April 12 – 20, 2024


Workshops for Actors


Venue: Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Deadline: 20th March, 2015

Please click here to apply

CYPRUS FILM DAYS International Film Festival in collaboration with the Directors Guild of Cyprus proudly organise a series of workshops with Emmy-nominated casting director Nancy Bishop C.S.A., who works internationally, casting actors from both Europe and North America. These workshops for actors have limited places so if you would like to participate and you are a professional actor/actress please send your CV and photo together with the completed form to info@cyprusfilmdays.com by the 27th March 2015. The applicants will be selected by the Festival Committee.

Below is a more detailed description of the workshops:


Fee 10 Euros (to cover lunch)

Screen Acting and Audition Technique for Actors

(12-16 people) 10:00-13:00 / 14:00-16:00

Screen Acting Technique
Actors will participate in a series of exercises that develop effective methods for on camera work. Material covered will include calibrating a performance for close-up vs. wide shot techniques, playing an inner monologue and playing in the eyes.

Strategies for Sight Reading at a Film Audition
Actors will learn strategies for sight-reading a film scene in an audition situation. When getting a new script, it is important to approach the script with spontaneity, but also analysis in order to present new material in a creative and honest way. Actors will practise with short written scenes.

DAY 2 (SUNDAY 19 APRIL 2015)

Presentation for the International Market for Actors

(30 people) 10:00-13:00
This seminar and demonstration is designed for actors who wish to market themselves for international work. Actors will watch and critique actual film castings of successful actors and discuss their success strategies.
A PowerPoint® presentation will include the following marketing topics:

How to organize a professional CV for international work.

How to choose a winning headshot

How to organize a successful website

How to produce an effective show reel

How to make an effective self casting

How to best take advantage of the Internet for actor marketing

How to use social media to forward an international career

*All actors should bring a printed copy of their headshot for critique. This is crucial that it is printed (not on a usb stick). Actors may also bring their show reels and CVs for possible critique (time allowing)


In collaboration with the Directors Guild of Cyprus