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Press Release Awards ceremony CYIFF 2011 _CMN_PRINT _CMN_EMAIL
GREEK FEATURE FILM HAS BEEN AWARDED FOR FIRST TIME

THE “GOLDEN APHRODITE” IN CYPRUS FILM FESTIVAL - CYIFF 2011

For the sixth consecutive year, it was here to excite, charm, entertain and show the most promising film willing to thank the sworn friends of cinema and those who want to get a first glimpse of some of the most representative samples of the Seventh Art, through its inclusive program from 98 countries. The CYIFF considered as one of the most important festival of independent films that promote new talent and emerging filmmakers in the world providing a new opportunity for promotion and international distinction at Cypriot and Greek filmmakers, as well as young artists from the fields of arts such as graphic design, music and dance.


A spectacular ceremony with special guests, many surprises for attendees and rich artistic program with choreographies exclusively for the ceremony by Stavri Kalopetridou and Andreas Soteriou and singing by the choir of the University of Nicosia, conducted by Solon Kladas, sealed with the best possible way a fortnight carefully selected screening program that was preceded.


Greek films especially awarded during this year's festival. The “Tungsten” by George Georgopoulos won the Golden Aphrodite, and the awards of “Best New Director”, “Best Screenplay” and “Best Editing”. The Cypriot short film "September" by Agis Paikos received the "Award for photography in a Greek short film" for Nick Avraamides for the second consecutive year the "Audience Award in Short Film", while the film “Paramnesia” by Cypriot Eleftherios Kakathymis won the “Audience Award in the feature film”. Konstantinos Papathanasiou was honored with the award "Nostimon Imar" for his film “Ithaca”, Thanos Kermitsis won the "Best Greek Short Film" for the film “Troglodytes” and Aristarchos Papadaniel received the “Best Animated Film” award.


A brilliant event which was attended by important personalities not only from the film industry held on 16 October at the “Pallas” Cinematheatre in Nicosia. The Mayor of Nicosia Eleni Mavrou, Mrs. Egli Kammitsi, president of the cultural committee of the Municipality of Nicosia, Mr. Peristianis, President of the University of Nicosia, Ms Evi Rizou, Press Attache of the Embassy of Greece, the ambassadors of Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, representatives of embassies of Iran and Italy, the Honorary Consul of Cyprus Serbia Mr. Eliades, actors Popi Avraam, Tassos Nousias, Dimitris Andrea, the Lebanese actress Lorraine Kodeih, Albanian actor Enver Petrovci. The ceremony attended as well the artistic director of the festival, Mr. Tony Srour, members of the jury of the festival among the Cypriot film director Nicholas Dimitriou, Cypriot actor Dimitri Andreas, the President of the Film Group at the University of Cyprus Marios Philippou, and Andrie Georgiou from the Film Club in Paphos and several directors from Cyprus and all over the world who attended the film's official festival program.
The Mayor of Nicosia said that the festival is now an institution. The organizer of the festival Petra Terzi and President of Friends of Cinema John Xenophontos announced the dates of the seventh collaboration of the International Film Festival 13-22 October 2012.


The presentation of the awards made by the Cypriot actress Olga Vanessa Aristodemou.
 Sponsors of the evening were the embassies of Greece, Serbia, Nikos Lazaridis Winery, the Nespresso and Stella Artois.
 
Cyprus International Film Festival _CMN_PRINT _CMN_EMAIL
 
Special screenings and discussion panel event in CINE STUDIO _CMN_PRINT _CMN_EMAIL

6th Cyprus International Film Festival

Press Release 10/10/2011


Special screenings and discussion panel event in CINE STUDIO


On Tuesday 11 October at 20:30 there will be a special screening and world premiere of the short documentary “Memory” by Tony Angastiniotis at Cine Studio in the University of Nicosia (ex Intercollege). At 21.15 it will be screened again the Greek feature film “Tungsten” by Georgios Georgopoulos with Greek dialogues and English Subtitles.

On Thursday 13 October the Serbian feature film “Motel Nana” by Predrag Velinovic will be screened at 21:15. A cocktail will precede the film screening offered by the Serbian Embassy of Cyprus at CINE STUDIO.

On Saturday 15 October at CINE STUDIO at 10:00 – 13:00  a discussion panel with subject “Cinematographic Experiences”  will take place with the presence of film directors, journalists and public. The discussion panel will include the Greek actor Tasos Nousias (The Island, Tungsten), the Cypriot film director Nikolas Demetriou and member of the VIP Jury ( Feature Films’ Committee), the Greek film director Iason Tzavelas (Sotiria), the Cypriot film director Eleftherios Kakathimis (Paramnesia), the Cypriot actor Andreas Georgiou, the Cypriot actress Olga Vanessa Aristodemou, the Greek film director Aristarchos Papadaniel, the Lebanese film director Salim el Turk, the Lebanese actress  Lorraine Kodeih (My Last Valentine in Beirut) etc
The same day at 19:00 there is the screening of the Albanian/Serbian  Feature Film “Donkeys of the Borders” by Jeton Ahmetal and at 21.00 the Cypriot Feature Film by Eleftherios Kakathimis “Paramnesia”, starring Andreas Georgiou at Cine Studio in the University of Nicosia.

Info: 99798112, www.cyprusfilmfestival.org

Memory
"Memory" is a documentary about the extraordinary story of two Cypriots. Of Fethi Akinci, a Turkish Cypriot and Yiannis Maratheftis, a Greek Cypriot. The two fought against each other during the 1974 war at the Lefka front. For decades Fethi had the haunting belief that on the battlefield he had shot and killed his Greek Cypriot counterpart. A Turkish translation of Panicos Neocleous's book "Ignored 1974" fell in Fethi's hands. There he read the account of Maratheftis, and quickly realized that his supposed war casualty was alive. The two men met. Since, they have become brotherly friends and have jointly spoken for peace at many public meetings. Yiannis and Fethi through their story take us into the hard realities of war to teach us reconciliation.

 
Invitation to VIP GlaMOrous Party of 6th International Film Festival at MO Club, 7 October, 23:30 _CMN_PRINT _CMN_EMAIL
We invite you all to the VIP Party of 6th International Film Festival at Friday’s night
just before the midnight that will take place at MO Club.
Information: 99798112, www.cyprusfilmfestival.org
 
Serbian Film night 13/10 20:30 _CMN_PRINT _CMN_EMAIL

Press Release 5/10/2011

6th Cyprus International Film Festival

 

Serbian Film night at Cine Studio at 13 October 20:30

 

On Thursday 13 October at 21:00 there will be screened the Serbian Feature Film “Motel Nanaby Predrag Velinovic, 2010.

A cocktail will precede the film screening hosted by Serbian Embassy at Cine Studio, University of Nicosia (Intercollege).

 

Info: 99798112, www.cyprusfilmfestival.org

 
Iranian Night 6/10 19:00 _CMN_PRINT _CMN_EMAIL

Press Release 5/10/2011

6th Cyprus International Film Festival

 

Iranian night at Cine Studio (Intercollege) at 6 October 19:00

 

On Thursday 6 October at 19:00 there will be screened the following Iranian Short Films:

19:35 “Falling” by Karim Azimi, 2011,

19:45 “Delete” by Kazem Mollaie, 2011,

20:00 “The Ritual” by Hooman Shabahang, 2011

20:45 “An Omnious Taar” by Ahmad Seyedkeshmiry, 2010.

After the screening of the films a reception will follow hosted by Iranian Embassy at Cine Studio, University of Nicosia (Intecollege).

21:30 “Europolis” by Cornel Gheorghita, 2010, Romania - France.

 

Info: 99798112, www.cyprusfilmfestival.org

 
9. “CYIFF's GOT TALENT” - 26 Greek and Cypriot films -118 films, 42 countries _CMN_PRINT _CMN_EMAIL

6 th Cyprus International Film Festival

Under the Auspices of Municipality of Nicosia

September 30 – October 16, 2011

“CYIFF's GOT TALENT”

