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Tableflip 2024! A Day full of Board Games, Popups, Music and Casual Play!


Get ready to roll the dice and shuffle some cards because Tabletop & Hobby Day 2024 is right around the corner! Presented by CCC in partnership with The Mall of Engomi, this event promises a family-friendly experience for everyone looking to learn, have fun, and enjoy a leisurely day.

On Saturday, June 15th, The Mall of Engomi will transform into a space dedicated to tabletop enthusiasts of all ages. It’s a laid-back gathering designed for families and friends to enjoy quality time together, featuring game demonstrations, workshops, and friendly contests throughout the day.

At Tabletop & Hobby Day, you’ll have the opportunity to try your hand at a variety of games, from classic favorites like Settlers of Catan to beginner-friendly sessions of Dungeons & Dragons and strategic card battles like Magic: The Gathering or Yu-Gi-Oh as well as introductory tutorials on how to paint your figures and what the best strategy is at Pokemon/Yugioh and even Dragonball.

But Tabletop & Hobby Day isn’t just about playing games—it’s also a chance to connect with local board game creators, artists, and hobbyists. Browse through popup booths showcasing the latest designs and creations, and who knows, you might just stumble upon a hidden gem to take home.

So grab your friends and family, and join us for a day of fun and games at The Mall of Engomi. Admission and all activities are free, making it the perfect opportunity to bond over shared interests and have a blast from 11am until 8pm! CCC will be offering drinks and background music.

Interested in participating? Here’s how you can get involved:

Popup Booth: Whether you’re an independent artist, a hobbyist, or a business, there’s room for you to join in. Secure your spot at the event by signing up for a popup booth. Space is limited, and selection will focus on on-theme submissions and ensuring a diverse mix of participants. Once you’ve signed up, await confirmation of your selection.

Community Participation: Share your activities, plans, and any specific requirements you might have. Let’s make this event a vibrant showcase of tabletop culture!
Have a game you’re working on? perfect opportunity to playtest it.

Sponsorship Opportunities: Consider becoming a sponsor and get your name out there in front of a diverse audience of enthusiasts.

More info and sign ups here: https://forms.gle/MMyH3X4AESnaHDn58

Film Festival 2023


CYPRUS COMIC CON FILM FESTIVAL 2023 SELECTIONS & SHORT FILM PROGRAM

48 HOUR FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS (12) – SATURDAY (11:00 – 12:00)

BRNT’ – 5’ Dir.NGP

Unfortunate – 5’ Dir.Daniel Zorblin

Look at Me – 4’ Dir. Paolo Antypas

A Tale about a Fisherman and a Fish – 2’ Dir. RatatouAI , Maria Zatolovskaya

11:30 – Award Ceremony

SHORT FILM SECTION (12) – SATURDAY (12:00 – 14:00)

That is the Mission! – 4’ Dir. Matthieu Kassimo

Font of Infamy – 9’ Dir. Savvas Constantinou

Doctor On Display – 25’ Dir. Roger Christopher Stevens

1-UP – 14’ Dir. Fivos Vas

Brewing in the Sun: A Hoppymentary – 20’ Dir. Iakovos Christodoulou

Arcane – the Letter – 3’ Dir. Kira Cesnik

Remote Encounter – 8’ Dir. Dante Julian Niedzwiedz

12.800 – 7’ Dir. Andreas Papakyriakou

Session – 8’ Dir. Marios Kleanthous

Survival Strategies – 5’ Dir. Bruno Ugioli & Riccardo Menicatt

SHORT FILM SECTION (18+) – SATURDAY (17:00 – 19:30)

Delirium – 5’ Dir.Yaromir Musov

Colonie – 13′ Dir. Romain Daudet-Jahan

Emily’s Mountain – 22’ Dir. Tal Somech

Worrywart – 2’ Dir. Panagiotis Christou

Bloody Fury – 23’ Dir. Incostant Jordan

Alex’s Machine – 25’ Dir. Mael Le Mée

Siege of Paris – 6’ Dir. Darren O’Mahony

One-Minute Mistake – 15’ Directors: Joan Carol Gratz, Diane Obomsawin, Martin Cooper, Janet Perlman, Jim Blashfield, Chris Hinton, Chel White, Marilyn Zornado

