The International Animation Festival + Agora of the island of Syros welcomes animated films from all over the globe for its competition programmes (International Shorts, Student Films, TV and Commissioned Films, Feature Films). First public screening of submitted films must have occurred strictly after 1st of January 2017 (seeking 2017-2019 productions).
The limit between shorts and features is set at 45 minutes. Anything <45mins is considered short, everything >45mins is a feature.
Awards & Prizes
About the 12th Animasyros Festival
This year's theme festival, AnimaGreen, is dedicated to the environment and sustainability. Animasyros approaches sustainable development not only in relation to the environment but as a process that ensures the preservation and spread of artistic heritage and creation through new technologies.
2019 marks the 5th year of “Agora”, the festival’s animation marketplace, a major concurrent event, steadily evolving into an important international hub of creative professional networking, targeting the development of synergies among animation professionals
2018 Festival News (Archive)
The festival comprises screenings, tributes to international animation festivals, artists and studios, media literacy activities for children, youngsters and adults, parties and tons of parallel events. 2018 marks the fourth year of "Agora" animation market, a major concurrent event, steadily evolving into an important international hub of creative professional networking, targeting the development of synergies among animation professional
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2018 Visual Identity:
Greek-American animation artist and Dreamworks Animation Supervisor producer Aliki Theofilopoulos designs the 2018 festival identity. Theofilopoulos has executively produced and directed Disney’s hit series Descendants Wicked World; she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy (writer and storyboard artist), and Emmy-nominated (song writer) for Disney’s Phineas and Ferb.
She began her career in feature animation in 1995, animating Hercules, Tarzan and Treasure Planet, before moving into the world of television as a Story Artist, Writer, Director, and Executive Producer. Her credits also include the award-winning Disney Mickey Mouse shorts as well as Nickelodeon’s Chalk Zone and Warner Brothers’ Johnny Test. She developed two shorts for Frederator/Nickelodeo, Yaki and Yumi , and Girls on the Go. Aliki also directed the Annecy-selected short, Doctor Lollipop. Currently she is the Supervising Producer on a new show for Dreamworks Television to be released in Netflix (2018).