The film screenings and the parallel events of the 13th Cyprus International Film Festival will be hosted from June 23 to July 1 at the Polytechnic Old Electric and Attikon Cinema in Pafos with free admission.
The organisation of the Cyprus International Film Festival provokes artistic world interest with more than 95 countries from the six continents annually. The festival gives a step to new talents and first-time directors with their first short film in the "CYIFF Got Talent" or "Proti Klaketa" and their first feature film "Golden Venus". All other long and short films are classified as "Veteran". Since its inception in 2006, the festival has been promoting films by expatriate directors with Greek roots in the category "Nostimon Imar" and gives a new opportunity to Greek and Cypriot directors for international participation in festivals. Important topics irrespective of production time are:
(a) "Women's Films" with female producer and / or director for the "Aphrodite Cinematic Award"
(b) "50/50" films with equal numbers of men and women;
c) films about Peace
a) Group Exhibition of Photography "Myths and Legends" with Cypriot and foreign photographers.
b) Theatrical monologue for Gregory Afxentiou in the poetry of Yiannis Ritsos "Farewell", as part of the tribute to the Irini Festival.
c) "Pegasus Cinema Workshop" where a short film will be produced during the festival
This year's jury consists of prominent internationally acclaimed filmmakers such as the Indian Producer Vivek Singhania, the Chinese Director Wang Jingguang, the American Producer George F. Roberson, the Photography Director Bill Butler (Jaws by Steven Spielberg (1975) ), Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1983), Rocky IV (1985), Grease (1978) etc), the actor Anthony Skordi and others.
The festival is under the auspices of the Municipality of Pafos and is supported by CTO and the Neapolis University in Pafos.
1. Petra Terzi, Founder, Director, Producer
2. Maria Palmer, Producer, Programming, Film Critic
Highlights Video CYIFF2017: https: //youtu.be/y_ibCncrlxc
From Saturday, June 23, 2018
To Sunday, July 01, 2018