NICOSIA: The 16th Cyprus Film Days International Festival, an annual showcase of international and domestic films, will be held in Nicosia and Limassol from 19 to 28 April 2018.
Ten films will compete in the Glocal Images programme and three in the national competition programme. Happy Birthday, a coproduction between Greece, Cyprus, France and Germany directed by Christos Georgiou, was selected for the Glocal Images section, but it is also competing for best Cypriot director award.
The domestic films were made with the participation of the Cyprus Cinema Advisory Committee and were funded by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture through the Funding Programmes Regulation for the Support of Cinematographic Films.
GLOCAL IMAGES COMPETITION SECTION:
Disappearance (Iran, Qatar)Directed by Napadid Shodan
The Forest / Les (Russia)Directed by Roman Zhigalov
Happy Birthday (Greece, Cyprus, France, Germany)Directed by Christos GeorgiouProduced by Lychnari Production LtdCoproduced by Viewmaster, Twenty Twenty Films, Manny FilmsSupported by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Greek Film Center, Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée, Medienförderung GmbH
The Marriage / Martesa (Kosovo, Albania)Directed by Blerta Zeqiri
Respeto (Philippines)Directed by Treb Monteraw II
More / Daha (Turkey)Directed by Onur Saylak
Alanis (Argentina)Directed by Anahí Berneri
Too Much Info Clouding Over My Head (Greece)Directed by Vassilis Christofilakis
I Am Not a Witch (UK, France)Directed by Rungano Nyoni
Men Don’t Cry / Muskarci ne placu (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany)Directed by Alen DrljevićProduced by Deblokada SarajevoCoproduced by Iridium Film, Menderley Films, Produkcija Živa, Cineplanet
CYPRIOT FILMS COMPETITION SECTION:
Sunrise in Kimmeria (Cyprus)Directed by Simon FarmakasProduced by FotCine Studios Ltd.Supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus
Clementine (Cyprus)Directed by Longinos PanagiProduced by Roll-Out Vision Services, FilmBladesSupported by the Cyprus Cinema Advisory Committee (SEKin)
Chinatown – The Three Shelters (Cyprus, Greece)Directed by Aliki Danezi-KnutsenProduced by Cyprus Cinema Advisory Committee, Seahorse Films, Highway Productions, Black Orange S.A.Supported by the Cyprus Cinema Advisory Committee (SEKin)