FESTIVALS: Serbian 78 Days by Emilija Gašić Wins 2024 Cyprus Film Days

    FESTIVALS: Serbian 78 Days by Emilija Gašić Wins 2024 Cyprus Film Days credit: Cyprus Film Days IFF

    NICOSIA: 78 Days by Serbian director Emilija Gašić received the Glocal Images Best Film Award in the International Competition section of the 22nd Cyprus Film Days (12 – 20 April 2024). Embryo Larva Butterfly by Kyros Papavassiliou was awarded Best Cypriot film.

    The Glocal Images Best Director Award went to Sofia Exarchou for Animal, a coproduction between Greece, Austria, Romania, Cyprus and Bulgaria.

    Eleven films including five majority or minority Cypriot coproductions took part in the Glocal Images International Competition Section of the most important film event in Cyprus.

    The domestic films from the International Competition also competed in the Cypriot Films Competition Section.

    The 5th edition of Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days, the coproduction, training and networking platform of the festival, was held 18 – 20 April 2024, and it included two sections: The Meeting Point co-production forum and Cinema Talks (educational masterclasses, round tables and presentations by established industry professionals).

    Cyprus Film Days is co-organised by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth and the Rialto Theatre.


    Glocal Images International Competition Section

    Glocal Images Best Film Award:
    78 Days (Serbia)
    Directed by Emilija Gašić
    Produced by Set Sail Films

    Glocal Images Special Jury Award:
    Dreaming & Dying (Singapore, Indonesia)
    Directed by Hao Jiu Bu Jian

    Glocal Images Best Director Award:
    Sofia Exarchou for Animal (Greece, Austria, Romania, Cyprus, Bulgaria)
    Produced by Homemade Films
    Coproduced by Nabis Filmgroup SRL, Digital CubeFelony Film ProductionsArs Digital, in collaboration with Wild at Heart
    Supported by Eurimages, Media Creative Europe, the Greek Film Centre, the Austrian Film Institute, the Vienna Film Fund, the Salzburg City Film Fund, the Romanian Film Centre, Mediacom, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Culture, ΕΚΟΜΕ, Crete Prefecture

    Glocal Images Best Cinematography Award:
    Monika Lenczewska for Animal (Greece, Austria, Romania, Cyprus, Bulgaria)

    Cypriot Films Competition Section:

    Best Cypriot Film Award:
    Embryo Larva Butterfly (Cyprus, Greece)
    Directed by Kyros Papavassiliou 
    Produced by AMP Filmworks
    Coproduced by Graal
    Supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, the Greek Film Center, ERT, MEDIA Creative Europe

    Best Cypriot Director Award:
    Kyros Papavassiliou for Embryo Larva Butterfly (Cyprus, Greece)

    Best Performance Award:
    Marina Makris in Africa Star (Cyprus)
    Directed by Adonis Florides 
    Produced by AMP Filmworks
    Supported by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture