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Getting your voice out there

By Maria Gregoriou

The cultural planning of the seasons ahead has really started to warm-up with many an organisation calling out for submissions of artistic ideas. This time it is the Ministry of Education and the Rialto Theatre in Limassol who are sending out a joint call for short films to be showcased at the tenth International Short Film Festival of Cyprus.

The festival, which will take place between October 17 and 23 at the Rialto theatre, wishes to promote cinematographic art by presenting a diverse programme of short films from around the world, as well as exhibiting the work of talented filmmakers who successfully use creative cinematic language forms and effectively tell a story in a short film. While doing all this, the festival also aims at developing a spirit of friendship and cooperation among filmmakers.

Fiction, documentaries, experimental, student and animation short films not running over 25 minutes are eligible for participation in the festival’s competition sections.

If you have a short film that you would like to submit, send your submissions via the platform by July 10. You can also submit on and More information regarding the rules and regulations can also be found on these websites.

Before you do so you might like to know that Cypriot films compete for both the International and the National awards and Cypriot Directors who live and work in Cyprus or abroad are entitled to submit their work. Also, the right to participate is reserved to films which are screened for the first time in Cyprus.

Short Film Submissions
Call for short film submissions to take part in the tenth International Short Film Festival of Cyprus. Submissions by July 10 to,, or Tel:25-343902 or 22-809811

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