Sun, 26 Nov|
AWARD WINNING CYPRUS SHORT FILMS OF ISFF 2022
Join the Cultural Department of the Cyprus High Commissionto watch the awarded short films of the ISFF 2022!
Time & Location
26 Nov 2023, 10:00 – 27 Nov 2023, 11:20
Leeds, Level 4, Trinity, Albion St, Leeds LS1 5AT, UK
About the Event
- “Daphne” by Tonia Misiali
- “Ρέβ” by Nicolas Kasinos
- “Exploitation” by Marina Symeou
AWARD RATIONALE BEHIND THE SHORT FILMS
FIRST PRIZE FOR THE BEST CYPRIOT SHORT FILM
“Daphne” by Tonia Misiali. A plain, frank and touching film, a character study based on a woman whose tour to reclaim herself turns into a reflective and inspired depiction of our time. A story which we will collectively remember as a traumatic plunge into solitude.
DINOS KATSOURIDES’ PRIZE FOR THE BEST DIRECTION
Tonia Misiali, “Daphne”. The director succeeded in illustrating from different angles the heroine’s yearning for connexion and contact in a world where this becomes more and more unachievable, synthesising with empathy and accuracy a story which analyses the complexity of womanly experience.
PRIZE FOR THE BEST PERFORMANCE
Niovi Charalambous for her coherent, cogent and munificent performance of a protagonist who enacts a heroine with fragile psychological condition in the film “Daphne” by Tonia Misiali.
SECOND PRIZE FOR THE BEST CYPRIOT FILM
“Ρέβ” by Nicolas Kasinos
An innermost delineation of life and stolen dreams. The director uses montage smartly in order to reverse our prejudices against a woman who carries on her shoulders her gloomy story, but simultaneously represents a whole generation of women.
PRIZE FOR THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHY
“Exploitation” by Marina Symeou.
Mr Tsiftelis manages to captivate the panel, mainly due to the beautiful depiction of the heroines and landscapes, giving the feeling of a reframed “Thelma and Louise” film.