FNE at Cyprus Short Film Festival: Out of Sight Grabs the Spotlight


    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.

    The jury that judged the 12 Cypriot films and 57 international films which took part in the festival was composed of producer and Artist Director of the Maisha Film Lab for East African Fibby Kioria, director, producer and writer Bruno Coppola, producer and director Simon Farmakas, curator of the Hong Kong Arts Centre Teresa Kwong, and film critic Sherif Award.


    First Prize for Best National Film:
    Out of Sight
    Directed by David Hands and Christina Georgiou

    Second Prize for Best National Film:
    Directed by Renos Gavris

    Best Director:
    Forever Young
    Directed by Spiros Charalambous

    Best Cinematography:
    Directed by Thodoris Michopoulos

    Best Editing:
    Directed by Zoe Alexandrou

    Student Jury Award for Best Music Video:
    Na Statho Sta Podia
    Directed by Mpalafas - Zervakis

    Special Mention:

    Directed by Yiannis Kokkinos

    Actor Antonis Katsaris in Austerity and Out of Sight

    Directed by Marina Argyridou

    International Competition

    First prize for Best Short Film:
    Quiet Mujo (France)
    Directed by Ursula Meier

    Second prize for Best Short Film:
    Ave Maria (France, Spain, Palestine)
    Directed by Basil Khalil

    Best Director:
    Hole (Canada)
    Directed by Martin Edralin  

    Best Documentary:

    Giovanni and the Water Ballet (Netherlands)
    Directed by Astrid Bussink

    Villages of the Absent (Lebanon)
    Directed by Omar Shami Nasr

    Special Mention:

    Always Tired (Germany)
    Directed by Jochen Kuhn

    Our Fathers’ Sons (Denmark)
    Directed by Ulaa Salim

    My Stuffed Granny (UK)
    Directed by Effie Pappa