The International Animation Festival Animasyros2021 returns for the 14th year in Syros, from the 22nd until the 26th of September, 2021. This year we are inspired by the Greek Revolution and the well-known words of Theodoros Kolokotronis, from his speech in Pnyx, “Just like rain, the desire for freedom fell upon us […], and we started the revolution.”, dedicating this year’s theme to Freedom and Revolution. This special feature includes the screening of animation films from across the world that embrace the notion of Freedom, as well as the act of personal and social revolution.

The competitive Artistic Programme of Animasyros is enriched, as to the already existing categories (International Competition Section, Student Competition Section, Feature Film Competition running for the Audience Prize, Prize for the Best Greek-speaking film, TV & Commissioned Film Competition) two new prizes for animated films are added: The prize for animated films oriented towards children, K.ID.S, and the prize for the best LGBTQI-oriented animation film, Animapride. The Artistic Programme of Animasyros is also accompanied by the non-competitive section, International Panorama, which includes animation films from all around the world.

Applications for the competitive sections of Animasyros2021 are submitted exclusively through the page of Animasyros in the platform Film Freeway:

https://filmfreeway.com/AnimaSyrosInternationalAnimationFestivalAgora-949575. The application deadline is the 30th of June, 2021.

The design & animation of Animaspyros, the Festival’s mascot for 2021 is created by Petros Christoulias


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