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27-03-2023 09:24

Call for film submissions to the National and International Competition Sections for the 13th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus

The Department of Modern and Contemporary Culture, Deputy Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Cyprus and the Rialto Theatre are launching a call for film submissions to the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus.

The main objective of the ISFFC is the promotion of the art of Cinema by showcasing a diverse programme of short films from around the globe. The Festival also aims at presenting the work of talented filmmakers who successfully use creative cinematic language forms to tell a story. The aim of the festival is also to promote and propagate the production of short films, and to develop a spirit of friendship and cooperation among filmmakers.

The Festival is an annual event, which accepts film submissions to its international competition section in the following genres: fiction, documentary, experimental, student and animation short films. Their duration must not exceed 25 minutes. Films may only be submitted to the ISFFC via the following platforms: and

The selected Cypriot short films compete both for the International and the National Awards of the Deputy Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Cyprus. Cypriot Directors who live and work in Cyprus or abroad may submit their work, and all films must be Cyprus premieres.

The International Short Film Festival of Cyprus was selected by the European Film Academy to join the network of its partner festivals. Therefore, since 2019, the ISFFC has the right to nominate one short film for the European Film Academy Awards.

The Festival will take place at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol from the 7th until the 13h of October 2023.

A five-member international jury is responsible for granting the awards in the National & International Competition sections. The jury members will be announced at a later stage.

All interested parties are requested to submit their film by the 15th of June 2023 the latest.

For more details regarding the rules and regulations, and the submission form, please visit (Announcements) and

For more information, please contact 25343907 and

The announcement and regulations are also available in Turkish.