April 12 – 20, 2024



Masterclass with Hayet Benkara: “Strategizing for a better journey: Tips for screenwriters, directors and producers”.

14/4, 11:00 – 12:30, Zena Palace Cinema, Nicosia

What should you think of during your film’s development period? What is packaging? When should you present your script? When should you go to a Lab? When should you contact a Sales Agent? When should you contact a film programmer? In this masterclass, Hayet Benkara will give tips on strategies creators need to think of in order to create better awareness and positioning of their films.

Masterclass with Haris Zambarloukos and screening of Murder on the Orient Express

20/4, 10:00 – 13:30, Rialto Theatre

Discussion and Q&A on Murder on the Orient Express with Cinematographer Harry Zambarloukos BSC, GSC. The masterclass will explore shooting on 70mm and modern process work, while the speaker will look at the fact that the film was entirely shot in the UK and on a stationary train. The discussion will also focus on various aspects such as working with a director who is also the lead actor and with an ensemble cast.

Masterclass “Smartphone as a Camera” with Laura Gaynor

In collaboration with Cyprus Film Days for Children and Youth.

NIC 13/4, 09:00 – 10:30, Colour-coded Amphitheaters (Millennium Building), University of Nicosia.

Laura Gaynor, an independent producer who has worked with the BBC, will educate participants on using smartphone cameras. This seminar will include filming techniques, directing and editing films on mobile phones.

With Greek interpreting.