screenwriter / director
Panayiota graduated from the London College of Communication with a Masters in Screenwriting. She was selected for the BFI Network Writer’s Lab and the BFI Network Feature Treatment Lab at the AMPLIFY! Film Festival and London Playwriting Lab.
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.”
Panayiota is a second generation Greek-Cypriot based in the South East. She explores themes of social justice, disability and social care and writes from a personal authentic experience.
Panayiota was recently selected as one of the writers selected for the 2021 BFI Network Short Film Development Programme where she will undertake a four-month mentorship with the BFI.
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
short narrative film