Closing Ceremony & Awards

3rd CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  

With Saturday’s closing ceremony Cyprus International Film Festival reached its end. Six days full of screenings, guest directors’ touch on the festival’s framework and many side events have composed festival’s activities.

 

Closing Ceremony was an impressive multimedia show prepared by OCEAN IMAGES Productions and Agnes Saccas, performed as a Piano Soloist. The awards were presented by internationally acclaimed actress Q-Orianka Kilcher and talented director Dionysios Zervos, both members of the festival’s international Jury.

Excellencies from the Embassy of Ukraine, High Comissioner of India in Cyprus as well as Dmitri Andreyko, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Cyprus, Vakis Loizides and Maro Kazepi Tourist Officers from Cyprus Tourism Organization honored the festival with their presence.

One of the ceremony’s highlights was the award given to Q-Orianka Kilcher by the Cyprus Environmental Organization Green Shield, for her worldwide contribution to the environmental movement. Festival’s Director Mrs Petra Terzi thanked all the interfering parts for their contribution to the festival’s success and put forward some new, inspiring goals for the next year’s version of the festival.

Please see following page for the festival’s awarded films.

AWARDS 

1.       BEST MUSIC VIDEO
WORMS by Sil Van Der Woerd 

2.       BEST DOCUMENTARY  
FILMING DREAMS by Isidoros Leontis  

3.       BEST ANIMATION
THE LITTLE MOUSE WHO WANTED TO TOUCH A STAR by Panayiotis Rappas and Angelos Rouvas  

4.       BEST SHORT FILM
SPINALOGA by Costas Athousakis sharing the award with THEREMIN by Nikolaos Pastras  

5.       BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A FEATURE FILM
Baghir Rafiyev for the film SAPPHO 

6.       BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A FEATURE FILM
Engin Altan Duzyatan leading actor in the film Heaven  

7.       BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A FEATURE FILM
Ragne Veensalu, leading actress in the film Where Souls Go  

8.       BEST  Film Editing  IN A FEATURE FILM
Ron Wisman for the film CROSROAD  

9.       BEST MUSIC SCORE IN A FEATURE FILM
Maro Theodorakis for the music of the film SAPPHO 

10.   BEST SCRIPT IN A FEATURE FILM
Sameer Hanchate  for the film GAFLA 

11.   BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN IN A FEATURE FILM
Artur Novikov for the film SAPPHO 

12.   BEST SETS / COSTUMES IN A FEATURE FILM
Best Costumes Tatyana Novikova for the film SAPPHO/ Best sets Sergey Gavrilenkov for the film SAPPHO 

13.   BEST DIRECTOR IN A FEATURE FILM  
Robert Crombie for the film SAPPHO  

14.   GOLDEN APHRODITE S
APPHO
by Robert Crombie