• Rialto Theatre

The ISFFC announces the PARALLEL PROGRAMME of Screenings and Events

The twelfth edition of the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus is preparing to welcome the cinephile public with a rich and varied programme of screenings. Alongside its main Competition section, which will host innovative contemporary films in their first nationwide screening, the Festival will present a series of original thematic screenings and events, with the aim of promoting and enjoying the art of short films.


Specifically, the Parallel Programme will include:


  • Words on Film

Sunday 9 October 2022, 17:30 - 19:30, At the Old Vinegar House

Words, image and sound! This year’s edition takes the audience on a literary journey traversing the art of Cinema. The parallel programme “Words on Film” reveals the inherent connection between literature and the moving image. In the first part of the programme, four talented Cypriot writers (Kyriakos Margaritis, Antonini Smyrilli, Aimilios Solomou, Erina Charalambous) will present their work inspired by four exceptional short films without dialogue. A live recitation session will be accompanying the screening of each short film. In the second part of the event, Yiorgos Trillidis and Dimitris Nollas will engage in a discussion about the relationship between literature and cinema.


In Greek


With the support of: Vivliotropio Book Club

  • Skin to Skin!

Sunday 9 October 2022, 23:00, Sousou@Rialto


A selection of fiction and animated short films that explore the fragility, intimacy and creative possibilities of human and non-human bodies on screen. Skin as a primal inspiration, as a sensual playground, as a landscape, as a dark dream, as a surreal creature, as an erotic portrait.

  • Amaze Me

Tuesday 11 October 2022, 23:00, Sousou@Rialto


For the tenth year running, the ISFFC presents a competition programme with top notch music videos from around the world, judged by a student jury from the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of Cyprus University of Technology.


  • Black & White Consciousness

Wednesday 12 October 2022, 23:00, Sousou@Rialto

A selection of six black and white, socially-conscious short films drawing on and inspired by the collective memory, and the current global political and cultural scene.

  • Human Rights

Thursday 13 October 2022, 23:00, Sousou@Rialto


A selection of films from Syria, the Netherlands and Iran dedicated to human rights issues.

  • TSFM Word-Frame Cyprus

10 - 14 October 2022, Rialto Theatre


A training workshop for short film filmmakers by Talents and Short Film Market.

TSFM Word-Frame Cyprus is an intensive workshop aimed at guiding eight directors and/or screenwriters from Cyprus and the neighbouring Mediterranean countries in the making of a short fiction or hybrid film. The workshop will provide to the eight selected participants the basic knowledge and working tools useful for writing a script and realising a short film. TSFM Word-Frame Cyprus will take place from 10 to 14 October 2022 at the Rialto Theatre.


More information and the full programme of screenings are available on the Festival’s official website.


All screenings are suitable for 18+.


*Reservation of seats is not necessary for the Parallel Screenings Programme*


Organisers: The festival is an institution of the Deputy Ministry of Culture (Cultural Services) held at Rialto Theatre.

Information: Rialto Theatre 77 77 77 45

Facebook: @Int’l Short Film Festival of Cyprus

Instagram: isffc_filmfestival

Twitter: #RialtoTheatreCy /#isffc22

www.isffc.com.cy / www.rialto.com.cy


Ιn Collaboration with: Limassol Municipality

Award Sponsor: SteFilm

Μedia Sponsors: CyBC, Check in, City

Technical Partner: Event Pro

Hospitality Sponsor: Mediterranean Beach Hotel

Supported by: Cyprus University of Technology, University of Cyprus, Limassol Today, Efimerida Lemesos, Lemesos blog, Limassol Cine Club, Limassol Tourism Board, Vestnik, Mitos, Vivliotropio, Art Studio 55.



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