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Closing of CFD2023

All good things come to a… well-deserved end!

The 21st Cyprus Film Days IFF concludes this Saturday 29th April 2023 at the Rialto Theatre, and renews its rendezvous with the cinephile audience of Cyprus in April 2024.

The curtain falls this Saturday with one final screening at the Rialto Theatre: EO, the Oscar contender and Cannes-awarded hymn to the natural world, directed by Polish veteran director Jerzy Skolimowski, pays tribute to Robert Bresson, exploring the world through the eyes of a donkey.

The closing ceremony will follow immediately after the screening, curated by Dimitris Chimonas and Sessions, and presented by actress and performer Elena Kallinikou. The brief and concise performance will aesthetically embrace the concept of the opening ceremony, “blurring” the line between audience and spectacle.

During the awards ceremony, the Glocal Images International Competition prizes will be presented and announced by the five-member international jury consisting of French film director Julie Bertuccelli as the jury president, and accompanied by talent agent Georg Georgi (Germany), head of Berlinale’s Generation Sebastian Markt, Associate Curator of Film at MoMA Sophie Cavoulacos (USA) and Cypriot film director Yianna Americanou.

The eight films compete for the following awards: Best Film Award, Special Jury Award, Best Director Award and Authorwave Award, and honorary distinctions. The Audience Award will also be announced and presented to the festival’s most popular film as voted by the viewers.

A closing party with DJ Nana will follow right after the awards ceremony.

Additional information:


All films will be screened in their original language with Greek and English subtitles.


  • €5 per film

  • €30 festival pass (for all screenings)

  • Free entrance for students upon display of student card

  • Free entrance for PwD cardholders

  • Free entrance for children to the films screened under the Children and Youth section

  • All screenings, except those scheduled in the Children and Youth section, are suitable only for persons aged 18+.

Under the auspices: Municipality of Limassol & Municipality of Nicosia

Sponsor: CIPA Film in Cyprus Hospitality sponsor: Mediterranean Hotel

Media sponsors: Check in City, Cytavision, CyBC Technical partner: Event Pro

Award sponsor: Authorwave

Official Festival Car: Char.Pilakoutas Group – Nissan

Official Coffee Partner: Caffe Nero

Supporters: Goethe Institute, Bank of Cyprus, University of Cyprus (Graduates’ Office), Cyprus University of Technology, Frederick University, Thinker Maker Space, CYENS Center of Excellence, Xenia Tsolaki Metaxa Private Institute, Directors Guild of Cyprus, Friends of Cinema Society, Limassol Cine Club, Larnaca-Famagusta Cinema Society, Animafest Cyprus, EMEL buses, Cyprus Public Transportation, Pizza Hut, Efimerida Lemesos, Limassol Today, Lemesos Blog, Vestnik Kipra, Limassol Tourism Board, Media What.

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