FESTIVALS: Erlkoning Wins Countryside Animafest Cyprus

Erlkoning by Georges Schwizgebel Erlkoning by Georges Schwizgebel

PAPHOS: The Swiss film Erlkoning by Georges Schwizgebel was awarded the International Grand Prix at the 15th Countryside Animafest Cyprus, while I, the Eye by Eleni Chandriotou won in the national competition.

This year the festival screened 68 animated films from 21 to 23 July. The jury which decided the winners of the national and the international competition was composed of Kaspar Jancis, Yiorgos Savvinides and Theodore Ushev.

There were 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.

International Grand Prix
Erlkoning (Switzerland)
Directed by Georges Schwizgebel

National Competition
I, the Eye
Directed by Eleni Chandriotou

Special Mention in the National Competition
The Man and the Trees (Cyprus, Hungary and Romania)
Directed by Constantinos Terlikkas and Dani Pucz

Jury Special Mentions
Before Love (Russia)
Directed by Igor Kovalyov

Parade de Satie (Japan)
Directed by Koji Yamamura

How Long, Not Long (Denmark)
Directed by Michelle and Uri Kranot