COUNTDOWN FOR FESTIVAL
INTRODUCING THE GOLDEN ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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.