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10th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus
10/10/2020 - 16/10/2020

Call for Entries - National and International Competition Sections

The Ministry of Education Culture, Sports and Youth and the Rialto Theatre announce the call for entries of the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus (ISFFC).

The main objective of the ISFFC is the promotion of the cinematographic art by presenting a diverse programme of short films from around the globe, as well as to showcase the work of talented filmmakers who successfully use creative cinematic language forms and effectively tell a story in a short film. The Festival’s aim is to promote and propagate short films and to develop a spirit of friendship and cooperation among filmmakers.

The Festival is held annually. Fiction, documentaries, experimental, student and animation short films not exceeding 25 minutes in length are eligible for participation in the festival’s competition sections.

The Festival announces an open call for submissions via the and platform.

Cypriot films compete for both the International and the National awards of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. Cypriot Directors who live and work in Cyprus or abroad are entitled to submit their work. The right to participate is reserved to films being screened for the first time in Cyprus.

The International Short Film Festival of Cyprus was selected by the European Film Academy to join the network of its partner festivals. Further to the ISFFC’s inclusion in the EFA’s network, as of 2019, the Festival has the right to nominate one short film for the European Film Academy Awards.

The Festival will take place at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol, from the 10th to the 16th of October 2020.

A five-member international Jury (the names of the jury members will be announced at a later stage) will award the prizes to the films competing in the National & International Competition sections.

Interested parties are invited to submit an entry form by the 1st of June 2020.

For further details regarding the ISFFC rules and regulations, as well as to submit your film, you may visit and

For further information, please contact +357 25 34 39 03 & +357 25 34 39 07,


The ameliorated "Cyprus Investment Programme"
As a part of its policies aiming to further encourage foreign investments and attrack individuals to settle and do business in Cyprus, the Council of Ministers has ameliorated the "Cyprus Investment Programme". More information here

The presentation of the project “Yamal. The second wave of development“

On September 28, 2018, the Consul General attended the presentation of the project “Yamal. The second wave of development“. The purpose of the project is the development of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, its economic, scientific and socially significant programs.


Roundtable "The development of twin-city relations"

Today, July 13th, an important event devoted to the development of twin-city relations took place. The event was held in Pervouralsk at Innovative and cultural centre.

Administration of Polevskoy urban district was the organizer of this event. The Head of the district, Konstantin Pospelov, delivered a welcome speech and put emphasis on the importance of twin relations development. He also specified that Polevskoy takes a leading position in Sverdlovsk region in establishing twin relations.

Among the speakers were the Consuls General of the Czech Republic, Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of Kyrgyzstan, head of the Embassy department of Belarus, representatives of the Ministry of International and Foreign economic activity, representatives of business community.


Culinary master class with Mouzenidis Travel

Do you know how to make the most delicate moussaka? On June 15th, 2018 Our Consulate took part in an unusual event, organized by Mouzenidis Travel. Culinary master class, during which the guests were preparing a traditional dish "Moussaka" and got acquainted with the presentations of the hotels.

The unusual format allowed all guests to discuss business issues in a relaxed atmosphere, learn more about Cyprus and enjoy moussaka.


Reception at the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Moscow

In preparation of the implementation of a new pro-visa issuing system, Our Consulate took part in a training session and reception at the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Moscow on June 7 – 8, 2018. This event gathered together the Heads of all Cypriot Consulates and the biggest travel agencies.

The new system will help our visitors to obtain pro-visas easier and faster. In our Consulate the new system would be implemented before the end of June.


Cyprus Business breakfast with Biblio-Globus

On Wednesday, April 11th, a tour-operator Biblio-Globus together with the representatives of famous hotel chains in Cyprus arranged an event for travel community of Ekaterinburg, which was devoted to the beginning of summer season in Cyprus.

The business breakfast was held with the support of the Consulate General of the Republic of Cyprus in Ekaterinburg and Cyprus Tourism Organization.

Exhibition LETO-2018

On April 6-7, 2018 the Consulate General of the Republic of Cyprus took part in the exhibition LETO-2018, which was held in EKATERINBURG EXPO. Participants and visitors of the exhibition could receive the answers to the questions about history of Cyprus, its places of interest. The stand of the Consulate presented a variety of materials that the visitors could take with them.


On January 25th, 2018 International bowling tournament (having become an annual event) among diplomatic and trade missions was held in Ekaterinburg. The Consulate General of the Republic of Cyprus was delighted to participate. Such events encourage the development of friendly relations between states since sport unites all of us.


On January 17, 2018, a meeting between the Consul General Mr. G.Kalligas and the Mayor of the city of Polevskoy Mr. K.Pospelov was held in the Consulate. During the meeting Mr. G.Kalligas and Mr. K.Pospelov discussed issues of bilateral cooperation and the strengthening of twinning relations between twin-cities Kannavia and Polevskoy.

At the end of the meeting Mr. K.Pospelov gifted two paintings of the project «Cyprus through the eyes of Russian artists» to the Consulate.

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