Pollinator – 19’ Dir. Kyriakos Kakoulis

I’M – 14’ Dir. Anatoly Tarabrin

Tridamos – 6’ Dir. Carnior

SHORT ANIMATED FILMS (12) – SUNDAY (15:00 – 17:00)

Wonder Woman Revealed – 4’ Dir. Johnnie Gee Griffing

Humming of a Hummingbird – 2’ Dir. Savvas Constantinou

Innermost – 15’ Dir. Maing Caochong

Tourist on a Dead Planet – 5’ Dir. Wheeler Winston Dixon

‘Tis Time – 2’ Dir. Kalia Foinikaridou

Javai Vu – 3’ Directors: Katerina Constantinou, Maria Panayi & Eleftheria Papadopoulou

Cycle – 5’ Dir.Christina Sachpazidou

Tales – 15’ Dir. Daphne Vasiliki Thermidi

It’s Such a Beautiful Day – 62’ Dir. Don Hertzfeldt

BEST OF THE FEST SHORT FILMS  – SUNDAY (17:00 – 19:30)

(Criteria for this Category: Best suited films for the Comic Con theme and overall highest rated films by our team and panel of juries)

Last Trial – A Star Wars Collateral Story – 12’ Dir. Marino Darés

#1 –  8’ Dir. Dante Lundin

Wicked Plans – 6’ Dir. Lee Chambers

Crime Alley – 32’ Dir. Pekka Paalanen

Star Wars: Randezvou – 20’ Dir. Brent L Peterson

The Greeny Planet – 15’ Dir. Hyunbin Lee

Babushkas – 8′ Dir.  Lyubava Yarovaya

Cinema Detectives – 11’ Dir. Jonathan Charles Tapsell

The Black Cube – 5’ Dir. Vitali Pikalevsky

A Fictional Work – 15’ Dir. Carlos Borrego

Batman: Ego – 18’ Dir. Jack Tyler Komaroff

As an integral part of the convention, our in-house film festival takes center stage, dedicated to showcasing an array of genre short films from both local and international filmmakers. The Cyprus Comic Con Film Festival is a celebration of creativity, uniting filmmakers and animators with a diverse audience who share a passion for the art of storytelling on screen.

Get ready for a curated selection of screenings that span the realm of film genres within popular culture. Whether you’re a die-hard film fanatic or just dipping your toes into the cinematic universe, there’s something here for everyone. Moreover, within the Film Festival hall, prepare for an engaging lineup of panels and interviews featuring Special Guests, filmmakers, and other creative minds.

This year’s Film Festival promises an enriched experience, with even more screenings to explore compared to previous years with exclusive screenings of the 48 Hour Film Challenge, tailored for our local filmmakers!

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store:

  • Anime Episodes: Immerse yourself in captivating animated narratives.
  • Student Film Screenings: Discover the promising talents of emerging filmmakers.
  • Short Film and Animated Film Screenings: Dive into bite-sized stories that pack a punch.
  • Feature Film: Lose yourself in full-length cinematic journeys.
  • Guest Panels: Engage with insightful discussions and panels featuring special guests.

48 Hour Film Challenge

Don’t miss out on the screening of the 48 Hour Film Challenge entries! Filmmakers will be put to the ultimate test, given a mere 48 hours to conceptualize, create, and produce a complete film. Witness their creativity which flourishes under pressure as they rise to the challenge.

Join us at the Cyprus Comic Con Film Fest and be part of the celebration of storytelling, imagination, and the magic of the silver screen.

For Filmmakers

Participate in the 48 Hour Film Challenge

Experience the rush of rapid filmmaking as your team takes on the 48 Hour Film Challenge. Over the span of a single weekend, participants will craft a short film from scratch. From scripting to shooting, editing, and sound design—every element must be meticulously executed within the confines of a 48-hour timeframe. The most outstanding entries will not only earn acclaim but also valuable rewards. The top 3 films will secure cash prizes while the top 10 submissions, will be granted the opportunity to showcase their film during a dedicated screening at the CCC Film Festival on Saturday.

