The 15th edition of Animasyros International Animation Festival is taking place from 20 to 25 September, 2022 in Syros Island, Greece.
Animasyros Festival is organized into three main pillars, the artistic program, the educational programs and the Market section, while there are also parallel activities such as exhibitions, concerts and parties.
The Festival was launched, as an initiative of the non-profit company Platforma-Urban Culture Co, in order to promote to the audience the art of animated film, while the initiative aimed at building and maintaining a creative meeting and networking hub of animation professional at a pan-European and international level.
With a program richer than ever, the largest International Animation Festival in Greece and one of the top 20 of its kind in Europe presents more than 200 films from 43 countries including 8 competition sections (International, Student, K. ID.S, AnimaPride, National Competition, TV & Commissioned Films, Feature Films & #ThisisEU European Values award), special tributes and events, training sessions, international collaborations as well as the Agora, the industry event which offers various networking opportunities which focus on the countries of the East Mediterranean region.
The main theme of the Festival, dedicated to the Baltic countries (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia), and implemented in collaboration with the Latvian Animation Association and the support of the Embassies of these countries in Greece, will present two feature films: “Captain Morten and the Spider Queen” and Gints Zilbalodis’ feature debut “AWAY”, which he made entirely by himself and won the Best Feature Film Contrechamp Award in Annecy International Animation Festival (2019), selected in more than 85 festivals and sold in 18 territories. In addition, there will be two specially curated programs with a total of 10 short films from Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia co-curated by Anna Zaca, director of the Latvian Animation Association and Animasyros.
The Official Opening of #animasyros2022 took place at Apollon Theater by the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
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