and dedication of the NHS and the true meaning of being a family.” - Elaine Chapman, UK Theatre Web

The Ripple Effect 

WINNER of Academy of Live and Recorded Arts Short Film Script Competition

An Unsuitable Boy

WINNER of the London Greek Film Festival Odysseus Audience Choice Award

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