Showcase Your Work at the Con!

We’re opening our doors to filmmakers worldwide, welcoming submissions that span the globe. While our reach extends internationally, our commitment to our local community is unwavering. Based in Cyprus, we provide a platform for local cinematic talents to shine brightly.

No matter where you’re from, your short film or animation has a place on our stage. Our aim is to connect your work with our eager attendees, fostering a dynamic exchange of storytelling and creativity.

48 Hour Film Challenge

All creativity (writing, shooting, editing) must occur within a 48 hour window.

At the Genre Draw, participating teams will receive designated elements that are required to be included in their films. These elements encompass Genre, Prop, and/or Line of Dialogue.

The top 3 films will receive a cash prize and the top 10 will be shown during the CCC Film Festival on Saturday!

Participation Fee: €40 per team (Includes 1 free Weekend Ticket)
(€5 discount for DGCY members and Students – contact us at film@cypruscomiccon.org)

Genre Drawing
Friday 22nd of September at 18:30

Start
Friday 22nd of September at 20:30

End
Sunday 24nd of September at 20:30

1st Place

€500

+ An Ancoria Bank account with €150 balance

2nd Place

€300

+ An Ancoria Bank account with €100 balance

3rd Place

€200

+ An Ancoria Bank account with €50 balance

Top 10

CCC Film Festival Screening of their submission

  1. Purchase your entry for the competition below (Includes 1 free Weekend Ticket)
  1. A member of the competing team must attend the genre pulling to check in their team on the 22nd of September at 6:30pm at the Directors Guild of Cyprus at Othellou 27, Nicosia 1016, Cyprus
  2. Submissions must be uploaded by each team by Sunday, September 24th at 9:00 p.m. local time via the 48 hour film section on our FilmFreeway Page

    If technical problems arise, upload to wetransfer.com and send it to film@cypruscomiccon.org

I. Times and Dates

  • The CCC 48 Hour Film Challenge Competition (“Competition”) is open to teams of anyone interested in partaking.
  • The CCC 48 Hour Film Challenge Competition takes place September 22 – 24 starting on Friday, September 22nd at 8:30pm for time and concluding on Sunday, September 24th at 8:30pm. This is the “Cyprus Comic Con 48 Film ChallengeTime Period.” .
  •  Only works that meet the deadline will be eligible to win the competition.
  •  Teams providing late submissions are advised to email film@cypruscomiccon.org with an explanation of reasons for the late submission.

II. Creative Work 

ALL CREATIVE WORK MUST BE DONE WITHIN THE “Cyprus Comic Con 48 Film ChallengeTime Period”. “Creative work” is defined as:

  • Writing the script
  • Rehearsing
  • Costume/Set Design
  • Shooting
  • Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Rendering
  • Exporting media in a form for submission

III. Pre-Competition Work

The only work to begin prior to the “Cyprus Comic Con 48 Film Challenge Time Period” is:

  • Organizing Crew
  • Organizing Cast
  • Securing Equipment
  • Scouting/Securing Locations

IV. Sources of Footage

  • All footage must be shot within the “Cyprus Comic Con 48 Film Challenge Time Period.”
  • No stock footage or footage shot or created at another time may be used.
  • Animation and special effects are permitted.
  • NOTE: Stock footage is permissible as part of a post-production effect or on a background monitor, i.e., a television, as long as the team has rights to the stock footage and the stock footage is placed over or under footage that is shot within the Challenge Time Period. Allowable stock footage includes bullets, fires, explosions, chromakeyed backgrounds, etc. Stock footage that plays a significant role in the story is not allowed.
  • Still photographs are permitted, provided that the team has the rights to them. The photos do not need to have been created during the Challenge Time Period.

