Nina-Maria Paschalidou is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and producer. For years Nina has been an international reporter for “To Vima” and “Kathimerini”, the two major newspapers in Greece. From 2007 to 2011 she was a producer for "Exandas" Documentary Series, an Athens-based documentary group that has won many international awards.
Her web documentary The Prism GR2011, www.theprism.tv, a multimedia project and film about the Greek Crisis was an Official Selection at IDFA 2011, a Finalist at the Picture of the Year Awards 2012, and won a Webby Award in 2012.
Her film “Kismet”, co-produced with Al Jazeera and ARTE and other networks nominated for the IDFA 2013 Best Mid-Length Documentary Award, the PRIX EUROPA 2014 Best European Intercultural Television Programme Award (TV IRIS) and the VIII Ahmed Attia Award 2014 at Medimed.
She is also the owner of Forest Troop, www.foresttroop.com, an independent documentary group and co-owner of www.protagon.gr, a news blog created by prominent Greek journalists.
She received her undergraduate degree in Mass Communications at Boston University and her graduate degree in Entrepreneurship at Bentley University. She has studied film at La Femis in Paris and at the NYU in New York. She is also a Fellow in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, in Washington D.C.
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