FESTIVALS: Paphos IFF Brings Shorts and Docs to Cyprus


    NICOSIA: The second annual Paphos International Film Festival (PIFF), which runs 16-18 June 2017, will screen short films and documentaries from around the world, as well as run workshops, master classes and lectures by film professionals in the Mediterranean coastal city of Paphos.

    The selection includes national and international films of up to 20 minutes long and student national and international films of up to 15 minutes long. Five Cyprus shorts and documentaries have been selected to screen at the festival.

    This year’s festival is dedicated to the memory of the artist and friend of the festival Costas Economou (1925-2016), whose major influence on art extended well beyond the city of Paphos and across many generations of artists.

    The festival is organised by photographer Nicolas Iordanou and director and producer Sylvia Nicolaides.

    All films will have English subtitles.

    The complete list films screened at the festival follows:

    Cyprus Short Films/ Documentaries

    Directed by Peter Stephanou

    Directed by Andreas Sheittanis

    The Midnight Shift
    Directed by Andreas Kyriacou

    Out of Sight
    Directed by Christina & David Hands

    Time Flies
    Directed by Marios Lizides

    International Films/ Documentaries

    Inner Me (Italy, Congo)
    Directed by Antonio Spanò

    The Challenge (Denmark)
    Directed by Poul Erik Madsen

    Nobody Dies Here (France, Benin)
    Directed by Simon Panay

    Icarus (U.S.A)
    Directed by Tom Teller

    The Maltese Fighter (Malta)
    Directed by Arev Manoukian

    Deusa (Brazil)
    Directed by Bruna Callegari

    Mattia Can Fly (Italy)
    Directed by Alessandro Porzio

    Hope City (Australia)
    Directed by Thomas Baricevic

    Game Night (Netherlands)
    Directed by Jan van Gorkum

    I Was Only 14 (Netherlands, Belgium, France)
    Directed by Froukje van Wengerden

    Phantom Limb (Greece)
    Directed by Michael Felanis

    The Bouquet (France, Belgium)
    Directed by Julien Segard and Romain Carciofo

    Stuck (Netherlands)
    Directed by Mathijs Geijskes

    RINGO ROCKET STAR and His Song for Yuri Gagarin (Netherlands, Serbia)
    Directed by Rene Nuijens

    The Hug (Spain)
    Directed by Iñaki Sánchez Arrieta

    Transit (Germany)
    Directed by Oliver Kracht

    Hope ST (U.S.A)
    Directed by Elias Ressegatti

    911 – Pizza (France, Belgium)
    Directed by Elefterios Zacharopoulos

    FERRUCCIO Story of a (Little) Robot (Italy)
    Directed by Stefano De Felici

    Student Films / Documentaries

    Mother River (Estonia)
    Directed by Priit Põhjala

    Samira (Germany)
    Directed by Charlotte A. Rolfes

    Fabijan (Croatia)
    Directed by Lovro Mrden

    Happy Without Money (Germany)
    Directed by Mahyar Hamidian

    Strange Bird (Belgium)
    Directed by Anouk Fortunier

    Gardeners of the Forest (U.S.A, Turkey, Laos)
    Directed by Ceylan Carhoglu and Nicole Jordan-Webber

    Mary (Russia)
    Directed by Grigory Kolomytsev

    Yahrzeit (Germany)
    Directed by Thomas Eggel

    The Chicken of Wuzuh (Korea)
    Directed by Sungbin BYUN

    Where Have You Been (Germany)
    Directed by Katja Benrath

    Maman and the Ocean (Germany)
    Directed by David Wagner

    Snow (Greenland)
    Directed by Nivi Pedersen

    Grandma’s Odd World (Denmark)
    Directed by Jakob Mork

    Special Theme / Films About Art

    Dioni (Greece)
    Directed by Thanos Psichogios

    Sama / Dance (Iraq)
    Directed by Mazin M Sherabayani

    Steps (Hungary)
    Directed by Nicola Stephanie Sangs

    Sweeper’s Pride (Germany)
    Directed by Matthias Koßmehl

    After the Play (Germany)
    Directed by Aline Chukwuedo