VKickoff

A member of the competing team must attend the lot pulling at the 22nd of September at 6:30pm to check in their team at the Directors Guild of Cyprus at Οθέλλου 27, Nicosia 1016, Cyprus

VII. Content Requirements

  • Each participating group will be assigned required elements that must appear in its film, such as a Genre, a Character, a Prop and/or a Line of Dialogue.
  • The required Character and Prop must be seen on-screen.
  • The required Line of Dialogue must be used verbatim. It may be spoken, sung and/or written. It may be in any language but will need to be translated and/or subtitled to clearly demonstrate its use.
  • In order for a film to qualify for the competition, each team’s film must be in the genre assigned to it and must contain all required elements within the official time limit and prior to the credits. The Film 48 organizers have sole discretion to determine if an entry meets all the eligibility requirements.

VII. Team Size

  • Each team must have a minimum of 1 member to be eligible to compete in the CCC 48 Hour Film Challenge Competition. A maximum of ten members will also be enforced. All members must be listed on the competition registration form before the start of the competition.

VIII. Camera Use

  • Any type of video, animation or film camera may be used. There is no limit to the number of cameras.

IXMusic 

  • Participating groups may work with a composer and/or musicians to write and record original music for the films. It is permissible for a participating group to use pre-recorded music, assuming they have copyright clearance to include it. In the absence of a composer, we recommend using free public domain music.  Use of original music will be taken into account during judging.

X. Total Running Time

  • The finished film must be a minimum of two (2) minutes in duration, and within a maximum of seven (7) minutes in duration, not including end credits. (In other words, the official running time begins after the required slates and ends prior to the end credits.

  XI.  Submission Requirements  

  • Submissions must be uploaded by each team to the submission site by Sunday, September 24th at 9:00 p.m. local time either via the 48 hour film section in our Film Freeway Section: https://filmfreeway.com/CyprusComicConFilmFest or if technical problems arise, through https://wetransfer.com/ transfer of the mp4 to film@cypruscomiccon.org.
  • If your film is very dark, it may be difficult to see during the screening.
  • All films received on the evening of the deadline will be screened, presuming they do not violate any of the submission criteria.  However, only those films submitted prior to or at the deadline will be eligible for winning in the Competition.

XII. Original Content

  • To be eligible for the competition, Entries must be the original work of those persons comprising the Entrant; must not infringe third-parties’ rights; must be suitable for publication (i.e., may not contain obscene, pornographic or indecent material); must not contain defamatory statements about any person, company, organization or entity; must  not invade privacy or other rights of any person, company or entity; must  not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations; and must not contain any copyrighted elements (other than as owned one or more members of the participating group Entrant). Entries containing prohibited or inappropriate content as determined by CCC 48 Hour Film Challenge organizers in their sole discretion, will be disqualified. CCC 48 Hour Film Challenge reserves the right to make the final determination as to which entries are eligible.

Showcase Your Short Film

Submissions from all over the world are accepted and celebrated. Being based in Cyprus, we offer a platform for local filmmakers to participate and show off their film-making talents as well. If you have a film or animation project that you believe would resonate with our attendees, we’re here to help you share it with the world. Submit your film through Film Freeway, deadline September 20, 2023. Local entries are free!

We offer 2 categories:

  • International Short Films: Genre-related films (Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comic Book, Action, Animation, Parody, Fan-Film etc) with a duration of up to 25 minutes maximum.
  • Local Short Films: Made by residents and citizens of Cyprus only. Genre-related films (Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comic Book, Action, Animation, Parody, Fan-Film etc) with a duration of up to 25 minutes maximum.

To qualify for submission as a “short film”:

  • The duration must be longer than 1 minute and less than 25 minutes
  • The film must have at least one (or a combination) of the following themes:
    • horror
    • fantasy
    • science fiction
    • comic book
    • superhero
    • fan-fiction
    • parody
  • Works in progress are not accepted

Announcing Cyprus Comic Con 2024 presented by ECOMMBX


Cyprus Comic Con 2024 Banner presented by ECOMMBX

Cyprus Comic Con 2024
presented by ECOMMBX

Ten years since it all began we are tremendously proud to announce Cyprus Comic Con 2024 presented by headline sponsors ECOMMBX!

