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Queer Wave: Cyprus’ first LGBTQ+ film festival coming in August


The first edition of Cyprus’ first LGBTQ+ film festival will take place online from August 1-8 and access to online screenings is free of charge.

Organisers said that the festival’s aim is to make more queer cinema accessible to Cypriot audiences.

“We are addressing the serious gap in the market for LGBTQ+ films, and bringing communities closer together – one film at a time,” it was noted.

For eight days, spectators will have access to a rich programme of international, award winning short and feature films spanning fiction, documentaries and animation.

“Queer Wave is an answer to the problematic and long standing absence of LGBTQ+ films on the Cyprus market and gives emphasis to films which have not been screened in Cyprus before. The aim of the festival is to establish a new platform that will become an annual event,” organisers said.

Queer Wave has said that the festival’s programme will be published soon at

Queer Wave is supported by:

Accept – LGBTI Cyprus
Queer Cyprus Association
Cyprus Youth Council
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Embassy of Sweden
Swedish Institute
Goethe Institut
British Council
A&P Language Institute & Translation Centre LTD

Communications Sponsor: CyBC

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