Category Archives: Film

Lands of No Return lecture with Prof Roger Zetter (30 January)

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The NGO Support Centre (@ngo_centre) are working with the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (@AHDRCY) on an open lecture entitled ‘Lands of No Return: population exchange and forced displacement in the 20th century’ next Wednesday 30 January, at 18:00, at the Home for Cooperation, in Nicosia.

The lecture will be given by Prof Roger Zetter, Emeritus Professor in Refugee Studies, University of Oxford, and will be followed by the screening of the ‘Twice a Stranger’ documentary.

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Join the Discussion about Climate Change at the Goethe-Institut!

Goethe_Institut-logo-057F9CB607-seeklogo.comOur neighhours and close colleagues at the Goethe-Institut Cyprus are holding a series of events this January on the issue of climate change.

On Monday 14 January a poster exhibition about environmental issues by the famous German artist Klaus Staeck will be opened in the Goethe-Institut’s hall at 6.30 pm, followed at 7.00 pm by the screening of “The Age Of Stupid” (UK; 2009; 92 min. Dir: Franny Armstrong), the first of five international documentary films to be shown from 14-18 January at the Goethe-Institut about the environmental challenges mankind faces. All films are with English subtitles and admission is free. The complete list of the films can be found here.

On Wednesday 23 January at 6.30 pm, the Goethe-Institut Cyprus and The Cyprus Institute will hold a public lecture by the eminent scientist and climate researcher Prof Jos Lelieveld of Max Planck Institut Mainz in Germany and Institute Professor at The Cyprus Institute, on the issue of “Climate change in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East”. The lecture will be in English and will be followed by a small reception.

On Thursday 24 January at 7.00 pm film director Stephen Nugent and the cameraman Chris Lewis, who have been working for Greenpeace to document the organisation’s activities in the arctic against industrial exploitation and environmental destruction, will present their films and inform us about planned activities to prevent the melting of the polar ice caps and the deterioration of the arctic environment.

For more information call Elena Petrou on +357-22-674608.

EC Active Ageing Photo and Film Competition Winners Announced

The winning photo "Ageless Joy" by Salih Bahceci

The winning photo “Ageless Joy” by Salih Bahceci

C3A, the Cyprus Third Age Association was one of the winners of the 2012 DigiMe digital photo and video competition, sponsored by the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus and taking as its theme the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. C3A received an honourable mention – and a 100 euro voucher for electronic gadgets – for a series of photographs showing the group’s educational activities which, as the judges said, illustrated vividly Active Ageing in Action.

The overall winner in the photo category was “Ageless Joy”, taken by Salih Bahçeci, a student of digital media at London Metropolitan University, while the short clip “An ordinary life of my grandparents” by Andreas Psaltis, a final year pupil at the Grammar School, Nicosia, won the video prize. The two category winners each received an iPad.

There were also honourable mentions for Elly Rousou for the photo entitled ‘Youth has no Age’, and for Yetin Arslan with ‘Fairy-tale Cycle’.

EllyRousou received an honourable mention for "Youth Has No Age"

EllyRousou received an honourable mention for “Youth Has No Age”

Speaking at the prize-giving ceremony held at the Home for Cooperation in Nicosia’s Buffer Zone, the Head of Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus George Markopouliotis said:

“This is the second year of the DigiMe digital video and photo competition. We at the Representation are happy to support this online event and we do hope that it will carry on with the same success for a few more years to come. Our intention was to to raise awareness of the contribution that older people make to society and I think that the entries to the competition do this quite admirably. It is also clear that these issues, like the environment and climate change in last year’s competition, are obviously of concern to all communities in Cyprus – two-thirds of this year’s entries come from Greek Cypriots and approximately one-third from the Turkish Cypriot community.”

Entries in the DigiMe competition are not judged on artistic merit alone but also on relevance and, crucially, on the impact they have online. This impact, the buzz, which this year’s entries have generated, has been considerable. There were more than 100 entries in all which attracted nearly 3,000 votes on the DigiMe website, more than 2,000 YouTube views and nearly 4,000 likes and comments on Facebook.

The DigiMe competition is managed on behalf of the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus by the NGO Support Centre and the Cyprus Community Media Centre.

You can see all the entries at the DigiMe website: http://www.digime.org.cy

Calling all Creatives! CCMC launches MakeMedia 2012

It’s not that we’re no longer gonna be making our own productions… It’s just that we thought that it was time we opened up a little and work with your creativity to get the stories and voices that really matter out in the open.

