Animafest Cyprus - Junior Edition

Cyprus : Animafest Cyprus - Junior Edition

Screenings of Animation films for children and families, exhibitions, educational programs, creative workshops for students and professionals, seminars, lectures.

This year Animafest Cyprus- Views of the World inaugurates Animafest Cyprus – Junior Edition, which focuses on education, from preschool level through to professional training. The main goal of this new edition of the festival is the development of its outreach programs in the field of education and thus the support and cultivation of the field of Animation in Cyprus. The program will present curated children’s animation films by independent artists and studios from all over the world, as well as the work of Cypriot artists. This new edition will also include lectures, tributes, exhibitions, children’s competition program, workshops and specialized masterclasses in new technologies.

Animafest Cyprus – Junior Edition will take place yearly in March in Nicosia. Its target audience is children and young people, as well as educators and parents who are interested in expanding their knowledge in the art of Animation.

Educational Program—Elementary School
The goal of this educational program is the cultivation of the children’s audience in Cyprus, as well as the introduction of educators to the art of animation. We will make use of our important existing collaborations with other international Animation festivals around the world for the exchange of film programs and for organizing educational workshops.

More specifically, in this year’s educational program there will be two morning workshops for children in elementary education, in which the students will have the opportunity to use animation techniques that are suitable for their age group. This workshop will help children communicate using a broad spectrum of visual messages, thus developing their creativity.

Specialized Masterclasses for professionals
Animafest Cyprus in collaboration with Graphic Stories Cyprus presents “Animated Stories”, a series of lectures, case studies and workshops, with the aim of promoting the visual arts, illustration and animation. This series will include workshops and seminars with experienced professionals such as screenwriters, artists, animators, educators, producers, directors etc.
More specifically, the two-day afternoon workshop for students and professionals (15-16 May) will include two different sections: 1. Character Design with Katerina Pandela and 2. 3D Modeling with Andreas Rossides. An exhibition of drawings from films by Cypriot artists who distinguished themselves in the last few years in Countryside Animafest Cyprus will be held in the same space as the workshop. For more information on the workshops check the official Festival webpage

Children’s Film Competition program
Three international competition programs will be screened. The award for best film (500 euro) will be an audience award and will be selected after a vote by the children and young people in the audience. The award is sponsored by the Bank of Cyprus.

The Festival is organized by the non-profit organization Animafest Cyprus Views of the World with the support of ASIFA, the UNESCO international organization for Animation. Our official sponsor is the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus. The festival is organized under the auspices of the Municipality of Nicosia.


From: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
Until: Saturday, March 17th, 2018
Time: See Description


Famagusta Gate
Athina Avenue
Nicosia, Nicosia 1017, Cyprus
Phone: 22797650


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