TWO WORLD PREMIERES – Dinner With My Sisters – Paramnesia

26 Greek and Cypriot films

118 films from 42 countries

The 6th International Film Festival of Cyprus, one of the most important festivals for emerging artists is here. The 6 th edition of the festival is in cooperation with the University of Nicosia and The Friends of Cinema Society. The excitement, the emotion and the passion for the art of cinema come together once again in the most beautiful Mediterranean island. Entries from 98 countries for 10 categories, that exceed the compatibility of the usual festivals, will compete for the "Golden Aphrodite" award. In these categories we meet feature and short length films, animation, films about dance, films for teens and children, anti-war films and visualized poetry giving step in emerging filmmakers in particular. Among those movies two Cypriot feature films make their world premiere at this Festival. "Dinner with my sisters" by Michael Hapeshis and  "Paramnesia" by Eleftherios Kakathymis. Freshness and renewal waves by young artists are meeting the prestige and artistic recognition of this year's jury (CYIFF’s GOT  TALENT – first short films). On October 15 at 10:00 to 13:00 at CINE STUDIO will be an open discussion panel with directors, journalists and public.On October 16 at the Pallas  CinemaTheatre the multiaward-winning Greek actress Anna Synodinou, Cypriot filmmaker and producer Nicholas Demetriou, award-winning composer Maro Theodorakis, winning Indian producer Vivek Singhania and Van Papadopoulos program coordinator Cannes Classic, are invited to judge this year's contestants and  award the winners. The "Golden Aphrodite" awards ceremony will host the Cypriot actress Olga Vanessa Aristodemou who excels in England and Hollywood. At the ceremony, the audience will have the chance to watch amazing dance performances presented by Stavri Kalopetrides and Fibre Perfroming Arts Company, and also a fascinating music program (gospel, jazz, cinema music) performed by the University of Nicosia chorus, under the conduction of Solon Cladas.  

Sponsors / Supporters: Greek Embassy, Embassy of Serbia, GAP Akis Express, OPAP(Cyprus), Vassos Eliades (Niko Lazaridi Winery & NESPRESSO), Group Pilakoutas (NISSAN), Cyprus Airways Media Studios, ABL, Fibre Performing Arts Studio, Nicosia Dance Center, Bank Cyprus, MO CLUB, Stella Artois, Novecentro
Communication Sponsors: ALITHIA, Cyprus Mail, ERT World, 5 Programme, CYBC, UCY VOICE

GREEK CYPRIOT FILMS

Under the 6th International Film Festival of Cyprus 19 Greek and 7 Cypriot films will be presented at Cine Studio in Nicosia.

Some of them make their international premieres, while three of them presented for the first time worldwide.

Starting from the feature Greek films:

30/9, 21:00 “Dinner with my Sisters” by Michael Hapesis – Director’s presence

12/10, 21:15 "The lonesome lobster" by George Bakollas (International premiere)

1/10, 21:00 "Tungsten" by George Georgopoulos -   Director's presence

7/10, 21:00 & 15/10, 21:30 “Paramnesia” by Eleftherios Kakathimis (english dialogues, greek subtitles) -  Director's presence

8/10, 21:15 "Salvation" by Jason Tzavelas (International Premiere)

Followed by the Greek short films:

30/09, 20:15 “Resurrection” by Michael Hapeshis - Director's presence

2/10, 11:00 "A letter - A story" by Aristarchos Papadaniel (International Premiere)

2/10, 11:50 "Struthio" by Alexis Chaviaras (World premiere) – Director's presence

5/10, 19:45 "The Dog" by Nick Labot

5/12, 20:00 "In two minutes' by Michael Lygkiaris

5/12, 20:05 "7 / 3" by Michael Ligkiaris (World Premiere)

5/10, 20:30 "Double Fault" by Elina Fessa

5/10, 20:45 "Parathyro sto Oniro" by Pantelis Kalantzis (World premiere)

9/10, 11:00 "Beachless" by Panagiotis Tsibiridou (International premiere)

9/10, 11:05 "Human nature" by Nassos Vakalis

9/10, 11:50 “Best Present Ever” by Krystal Georgiou

15/10, 20:15 "Ithaca" by Constantine Papathanasiou (European Premiere)

13/10, 19:10 "De architecrura" by Constantine Stragalinou

12/10 19:00 "Sleeper" by Andreas Anestis

12/10 19:05 "Rewind" by Andreas Anestis

12/10, 19:10 "Remnant" by Thanos Kermitsis

12/10, 19:25 "Troglodytes" by Thanos Kermitsis  - Director's presence

12/10, 19:50 "Someone" by Liza Apostolopoulou (International premiere)

12/10, 20:45 “September” by Agis Paikos -  Director's presence

14/10, 20:10 “The joy to mold you…” by Stavri Kalopetridou - Director's presence

15/10, 21:00 “Just a perfect day” by Evris Papanikolas

“CHILDREN & WAR”

During the history of cinema, there were many films that depicted the brutal reality of war. This year, on the sixth film festival of Cyprus there were five films that depict the cruelty of war through the eyes of child heroes. That fact, coupled with the need for organizers to seize this opportunity to express their social sensitivity and the anti-war status, led to the creation of a separate category which was called "Children and War." Five disparate concepts as each other yet so intimately linked to the global history of humanity. Five different films with five different endings for the young actors, take us to truth, pain but also bring us hope for a better world.

