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ABOUT FESTIVAL

INTRODUCING THE GOLDEN ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Cyprus is preparing to play host to the launch of a new annual event, the Golden Island International Film Festival (GIIFF), in November 2014. It will include fiction and documentary films, both short and feature length, from countries around the world.

GIIFF will showcase a selection of quality Cypriot produced films.  Some of these will be competing for cash prizes of EUR 2,000 for the Best Short Fiction work (up to 20 minutes) and the Best Documentary (any length), as well as individual prizes of EUR 2,000 for the Best Newcomers in each of these categories.

Each year, GIIFF will also pay tribute to an influential figure in the film World, presenting them with an honorary award during the Festival.

Cyprus’ new annual film festival is being supported by a number of well-known European festivals, enabling GIIFF to show contemporary international films in specific strands. In this first year, there will be five such strands:  UK Cinema, Human Rights, Women, the Environment, and “Journeys” (both emotional and physical).

GIIFF is organised jointly by UK-based charity Balık Arts and Golden Island Culture and Arts Foundation partnership with support and sponsorship from Creditwest Bank.  This new creative arts foundation has been formed in North Cyprus by the Altınbaş Group shareholders and employees. Yeşim Güzelpınar of Balık Arts is the founder of the festival. GIIFF is honoured to have Baroness Meral  Hussein-Ece and actor Tamer Hassan as its patrons.

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Our launch at the Home For Cooperation in the Nicosia Buffer Zone on 24 May 2014.
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The Deadline Of The Submission Announced

The deadline for receipt of submissions is announced as 17:00pm on Thursday 14th August 2014.. For more detailed submission information click here
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VENUES AND LOCATIONS
Screenings and other festival events will take place across the island. Confirmed locations include: Nicosia, Kyrenia, Famagusta and the Nicosia Buffer Zone, at a variety of venues including Lemar Cinemas, Girne American University, Eastern Mediterranean University and the Goethe-Institut Zypern/Cyprus.

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