We’re happy to announce that ticket prices will remain the same as 2023! Support us by being an early bird!

  • Single Day Ticket – €10
  • Weekend Ticket – €15
  • Early Access Ticket (one hour early access and limited edition t-shirt) – €50
  • *New* VIP Ticket (one hour early access and limited edition t-shirt plus three special guest tokens) – €100

Word has it the sooner you order your CCC tickets the more chance a sequel be made for your favourite TV show, movie, game or anime that ended abruptly and you can never forget. :’) Firefly fans… you get me…

Dates: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October 2024 [opening ceremony on Friday 4th October 2024]
Times: 10:00-00:00 (early access and VIP tickets allow access from 09:00, indoor halls close at 21:00, outdoor festival and other scheduled activities continue until midnight)
Place: Cyprus State Fair (Kratiki Ekthesi)

Hey you! Yeah you with the face! Smash the button and invite your friends, enemies and pomeranian dog warriors to help spread the word! Let’s make this the most friend-filled funnest fritata of a CCC ever!

Cyprus Comic Con’s Very First Opening Ceremony

For the very first time Cyprus Comic Con will kick off with an opening ceremony on the evening of Friday 4th October 2024. Free for all to attend you can expect a night of live music, food, drink, cheer and para para dancing turtle ninjas as well as a very, very special surprise!

 

Thinking of cosplaying? Just opened a brand new Bananaman-themed widget emporium? Do you scribble and wibble artistically? Maybe you play them power chords better than the next mulleted human being? Or perhaps you’re the very first human being in Cyprus (well… second or tenth) who fancies themselves as the next great Korean food forger (please… we need bibimbap and kimchi pancakes at the food court this year). SIGN UP FOR A BOOTH OR LET US KNOW YOU EXIST NOW!

Now for a little existential meandering moment… it’s all time and space. By signing up you’re asking for time and space at CCC. If you get a booth it’s all about time AND space… if you’re performing it’s mostly about time and the space is shared. :’) But one thing is certain – both are in limited supply and signups have sneakily been open since January so you should probably hurry and fill in the form.

Cyprus Comic Con returns larger than ever with all of the usual features and activities and more;

  • Artist Alley [more seats for artists – *support local*]
  • Creative Corridor [bazaar got an upgrade plus more seats – *support even more local*]
  • Special Guests [loooooooaaaaads of them]
  • Limit Break Gaming [w o a h ]
  • Mediterranean Cosplay Championship [le 2nd – get crafting]
  • CCC Cosplay Masquerade [strike a pose]
  • Tabletop & Hobby Zone [roll a dice, paint your finger with an airbrush]
  • KIDS & STEM Zone [pew pew laser beams]
  • Medieval Zone [swing that broadsword!]
  • Film Festival [spoons anyone?]
  • Pro Wrestling [it’s time to rumble]
  • Live Stage Music & Entertainment [power chords everywhere]
  • Food & Drink Outdoor Festival [more seats, more nom noms]
  • Booths & Experiences [so many o_o omagah]
  • and even more to come [wait wat?]

We cannot wait to meet you all again at our post-apocalyptic homestead – the Cyprus State Fair (Kratiki Ekthesi).

 

Ten Years of Cyprus Comic Con


2014. Cyprus Comic Con was just an idea among a group of close friends. The desire to bring like-minded people together – a few hundred if we were lucky. To have something to look forward to together each year on our beautiful island. We could never have imagined CCC would grow the way it did and with so much heart. Some of us may remember the anime music nights and get togethers that preceded it all… the first times we met up and dared to cosplay out in the open… to wear what we love quite literally on our sleeve in a country where so many of us felt so alone and so misunderstood so much of the time. Coming up through school. Through university. Seeing friends leave Cyprus for studies, to work, never to return.

