Lemesos International Documentary Festival 2011


The “Lemesos International Documentary Festival” returns for the sixth consecutive year rejuvenated and upgraded, seeking those moments from human reality that will constitute imaginative, subversive and adventurous cinematographic wanderings. The Festival, once again, aims to provide a program through which everyone will be able to distinguish, analyse and perceive the multiple social, and not only, changes that take place today the world over. Par excellence, documentary is the cinematographic genre that deals with recording and interpreting reality, and has the ability to rejuvenate us as people by reflecting our participation and involvement in the world we live in.

The event is organized by Brave new Culture in collaboration this year with the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation. The Festival is funded and supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus University of Technology, Media Desk Cyprus, the Embassies of Holland, Finland, Germany and Denmark in Cyprus, the Limassol Cine Club, and other private and public institutions. Media Sponsors of the event are ‘Phileleftheros’, Kanali 6 and Russian Wave Radio.

Also a first this year, the Festival has extended its duration (from five days of screenings to eight), since over and above the main screenings that will be taking place at the B’ Municipal Market (Theatro Ena), additional screenings will be taking place at Sousami, in the heart of the old city of Limassol and just a few meters from the main projection venue.

The Festival will take place between the 3rd and 10th of August 2011, and during this period some of the most important documentaries of the year will be screened for the first time in Cyprus – a careful selection of the best films of the year in this category. A total of 21 documentaries will be screened, most of which have received awards in some of the biggest international Festivals. As in previous years, directors and producers of some of the films will be Official Guests of the Festival, and their presence will give the public the opportunity to have direct contact with them.

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