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A Premiere to Remember!

The power of creativity, as well as  and the ability of art to open new perspectives constituted the focal point of the Animasyros 10 startling premiere, at the Apollon Municipal Theatre of Ermoupolis.

In the context of the creative collaboration, for the third consecutive year, with the Greek National Opera, a mesmerising gala was presented, so as to celebrate the festival’s 10th edition, with the three outstanding artists, Vasiliki Karagianni, Eleni Voudouraki, and Yiannis Christopoulos giving an unforgettable performance.


The President of Animasyros, Vassilis Karamitsanis, welcomed the audience highlighting the fact that the Festival could not have succeeded in becoming one of the 20 most prestigious animation festival worldwide, without the invaluable support of the people of Syros.

George Leontaritis, Deputy Head of Cyclades, Region of the South Aegean announced that Animasyros’ 10th anniversary coincides with the strengthening of the audiovisual sector. For, the Region of South Aegean has taken the lead in the submission and voting of a draft bill by the Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunication & Media, paving the way to International film productions for Syros and for the islands of South Aegean.

Introductory speeches were also delivered by Thomais Mendrinou, Deputy Mayor of Cultural Affairs of Syros, Klimentini Diakomanoli, Head of Press and Media of the European Commission Representation in Greece, Margaritis Schinas, Chief Spokesperson of the European Commission and, Athanasios Theodoropoulos, President of the Greek National Opera.

The event ended with opera themed animation screenings. Amongst them, the experimental A Symphony for Rossini: Il Turco in Italia, by Monica Manganelli and the subversive Nausicaa  L’altra Odissea, by  Bepi Vigna.

Animasyros 10 is on!

A first morning  full of smiles and excitement: Screenings for children and teenagers  at the Apollo Theater,  interesting educational workshops for both young and old, the beginning of the “Focus on Brazil” Special Tribute, as well as the much anticipated inauguration of People with Disabilities-Ability Special Tribute with “Life Animated”.  And that was just the beginning! A spectacular opening ceremony, from the Greek National Opera, awaits us, tomorrow, Thursday, 28.9, at 21.00!

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Animasyros 10 Official Catalogue

The official Animasyros 10 Catalogue is now available online! You can now find everything there is to know about the Festival’s 10th Edition on this detailed 139-page guide:

MASTERCLASSES @ Animasyros10

Participation is open and free to everyone!
To reserve your place, please register by email to: programme@animasyros.gr.
Make sure to note: masterclass@animasyros10 at the subject line.


Thursday 28.09

*Hermoupolis Cultural Centre

13:00-14:00 The Department of Graphic Design (Technological Educational Institute of Athens) communicates ecologically – Eleni Mouri, Associate Professor Technological Educational Institute of Athens

 Friday 29.09


*Cultural Center of Hermoupolis

11:00-12:00 Masterclass: Animated cinema, an essential vector of cultural and social education- Stéphan Roelants- Melusive Production and Studio 352- LU

12:00-13:00 Masterclass: US Animates Greece: From an idea, to developing a fully animated episode/pilot. Aliki Theofilopoulos (Dreamworks) , Kathleen Good (Disney)- US

13:00-13:30 Coffee Break

13:30-14:30 Masterclass: Pitch Perfect Erik Van Drunen (NL)

14:30-15:15  Works in Progress: Compartments– Daniella Koffler (IL)

 Works in Progress: THE OX  – Υorgos Nikopoulos (GR)

Saturday 30.09


*Apollon Theatre

11:00-12:00  Presentation: An insight into Cartoon Saloon- Tomm Moore (IE)

12:00-12:45  Works in Progress: Icarus– Carlo Vogele (LU)

13:00- 13:45  Presentation: United we fly – Theodore (GR)

13:45-14:15 European Animation Awards (Émile Awards): The Celebration of European Animation –  Vassilis Kroustallis (GR)

17:00-17:45 Masterclass: The Intersection between Illustration & Animation  Patrick Doyon (CA)

Animasyros10| Official Shcedule

Wednesday 27.09



All toys for all children [ GR 3΄20΄΄]
My place [ GR 3΄24΄΄]
4 sketches [GR 3΄5΄΄]
Every child matters  [IN 2΄23΄΄]
Stop deforestation [IN 2′ 17”]
Çuikiri  [BR 7΄]

