Lydia Papadimitriou is Reader (Associate Professor) in Film Studies at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. She has published extensively on Greek and Balkan cinema, documentary and film festivals. She has authored The Greek Film Musical (2006) and co-edited Greek Cinema: Texts, Forms and Identities (2011). Her recent research focuses on different aspects of the Greek film and media industry, including financing, production and distribution. Her articles have appeared in Studies of European Cinema, International Journal on Media Management andScreen. She is currently co-editing (with Ana Grgic) a book on Contemporary Balkan Cinema.