FESTIVALS: Paphos IFF Screens Short Films


    NICOSIA: The third Paphos International Film Festival (PIFF), running 22-24 June 2018, will screen 19 international short films and 11 student films.

    The annual three-day festival will screen international, local and student short films of up to 20 minutes. The selections includes two films from Cyprus and one film each from Macedonia, Croatia and Poland. The short films will compete for the audience choice award in each category. The festival also presents lectures and master classes.

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

    The list of films competing in each category follows:

    International Short Films

    A Thousand Kisses (USA)
    Directed by Richard Goldgewicht

    Retouch (Iran)
    Directed by Kaveh Mazaheri

    M1-KØ (United Arab Emirates)
    Directed by Fahad Shaikh

    48 – (Macedonia)
    Directed by Vladimir Mitrevski

    Ween (Netherlands)
    Directed by Nils Vleugels

    Seher (India)
    Directed by Manas Shashidharan Jacob

    The Ticket (Greece)
    Directed by Haris Stathopoulos

    State of Emergency Motherfucker (Belgium)
    Directed by Sebastien Petretti

    You’re Welcome (Switzerland, Germany)
    Directed by Rebecca Panian

    Relics (Greece, Cyprus)
    Directed by Christos Panagos and Kostas Makrinos

    Distintos (Spain)
    Directed by Josevi Garcia Herrero

    Essentials (Denmark, Palestine)
    Directed by Jakob Mork

    The Last Well (Croatia)
    Directed by Filip Filkovic

    Hum (Ireland)
    Directed by Nathan Fagan

    Family For Sale (Belgium)
    Directed by Sebastien Petretti

    Je Ne Veuz Pas Mourir (Italy)
    Directed by Massimo Loi and Gianluca Mangiasciutti

    Bacha Posh (Switzerland)
    Directed by Katia Scarton-Kim

    Nicole’s Cage (Germany)
    Directed by Josef Brandl

    Calamity (Belgium)
    Directed by Maxime Feyers and Séverine De Streyker

    Student Films

    The Daughters (Cyprus)
    Directed by Marinos Panagiotou

    Hunters and Gatherers (Germany)
    Directed by Andreas Ramm

    Walls (Palestine)
    Directed by Maik Schuster, Fatmir Dolci and Max Paschke

    Intact (Switzerland)
    Directed by Johannes Bachmann

    Silver Holiday (India, China)
    Directed by Deepti Rao

    Pola (Poland)
    Directed by Edyta Rembała

    The After Life (Greece)
    Directed by Christos Sagias

    Iron Hands (China)
    Directed by Johnson Cheng

    Joy (Germany)
    Directed by Abini Gold

    Hunger Keeps Walking (Italy)
    Directed by Giulia Canella

    Knockdown (Ukraine)
    Directed by Anton Skrypets