2/10, 19:00 “Aaamin…being human” by Suman Maitra India (International Premiere)

2/10, 20:25 “3 Hours” by Regan Hall, United Kingdom – Jordan

2/10, 20:45 “Protect the Nation” by C. R. Reisser, South Africa - Germany

2/10, 21:30 “Martino’s Summer” by Massimo Natale, Italy (Golden Aphrodite nomination)

9/10, 21:15 “I shall remember” by Vitaly Vorobiev, Russia (Cyprus Film Premiere)

The Movie "MOTEL NANA" (2010) by Serbian director Predrag Velinovic presents a story after the war events in Serbia on 13/10, 21:00. The screening is with the support by the Embassy of Serbia in Nicosia.

For teens and all film lovers will highlight the excellent Indonesian movie "LOVE STORY" of Hanny R Saputra on 10/00, 21:00

11 NOMINATIONS FOR THE “GOLDEN APHRODITE”

Feature films which will compete for the Golden Aphrodite in the 6th Film Festival of Cyprus are ready to be thrown into the battle for the first prize. Their choice by the Committee of the Festival was made through a list of exceptional creations from around the world. All films are the first creations of their directors, which makes them distinct and noticeable since this festival is an opportunity for these artists to introduce themselves to public that loves independent cinema. The films that already managed their first success in the festival, achieving a place in the final lineup, are coming from Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Italy, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Germany, Belgium, Lebanon, Albania and Serbia. On October 16 it will be announced which one of them will win the Golden Aphrodite in the great closing ceremony of the festival.

1/10, 21:00 “Tungsten” by Giorgos Georgopoulos, Greece - Director's presence

2/10, 21:00 “Martino’s Summer” by Massimo Natale, Italy

3/10, 21:00 “The Presinct (Saha)” by Ilgar Safat, Azerbaijan 

4/10, 21:00 “Marieke, Marieke” by Sophie Schouckens, Belgium 

5/10, 21:00 “Sunrise over lake Van” του Artak Igityan, Armenia - Director's presence

6/10, 21:00 “Europolis” by Cornel Gheorghita, Romania - France 

7/10, 21:00, 15/10, 21:30 “Paramnesia” by Eleutherios Kakathimis (english dialogues, greek subtitles), Cyprus - Director's presence

8/10, 21:15 “Sotiria” by Iason Tzavelas, Greece 

11/10, 21:00 “Donkeys of the Borders” by Jeton Ahmetaj, Serbia - Director's presence

12/10, 21:15 “The lonesome lobster” by George Bakollas, Greece 

15/10, 21:30 “My last valentine in Beirut” by Salim el Turk, Lebanon - Director's presence

SHORT FILMS SCREENINGS

WITH DIRECTOR'S PRESENCE

There will also be present the following directors with short films. Let's support them during their film presentation:

2/10, 21:00 - Matthias Maasz “Zimmer” Germany

4/10 19:45 - Hugo Teugels “Set me Free” Belgium

4/10 20:20 - Lasse Lau “Pine Nuts” Denmark

6/10 20:00 - Hooman Shabahang “The Ritual” Iran

7/10 19:30 - Scott Lewis “Lily” Australia

7/10 20:05 - Marina Shron “Lullaby for Ray” USA

8/10 20:30 - Robertie Nahoum Valee “Peter & Maria” France

8/10 20:00 - Lee Neville, “Time Always Moving” United Kingdom

8/10 19:30 - Katia Roessel “Le Giron” France

10/10 19:50 - Sergey Kupiyanov - Anastasia Pavlovich “Plankton” Russia

10/10 20:30 - Riad Makdess “Flu” Syria - Qatar

11/10 20:10 - Mick Cusimano “Don't spill the eggs” USA

12/10 20:00 - Slawomir Milewski “Ecstasy of St. Agnes” Poland

14/10 20:40 - John Bush “Dream on Me” USA

14/10 – 19:30 Nan Melville “For the Love of Dance” USA


www.cyprusfilmfestival.org +35799798112  _CLOAKING Cine Studio, University of Nicosia, Makedonitissa, Nicosia

 
8.Press Release General Press Conference, 23 September 2011 _CMN_PRINT _CMN_EMAIL

INVITATION

IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE

6th Cyprus International Film Festival

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23 AT 11:30 AT CINE STUDIO (UNIVERSITY OF NICOSIA)

 

In the press conference we will present the program of the festival, will show trailers of the feature films from the Competition Section "Golden Aphrodite".

