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Cyprus International Film Festival Meets Hollywood

Actress Sophia Shinas

Two Greeks from Hollywood participate in the Cyprus International Greek Festival as members of the festival jury. The two talented artists are composer Demetrios Katis and actress Sophia Shinas.

The Cyprus International Film Festival ever since its launch five years ago, remains adamant in its objective of giving young and emerging directors of various aspects of audiovisual entertainment – feature films, shorts, animation, music videos, dance films – from whenever they may come from, the opportunity to present their talent before a committee of internationally acclaimed film professionals. ‘Spiritual Child’- of a group of dedicated event organizers, film producers, movie industry professionals, as well as multimedia and audiovisual specialists, who work tirelessly, the festival aspires through film to draw the interest on this beautiful island torn in a cultural intersection of East and West. The fact that year by year the percentage of participation by film-makers increases, shows that our efforts have been successful. Last year we had participation from 61 countries!

Artistic director of CYIFF 2010 is director and producer Mr. Tony Srour. Cypriot actor and director, Mr. Costas Demetriou and Greek actress Alexandra Pavlidou, are two of the members of this year’s jury for feature films in competition for the GOLDEN APHRODITE.

The festival has been innovative ever since its launch in 2006 and it was the first to establish the category of films “Nostimon Imar” with screenings of film directors of Greek/Cypriot origin who live abroad, as well as the film category “Award-winning Cypriot Directors”.

The deadline for applications for Greek/Cypriot feature films and shorts, which have not yet been screened commercially at cinemas in Cyprus, to participate in the competition section of the 5th International Film Festival of Cyprus, is the 30th of June, 2010.

Application for volunteers can be found in the website of the festival.

The 5th Cyprus International Film Festival is under the Auspices of the Municipality of Nicosia and it is supported by, among other bodies, the CYPRUS TOURISM ORGANISATION.


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