Due to the small cinematographic production volume and also to language restrictions, Cyprus cinema needs more boosting for passing the national borders and find co producers from other European countries. Therefore, we strongly believe that Cyprus participation in EFP´s various programs could build more bridges and synergies between Cyprus and other European cinema professionals that will help Cyprus cinematography to blossom and to travel far beyond its narrow geographical borders.
Dr. Elena Christodoulidou (Senior Cultural Officer)
Facts and Figures (2015)
Population 0.8 million
Number of 100% national fiction feature films 2
Number of co-productions maj. 1 / min. 1
Admissions 0.7 million
Screens total 35
Most important co-production countries Greece, Germany, England, Serbia
The Cultural Services, acknowledging the power of cinematography and its importance in shaping and moulding contemporary societies have been actively engaged in the various aspects which contribute towards the development of film making as well as audience development through educational programs and other initiatives.
Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus has been an EFP member since 2016.