The filmmaker Michael Chapesiis (Dinner with My Sisters, World premiere), members of the jury and contributors in organizing the festival will attend.

There will be given the invitations and press materials (photos, images, etc.).

 

CONTACT: Petra Terzi, phone 99798112, www.cyprusfilmfestival.org email: _CLOAKING

 
7. Press Release Announcement of 2 Cypriot feature films world premieres _CMN_PRINT _CMN_EMAIL

6th Cyprus International Film Festival Inder the Auspices of Municipality of Nicosia September 30 – October 16, 2011 “CYIFF's GOT TALENT”

 

The 6th International Film Festival of Cyprus, one of the most important festivals for emerging artists is here. The excitement, the emotion and the passion for the art of cinema come together once again in the most beautiful Mediterranean island. Entries from 98 countries for 10 categories, that exceed the compatibility of the usual festivals, will compete for the "Golden Aphrodite" award. In these categories we meet feature and short length films, animation films, films about dance and visualized poetry giving step in emerging filmmakers in particular. Among those movies two Cypriot feature films making their world premiere at this Festival. "Dinner with my sisters" by Michael Hapeshis and "Paramnesia" by Eleftherios Kakathymis.

Freshness and renewal waves by young artists are meeting the prestige and artistic recognition of this year's jury. On October 16 at the Pallas CinemaTheatre the multiaward-winning Greek actress Anna Synodinou, Cypriot filmmaker and producer Nicolas Demetriou, award-winning composer Maro Theodorakis, winning Indian producer Vivek Singhania and Van Papadopoulos program coordinator Cannes Classic, are invited to judge this year's contestants and award the winners. The "Golden Aphrodite" awards ceremony will host the Cypriot actress Olga Vanessa Aristodemou who excels in England and Hollywood.

At the ceremony, the audience will have the chance to watch amazing dance performances presented by Stavri Kalopetrides and Fibre Perfroming Arts Company, and also a fascinating music program (gospel, jazz, cinema music) performed by the University of Nicosia chorus, under the conduction of Solon Cladas.

www.cyprusfilmfestival.org +35799798112 _CLOAKING Cine Studio, Nicosia

 
6. Press Release - June 22, 2011 Last call for film submission _CMN_PRINT _CMN_EMAIL
PRESS RELEASE June 21, 2011:
FILM SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENTION          
6th Cyprus International Film Festival 2011
Sept. 30 - October 16 2011 - Nicosia
Under the Auspices of the Municipality of Nicosia
Film Submission to the festival has been extended until July 31st

Due to the vast interest expressed by this year’s applications, CYIFF has decided to extend deadline for film submissions. New, upcoming filmmakers who would like to share their vision for the world and cinema through their films (features, short films, animations) as well as showcase their talent in front of an internationally acclaimed jury are more than to welcome to send
their film.
Cyprus International Film Festival takes place annually, in Nicosia. CYIFF has been inaugurated in 2006 by Cypriot Minister of Education & Culture Mr Pefkios Georgiades and it is Under The Auspices of Municipality of Nicosia. Being the cultural product of a group of devoted and distinguished film professionals and event organisers not only does it allow cinema-goers to indulge into an overwhelming artistic wave of the most perspective and prospering film proposals, but also gives viewers the opportunity to project current cinema trends “back to their
future”, by screening tributes of great prodigies in filmmaking, as well as tributes of entire film schools. Furthermore it supports talented first shown and upcoming directors, by giving them a major role to the festival’s program as well as by encouraging them to prosper by awarding them.
The awards are the "GOLDEN APHRODITE", film reels as well as crew services and shooting equipment prizes. Equally unique is the condition that these prizes must be utilized for their next project and spent in Cyprus and/or Greece.
This year’s edition includes some of the most outstanding film premieres in Golden Aphrodite that is the Competition section, socially oriented and provoking films in the Panorama section, some form and script-wise film innovations in the Short and Animation Films section.

