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Cyprus Film Days event to bring together film folk of the region

Cyprus Film Days has announced it will host Industry Days – a co-production, training and networking platform that brings producers, directors and scriptwriters from countries bordering the Mediterranean, from across the three neighbouring continents of Cyprus (Europe, Asia, Africa), together with other international film professionals. Industry Days is organised by the Cyprus Film Days International Festival, the ministry of education and Rialto Theatre. Τhe organisers’ vision is to both create a platform for artistic and financial collaborations as well as to contribute to the development of the art of filmmaking in Cyprus and the wider region, serving as a hub for films originating from countries of the Mediterranean.

The 1st edition will take place on April 9-11, within the framework of the 18th Cyprus Film Days International Festival (April 3-11). The application process began on January 16 and will remain open until February 16. Industry Days provides “an opportunity to filmmakers to present their new feature film projects and network with international industry professionals”, say organisers. Following group works and individual meetings, the filmmakers can take steps towards future collaborations between filmmakers, international producers, financiers, sales agents, broadcasters, distributors, festival and film fund representatives. Industry Days is launching its first year with two sections: the Meeting point and Cinema Talks. Meeting point is an international forum which creates a platform to offer filmmakers the opportunity to pitch their projects to the international film industry and to find the right connections to get projects financed.

The forum will present up to six hand-picked feature-length fiction projects currently in development and financing to a selection of international professionals in a series of prearranged one-on-one meetings.

The film industry professionals attending are mainly producers, distributors, representatives of festivals and funds, development experts and broadcasters, coming mainly from Central and Eastern Europe. The producers, directors and scriptwriters of the projects chosen for Meeting point will present their projects after which an international jury will determine the project or projects that will be presented with the awards.

The forum is implemented in partnership with Thessaloniki International Film Festival Agora.

To access the call for projects and submit an application form visit

The Cinema Talks offers a programme of masterclasses, debates, seminars and workshops with acclaimed industry professionals. The cinema talks are open to everyone, with priority given to industry professionals and accredited festival guests. The programme will be announced a few weeks before the festival.

Co-production, training and networking platform for international film professionals. In the framework of Cyprus Film Days International Festival 2020 and in partnership with Thessaloniki International Film Festival Agora. April 9-11. Open call for projects until February 16,2020. Email: [email protected] Website:

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