GIIFF will:

  • Establish an international-calibre film festival island-wide.
  • Bring together filmlovers in Cyprus with world cinema that they would otherwise not have the opportunity to see.
  • Provide minority communities in Cyprus the opportunity to watch films from their homeland.
  • Have a guest country each year and highlight their cinema.
  • Showcase the work of Cypriot filmmakers and provide incentive for them to create and produce new films.
  • Focus the attention of the international filmlovers on Cyprus and through festival tourism contribute to the island’s economy.
  • Support new filmmakers through screenings and film-making workshops organised with educational partners in Cyprus, Europe and beyond.
  • Highlight and promote the potential of Cyprus itself as a location for filmmakers from around the world.
  • Help increase the number of productions and co-productions made in Cyprus with contribution from filmmakers in Cyprus.
  • Develop relations with existing film festivals and cultural organisations across Cyprus.