10.30 K.ID.S 1
Agrinoui [CY 19΄40΄΄]
Willie and the Foxtrot 01 [UY 2΄ 6΄΄]
Molbox [KR 8΄40΄΄]
Sweet Tooth [US 5΄]
Co se stalo v zoo
(Zoo story) [CZ 4΄10΄΄]
El Nen i l’Eriçó
(The Kid and the Hedgehog) [ES 3΄4΄΄]
Rumble in the Jungle [DE 1΄30΄΄]

11.15 K.ID.S 2
Scrambled [NL 6΄28΄΄]
Polska Warrior [NL 25΄]
Full Feather Jacket [NL 2΄34΄΄]
Tom in Couchland [US 2΄19΄΄]
Twin Islands [FR 7′ 18”]
She’s got the blush [BE 5΄15΄΄]
Baozha! [SG 6′ 45”]
Buoy [UK 2΄41΄΄]


Life Animated [US 91΄]



O Menino e o Mundo
(The Boy & the World) [BR 81΄]



10:00-14:00 Workshop for Adults – The Extraordinary and Marvellous people from the island of Syros| A+C Studios | Dan Richards (UK)

Workshop for Seniors –Our Europe|Anastasia Dimitra, Eleni Mouri (GR)

16:00 – 19:00  Animation Workshop for Teenagers (12-17 years old) – The Imaginary|Gus Tiligadis, Margarita Simopoulou (GR)
16:00 – 19:00  Workshop for Children (10 – 12 years old) – A trip around Europe| Elena Pavlaki (GR)


10:00 – 14:00
18:00 – 23:00

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Act4Greece| Animasyros #tour16/17: Thank you!

Animasyros, International Animation Festival + Agora, would like to wholeheartedly thank everyone who supported, via the Act4Greece Crowdfunding Platform, Animasyros #tour16/17.
The funds raised were allocated to numerous educational actions, while covering various operating costs.


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Tribute: “People with Disabilities-Ability”

The participation and access of People with Disabilities in Animasyros – International Animation Festival + Agora activities constitutes a key priority for the organization. It has been largely expressed through the implementation of a numerous media literacy programmes, resulting in the creation of animated films, which, in turn, are disseminated through Animasyros’ national, as well as worldwide, cultural events.

This year’s tribute “People with Disabilities-Ability” includes films that, on one hand, address the concept of diversity awareness and sensitivity while, on the other hand, focuses on films created by disabled people, in order to demonstrate that creativity is the means by which People with Disabilities could be assimilated into the wider social environment. The tribute includes 15 animated films that are shown free of charge, while the accessibility for Persons with disability in the screening halls is secured.


 The tribute on “PwD-Ability” is implemented by the Operational Program “Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning” and its co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund) and Greek National Funds.





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Destination: Syros! Your perfect autumn short break!

Are you planning your autumn holidays? Well, then, late September is an ideal time to visit the magical island of Syros and discover its exceptional beauty and cultural heritage! What is more, you could, also, benefit from the special discounts  that Animasyros 10 has secured for you!
We are looking forward to meeting you in person!
Ferry Tickets:

In order to provide you ferry tickets with a 20 % discount from/to Syros for the festival dates, you have to:
Contact our festival sending an e-mail to: filoxenia@animasyros.gr | until 18 September| entitled “BLUE STAR 20 % – name/surname” and referring to the specific route you are interested in.
Then you can collect your tickets from the collaborated port offices of Gelasakis Shipping & Travel at the port of Piraeus (tel. 210 4222440) and Gaviotis Travel at the port of Syros (tel. 22810 86610).

Please check the existing routes here:  https://domestic-web.bluestarferries.com/default.aspx?lng=UK

*To be noted that there is a limited number of tickets available.


Please contact with the hotels below and inform them that it is for the Animasyros Festival.

  1. Paradise rooms tel.: +30 22810 83204 e-mail: info@paradiserooms.gr
  2. Pefkakia Park tel.: +30 2281088095 e-mail: info@pefkakia-park.gr
  3. Afrodite tel.: +30 22810 82976 e-mail: elpidaster@yahoo.gr

For further information, please contact: filoxenia@animasyros.gr.




