Esmeralda Momferratou (b. 1991, Athens, Greece) is a filmmaker and artist based in Athens, Greece. She graduated with first-class honours in Performance Design and Practice, BA, from Central Saint Martins in London (2014) and completed her Erasmus at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts in New York.
Her work is predominantly oriented around video and documentary, while it includes a range of other media such as installation, painting, and performance. The constant dialogue between the visual arts and filmmaking informs and shapes her practice, as this internal dialogue is externalized in the form of a new visual language.
Selected exhibitions/festivals include Video Art Miden Festival, Greece; Mykonos Biennale, Greece; Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece; Drama Film Festival, Greece; Secret Cinema, London; as well as Dance Umbrella Festival, London.
From 2016-2019 she worked at Faliro House Productions and its’ educational arm Oxbelly, as the Manager of the Oxbelly Screenwriters and Directors Lab (2019-onwards) and the Sundance Mediterranean Screenwriters Lab (2016-2018) which was initiated and led by producer Christos V. Konstantakopoulos (THE LOBSTER) and filmmaker Athina R. Tsangari (ATTENBERG), in partnership with the Sundance Institute. While on her position as Manager, the Lab hosted advisors such as Paul Thomas Anderson, Lisa Cholodenko, Willem Dafoe, Julie Delpy, Miguel Gomes, Tobias Lindholm, Lucrecia Martel, Ruben Östlund, Dee Rees, Eva Stefani, and Jim Taylor, among others. She has worked on film productions internationally, in close collaboration with independent filmmakers Ira Sachs (on LITTLE MEN, winner of Grand Special Prize Deauville Film Festival 2016), Desiree Akhavan (on THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST, winner of Sundance Grand Jury Prize 2018), and award-winning filmmaker Athina Rachel Tsangari on several projects. Her first work experience on a feature film was on Ol Parker’s NOW IS GOOD (2012).