FESTIVALS: Animated Films to Sparkle at the 15th Countryside Animafest Cyprus


PAPHOS: The 15th edition of the Countryside Animafest Cyprus, the official Cyprus animation festival, will screen 68 films in Paphos from 21 to 23 July 2016.

There are 17 films in the national competition and 26 in the international competition, 12 Danish films in the Animation Workshop and 13 children’s animated films in Children Panorama. The animated films, that are no longer than 30-minutes, are under the theme Aspects of the World.
A parallel exhibition will showcase works created during a workshop in Paphos by six students under the guidance of two professors from the Department of Digital Arts of the National Superior Fine Arts School of Paris.

The jury which will decide the winners of the National and the International Competition is composed of Kaspar Jancis, Yiorgos Savvinides and Theodore Ushev .
A three-day workshop with Austrian experimental animation filmmaker Thomas Renoldner and Italian illustrator Federica Pagnucco will help participants exploring the possibilities of combining printmaking and animation.
The festival will end with a performance by the Cypriot band Sandy Brour.

National Competition
Enslaved (Cyprus, UK)
Directed by Constantinos Sophocleous

Large Scale Absurdities
Directed by Charalambos Margaritis

To Reach a Soul (Cyprus, UK)
Directed by Stefanos Chrysanthou

I, the Eye
Directed by Eleni Chandriotou

Directed by Charis Christodoulides

Beber’ Le Dromadaire (Cyprus, France)
Directed by Rhea Lazarides and Christina Karekla

Hairy Harry, the First Incident
Directed by Dino Syrimis

Money Pollution
Directed by Periklis Georgiou

The Glitch
Directed by Maria Nicolaou

Directed by Georgia Nicolaou

Large Scale Absurdities Vol. 2
Directed by Charalambos Margaritis

Directed by Alexis Chaviaras

From Heaven
Directed by Sholeh Zahraei

Directed by Constantinos Gerogiou

140 000-1/One Hundred Forty Thousand Minus One
Directed by Savvas Theodosiou

United Uropa
Directed by Cosmas Nonis

The Man and the Trees (Cyprus, Hungary, Romania)
Directed by Constantinos Terlikkas and Dani Pucz