NICOSIA: Why Talk Feminism? and The Olive Tree at the Border shared the prize for best short film in the national competition of the Paphos International Film Festival. The awards, selected by the audience, were announced on 28 June 2016.
The festival screened 26 international short films, 11 national short films, 13 student short films and eight special theme short films.
The complete list of winners follows:
International Short Film, day 1:The Postmodern Pioneer Plaque (Serbia/Spain)Directed by Boris Kozlov
International Short Film, day 2:Paolo’s Dream (Greece)Directed by Dirineos Papadimatos and Giannis Avramopoulos
Cyprus Short Film, ex aequo:Why Talk Feminism? (Cyprus)Directed by Peter Stephanou
The Olive tree at the Border (Iran/Cyprus)Directed by Sholeh Zahraei & Kamil Saldun
Student Short Films:The Shadow Forest (Poland)Directed by Andrzej Cichocki
Special Theme Category – Immigrants and Refugees:I Exist (Egypt, Syria)Directed by Ahmed Abdelnaser