Born in NY, Lazarus Lazarides is a film director with extensive experience in the film industry. He earned his degree in Filmmaking from University of London, and in 2016, he was selected as one of only thirteen filmmakers to participate in the highly selective MFA Filmmaking program at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, located at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, NY.

At the core of Lazarus' filmmaking is a genuine urge to examine and demonstrate current social issues. He is interested in exploring the identity of the individual in contemporary society and has been working extensively on different projects exploring ideas of racism, violence, and social inequalities. Throughout his career, Lazarus has directed a wide range of award winning narrative films, documentaries, commercials in both the United States and Europe.

He has worked with leading advertising agencies, including Wunderman Thompson, and his films have been screened internationally at major festivals,Maryland Film Festival - Opening Film -Queer Stories-, Maine International Film Festival, Zaragoza Film Festival in Spain , Thessaloniki, VAEFF Tribeca Centre, Won the Best Film Award in FIC Mexico and Jury Award in Splice Film Festival in NY for his film BUTTERFLY. In addition to his traditional film work, Lazarus has also been exploring the emerging field of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) storytelling, both in narrative and commercial forms.in 2019, he was awarded the prestigious CITY award from the NYC Mayor’s Office of Film, for his upcoming sci-fi fiction film he directed Lamp Experiment which explores the phenomenon of gun violence in USA.

Awards & Festivals



• 23rd Maryland Film Festival (Opening Film Queer Stories), USA, 2021
• 23rd Maine International Film Festival, USA, 2020
• WINNER Best Short Fiction Film- 5th Festival Internacional de Cine Silente México - Mexico, 2020
• 25th Festival del Cine de Zaragoza, Spain,Zaragoza International Film Festival (Goya Qualified), Spain (2020)
• 14th Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival, TiSFF Greece, 2020
• 14th SHORT to the Point, Nomination Best Film , Romania, 2022
• Honorable Mention Winner - 5th Splice Film Fest, Brooklyn, USA, 2022
• 4th Lonely Wolf International Film Festival, London, Nominated Best Queer Film
• 9th Oakville Film Festival ( Canadian Screen Award Qualifying), Canada, 2022
• 11th Video Art & Experimental Film Festival, Tribeca Center, NY, 2020)
• 14th San Francisco Greek Film Festival, USA, 2022
• 10th International Micro μ Film Festival, Athens, Greece, 2020


• Children's Film Festival Seattle, United States, 2023
• Nomination Best Human Rights Film ,Cannes World Film Festival France. 2023
• International Children's Rights Film Festival Turkey, 2022
• Beijing International Children's Film Festival, China, 2022