13th Annual

CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

June 13, 2018 to June 23, 2018

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature films
First feature films are eligible for the Golden Aphrodite Awards.
All other feature films are qualified for the Veteran's Award.
Women Films
Women filmmakers (director and/or producer) can submit their film to compete for the Aphrodite Cinematic Award. There is no restriction regarding the production year, the genre or the duration of the film in this specific category.
Animation
First short films; Student films
First short films in the category “CYIFF Got Talent", the festival's motto is the following: “The Best of the First!”.
Short films
First short films compete for the CYIFF Got Talent!
All other short films are eligible to enter Veteran's short films category.
Dance,music,art films
Documentaries about peace
Films for PEACE

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Cyprus International Film Festival - 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, documentaries and video art and films of Diaspora) the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of a jury of internationally acclaimed cinema experts, directors and actors in the "CYIFF Got Talent" category as well as in the "Golden Aphrodite" Awards Ceremony.
CYIFF moto is "The Best of the First!".

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

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. Films produced the last 36 months, by emerging directors are selected for the screening program.

CYIFF promotes both Cypriot film directors and Cypriots artists living abroad through the film category “Nostimon Imar” and awarded Cypriot Film Directors, as well as the history of Cyprus. The festival and the parallel events create an important meeting place for Cypriots and foreign filmmakers. The prize “Golden Aphrodite” is being judged by a distinguished panel of experts in the international film industry.

The CΥIFF – Cyprus International FilmFestival is the brainchild of a group of dedicated volunteer individuals, event organizers, film producers, cinema experts, multimedia and audio visual specialists.

ORGANIZERS

IOULIETA MPALASKA (OTHER); PETRA TERZI (CEO)

GENERAL RULES

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 main location of the event is Pafos or Paphos the birhplace of Goddess Aphrodite. In 2018, the festival celebrates the rising film stars and several artistic events will take place during the festival. You can express your interest and apply with your artistic proposal regarding the "Goddess Aphrodite" and "Peace" theme categories to cyiff2018@gmail.com
History: The festival was inaugurated on March 23, 2006 by the Cypriot Minister of Education and Culture Mr Pefkios Georgiades and was held in three cities, Larnaca, Limassol and Nicosia with the cooperation of K-Cineplex.
In 2012, the event was hosted in K-Cineplex in Pafos and the following years in Neapolis Amphitheatre in Pafos.
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.
Films produced the last 36 months, by emerging directors are selected for the screening program.
-Women filmmakers (director and/or producer) can submit their film to compete for the Aphrodite Cinematic Award. There is no restriction regarding the production year, the genre or the duration of the film in this specific category.
-"50/50" is a category with film credits 50% men and 50% women. No restriction in genre, length or production year.
Highlights video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYLfPp0qorI


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The festival is dedicated exclusively to the emerging independent filmmakers who are going to present the screening of their film. 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, Second and Third 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 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