The International Film Festival Cyprus Film Days’ is the official international competition film festival of Cyprus, held every April. It is co-organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus and Rialto Theatre.
From the very first year of its establishment in 2003, the Festival has set the objective of offering the Cypriot public screenings of high quality cinematographic works. The same objective applies to the international competition section entitled ‘Glocal Images’, which attracts independent creators whose work highlights the colours of local culture, offering a unique approach to themes of interest to global public opinion. A three-member Artistic Committee, appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre, is responsible for the selection of the films as well as the preparation of the screenings programme and the parallel events, while the Jury is made up of distinguished personalities from the film industry.
The Festival aims not only to broaden its appeal within the geographical boundaries of Cyprus, but to attract both industry and audiences from abroad by becoming a cinematographic meeting point for the three continents surrounding the island.
The Festival comprises the following sections:
Glocal Images – International Competition Section
Viewfinder – A Close Up of Contemporary International Cinema
Parallel Programmes with special screenings, thematic sections and tributes to the work of distinguished cinematographers from around the world.
Parallel events with workshops and masterclasses.
The following awards are presented at the Festival’s Competition Section:
- Best Film, Glocal Images, accompanied by a prize of €6,000
- Special Jury Award, Glocal Images, accompanied by a prize of €3,000
- Best Director, Glocal Images, accompanied by a prize of € 1,000