Cyprus Joins European Film Promotion


    NICOSIA: The Republic of Cyprus has become the 37th member country to join European Film Promotion (EFP) following the decision by the General Assembly of EFP members at the Cannes Film Festival.

    Diomides Nikita, Cultural officer of the Cinema Section of the Ministry of Education and Culture, will be the representative from Cyprus within the EFP network.

    Dr. Elena Christodoulidiou , the Chairperson of the Cyprus Film Committee and Head of the Cinema Unit at the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture said in a statement, “Due to the small cinematographic volume of production and language restrictions, Cypriot cinema needs more boosting in order to cross the national borders and find co-producers from other European countries. Therefore, we strongly believe that Cyprus' participation in EFP´s various programmes could build more bridges and synergies between Cyprus and other European cinema professionals that will help Cypriot cinematography to blossom and travel far beyond its narrow geographical borders.”