Cyprus Comic Con Film Festival: The Official Selection!

After 140 submissions worldwide, we are happy to announce the 10 finalists for the first ever Cyprus Comic Con Film Fest short film competition. These amazingly geeky films of various genres filmfestivalwill screen at this years Cyprus Comic Con and will compete for the first price, 2000Euros in post production services by a local production house.

Starting off with the exquisite superhero adventure “The Red Thunder” and then moving on to the surreal robot story of “Bionic girl”. The mood will then switch to a murder mystery of puppets with “The Detectives of Noir Town” and will dramatically change to a plot twister sci-fi drama “Interlude”. We will then reveal the elegantly computer animated short “The Looking Planet” and immediately after, the slow burn horror “The Peripheral” will follow. Subsequent, the outrageous hero of “Don’t Touch Me” is patiently waiting for his turn to shine on the screen. We haven’t forgotten about the animal lovers either! The cat loving 2D hand animated “Oh Whale” will be next and shortly after, the philosophically haunting “Crazy Fucking Bitch” will be screened. Last but not least, we all love a good slasher, therefore our last screening will be for those who wish to fulfil their blood thirst in the form of “Night of the Slasher”. Congratulations to all filmmakers and thanks to everyone who submitted, we can’t wait to watch your new films next year!

Screening Order (first film starts @ 15:20):
The Red Thunder by Alvaro Ron – Rating: G
Bionic Girl by Stephanie Cabdevila – Rating: G
The Detectives of Noir Town by Andrew Chambers – Rating: PG
Interlude by Savvas Stavrou – Rating: G
The Looking Planet by Eric Law Anderson – Rating: G
The Peripheral by JT Seaton – Rating: PG
Don’t Touch Me by Edward Smith – Rating: R
Oh Whale by Joana Locher – Rating: G
Crazy Fucking Bitch by Antreas Ioannou – Rating: PG
Night of the Slasher by Shant Hamassian – Rating: R

Short Film Details:



5The Red Thunder

United States – Runtime 06:26 – Rating: G | Director – Alvaro Ron | Writers – Rafael Alvarez, Clara Viola, Alvaro Ron | Key Cast – Allie Grant, Miles Heizer, Karen Strassman, Doug Olear | | Sarah, a nerdy teenager, needs her mom’s new car to go on a date with the boy she likes, but her mom won’t let her drive the vehicle. She decides to steal it and go on her date, but something unexpected happens with the car that will change Sarah’s life forever… | |




6Bionic Girl

France – Runtime 14:14 – Rating: G | Director/Writer – Stephanie Cabdevila | Producer – Jeremy Rochigneux | Key Cast – Clementine Poidatz | | A scientist has created her own android clone to replace her in the outside world so that it can face it for her. | |



7The Detectives of Noir Town

Australia – Runtime 07:00 – Rating: PG | Director – Andrew Chambers | Writers – Andrew Chambers, Paul Layton | Key Cast – David Collins, Zoe Carides, Paul Layton, Nick Boshier, Anthony MacFarlane | | In a town where people and puppets walk the streets, a puppet detective is on the case of his missing uncle. Though he has competition from every man, woman and dummy wanting to be named Noir Towns top detective. | |






United Kingdom – Runtime 04:30 – Rating: G | Director -Savvas Stavrou   | Writer – Nathan D’Arcy Roberts | Producer – Joanne Michael | Key Cast – Ruby Thomas, Brian Tynan | | An inventor on the brink of fulfilling his life’s work finally faces the truth behind the machine he is building. | |






The Looking Planet

United States – Runtime 16:38 – Rating: G | Director/Writer – Eric Law Anderson | Producers – Eric Law Anderson, Anne M. Uemura | Key Cast – Samuel Hery, Joe Cappelletti, Cindy Robinson, Peter Oldring | | During the construction of the universe, a young member of the Cosmos Corps of Engineers decides to break some fundamental laws in the name of self-expression. | |



The Peripheral

United States – Runtime 11:15 – Rating: PG | Director/Writer – JT Seaton | Producer – Kris Brown | Key Cast – Lynn Lowry, Randy Frank | | When a patient, Kenny, shows up at her home unexpectedly, Dr. Joanna Redding attempts to help him overcome his “irrational” phobia of the creatures that he sees in his peripheral vision. Dr. Redding uses Exposure Therapy, forcing Kenny to face his fear. Of course, the creatures that terrify Kenny are very real – and very deadly. It is a horrifying discovery that Dr. Redding uncovers all too late. | |





Don’t Touch Me

United Kingdom – Runtime 9:05 – Rating: R | Director/Writer – Edward Smith | Producers – Adam Caradine, Edward Smith | Key Cast – Robert Lightfoot, Lauren Hillyer, Stephen Critchley, Nicholas Alexander | | Dean, a simple man with few ambitions becomes an unlikely local hero through a strange act of desperation. | |




Oh Whale

Switzerland – Runtime 05:50 – Rating: G | Director/Writer – Joana Locher | Producer – Gerd Gockell | Key Cast – John Trevor Roling, Marcus Signer | | One day the fish-hunting cat meets the meditating whale on the beach. On the whales head the little fishkings fishfamily is having a party. Soon after they meet, the whale is in the cat and the cat in the whale, so the sad fish come back to the whale to take revenge on the cat until the cat is the whale. | |





Crazy Fucking Bitch

Cyprus – Runtime 05:49 – Rating: PG | Director/Writer/Producer – Antreas Ioannou | | What if every time you died, you relieved some moments from your life? And during that event, you die again, and your memories pass in front of you once again. What if this is how it is? Are we always in that process of dying? How long has it been since we were truly alive? Or maybe we are a computer simulation getting reset over and over again. Whatever it is, Death is a crazy fucking bitch, if he/she just makes us re-live the same fucking moments again and again.




Night of the Slasher

United States – Runtime 05:49 – Rating: R | Director/Writer – Shant Hamassian | Producers – Adam Lesar, Eve Constance, Shant Hamassian   | Key Cast – Lily Berlina, Scott Javore, Adam Lesar, David Swann, Eve Constance | | A ‘shot-in-one-take’ slasher film about a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins by drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex in order to lure a masked killer and defeat him. | |



*Rating Explanations:

G: General Audience, Suitable for all

PG: Parental Guidance, some scenes may not be suitable for young children

R: Restricted, not suitable for kids under 16, strong language or visuals