Animasyros10: Official Selection!

From March 16 to June 30, 2017, 2.051 films were submitted for preselection. Below you may find the Animasyros 10 Official Selection, in competitive and non-competitive Sections. The films appear in their original title, while the
Greek ones in their translation into English. For any enquiries regarding the selection kindly contact us at programme@animasyros.gr. The Festival’s screening schedule will be announced soon at our website.
You can download Animasyros 10 Laureate here. Thank you all for your interest!

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Call of Interest for Pitching Forum, Videotheque @ Animasyros 10

When: September 27-October 1, 2017

 Where: the island of Syros – Greece

I. Animated film projects in development or early financing
II. Animated films seeking distribution

 Deadline for submissions at the Pitching Forum: July 15, 2017

 Deadline for Videotheque: July 30, 2017

 More info on Animasyros: www.animasyros.gr, Facebook Page, Instagram

 Watch: Animasyros 9.0 making of @ https://vimeo.com/192765121


Animasyros 10, the 10th edition of the annual International Animation Festival + Agora, is held on 27 September-October, 1 2017 in Hermoupolis, Ano Syros & Posidonia, Syros island (GR).


With over 260 animation films screened, the festival features three International competition sections, namely the professional, student and feature films. Thematic panoramas (international, student & K.IDs) and a Greek panorama of animation films are also included in the programme. Animasyros manifests its annual thematic priority, which this year is dedicated to the animation narrative for Europe, through a special screenings programme and a roundtable highlighting the current state of affairs in the European Animation Industry, within the common framework of the EU. The artistic programme is completed with special tributes, screening events & curatorial programmes celebrating the10th anniversary of the Festival.   Hands-on animation workshops are enriched, in order to integrate children from neighboring islands, adolescents, young professionals as well as vulnerable social groups such as People with Disabilities & senior citizens. Meet the talents sessions, Concerts and parties run throughout the festival.

All in all, Animasyros 10 is an annual meeting point of animated cinema lovers, European and international animation professionals, linking creators with their possible professional, artistic and audience counterparts with pan-European approach.

The market section, Agora, at its third pilot year is further developed, as a scheme facilitating market access to prominent animation professionals, through co-production opportunities via pitching sessions, while representatives of the local, European and international animation industry present in open sessions industry specific topics to the accredited professionals.


Pitching Forum

The present call is addressed to animated films & TV shows with a minimum duration of 26 minutes (total), under development or seeking financial cooperation & synergies at a European level.

Selected projects at the Pitching Forum, will receive free accommodation for two representatives for three nights and a 20% discount on ferry tickets from the port of Piraeus. Hospitality arrangements are organized by the Festival solely.

Directors and/or Producers of under development projects will have the opportunity to present their project to a selected team of producers and investors, in order to create the conditions for the next stages of their project.

Send your application until 15.7.2017 @ agora2@animasyros.gr

Every application must include:

  • A short Summary (up to 300 words)
  • A Director’s note
  • At least 3 stills that reflect the aesthetics of the project
  • A Short producer note describing the project status (schedule)
  • The financial plan of the project
  • Director’s and producer’s Bio
  • A preview link of the project (pilot, animatic etc), if available.
  • Full contact details and specifically Name, Country, Position, Email, Mobile Phone.

Representative of selected projects will additionally have the chance to participate at all the activities of the Agora section of the Festival, which includes:

  • An integrated videotheque (digital library) of completed and in progress animation films, accessible to accredited professionals.
  • An open networking meeting (Meet the Directors).



 This call is also addressed to professionals of the animation industry (director, producer, film promoters etc) seeking distribution opportunities. You can participate at the Market by submitting your work at the integrated videotheque (digital library) of completed and in progress animation films, accessible to accredited professionals.

In order to validly participate at the Videotheque, you have to:

  1. Send a screening copy of the animation film exclusively by electronic means (ie. Upload it on a webpage, use wetransfer, dropbox or relevant file transfer means) at agora2@animasyros.gr
  2. Attach to the e-mail a high resolution photo still [300 dpi]
  3. Attach to the e-mail a document containing full credits & technical details of the film
  4. Full contact details (Name, Country, Position, Email, Mobile Phone).

Send your film until 15.07.2017 @ agora2@animasyros.gr

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