Corfu International Festival – CIF inaugurates a new platform of artistic expression and interaction, with leading and renowned artists as participants.
A multidimensional, multicultural, multifaceted festival, driven by an inclusion and diversity philosophy and having the Corfu stigma as its main imprint, aspires to offer a new dimension to what a festival is considered to be. Beyond its content, its differentiation lies in its duration. CIF will be held all year round inviting residents and visitors to wander in an environment characterized by Greek history and Venetian grace.
The festival’s program consists of numerous events from different fields aiming at the representation of a wide artistic network. A variety of original artistic creations that includes music, theater, dance, literature and visual arts. A specially designed program full of creative contrasts and fruitful surprises that will host important local and international artists, many of whom for the first time in our country.
CIF dynamically evolves across the island with the prestigious and atmospheric setting of Corfu as a background. From the exquisite Old Town of Corfu, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the imposing neoclassical Mont Repo, the locations themselves highlight the content of the events.
Under the artistic direction of Dionysis Grammenos, CIF places once again Corfu on the cultural and touristic map of the country and Europe, seeking to become a point of reference and a holistic experience of art and culture.
The Festival is organized by the Municipality of Central Corfu and Diapontia Islands under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourism Organisation with the valuable support of sponsors, friends and volunteers.