The Cyprus Film Days International Festival 2021 starts its 19th edition on Friday. The festival will open at Rialto Theatre in Limassol and for the first time this year, due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, the festival launches an online platform.
This year’s edition opens with the Cyprus premiere of the multi-award-winning film Nomadland, directed by Chloé Zhao. The opening ceremony will begin with a theatre performance by SEASON Women directed by Magdalena Zira. Influenced by the current developments and the ‘MeToo’ movement that has shaken society these past months, the performance illustrates poignantly and humorously the patriarchal trends within the film industry.
When ticket sales opened last week, they were quick to sell. Taking both the measures and this increased demand into account the festival will launch an online platform offering the opportunity to a larger number of viewers to virtually participate in this year’s edition. For the first time, all films – except for Nomadland and Apples – will also be streamed online at the Cyprus Film Days online platform: https://cfd2021.eventive.org/
By purchasing a daily pass for €6, viewers will have the opportunity to watch online all the films that will be physically screened at the Rialto Theatre. The virtual daily pass will be valid for a 24-hour window, from noon to noon. Starts have already started on the platform and online viewers will also have the opportunity to vote for the Audience Award. The Children and Youth screenings’ programme will be accessible for free to everyone throughout the entire festival duration at https://cfdyouth2021.eventive.org/
CFD Online Platform
April 17-24. https://cfd2021.eventive.org/. Daily passes now on sale for €6. Contact number for online streaming: 99-379755.