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 CompetitionEnslaved (Cyprus, UK)Directed by Constantinos Sophocleous
Large Scale AbsurditiesDirected by Charalambos Margaritis
To Reach a Soul (Cyprus, UK)Directed by Stefanos Chrysanthou
I, the EyeDirected by Eleni Chandriotou
Serafim Directed by Charis Christodoulides
Beber’ Le Dromadaire (Cyprus, France)Directed by Rhea Lazarides and Christina Karekla
Hairy Harry, the First IncidentDirected by Dino Syrimis
Money PollutionDirected by Periklis Georgiou
The Glitch Directed by Maria Nicolaou
FrogoDirected by Georgia Nicolaou
Large Scale Absurdities Vol. 2Directed by Charalambos Margaritis
AgrinouiDirected by Alexis Chaviaras
From HeavenDirected by Sholeh Zahraei
Cluster Directed by Constantinos Gerogiou
140 000-1/One Hundred Forty Thousand Minus OneDirected by Savvas Theodosiou
United UropaDirected by Cosmas Nonis
The Man and the Trees (Cyprus, Hungary, Romania)Directed by Constantinos Terlikkas and Dani Pucz