April 12 – 20, 2024


The Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre announce that the Call for Entries for the 18th Cyprus Film Days International Festival 2020, is now open. The Festival, now in its 18th edition, will host for the 10th consecutive year an international competition section entitled «Glocal Images», inviting fiction feature films from Cyprus and abroad to submit their works. The Artistic Committee of the Festival decided to incorporate a Cypriot Films Competition Section, given that they fulfill the criteria as stated in the Festival Rules and Regulations.

“Glocal Images” International Competition Section

The Festival aims not only to broaden its appeal within its own borders, but also to attract both industry and audiences from abroad by becoming a cinematic meeting point for the three continents surrounding Cyprus. The international competition section “Glocal Images” welcomes films that voice the diversity of local cultures and contribute innovative representations of subject matters that can be addressed to an international audience.

The five member International Jury -to be announced at a later stage- will award the following prizes to the films competing in the “Glocal Images” category:

–        Glocal Images – Best Film Award accompanied by the amount of €6,000

–        Glocal Images – Special Jury Award accompanied by the amount of €3,000

–        Glocal Images Best Director Award accompanied by the amount of €1,000

Cypriot Films Competition Section

The Artistic Committee of the Festival decided that, apart from the International Competition, a Cypriot Films Competition Section will be incorporated. The participation of Cypriot feature films in the Festival is subject to Rules and Regulations, and films must fulfill the relevant criteria so as to be eligible for selection.

The International Jury will award the following prizes to the films competing in the Cypriot Films Competition Section:

– Best Cypriot Film Award: This award is accompanied by the amount of €4,000

– Best Actor / Actress Award: The award is accompanied by the amount of €500 and is offered by Limassol Municipality.

The selection of films in competition is undertaken by a three member Artistic Committee; Dr Costas Constantinides (Film Scholar), Tonia Mishiali (Director – Producer) and Marios Stylianou (Director – Producer). This year’s festival will take place from the 3rd until the 11th of April 2020, in Limassol and Nicosia, as per previous years.

Interested parties are invited to submit their films by Monday 6th of January 2020.

For the rules and regulations of the Festival and the submission form please visit the website: www.cyprusfilmdays.com,

For more information please call 25343903 & 25343907 or email  info@cyprusfilmdays.com.