You can apply at www.cyiff.org email:
_CLOAKING and more info at 00357 99798112 and 0030 6972080441.
For further information, volunteering opportunities and application queries
please visit: http://www.cyprusfilmfestival.org/
 
5. Press Release - April 20, 2011 _CMN_PRINT _CMN_EMAIL
Press release No.5 - April 20, 2011

Now seeking aspiring actors and presenters for Opening & Closing Ceremonies CYIFF – CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Cyprus International Film Festival is now happy to promote more young talent with our new Acting and Presenting division

The European Year of Volunteering is both a celebration and a challenge. It is a celebration of the commitment of millions of people in Europe who work in their communities during their free time without being paid – for example in schools, hospitals, and sports clubs, protecting the environment, culture, providing social services and helping people in other countries. Their efforts and those of the many thousands of volunteering organisations make a huge difference to our lives in countless ways. The world would be much worse off without volunteers! The EYV is also a challenge to the three-quarters of the European population who do not do any volunteering.

We, in Cyprus International film Festival, would like to celebrate once more and show to everybody that they can also make a difference by inviting you to join our enthousiastic organising team of professional volunteers since the year of its inauguration, 2006! 

Following the previous success of our Despina Myroy (Greek actress), Thanasis Tsaltabasis (Greek actor), Olga Kypriotou (Model), Q-Orianka Kilscher (Hollywood actress), Dionysis Archimedes Zervos (Hollywood film director), Andreas Georgiou (Cypriot actor) and Maria Philippou (Cypriot actress), who served as a presenter during the closing ceremonies of CYIFF 2006-2010, CYIFF is now excited to open our new Acting and Presenting division.

Eligibility:
Any gender, aged 9 to 99 from Cyprus.  - Min Acting experience: No previous acting experience.

Presenters/actors with advanced study of English and Greek are welcomed to express their interest to take part in the casting.

The candidates are supposed to demonstrate not only their good command of English and Greek, but also an ability to perform on the scene, work on camera and improvise.

We have NO height or weight restrictions.
So if you think you have what it takes, please contact us today.

Deadline: May 31st, 2011

Prize: The name of the host(s) of 6th Cyprus International Film Festival (CYIFF 2011) will be announced in August, after all applications & Videos are studied by our artistic director Tony Srour and chooses the best. Some participants of the casting may be invited to work in the project as interpreters, Q&A presenters on a volunteer basis.

The contest winner(s) will  be presented in the annual festival's magazine CINE@ART with a A4 page interview. The winner will get two (2) festival passes to the Cyprus International Film Festival. All applicants will receive four (4) complimentary movie passes to the Festival Screenings and four (4) Invitations to the “Golden Aphrodite” Closing Ceremony in CinemaTheatre Pallas in Nicosia at 16 October 2011.

Payment details: Free of charge, the job is on volunteer basis, as the whole concept of the film festival

Fee details:
CYIFF does not charge any upfront fees.

Applications to this casting call require:

·      A phone number

·      A profile photo

·      A video (if available)

How to enter? : Send all entries to: _CLOAKING
 
4. Press Release – April 15, 2011 _CMN_PRINT _CMN_EMAIL

PRESS RELEASE No.4 – April 15, 2011

WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION
ON THE CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011

The Cyprus International Film Festival (CYIFF) announced the 3 finalists of the poster design contest for this year's film festival, which are the Cypriot artists Joanna Philippe, Deborah Apeitou and Dimitris Shammas.
Totally fifty design proposals were submitted from 16 artists and 8 countries. All the posters that passed as a finalist will present a report during the Cyprus International Film Festival 2011 from September 30 to October 15 in a special place at CINE STUDIO and on 16 October at the Cinema Palace in Nicosia.


Also young artists are invited from the world of music, theater and dance to submit their participation in 3-4 minutes acts for the festival’s opening (30 / 9) and end ceremonies (16/10). The themes are: ¨ Music and Movies, "" Theater and Cinema "," Dance and Film "," Nicosia ", but also a free choice by artists and artistic teams can be submitted. Please all submissions for the contest to be sent in electronic form by email, along with audiovisual sample (mp3, youtube, etc.), biography and pictures of artists (PDF, JPEG, etc.) in _CLOAKING For information prior to submission, you are welcome to contact: Petra Terzi, CYIFF CEO at telephone (357) 99 798 112

Film submissions by emerging directors of short, feature films and animation, that are produced after 1.1.2008 continues online at festival's website www.cyprusfilmfestival.org

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3. Press Release - Call for Entries _CMN_PRINT _CMN_EMAIL

Press Release No.3 - March 31, 2011

FILM SUBMISSIONS FOR CYIFF 2011: Please submit online at www.cyprusfilmfestival.org

6th Cyprus International Film Festival: 30 September-16 October 2011

Under the Auspices of Municipality of Nicosia



We invite all new film directors to apply for the 6th Cyprus International Film Festival with their film(s).

Films produced after January 1st 2008 can participate in CYIFF 2011. These films must be premieres in Cyprus.

A. CYIFF 2011 General Categories:

1. Feature Films (120 minutes max. length)

2. Short Films (up to 30 minutes)

3. Films for children (120 minutes max. length)

4. Animation Films (120 minutes max. length)

5. Sport Films - 'Fair Play' (sports genre and/or olympic spirit) (120 minutes max. length)

6. Diaspora GreekCypriot cinematographers' Films - 'Nostimon Imar'

(Greek/Cypriot cinematographers who live abroad) (120 minutes max. length)

7. Humanitarian (120 minutes max. length)

8. Comedy Films (120 minutes max. length)

9. Dance Films and VIDEO DANCE (up to 60 minutes)

10. Music Films – Video Clips (up to 5 minutes)

B. CYIFF 2011 Special Categories:

-Awarded Cypriot Film Directors
-Panorama (films out of competition)
-Homage Films about Ancient Times - Antiquity

The official application form will be sent to the applicants after they fill the questionnary at Film Submission field on the website www.cyprusfilmfestival.org

The deadline for applications for Greek/Cypriot feature films and shorts, which have not yet been released theatrically at cinemas in Cyprus, to participate in the competition section of the 6th International Film Festival of Cyprus, is the 30th of June, 2011. The applicants  will be notified within August 2011 for the selection of their film.

Cyprus International Film Festival (CYIFF) will be presenting the 6th annual edition in the capital of the beautiful island of Cyprus, Nicosia under the Auspices of the Municipality of Nicosia. The festival is in cooperation with Friends of Cinema Society of Cyprus and University of Nicosia. Faithful to its “appointment” with everywhere cinema fans desire to contribute to cinema’s growth and the emergence of new directors and actors, CYIFF creates an important networking place for locals, Cypriots, cinefil and foreign filmmakers. Through its versatile program succeeds in combining “traditional” cinema forces and values with innovative patterns and proposals which show the future in film practice and theory. It promotes both the Cypriot filmmakers living abroad and Cypriot cinematography by the film category “Nostimon Imar”, as well as the island of Cyprus as a new cinema travel destination through a pancyprian nonprofit cultural organization.

The awards are the "Golden Aphrodite", film reels as well as crew services and shooting equipment prizes. Unique is the condition that these prizes -of high artistic value- must be used for their next project and spent in Cyprus and/or Greece.  The selection of the awards for feature films is duty of an International Jury composed of well-known professionals in the field of cinema industry, while for short films and animation decide the Committee from Association of Cinema Club of University of Cyprus.

We, in Cyprus International Film Festival, would like to celebrate once more the magic of cinema and on the occasion of the European Year of Volunteering we would like to challenge all of you to participate and show to everybody that you can also make a difference and join our enthousiastic organising team of cinema professionals who are volunteers since the year of its inauguation, 2006!

 

 
2. Press Release - Call for Artistic Proposals - March 2011 _CMN_PRINT _CMN_EMAIL

CALL FOR ARTISTIC PROPOSALS

IN CYPRUS INTERNATONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011

Τhe Cyprus International Film Festival (CYIFF) will be presenting the 6th annual edition in the capital of the beautiful island of Cyprus, Nicosia. The festival is Under the Auspices of the Municipality of Nicosia.

This prestigious and internationally recognized festival celebrates films and videos made by new rising film directors from all over the world, screening a selection of works submitted from more than 80 countries last year. For the sixth year, the Festival is putting a call out to all artists during the Opening (30/9) and Closing Ceremonies (16/10) of 6th Cyprus International Film Festival for their artistic proposal as follows:

A) Call for Theatrical Acts “THEATRE & CINEMA” to all Theatre/Performing Arts Schools and free lancer actors and actresses in Cyprus. Each act should be up to 3 minutes and the subject to be related to cinema, Nicosia or Cyprus. The proposal can be combined with multimedia/video projections. Other theatrical proposals are also accepted for consideration.

