Submissions open for Cyprus Film Days IFF

Submissions now open for Cyprus Film Days International Festival.

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Cyprus Film Days IFF is the official competition feature fiction film festival of the island of Cyprus. It is co-organised by the Ministry of Education & Culture and Rialto Theatre. It consists of two main programmes: the International Competition section -Glocal Images- and the non-competitive section -Viewfinder-, which comprises films that have been screened and awarded at major festivals over the past year. The Festival also includes a National Competition Section, exclusively showcasing Cypriot productions. Special tributes, parallel screenings, master classes, workshops and musical events, complete the program of the official International Film Festival of Cyprus. All the films screened at the Festival are Cyprus premieres and 2018 – 2019 productions.

A three-member Artistic Committee is responsible for the selection of films within the programme, while a Jury made up of five internationally recognised professionals, awards films accordingly.

All films are presented in their original language with Greek and English subtitles. The Festival will take place at Rialto Theatre, in Limassol and Zena Palace Cinema, in Nicosia, from the 19th to 28th April, 2018.

Great things happening…

sarajevo film festival 25I haven’t written in a while and this means that things have been busy… which is a good thing… In the past year, I have shot my 3rd short film “Lullaby of the butterfly” which has finished and already started its Festival run with an amazing Festival for World Premiere, Sarajevo Film Festival… I represented the film and it was an amazing experience, walked the red carpet and everything…!!! The films in competition were only 10 in number which made things even more exciting! Up next was Drama Short Film Festival which I visited as well and had a fantastic time with fellow filmmakers Daina Papadaki, Marios Piperides and the lead actress of the film, Alexia Charalambidou! We had some really good feedback for our film and found out, after the closing ceremony- from one of the judges, that Alexia just missed the Best actress award! Pity, but it was good to know! Athens International Film Festival was next and EkaDeshma in Nepal for our lullaby…. but this week comes the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, where “Lullaby of the butterfly” makes its National Premiere on Saturday 11th October at 8.30pm in Limassol at Rialto Theatre!

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“Dead End”, which is still alive and kicking, has had numerous Festival Competition participations throughout the year, in almost every country you can imagine… to mention a few, Palm Springs Shortfest (California, USA), Mediterranean Film Festival of Tangiers (Morocco), Yerevan Golden Apricot Film Festival (Armenia) and more in Italy, Romania, Finland, UK, Germany, Autralia, France, Belgium, India, Switzerland, South Korea and many more…

Furthermore, I have been very busy with work for the Directors Guild of Cyprus as I was elected to be a member of the board in January 2014! We have done loads of work since then and we are very proud… we have made a website, membership cards, become members of FERA, updated our statute, organised one festival and one masterclass… and we are still going….

Last but not least, I have been Executive Producer and Production manager on 2 feature film productions that we prepared and shot from April-July 2014. This has been very hard as the 2 productions were shot back to back but I hope our hard efforts will show once the films are finished! Both productions, “Family member” by Marinos Kartikkis and “Magic Beans” by Theo Panayides are now in post-production and expected to be completed in 2015.

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