8th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus

8th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus

13 - 19 October 2018


Α long list of fiction, documentary, experimental and animation short films from across the globe will be screened at this year’s International Short Film Festival of Cyprus. Through this large selection of films, directed by Cypriot and international filmmakers, the Festival offers to the local audience the opportunity to enjoy the best of international short film cinema.

An audience favourite, the ISFFC returns to the big screen of the Rialto Theatre this Fall, from the 13th to the 19th of October, celebrating the short film and featuring a distinct vision, giving voice to established and emerging filmmakers, from Cyprus and the world.

The 8th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus opens its doors to images of the world, and welcomes cinema fans to a week full of short film screenings, and a diverse programme of parallel events, including thematic screenings, parties and networking events  at the Rialto Theatre, and at selected locations in the city of Limassol.

Curated by Artistic Directors Ioakim Mylonas and Alexia Roider, the 2018 ISFFC edition also includes parallel events and screenings.

More than 40 short films were submitted to the national competition programme this year, a number which is overwhelming compared to previous editions of the Festival. With 20 of these films having been selected for competition, and an outstanding number of foreign films on its programme, the Festival returns to the Rialto theatre, with unique moments from the world of cinema.

Young Cypriot directors, newcomers and film students, Cypriots who live abroad, and awarded filmmakers who make their comeback with a new short film, trust their works to the ISFFC, and make it proud for the Cypriot production and festival participation. 

A pre-selection committee decided on the Cypriot films participating in the competition. The committee members were Nicolas Khabbaz, producer and Director of Audio Visual Arts at Notre Dame University - Lebanon (NDU), Adonis Florides, director and Dr Marios Psarras, director - film academic. The international competition programme was curated by Cypriot film directors Alexia Roider and Ioakim Mylonas.

The Festival will culminate its programme of events with the Awards ceremony, on October 19th. An international jury, the members of which will be announced soon, will present the winners with the following awards: 1st Prize for Best Short Film, Best Director Award, 2nd Prize for Best Short Film, 1st Prize for Best National Film, 2nd Prize for Best National Film, Best Documentary Award, Student Jury Award for Best Music Video.  

Organisers: The Festival is organised by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre.

Additional Info:
Subtitles: All films are screened in their original dialogues with Greek and English subtitles.
Facebook: @Int’l Short Film Festival of Cyprus Twitter: #RialtoTheatreCy /#isffc18

Free Entrance (Free tickets must be obtained from the Rialto Box Office, online and through the Rialto Theatre App)

Co-organizers: The Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus and the European Parliament Information Office in Cyprus
Media Sponsors: RIK, City Free Press
It falls under the auspices of the Mayor of Limassol, Mr Nicos Nicolaides.
Supported by the Cyprus University of Technology, Kinimatografiki Leshi Lemesou, the Limassol Tourism Board, the University of Cyprus Alumni Office.
Hospitality Sponsor: The Mediteterranean Beach Hotel