Cyprus AEI Film Festival, AegeanDocs and Foça Film Days have joined hands in an innovative project that aims to bring people together across national boundaries. The Three-Festival Cultural Exchange in the Eastern Mediterranean was officially launched in May 2021 with a series of workshops conducted with the local residents of Foça, Lemnos and Lefkosia. Workshop participants formed groups and worked together to produce short documentary films that explore different facets of the local history and culture. Nine of these documentaries – three from each of the workshops – are being shared among the festivals as part of an international exchange/competition with an awards ceremony to follow at November 13th after the screenings on AEI festival.
The three documentaries -one from each workshop- qualified to win the 200 Euro prize will be selected by an international jury, the members are as follows:
-Alessandra Cattoi, Director, RAM Film Festival (Rovereto, Italy)
-Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director, Women Make Movies (NY, USA)
-Erdem Murat Çelikler, documentary filmmaker, Turkey
-Marco Gastine, documentary filmmaker, Greece
-Yeliz Shukri, documentary filmmaker, Cyprus
There will also be an audience award for each workshop. Don't miss your chance to vote for the Audience Favorite of the 3-Festival Cultural Exchange in the Southeastern Mediterranean. If you didn't see the films when they screened at Foça Film Days, you can watch them online here. When you've picked your 3 favorites, you can vote for them here. For more information about 3 Festival Cultural Exchange in South Eastern Mediterranean Project and the movies you can follow the link:
We will announce the link to watch the awards ceremony in the folowing days from here and our social media accounts.