05-05-2008

Cyprus International Short Film Festival awards Portugal

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CISFF wrapped April 27 in Nicosia, with best fiction short and best actress (Catarina Lacerda) going to It Wasn't God's Will, and best experimental short for Belgium film Free Admission.

Both winning films took E2000 in prize money. Special mention went to two films, The T-Shirt from the Czech Republic, and Spain's Before and After Kissing Maria. Porn from Polish director Jan Wagner earned two awards: best cinematography, and best actor for Tomek Rolinski. A pair of Turkish film also won prizes, The Bug (special jury mention for experimental short film) and The Stone (best scenario in an experimental short film).

The three-day festival (www.cyprusshortsfest.com) received 301 films submitted from 39 countries.