Welcome Notes

It is with great pleasure that we welcome the 16th International Film Festival – Cyprus Film Days 2018, the island’s greatest official film festival.

Cyprus Film Days has been established as the greatest cinematic event of Cyprus, dedicated to the international contemporary fiction cinema, including a competition section, as well as screenings of awarded European and Cypriot films.

Through its inclusive programme, the Festival is addressed to both children and adults, featuring special tributes, masterclasses and music events.

The 16th edition of the Festival is under the auspices of the Municipality of Nicosia that wholeheartedly supports this initiative.

I am absolutely convinced not only about its success, but also its contribution to the cultural life of the city and the island in general.

The audience has so far embraced the festival with passion, appreciation and enthusiasm, while its continuous presence for the past sixteen years clearly demonstrates the importance and role of 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 Municipality of Nicosia has always been encouraging events promoting Cinema and is indeed 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

 

It is with great pleasure that I welcome the 16th International Film Festival “Cyprus Film Days 2018”, the island’s greatest official film festival.

The event brings the audience of Cyprus, as well as local film professionals, in contact with the international film production and high-quality cinema, while including in its programme a series of film workshops, concerts and other events. This year, the programme also includes three Cypriot films that participate in the National Competition Section.

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 past sixteen years, clearly demonstrate its importance and role.

I would like to highlight the importance of the festival as an opportunity for young Cypriot filmmakers to showcase their work.

On behalf of Limassol Municipality, I would like to warmly congratulate the Festival’s organisers – the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre – for their efforts and I wish them every success.

Nicos Nicolaides
Mayor of Limassol