Lydia Papadimitriou is Associate Professor (Reader) in Film Studies at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. She is the author of numerous academic articles published in journals and edited collections, as well as a monograph on The Greek Film Musical (2006). She is the editor of Greek Cinema: Texts, Histories, Identities (2011) and the principal editor of the Journal of Greek Media and Culture. Her research focuses on different aspects of Greek and Balkan cinema, as well as documentary, film festivals and distribution. She has published film and film festival reviews for Sight and Sound, Cineaste, Senses of Cinema, Necsus, Filmicon, Pure Cinema and Festivalists among others.