International Short Film Festival of Cyprus

The International Short Film Festival of Cyprus is the official competitive festival for short films on the island, organised and supported by the Department of Modern and Contemporary Culture of the Deputy Ministry of Culture in cooperation with Rialto Theatre. The main objective of the Festival, which is held every October, is to promote film art, through a diverse showcase of short films from Cyprus and across the globe.

It promotes the work of talented filmmakers who use creative cinematic language to tell a story in a short duration. The International Jury, made up of prominent personalities from the film industry, awards the best films in the National and International Sections of the Festival.

One of the primary interests of the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus is to highlight the independence of short films as an autonomous art form and to nurture a special environment and audience for them.

The following awards are presented at the Festival:

  • First Award for Best Short Film: 4,000 Euros
  • Best Director Award: 2,500 Euros
  • Second Award for Best Film: 1,500 Euros
  • First Award for Best Cypriot Film: 4,000 Euros
  • Second Award for Best Cypriot Film: 2,500 Euros
  • Best Documentary Award: 3,000 Euros
  • Student Jury Award: 500 Euros

For more information, please visit the Festival’s website.