Animasyros 13: Open Call for Submissions

Animasyros returns for its 13th year and presents Animation is Great! – a tribute to the UK’s influential animation scene, four competition sections and many more collaborations.

Open Call for submissions by 30 June here: 

The Animasyros International Animation Festival, the Greece’s largest Animation Festival, will take place for the 13th consecutive year, presenting rich thematic and international collaborations, from 23 to 27 September 2020, on the island of Syros, co-organized with the Municipality of Syros – Ermoupolis and the South Aegean Region.

Animation is Great!

The main theme of this year’s edition focuses on one of the most influential scenes, the UK animation scene, which has influenced, among others, Hayao Miyazaki and his Howl’s Moving Castle. As part of the tribute, there will be feature films – classics in its history, as well as innovative young creators and animated films on the UK music scene. At the same time, invited animators and teachers from UK animation schools will be in Athens and Syros for masterclasses at the Agora section of the festival.

The Festival

With four competitions, International & Student Short films, and Feature films (Audience Award) as well as the European Values ​​Award #ThisIsEU – European Commission Representative Award, out-of-Competition thematic panoramas (International, Student & Greek Panoramas, as well K.ID.S. ), Animasyros 13 aims for yet another year to attract the interest of established animated filmmakers from Greece and the rest of the world. In addition, for its 13th edition, the Festival selects to honor the Czech Republic, in cooperation with the Czech Film Center, and Mexico, in cooperation with the Embassy of Mexico. Stay tuned for more news!

Open Call for submissions

If you are a director, producer, animator or for any reason have an animation ready to be screened at the festival – and not just the public – you can apply for the three competition sections and become part of Animasyros 13. Applications are submitted through Online FilmFreeway platform. The application process has already begun and ends on 30 June 2020.

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