April 12 – 20, 2024

Welcome Address by the Mayor of Limassol

The Municipality of Limassol is indeed very pleased to welcome and support the 21st Cyprus Film Days International Festival 2023, taking place from 21 to 29 April 2023, which is undoubtedly the most important film event of Cyprus, co-organised by the Department of Modern and Contemporary Culture of the Deputy Ministry of Culture and the Rialto Theatre. The latter has constantly contributed to the culture of our city by hosting and organising a multitude of interesting events. Cyprus Film Days International Festival is a significant event, showcasing and promoting the independent local and world cinema, while also constituting a meeting hub for cinephiles and filmmakers alike. 

It is an institutional event of great importance that enhances and supports Cypriot film productions, while being a creative platform for local artists who are film industry professionals, such as film directors, actors, screenwriters, composers etc. The films screened in this year’s Festival promote cinema as a form of art and an excellent tool of intercultural discourse. 

The Municipality of Limassol actively and practically encourages the Festival, both by supporting the events held around Heroes’ Square and the neighbouring area, as well as by sponsoring the Audience Award. I would like to wish the best of success to this year’s Festival and congratulate the Deputy Ministry of Culture and the Rialto Theatre for co-organising a truly invaluable cultural event that highly contributes to the cinematographic evolution and keeps up to date the audience and film professionals alike. My congratulations are also extended to the artistic directors Argyro Nicolaou and Marios Lizides.

Nicos Nicolaides