April 12 – 20, 2024



Film Workshops & Masterclasses

Aiming at expanding and promoting film education in Cyprus, the Festival organizes film workshops and masterclasses for film professionals. These will take place in the English language and the entrance is free of charge. The main focus of these workshops and masterclasses, which will be delivered by international professionals, is sound design and foley work, costume design, co-production and cinematography.

«The Art of Foley»

Venue: Zena Palace Cinema, Saturday 16/4, 17:00 – 19:00

Renowned British foley artists of Pinewood Studios, Jemma Riley- Tolch, Peter Hanson and Pete Burgis, will deliver a masterclass about the secret world of foley, with a live, on-stage presentation of their work.

«Applying to international co-production markets- an Analysis»

Venue: Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Tuesday 19/4, 17:00 – 18:30

Jury Member and Mannheim Meeting Place Coordinator, Julek Kedzierski, will analyse the application process to international co-production markets and examine the relevant points of co-production project presentation and philosophy, describing some of the more obvious pitfalls and mistakes. Individual meetings with Mr Kedzierski will follow the masterclass. Interested parties are invited to express their interest for a meeting by emailing info@cyprusfilmdays.com

«Costume designer and Director: Creating a good collaboration»

Venue: Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Wednesday 20/4, 17:00 – 19:00

Εmmy-Nominated costume designer, and Jury President Jo Katsaras (of Cypriot origin), will analyse the relationship of the costume designer and the director, by demonstrating examples of her own work in cinema.

«Εye in the Sky and into the Battlefield»

Venue:Zena Palace Cinema, Saturday 23/4 17:00 – 19:00

Renowned Cypriot cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos («Cinderella», «Locke», «Thor», «Μamma Mia» κ.α.) will deliver a masterclass about cinematography. He will discuss the cinematography of the film «Eye In The Sky» and the challenges of a location shoot. Ηow a cinematographer has to manage working with a new crew in a new country on an administartive side and how on an aesthetic side to maintain and explore human drama and the human condition in an action / thriller setting.