Welcome Address by the President of the Rialto theatre’s board of directors

In the shadow of the pandemic and, regrettably, of an ongoing war and a major humanitarian crisis currently unfolding in the heart of Europe, Cyprus Film Days 2022 reaches this year its twentieth edition.

Together with the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, the Rialto Theatre and its team are immensely proud of this organization, of the festival’s achievements and success throughout the years. Our international film festival has grown today into a key pillar for the audience of Limassol and Nicosia, as well as into a reference point for the world of Cinema in Cyprus, for Cypriot and international film industry professionals alike.

Cyprus Film Days owes its continuing success, artistic value and extroverted character to its artistic directors and partners who devotedly serve the mission and objectives of the CFD, expanding and enriching its programme with parallel events, tributes, as well as with a section for children and youth.

On this occasion, I would like to congratulate and express my gratitude to the Festival’s artistic directors, namely Tonia Mishiali, Marios Stylianou and Costas Constandinides, as well as to the artistic director of Cyprus Film Days for Children and Youth, Stavros Pamballis. Moreover, I wish to congratulate Danae Stylianou for hosting and implementing Dot on the Map Industry Days, the festival’s dynamic co-production, training and networking platform.

Additionally, I would like to congratulate the Organising Committee, presided by Dr Elena Christodoulidou on behalf of the Cultural Services, and Georgia Doetzer on behalf of the Rialto Theatre, and to thank all our partners, sponsors and collaborators. In this celebratory edition, the sponsorship of RCB, which we truly thank, is indeed immensely important.

In conclusion, I would like to express my appreciation to the personnel of the Rialto Theatre for implementing yet another event of great significance.

 

Daphne Pita Diogenous