Filmmaker and film scholar Marios Psaras was born in Cyprus and lives in London, UK. He holds a PhD in Film Studies from Queen Mary University of London. Psaras has taught film theory at King’s College London and Greenwich University and lectured across Europe. He has published on contemporary Greek, European and world queer cinema, including the monograph The Queer Greek Weird Wave (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Psaras is artistic director of Cyprus Short Film Day (London) and a member of the Hellenic Film Academy. Before moving to London, he worked professionally in radio and TV production in Cyprus, as well as in the theatre. Psaras has produced and directed four short films and two short documentaries, including award-winning The Call (2020). As of 2018, he works as Cultural Counsellor at the Cyprus High Commission in London, curating and producing various interdisciplinary art and cultural projects in collaboration with major British and international academic and cultural institutions.