Alida Dimitriou was born in Athens in 1933 and studied film directing at Stavrakos School. Parallel to organising film screenings between 1970 and 1975, she took part in short film seminars, and wrote and translated in film magazines. She is authored the book “Short Films Filmography” (1939-1979)””, and she published the “Short Films Lexicon” in 1992. She directed more than 50 documentaries. In 2008 she won the Audience Award of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival for the film “Birds in the Mire”. Her trilogy, “Birds in the Mire”, “Life on the Rocks” and “The Girls of the Rain”, which was greatly loved by the audiences of the Thessaloniki Film Festival, highlighted the feistiness and strength of the female soul via personal accounts and evidence.