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Queer Wave 2023: 4th edition of Cyprus LGBTQIA+ Film Festival runs 08–17 Sep in Nicosia

The festival that pledged to create a space for queer cinema in Cyprus is back for its 4th annual celebration. The Queer Wave lineup once again boasts an eclectic selection of recent Cypriot and international works, alongside gems of queer cinema from decades long past.

Queer Wave returns for another 10 days this year, with over 20 screenings, discussion panels and parallel events featuring local artists and DJs. As in previous years, the selection has been curated to include festival winners, impressive works by newcomers, and some slightly more eccentric options. The festival will once again provide a means to celebrate LGBTQIA+ experiences, build community, and explore the multiplicity of forms that queer cinema and lives can take, through works of fiction, documentary, animation and hybrids.

The 4th edition of Queer Wave will be taking place 08–17 September 2023 in Nicosia. Sessions x SPEL will provide the festival’s main venue for this edition, as Queer Wave renews its partnership with Sessions, now at the State Gallery of Contemporary Art – SPEL. On Friday 15 September, open-air screenings will take place north of the green line on the premises of Shakespeare House, courtesy of the British High Commission. The festival will conclude with two more days of open-air screenings 16–17 September on the Sessions x SPEL rooftop (Cloud).

The full programme will soon be announced on the festival’s website

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Joyland pre-festival screening in collaboration with Larnaka Cinema Society


Queer Wave 2023 is organised by the non-profit Queer Wave LTD and sponsored by the Deputy Ministry of Culture – Department of Modern and Contemporary Culture.

Supported by:

  • Sessions x SPEL
  • European Parliament Office in Cyprus
  • Youth Board of Cyprus
  • British High Commission
  • Australian High Commission
  • Institut Français de Chypre
  • Goethe-Institut Cyprus
  • European Film Academy
  • Queer Cyprus Association
  • Queer Collective CY
  • Accept – LGBTI Cyprus