Cyprus International Film Festival "Golden Aphrodite"

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Note: Due to coronavirus pandemic call for social distancing, in 2021, the 16th Cyprus International Film Festival is scheduled to hold both of live and online screenings and events. Responding to a changing world, show that your work rises to the challenge. Selected films are announced and promoted to distributors prior to the festival. Also all film submissions have the option to get distribution at with beneficial terms. "The Best of the 1st!" Cyprus International Film Festival's mission is to support the first shown filmmakers with their first short or feature film, to meet and exchange cultures for the further development of Cinematographic Art in Cyprus, to promote our historical and cultural heritage,to upgrade our tourism product and to internationally promote our alumni participants. Cyprus International Film Festival (CYIFF) is one of the TOP 100 Best Reviewed Festivals among 5.500 film festivals worldwide according to FilmFreeway and holder of the EFFE label, Europe’s quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals attributed for their work in the field of the arts, community involvement and international openness. It takes place annually with live screenings and parallel events on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Cyprus but also with various partnerships at Athens, Cannes, New York and Los Angeles. Cyprus International Film Festival (CYIFF) is under the umbrella of Cultural International Festivals -a non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting and supporting independent films and filmmakers that embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision-. The main location of the event is Nicosia the capital of Cyprus. The festival celebrates once more the rising film stars and several artistic events will take place during the festival. A Table Read with chosen scripts is held during the festival. You can express your interest and apply with your artistic proposal regarding the "Goddess Aphrodite" and "Peace" theme categories to History: The festival was inaugurated on March 23, 2006 by the Cypriot Minister of Education and Culture Mr Pefkios Georgiades and was held in three cities, Larnaca, Limassol and Nicosia with the cooperation of K-Cineplex. The Cyprus International Film Festival is the biggest of artistic high value independent cinema event of the whole region, spilling over Cyprus boundaries and spreading over the whole region with repercussions reaching worldwide. CYIFF is the first internationally oriented film festival which offers new and upcoming directors in multiple sectors of entertainment (such as feature films, short films, animations, music videos, dance, experimental films and video art) the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of a jury of internationally acclaimed cinema experts, directors and actors. CYIFF has a competitive section. Films produced the last 36 months, by emerging directors are selected for the screening program. -Women filmmakers (director and/or producer) can submit their film to compete for the Aphrodite Cinematic Award. There is no restriction regarding the production year, the genre of the film in this specific category. -"50/50" is a category with film credits 50% men and 50% women. No restriction in genre. Highlights video: REVIEWS: Tiago Carvalho: Lost Records was selected but we could be present unfortunately. But the online version of it was very professional and rich. Just by watching it, you can confirm that they are very concerned by the quality and importance of the festival, and the respect they have for the filmmakers. Keith Barnfather: Great festival, with a fantastic selection of films on show! Christina Zorich - The Abolitionists: Petra is awesome; she runs a terrific film festival! We were honored to be included. Chao Wang: An excellent and memorable film festival. Although I missed the festival because of my carelessness, I still appreciate the professional spirit of the film festival. It is my honor to be shortlisted. DARWIN REINA: This festival is one of the best festivals out there now days!! they organizers are just AMAZING this festival is the one that makes me do films every year!!! so I can submit to Cyprus International Film Festival! Thank you so much for the everything!!! and to RECAP all...THIS FESTIVAL IS AMAZING...Period! and 1 more thing a great place to make international connections! Alain Deslongchamps: Thank you Cyprus International Film Festival! Your Team did a.great job! Alberto Zúñiga: One of the best film festivals of the world. We really love CYIFF!!! Congratulations for the past edition. You really rock, people!!! Gang Zhao: Great film festival, thank you for choosing my film. Thank you! KOSTAS LENIS: Very good organization with a selection of excellent films. I believe we will be close in time.




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