International Short Film Festival of Cyprus 2020

International Short Film Festival of Cyprus 2020

The tenth anniversary edition of the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus premieres this coming Saturday, October 10th, at the Rialto Theatre, in Limassol. The Festival launches its screenings' programme while complying with all the necessary health and safety measures against the spread of covid-19.

On the opening night, the organisers are preparing a short opening ceremony on stage at the Rialto Theatre. The usual outdoor opening event will not take place at the Heroes' Square this year, due to the restrictive measures. Following the opening ceremony, the first festival screenings will begin, showcasing short films by Cypriot and international filmmakers.

The Festival programme presents short films from 35 different countries from across the globe, while six thematic programmes will enhance the main competition section. Throughout the festival week, the five-member international jury will be viewing the films - either by physical presence or virtually - and will be deciding on the awards. The Awards ceremony will be held at the Rialto Theatre, on Friday, October 16th 2020. The detailed programme of screenings is available at

* The Rialto Theatre (both indoors and outdoors) operates in accordance with international standards and the health and safety decrees that govern theatres and cinemas, as imposed by the government, to prevent spread of covid-19. For the detailed protection measures please visit the Rialto Theatre website here.

The Festival is organised by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport & Youth and the Rialto Theatre.
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Co-organizers: The Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus and the European Parliament Information Office in Cyprus
It falls under the auspices of the Mayor of Limassol, Mr. Nicos Nicolaides
Media Sponsors: Cybc, CITY, Ert3
Partner Festival: European Film Academy (EFA)
Technical Partners: Event Pro
Hospitality Sponsor: The Mediterranean Beach Hotel
Supported by: Goethe Institut, Cyprus University of Technology, Kinimatografiki Leshi Lemesou, Vivliotropio, Limassol Tourism Board, University of Cyprus Alumni Office, Efimerida Lemesos, Lemesos blog, Vestnik Kipra