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For Animation and Film Festivals & Events Professionals


  • Zippy Frames hosts an extended database of call for entries from animation festivals. A large part of its news roundup covers animation festivals and film festival news. However, not everything can be covered with the same depth and extent as it could (and should) have been. If you're interested in getting in talks and an offer for a festival promotion agreement, contact our Head Editor (vassilis AT zippyframes DOT com)


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 Meet our Head Editor, Vassilis Kroustallis

He is a film and animation professional and scholar. He has studied Classics, Philosophy (Greece /UK) and film journalism (Glasgow University). Since 2011, he has been the Head Editor of Zippy Frames,  one of the few international resources promoting exclusively European and independent animation worldwide, with readership from more than 129 countries overall.
He has been invited to major animation festivals, served as a member jury (Animafest Zagreb, Animanima Serbia, Fest Anča Slovakia, Anibar Kosovo), and curated Greek and international animation programmes. He was the first Greek Ambassador at the European Animation Awards (January 2017 – June 2018), and served as artistic director of Be there! Corfu Animation Festival (2011-17).
In 2016, he received the Norman McLaren – Evelyn Lambart Award (Society for Animation Studies) for Best Scholarly Article in Animation, for his paper about Waltz with Bashir (published in Jewish Film and New Media). He has published pieces on film and animation in academic articles and book volumes, and is currently a PhD Candidate (Ionian University, Greece) researching contemporary European feature animation. He is voting member of the Annie Awards (organized by ASIFA-Hollywood). In 2016, he started his own production company, Scheriaa Productions; the short film The Sea Tranced Isle (dir. Effie Pappa) is currently under production.




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