Cyprus Film Days International Festival, the largest international film event in Cyprus dedicated exclusively to contemporary world cinema and fiction feature length films, continues for its 16th consecutive year.
The Festival will be premiering on the 19th April and concluding on the 28th of the same month, 2018, at Rialto Theatre, in Limassol and at Zena Palace Cinema, in Nicosia.
The selection of films and programming of screenings and parallel events, is undertaken by a three-member Artistic Committee, consisting of Tonia Mishiali (director and producer), Dr. Costas Constantinides (film scholar) and director-producer Marios Stylianou.
With a film programming schedule that is packed with the best in new cinema productions from the newest breakthrough independent film creators to established auteurs, the Festival is preparing an exquisite ten days with screenings, parallel events, Q&A sessions, and film workshops for professionals. The Festival will showcase two main programmes of screenings: Viewfinder: A Close-Up of Contemporary World Cinema – which includes awarded films that have been celebrated internationally during the festival year, and Glocal Images, which is the international competition section of the Festival. All films in these two programmes are Cyprus premieres. This year, audiences will have the chance to watch a number of Cypriot films as part of the Cypriot Films Competition Section.
A five-member International Jury will award the Glocal Images Best Film Award, accompanied by the amount of €6.000, the Glocal Images Special Jury Award, accompanied by the amount of €3.000 and the Glocal Images Best Director Award, accompanied by the amount of €1.000 and technical services DCP Mastering – Deliverables – Subtitling (worth €3.500), sponsored by Authorwave.
For the Cypriot Films Competition Section, the jury will grant the award for Best Cypriot Film, accompanied by the amount of €4.000, as well as the award for Best Cypriot Director, accompanied by DCP technical services – Mastering – Deliverables – Subtitling (worth €3.500), also sponsored by Authorwave.
The International Jury will be comprised of internationally renowned film professionals, the names of whom will be announced soon.
Continuing its efforts as a developing educational and entertainment platform for film, not only addressing grown-ups but also the younger generation of film audiences, the Festival presents Cyprus Film Days for Children and Youth, a series of screenings, workshops and parallel events for young audiences (8 to 18 years). The artistic directors of Cyprus Film Days for Children and Youth are director – producer David Hands, and director – producer Andreas Kyriacou.
– All films will be screened in their original language, and will be subtitled both in Greek and in English. Admission: Except Program for children & youth, all films are suitable for 18years old and over
– €6 Day pass – €25 Festival Pass (for all festival screenings) – Free entrance for students upon display of student card and AmeA cardholders – Free entrance for pupils (Program for children & youth)
Organised by: Cultural Services – Ministry of Education and Culture & Rialto Theatre.
Under the auspices: Municipalities of Limassol & Nicosia
Media sponsors: Time Out & City Free Press
Co-organisers: Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus and European Parliament Information Office in Cyprus
In collaboration with the University of Nicosia
Sponsor: Italian Embassy in Cyprus
Award sponsor: Authorwave
Technical partners: Event Pro, Rolling Cinema Services
Supported by: Friends of Cinema Society of Nicosia, Cinema Clubs of Limassol and Larnaca- Famagusta, CUT, Directors Guild of Cyprus, DHL, ΕΤΑL, Mediterranean Beach Hotel, University of Cyprus – Alumni Office, Mediazone – University of Nicosia, Lemesos Newspaper