Welcome Notes

Address of the Mayor of Limassol, Mr. Andreas Christou 14th International Festival

Cyprus Film Days 2016 (15-24 April 2016)
It is with great pleasure that I welcome the 14th International Film Festival “Cyprus Film Days 2016”, which has been upgraded to a festival with an international competition section.
One cannot help but notice that the Festival has acquired a new dimension, bringing Cypriot filmmakers and spectators in contact with the international film production and high quality cinema and, namely, with fiction films.
The Municipality of Limassol wholeheartedly supports this effort and strongly believes not only in its success, but also in its contribution to the cultural life of the city and Cyprus in general.
The appreciation and interest of the audience in the festival, as well as its continuous presence for the last fourteen years, clearly demonstrate its importance and role.
The Festival’s organisers – the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre – must be warmly congratulated for this effort.

Address of the Mayor of Νicosia, Mr. Constantinos Yiorkadjis 14th International Festival

Cyprus Film Days 2016 (15-24 April 2016)
It is with great pleasure that we welcome the 14th International Film Festival – Cyprus Film Days 2016 at the Zena Palace Cinema in Nicosia.
Cyprus Film Days has been established as the greatest cinematic event of Cyprus.
Absolutely convinced about its success and contribution to the cultural life of the city and the island generally, the 14th Film Festival is under the auspices of the Municipality of Nicosia that wholeheartedly supports this initiative.
We warmly wish that the festival becomes a genuine celebration of the art of Cinema: an incentive of social action and quality entertainment, as well as a meeting point for film professionals.
The Festival enables the audience to watch a variety of films, most of which they would otherwise not be able to watch in Cyprus.
The Municipality of Nicosia has always been a supporter of events promoting Cinema and is thus proud to support this unique event, honouring Cyprus internationally. I would therefore like to congratulate the co-organisers – the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre – for their remarkable efforts, as well as all those who contributed to the implementation of the festival.

Constantinos Yiorkadjis
Mayor of Nicosia