Short Matters 2017

Cyprus : Short Matters 2017

The Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the European Film Academy and ARTos Foundation, with the support of the Cyprus University of Technology, for the eleventh consecutive year, invite short film lovers to the programme of Awarded European Short Films, Short Matters! The screenings will take place at ARTos Foundation in Nicosia on the 20th, 21st and 22nd September and on the 23rd & 24th September 2017 at CUT in Limassol.

The program of SHORT MATTERS! presents short films by the European Film Academy, which have been nominated for the ‘European Short Film 2016’ award, by the fifteen most important film festivals in Europe.

In each of these selected festivals listed below, the Jury that selects the awarded films also selects one of the European short films which is then automatically nominated for the ‘European Short Film’ Prize.

Encounters Short Film and ANIMATION: Festival Bristol (UK)
Cork Film Festival (Ireland)
Berlin International Film Festival (Germany)
Venice Film Festival (Italy)
Uppsala International Short Film Festival (Sweden)
Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival
Krakow Film Festival (Poland)
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France)
Tampere Film Festival (Finland)
Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
International Short Film Festival in Drama (Greece)
Festival del film Locarno (Switzerland)
Valladolid International Film Festival (Spain)
Film Fest Gent (Belgium)
International Film Festival Rotterdam (the Netherlands)

Then, the program with the nominated short films tours various European cities, two of which Nicosia and Limassol. Originating from various countries – Germany, Spain, France, Denmark, United Kingdom, Syria, Sweden, Estonia, Lebanon, Netherlands, Kosovo, Greece, Bulgaria, Italy, Norway, Belgium, Lithuania and Chile – the nominated short films for 2016 are a multidimensional panorama of young contemporary European filmmaking.

The more than 3.000 members of the European Film Academy selected 9 DAYS- FROM MY WINDOW IN ALEPPO by Thomas Vroege, Floor van der Meulen and Issa Toumaas as the overall winner, a nomination by the Jury of Encounters Short Film and ANIMATION: Festival Bristol (UK). The film will be presented at the 30th European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin, in December 2017.


ARTos Foundation, Nicosia
Ay. Omoloyites Ave. 64, Nicosia
Tel.: 22 445 455
i[email protected]

For film summaries and more information:

CUT, Limassol

All screenings in Nicosia start at 20:00
All screenings in Limassol start at 19:30
Greek & English subtitles
Free admission


From: Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
Until: Sunday, September 24th, 2017
Time: Starts at 19:30


16 Saripolou Street
Limassol, Limassol 3036, Cyprus


Free admission

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Short Matters 2017
When: September 20th to September 22nd
Time: 20:00
Where: ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation, Nicosia
Category: Cinema

Note: While every care has been taken to ensure the information provided is accurate, we advise you to check with the event organisers before travelling to confirm the details are correct.


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