Cyprus International Film Festival

CYIFF // Cyprus International Film Festival

15th edition

Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2020
Nicosia, Cyprus

Open Call Dec 02, 2019 - Oct 10, 2020  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Music video, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, Burlesque, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Foreign, Health, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description Cyprus International Film Festival (CYIFF) takes place annually, under the umbrella of Cultural International Festivals in cooperation with CINE@ART FESTIVALS network, on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Cyprus. The festival was inaugurated on March 23, 2006 by the Cypriot Minister of Education and Culture Mr Pefkios Georgiades.

Since 2006 it operates with the support of the private sector and the local authorities.

The Cyprus International Film Festival is the biggest of artistic high value independent cinema event of the whole region, spilling over Cyprus boundaries and spreading over the whole region with repercussions reaching worldwide. CΥIFF is the first internationally oriented film festival which offers new and upcoming directors in multiple sectors of entertainment (such as feature films, short films, animations, music videos, dance, experimental films and video art) the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of a jury of internationally acclaimed cinema experts, directors and actors. CYIFF has a competitive section.
The festival is dedicated exclusively to the emerging independent filmmakers who are going to present the screening of their film produced within the last 36 months. With the competition section of first feature films in the category "Golden Aphrodite" and first short films in the category “CYIFF Got Talent", the festival's motto is the following: “The Best of the First!”.

• Only First Feature Films are eligible to participate for the “Golden Aphrodite Award”.
• All other feature films are eligible for the “CYPress Veteran`s Award”.
• Only First Short films are eligible to participate for the “CYIFF GOT TALENT Award”.
• All other short films are eligible for the "CYIFF Veterans'Short Films Awards".

CYIFF General Categories:
• Feature Films (up to 120 minutes) – all genres (including animation and documentaries produced the last 36 months)
• Short Films (up to 20 minutes) – all genres (including animation and documentaries produced the last 36 months)
• "Women films" are eligible for the Aphrodite Cinematic Award. Films with a female director and/or producer (no restriction in production year, genre or duration).
• "50/50" Films with 50% men and 50% women in credits
• Films about PEACE
• Mobile Films

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Festival website http://cyiff.eu/

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Contact person Petra Terzi
Address Cultural International Festivals
1, Lamias str.
2001 Nicosia
Strovolos
Cyprus
Phone 99798112
Email ciffprogram@gmail.com