2014 and the show is on. Entrance is free. The high emotion and tears of joy when it wasn’t hundreds but thousands that blocked every city street around our venue, European University Cyprus. Cosplayers, artists, gamers, otakus and everyone else inbetween. All subcultures – all walks of alternative culture and lifestyle. The melting pot effect in full swing. Electricity in the air. Smiles everywhere. Immortalised by videographer Damien Heraclides in our very first cosplay music video;

2015 and we need a new venue. Filoxenia is big enough (we all think). 2016 and it’s two days – we’re invited to join EuroCosplay (with everlasting thanks to Sergey Dexter for brokering the conversation)  – for the very first time a Cypriot cosplayer, Nyree (Manic Crafts), represents our island on the world stage at MCM London Comic Con amid a sea of over 100,000 like-minded people from all over the globe. This in the wake of 12,000 people storming the gates of our humble local con on our tiny little island home. Filoxenia wasn’t as big as we thought. We’re politely asked to leave – “please look for another venue” they say. Once again immortalised by Damien;

2017 and we find ourselves at the gates of the Cyprus State Fair. The only venue in our entire country that is now large enough to host us all. It is the definition of an apocalyptic wasteland. That’s fine. We’ll make do… after all some of us are fans of post-apocalyptic fiction and video games. Fallout anyone? It’ll make for great cosplay photos! We meet Hafthor “The Mountain” Bjornsson – he bench presses some of us. We sweat. It’s hot. We grin and we bear it and 15,000 of us have another beautiful weekend together – for many of us the best one of our year. This time the talented Deniz Akansoy records the moment:

2019 and the show is back after a short break at a cooler time of year. We’re now needing to use almost all of the space the Cyprus State Fair has to offer. There are 17,000 of us present. For the first time we’re seeing new friends from neighbouring countries coming to join us in celebrating our weekend our way. Anthony Daniels of Star Wars fame joins us in the same year he headlines MCM London Comic Con. There are knights duking it out in full armour in the brand new Medieval Zone. It rains. We’re all drenched at the after party but it all works out nonetheless – thanks once again to Deniz for locking in the memories:

2023 and we have somehow gotten through those lost years. Buggy Boop Boop is christened and somehow survives over 20,000 of us coming together to see each other again after so much time forced apart. This time there are even more new nakama flying in (full planeloads in some cases) from all over the place. The very first Mediterranean Cosplay Championship takes place and cosplayers join us from as far away as Serbia for the chance to win an all expenses paid trip to the biggest cosplay celebration on Earth – World Cosplay Summit in Japan (with thanks to longstanding supporter Cablenet). Our judges crown our very own Eva (Insoriel Cosplay) as the first MCC winner! We’re so, so proud as she also goes on to represent Cyprus in France at the European Cosplay Gathering during Toulouse Game Show. And where on Earth did that wrestling ring come from?!

A milestone has been reached. Our little convention now stands at well over 10,000 square metres with attendance that surpasses that of similar events in other far larger countries. A testament to a full decade of blood, sweat, tears and love from an ever-expanding family of friends, volunteers all,  supporting what they believe in as well as the sheer art, entertainment and camaraderie on display from the countless creative, enterprising and wonderful people, communities and businesses that participate each year.

2024? 2024! : )

Shamrock Shindig at Moondog’s


Get your Irish dance shoes on, grab a pint and join us to CCC’s very own Saint Patrick’s day celebration, Shamrock Shindig! This year we are all gathering again at Moondog’s Bar & Grill in Nicosia on the 23rd of March from 14:00 til midnight. 

The atmosphere will be filled with Irish folk and rock tunes so let your inner bard shine! Get your swords, and magic elixirs out to partner up and participate in themed Dungeons & Dragons one-shot games throughout the whole evening!

Looking for a chance to win special prizes?

Find the golden bells that are hidden around or earn them by completing quests! Trade them in to the Quest Master and name your prize!

It cannot be a Cyprus Comic Con event without people dressing up in cosplay! Whether you pop by as a greedy leprechaun or as any medieval-inspired character make sure to bring that go-lucky energy! 

That is not all that we have in store for you! The festivities continue next door! The after-party takes place at Rabbit Hop til 2:00! 

This event is made possible in collaboration with our friends at Carlsberg!