B) Call for Music Acts “MUSIC & CINEMA” to all Music Schools and free lancer musicians and music groups in Cyprus. Each music performance should be up to 3-5 minutes and the subject to be related to cinema, Nicosia or Cyprus. The proposal can be combined with multimedia/video projections. Other music proposals are also accepted for consideration.

C) Call for Dancing Acts “DANCE & CINEMA” to all Dance Schools and free lancer dancers in Cyprus. The dancing performance should be up to 3-4 minutes and the subject to be related to cinema, Nicosia or Cyprus. The proposal can be combined with multimedia/video projections. Other dance proposals are also accepted for consideration.

Eligibility: The call for participation is open to all artists and students. There is no limit to the number of submissions entered, and there is no entry fee. Submissions will be accepted from individuals, collaborative artistic teams, and from music, dance and theatre schools.

Deadline: June 30th, 2011.

Prize: If your proposal is selected for Festival’s Opening and Closing Ceremonies, you will be presented in the annual festival's magazine CINE@ART with an A4 page interview and your name/logo will be presented in posters, invitations, on the Festival’s webpage and Press Conference and much more, providing significant and immeasurable exposure to your artwork in Cyprus and abroad. The winner will get two (2) festival passes to the 6th Cyprus International Film Festival. All submissions will receive four (4) passes for corresponding number of Festival’s projections and four (4) invitations to Closing Ceremony, which will be taken place in Cinema “Pallas” in Nicosia, on 16 October 2011.

Rules: Please all entries for the competition should be sent via email with audiovisual sample (mp3, youtube etc), Curriculum Vitae and artist’s photo (PDF, JPEG, etc.).

If you wish to discuss some of your ideas with us, before their submission, you are welcome to communicate with: Petra Terzi CYIFF CEO in telephone number (+357) 99 798112

How to enter? : Please send all entries to: ciff @cyiff.com

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POSTER CONTEST CYIFF 2011

 

Cyprus International Film Festival (CYIFF) will be presenting the 6th annual edition in October 2011 in the capital of the beautiful island of Cyprus, Nicosia. The festival is Under the Auspices of the Municipality of Nicosia.

 

This prestigious and internationally recognized festival celebrates films and videos made by new rising film directors from all over the world, screening a selection of works submitted from more than 80 countries last year. For the sixth year, the Festival is putting a call out to artists for its annual poster artwork. In the artwork, be sure to include "6th Cyprus International Film Festival, 5-16, 2011" , “Nicosia” and “www.cyprusfilmfestival.org

Entries may be in the form of photography, painting, graphic art, and illustration, in color or black and white. The design should be easy to translate into a range of print materials such as 30" x 36" size posters, newsprint ads, t-shirts, film, street banners, bus advertisements, badges, invitations etc. Winners should be prepared to provide original files in Photoshop/Illustrator formats for use in all marketing campaigns for the festival.

 

Eligibility: The poster competition is open to all artists.

There is no limit to the number of submissions entered, and there is no entry fee. Entries will be accepted from individuals, collaborative teams, or design firms.

 

Deadline: February 28th, 2011

 

Prize: If your poster design is selected, you will be presented in the annual festival's magazine CINE@ART with a A4 page interview, you will get a contract for a paid project from an acclaimed media production and/or advertisement company and your design will contribute the look of the Festival by appearing on Festival posters, invitations, t-shirts, and much more, providing significant and immeasurable exposure to your artwork. The winner will get two (2) festival passes to the Cyprus International Film Festival. Finalists will be announced in mid-March, and the winning poster will be revealed in September 2011 in Nicosia, Cyprus. All posters that advance to the final round will be exhibited during the 2011 Cyprus International Film Festival, October 5-16. The winning artist will also be asked to assist in creating some print ads and miscellaneous other uses of the artwork. All entries will receive four (4) complimentary movie passes to the Festival Screenings and four (4) Invitations to the Closing Ceremony in Pallas Theatre in Nicosia at 16 October 2011.

 

Rules: Please send entries via an electronic format (pdf, jpeg, etc.) that can be easily reproduced into 11x17 posters. Make sure the PDF is printer-ready as all the entries will be printed and showcased in the Cinema lobby.

Please remember to include space for those sponsor logos.

If you want to discuss ideas with us prior to creation, you're encouraged to contact:

Petra Terzi, CYIFF CEO at +357 99 798112

 

How to enter? : Send all entries to: ciff @cyiff.com

1.Press Release - February 2011 POSTER CONTEST CYIFF 2011 (pdf format)
 
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