FESTIVALS: Cyprus Animation Fest Announces Competition Films

    Koyaa - Naughty Toy Car by Kolja Saksida Koyaa - Naughty Toy Car by Kolja Saksida

    NICOSIA: Eleven animated films from Cyprus will screen in the National Competition of the 16th Countryside Animafest Cyprus – Views of the World festival, which will take place in Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia from 24 to 30 June 2017.

    The festival has three categories: Ιnternational Competition, Children’s Competition and the National Competition. The international sections include films from across the CEE region, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia and Slovenia.

    The International Competition section will be judged by NFB Animation Studio producer Jelena Popovic, award-winning animated filmmaker Joni Mannisto and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science Koji Yamamura. The Children’s Competition will be judged by animators Andreas Procopiou and Katerina Pantela, as well as 3D artist and painter Andreas Rossides.

    During the festival, which is supported by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, a number of parallel events, including workshops and masterclasses, will also take place.

    The complete list of films in competition follows:

    International Short Film Competition:

    Estate (France, Belgium)
    Directed by Ronny Trocker

    La Grande Histoire D’Un Petit Trait (France)
    Directed by Antoine Robert

    Wednesday With Goddard (UK)
    Directed by Nicolas Menard

    Empty Space (Estonia)
    Directed by Ulo Pikkov

    My Father’s Room (Korea)
    Directed by Jang Nari

    Nighthawk by Spela CadezNighthawk (Slovenia, Croatia)
    Directed by Spela Cadez

    Blind Vaysha (Canada)
    Directed by Theodore Ushev

    Ariadne’s Thread (Switzerland)
    Directed by Claude Luyet

    Nothing Happens (Denmark)
    Directed by Michelle and Uri Kranot

    Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon (Germany)
    Directed by Tomer Eshed

    Antarctica (Belgium)
    Directed by Jeroen Ceulebrouck

    Shuma (Estonia)
    Directed by Lucija Mrzljak

    Au Revoir Balthazar (Switzerland)
    Directed by Rafael Sommerhalder

    Sore Eyes for Infinity (Finland)
    Directed by Elli Vuorinen

    Garden Party (France)
    Directed by Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon and Lucas Navarro

    The Day After the Party (UK)
    Directed by Diyala Muir

    Artists and Hooligans (Russia)
    Directed by Ivan Maximov and Anna Romanova

    Strange Fish (USA)
    Directed by Steven Subotnick

    Fortgang / Progress (Switzerland)
    Directed by Otto Alder

    Scratch (Triptyque-3) (Canada)
    Directed by Pierre Hebert

    Train to Peace (Germany)
    Directed by Jakob Weyde and Jost Althoff

    Contact (Spain)
    Directed by Alessandro Novelli

    Journal Anime (France)
    Directed by Donato Sansone

    Corner (Estonia)
    Directed by Lucija Mrzljak

    Eclipse (Russia)
    Directed by Anna Shepilova

    A Festive Wind (Switzerland, France)
    Directed by Marjolaine Perreten

    Traveling Country (Bulgaria, Croatia)
    Directed by Vessela Dantcheva and Ivan Bogdanov

    Pica Pica (Switzerland)
    Directed by Mojgan Ghanaatgar

    Casino (Canada)
    Directed by Steven Woloshen

    When the Days Were Endless (Brazil)
    Directed by Marcus Vinicius Vasconcelos

    Children International Short Film Competition

    Jubile (France)
    Directed by Coralie Soudet, Charlotte Piogé, Marion Duvert, Marie El Kadiri and Agathe Marmion

    Frozen Fun (Germany)
    Directed by Verena Fels

    Piccolo Concerto (Germany)
    Directed by Ceylan Beyoglu

    Goats (Russia)
    Directed by Ekaterina Filippova

    In a Cage (France)
    Directed by Loic Bruyere

    Aport (Russia)
    Directed by Denis Voronin

    Two Trams (Russia)
    Directed by Svetlana Andrianova

    Mole and the Earthworm (Germany)
    Directed by Johannes Schiehsl

    The Kid and the Hedgehog (Spain)
    Directed by Marc Riba and Anna Solanas

    The Pocket Man (France, Switzerland, Georgia)
    Directed by Ana Chubinidze

    Flip-Books (France)
    Directed by Marie Paccou

    Catherine (Belgium)
    Directed by Britt Raes

    Koyaa – Naughty Toy Car (Slovenia)
    Directed by Kolja Saksida

    Poles Apart (UK)
    Directed by Paloma Baeza

    Bat Time (Germany)
    Directed by Elena Walf

    The Sled (Russia)
    Directed by Olesya Shchukina

    Crocodile (Germany)
    Directed by Julia Ocker

    Spring Jam (New Zealand)
    Spring Jam by Ned WenlockDirected by Ned Wenlock

    Manolo (Belgium, France)
    Directed by Abel Ringot

    Hamlet Comedy (Russia)
    Directed by Eugeniy Fadeyev

    National Competition

    Directed by Kat Michaelides

    Directed by Michalis Kalopedis

    Directed by Amalia Iisa Michael

    La Soupe (national and international competitions)
    Directed by Νikos Synnos

    Without Visitors
    Project coordinated by Antigoni Sofokleous
    Animators Maria Moutafidou, Maria Xatzoulli, Maria Christodoulou and Eleni Fanari

    Directed by Anna Mouyis

    Directed by Stefanie Chrysostomou

    The Dreamer
    Directed by Ilias Neofitou

    Small Lives
    Directed by Christina Konstantinou (Out of Competition competition)

    The Present
    Directed by Constantinos Sophocleous

    Directed by Maria Mitsi