8th International Film Festival

Cyprus : 8th International Film Festival

Cyprus International Film Festival is the largest artistic event for independent films in the wider region. Surpassing the geographical boundaries of Cyprus became one global impact happening , with applications for participation from 95 countries ! The International Film Festival has already won cypriot public acceptance and revived his interest in cinema. It is known as a pioneer festival which pays great attention to European independent productions , wanting to declare that cinema is not only entertainment and fun, but it is also a mean of expressing concern , sensitivity , exploration and inspiration.

The CYIFF established internationally since its inception

a) " Nostimon Imar " category, of films with directors such Greek / Cypriot descent living abroad

b) "CYIFF Got Talent" category, for filmmakers and their debut short films

c) "CYPRESS Veteran's Award", the prize for experienced director given by a committee of discrete journalists

d) and from this year "CYIFF Rising Star" distinction to an extremely talented upcoming director, such as the Dutchman Rene Houwen for his first two films feature Foreigners (2012) and Heroin (2013). The director will be present at the screenings.


The International Film Festival is under the auspices of the Municipality of Nicosia and the support including the University of Nicosia , the Friends of Film Society, Cyprus Tourism Organisation and foreign embassies in Cyprus . CINE @ ART Non Profit Cultural Society is the main organizer of the International Film Festival (CYIFF) with a network of international events such as film festivals in Cyprus, Peloponnesus and the Festival of New Talent . The CYIFF is a non -profit , based primarily on voluntary work by a group of Cypriot and Greek professionals, filmmakers and international film directors . This is an important meeting place for Greek and foreign filmmakers . The International Film Festival works consistently and artistic responsibility annually since 2006 and was inaugurated by the late Minister of Education and Culture Minister Pefkios Georgiadis.

The Cypriot films in this year

This year is the eighth year of the organization and we continue to promote both the Cypriot cinematography and Greek Cypriot directors who live abroad. At this year's festival will showcase the debut feature film by Cypriot director Stefan Georgiou Dead Cat (2013) in the " Golden Aphrodite " and " Nostimon Imar " and short films Auftact (2013) Joanna Tsilidis , Cookies (2013) of Andrea Sieitani and Swinger (2013) Nicholas Papadimitriou .


Prize "Golden Aphrodite " this year is highlighted by five VIP member jury , such as the Cypriot director Christos Georgiou , the Greek director of photography Olympia Mytilineou , the German director Oliver Kyr, the Indian film producer Vivek Singhania, and the Greek actor Thomas Kindynis. The prize is for "The Best Debut feature film director" at a glittering ceremony to be held on October 28 at the end of the festival.


We screened a total of 80 feature and short films, independent films from 26 countries from 18 to 28 October at UNESCO conference and CINE STUDIO at the University of Nicosia.

The parallel program of the festival includes Sunday, the 27th / 10, 5pm - 6:30pm Panel discussion with members of the jury on " Contemporary European Cinema: Strengths and Weaknesses " and on Monday 28/10 , 5pm - 7pm a Masterclass with distinguished Director of Photography Olympia Mytilineou ( Strella , Miss Violence) and both events are open to the public.

On October 28 , at 7:30 pm will be held the Closing Ceremony and Award ceremony "Golden Aphrodite " and at 10:00 pm will be the screening of the film "The Broken Circle Breakdown", Felix Van Groeningen (2012), nominated for this year's prestigious European Parliament LUX 2013

Projections are with free admission 5pm -8pm in room UNESCO, while at CINE STUDIO features two films daily 8pm and 10pm with day ticket 5 euros . The general pass screenings ticket costs 25 Euros . The foreign language films have greek subtitles.

Info : www.cineartfestival.eu , 99798112

Click here to download the programme of the Festival


From: Friday, October 18th, 2013
Until: Monday, October 28th, 2013
Time: See Description


46 Makedonitissas Avenue
Nicosia, Nicosia Cyprus
Phone: 22841500


Phone: 99798112

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