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TSFM What’s the story? Cyprus

In the framework of International Short Film Festival of Cyprus

9-13 Οctober 2023 @Rialto Theatre

TSFM What’s the story? Cyprus is an intensive workshop, part of the new Talents Generator Factory initiative promoted by Talents and Short Film Market (TSFM), taking place for the second time in Cyprus in the framework of the 13th ISFFC.

Under the guidance of two experienced tutors, eight selected filmmakers and screenwriters from Cyprus, Israel, Greece and Egypt will take part in an intensive workshop during which they will work together in order to kickstart their respective storylines for an upcoming short film. Two candidates amongst the participants will be selected by the tutors and invited to take part in Talents and Short Film Market vol. 8, in November 2023 in Turin, Italy.

TSFM What’s the story? will take place between 9-13 October 2023 at the Rialto Theatre.

The tutors will be Enrico Vannucci, programmer, talent scout and distributor, and Iulia Rugina, director and screenwriter.

The open call for submissions, launched in May 2023, was addressed to upcoming film directors and/or screenwriters living in Cyprus, Greece, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt who have been working on a short film project in the early stages of development. The selection committee, composed by members of TSFM, selected the following eight participants who will take part in this second edition of TSFM What’s the Story? Cyprus 2023:

Emvoes, Othonas Charalambous – Cyprus

Decisionless, Christos Artemiou Cyprus

Birdlime, Nikolas Kasinos Cyprus

Avgoustos, Marina Makris Cyprus

Myna Birds, Tariq Abdalla Egypt

Lingering Souls, Sigi Golan Israel

On Discretion And Other Virtues, Τassos Mallios - Greece

Significant role, Dina Zilberg Israel

For information: Rialto Theatre 77 77 77 45

Facebook: @Int’l Short Film Festival of Cyprus

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In collaboration with: Limassol Municipality

Award Sponsor: Stefilm

Media Sponsors: CyBC, Check in, City

Technical Partner: Event Pro

Hospitality Sponsor: Mediterranean Beach Hotel

TSFM Supporters: Alinea Hotels, Diomedes Dining

Supporters: Organisation of European Programmes and Cultural Relations, Cyprus University of Technology, University of Cyprus (Alumni Office), Limassol Today, Lemesos Newspaper, Lemesos Blog, EMEL Limassol, Limassol Cine Club, Limassol Tourism Board, Vestnik Kipra, Mitos, Vivliotropio, Art Studio 55, Black Lemon Projects, Tsiakkas Winery.

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