April 12 – 20, 2024


New International Competition Section

The Ministry of Education and Culture announces that the 9th CYPRUS FILM DAYS – International Film Festival 2011, co-organised with the Rialto theatre has been upgraded to an international competition festival. The festival, which is being held for the 9th time this year, will host an international competition section titled “Glocal Images” in which film-makers from around the globe and Cyprus are invited to submit their films.

The films in the competition section will be selected by the festival’s artistic committee: Adonis Florides (film director / writer), Dr. Costas Constandinides (Lecturer in Film Studies) and Constantinos Sarkas (Film Journalist). This year’s festival will take place from 8 to 17th of April 2011 in Nicosia and Limassol as in previous years.

The showcasing of Cinematic excellence is at the heart of Cyprus Film Days since its first edition in 2003. Therefore, the artistic committee is looking for independent works that frame the diversity of local cultures and present innovative approaches to subject matters that can be addressed to an international audience.
An international Jury made up of leading figures of the international film industry and whose names will be announced at a later date will award the following prizes:

• Best Film Award accompanied by the amount of €7,000
• 2nd Best Film Award accompanied by the amount of €3.000

An exciting year lies ahead for the festival with the addition of the International Competition Section for feature-length films with the aim of discovering new talents and new stories from all over the world.

Interested parties are called upon to submit an entry form by 15 February 2011.
The entry form and all terms and conditions can be found on www.cyprusfilmdays.com and www.filmfestival.com.cy

For further information contact (+357) 25343902 or info@filmfestival.com.cy