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After the financial crash in 2013, the film industry in Cyprus is slowly getting back on its feet with the Ministry of Education and Culture approving production grants for seven domestic films. Funds have been frozen since 2012, and this new release of funds will assist the country with a population of 1.14 m to develop as a producer of domestic films and a destination for international productions.

LIMASSOL: David Hands and Christina Georgiou’s film Out of Sight won first prize for best short film in the national competition, while director Ursula Meier won first prize for best short film for Quite Mujo in the international competition at the 5th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus (ISFFC). The festival wrapped in Limassol on 23 October 2015.

LIMASSOL: The 5th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus will screen 12 Cypriot films and 57 international films from 17 to 23 October 2015.

NICOSIA: Rebecca Cremona’s Simshar won the Golden Aphrodite Award for Best Film and Best Director at the 10th Cyprus International Film Festival Awards (CYIFF). The festival wrapped in Paphos on 27 September 2015.