FESTIVALS: Natas Wins Cyprus Short Film National Competition


LIMASSOL: Natas by Harry Ayiotis won the First Prize for Best Short Film in the national competition of the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, which concluded on 21 October 2017. The award came with 4,000 EUR in prize money.

 A Gentle Night by Chinese director Qiu Yang won the best film award in the international competition along with a prize of 4,000 EUR.

The festival handed out 17,500 EUR in prize money and an in-kind award for equipment rental of 4,800 EUR.

Full list of winners:

National Competition:

First Prize for Best Film
Directed by Harry Ayiotis

Second Prize for Best Film
The Daughters
Directed by Marinos Panayiotou

Best Director
Marianna Christophides for Black Mountain

Best Editing
Magda Stylianou for Catch
Directed by Yiorgos Evangelou

Honorary Distinction
Directed by Iisa Amalia Michael

Best Music Video Award
Someone That Loves You
Directed by Malia James and produced by Taylor Vandergrift

International Competition:

First Prize for Best Short Film
A Gentle Night (China)
Directed by Qiu Yang

Best Director
Katja Benrath for All of Us (Kenya, Germany)

Second Prize for Best Short Film
State of Emergency Motherfucker! (Belgium)
Directed by Sebastien Petretti

Best Documentary Award
Kaputt (Germany)
Directed by Volker Schlect and Alexander Lahl

Honorary Distinctions

When You Hear the Bells (France, Tunesia)
Directed by Chabname Zariab

Seeds (Kenya)
Directed by Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann