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Final call for Cyprus International Film Festival entries

Cyprus Internatiopnal Film Festival

Filmmakers that want to submit films for the Cyprus International Film Festival have until October 24 to do so.

The festival, now in its 15th year, is accepting entries for short and feature films in various genres and categories, and particularly from debut directors, festival organiser, Petra Terzi told the Cyprus Mail.

Our way of life has drastically changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing, and these changes have greatly challenged artists, filmmakers, venues and film festivals, she said.

“In 2020 the Cyprus International Film Festival accepts the challenges of the era and is partnering with the platform to provide a big screen for humanity, a welcoming home for independent artists and filmmakers, and a community for a selective and demanding audience,” she said.

This year’s festival is held under the auspices of the municipality of Nicosia and will be held at the Melina Mercouri cultural centre in old Nicosia from November 17 to 21.

In addition to the live and online screenings, there will be discussions and networking panels as well as a photo exhibition FotoMessage – Balancing at the Green Line held in cooperation with the Cyprus Photographic Society of Nicosia.

“Over the years, we have had the privilege of working with hundreds of artists and filmmakers, and many have gone on to make great films in different genres,” Terzi said.

This year, all selected and awarded films of independent filmmakers who have participated in Cyprus International Film Festivals since 2006 may now also enter the distribution platform, she noted.

Film submission is at website, Filmfreeway, until October 24, and the discount code INSPIRETV50 may be used.

For the exhibition digital photos can be emailed to [email protected] until November 4. Photo dimensions must be 40cm X 55cm.


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