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.
WINNERSInternational Grand PrixErlkoning (Switzerland) Directed by Georges Schwizgebel
National CompetitionI, the EyeDirected 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 MentionsBefore 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