Today CCMC lauched Make Media 2012, an opportunity for a wide range of media producers, filmmakers and creative freelancers to connect with CCMC and its mandate of amplifying the voice of all communities of Cyprus. CCMC is welcoming productions realised in a variety of ways including but not limited to Documentary, Animation, Audio Slideshow, Multimedia, Motion Graphics, Narrative/Fiction, Podcasts and Radio.

The best productions will be showcased at a CCMC Film Festival sometime next Spring.

We are open to proposals for individual pieces of 3-5 minutes in length or a series of up to five episodes and focused around the following six thematic areas:

1.    Gender
2.    Youth
3.    Environment
4.    Active Ageing and Solidarity Between Generations
5.    Benefit of Community Media in Cyprus
6.    Media Literacy

Given the  nature of our work we hope that each entry contributes to greater understanding of the communities of Cyprus, and include the cross-cutting theme of peaceful coexistence and/or reconciliation.

Make Media 2012 is open to filmmakers, production persons or skilled and experienced amateurs. Applicants are welcome to work in partnership with others but the total budget allocated for the production will have to cover those additional costs. CCMC will support the production and offer use of its equipment, as well as supporting translating the production into English, Greek and Turkish.

For all of you that are interested you can read the full details and download an application form available on the CCMC website. Applications may be submitted in English, Greek or Turkish and the deadline for submission of the application forms is 21 September 2012.

We are going to have a second round of applications announced later in the year as well.

So start applying, and if you need any more information, you know where to find us!

6th Lemesos International Documentary Festival 3-10 August 2011

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CCMC is proud to announce it is partnering with the prestigious 6th Lemesos International Documentary Festival this year, taking place between 3-10 August 2011. There is an excellent selection of documentaries this year to choose from, including Lucy Walker’s ‘Waste Land’, Banksy’s ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’, Anna Tsiarta’s ‘In This Waiting’ and more. All films will be screened in their original language with English and Greek subtitles and entrance is free. Also, don’t miss the selection of masterclasses and seminars, and the opportunity to apply for a one-on-one meeting with acclaimed director, festival programmer and lecturer Rada Sesic. CCMC will have the opportunity to show some of its work too, so stay tuned for more details shortly. Download the poster and the full programme. 

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.Cyprus Artefact Treasure in Action project presentation

cyprusartefactsThe Year 8 students of the American Academy school in Nicosia are inviting you to a presentation at 7pm on Wednesday 1 June 2011 in the auditorium of their school marking the completion of the Cyprus Artefacts Treasure in Action project run during the school year in partnership with CCMC member the International Children’s Film Festival Cyprus and CCMC. The presentation will take the form of a drama performance with the showing of artefact books. A reception will follow.

Screening of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ by POST RI

CCMC member, POST Research Institute (POST RI) in cooperation with Enorasis Socio-Cultural Club is hosting a public film screening in Cyprus of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ on Tuesday 3 May 2011 at 20:30.  Based on author Eve Ensler’s interviews conducted with over 200 women from all around the world, this hilariously witty and moving collection of tales gives voice to a collection of poignant, brave and thoroughly human stories. The film will be screened in English, with Greek subtitles. Entrance is €2 (including drinks and cookies). You can find Enorasis Socio-Cultural Club, on 52 Makarios Avenue, Nicosia. For those travelling from the northern part of Nicosia, please gather at Lokmacı/Ledra St checkpoint no later than 20:15. For booking and transportation please contact +357 22767679, or 99568223 Gaston, or +90 5428739155 Mehveş.

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‘Green Line’ film festival

CCMC’s member the Cyprus Film Archives, along with Sidestreets, announces the launch of its ‘Festival of the Green Line’ running from 27 March to 4 April 2011. This festival features a host of interesting and award winning films, including Serif Goren’s ‘The Road’, Alain Resnai’s Night and Fog, Bujar Alimani’s ‘Amnesty’ (winner of the Jury Prize, Berlin Film Festival, 2011), and Seren Yuce’s ‘Majority’ (winner of Best Debut at the Venice Film Festival, 2010). Screenings will take place at the Peace Room on Nicosia’s Ledra/Lokmacı Street, the Pallas Cinema in Nicosia, and Sidestreets Cultural Center. For the full list of films, timings and more details, please click here for the flyer.

‘Cyprus De-Coloured’ documentary

Watch this short but emotionally-engaging documentary film entitled “Cyprus De-coloured”. It represents the work of a bi-communal group of young Cypriots who call themselves the “Fourteen Thinking-Hats”.

http://www.vimeo.com/channels/14thinikinghats

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