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