The Animattikon Project 2021
06 - 12/09
Dear friends of the Animattikon Project,
The Animattikon Project 2021 has reached its end. Kimonos Art Center would like to thank all the people who made it possible with their generosity, help and support.
This year's edition was organized in collaboration with the Department of Multimedia & Graphic Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology. A big thank you goes to Doros Polydorou and the students of the department who presented the interactive VR installation "The Last Play" at the House of Arts and Literature of Pafos. Big thanks to Constantinos Neocleous, Photini Symeou, Marilena Petrou, Christia Darna and Sasha Skriptsova for installing, opening and presenting the installation during the festival. We would also like to thank Stelios Sofocli and all the people of the House of Arts and Literature for their help.
As usual, the festival was supported by the hotel Almyra Hotel who provided the hospitality for the festival's guests.
The festival was held under the hospices of CAA - Cyprus Animation Association - ASIFA Cyprus, and we were very happy to host a gathering of its members, during which ideas were exchanged on how to further promote animation in Cyprus. We are thankful to Vassilis C. Karamitsanis, president of ASIFA Hellas and Animasyros International Animation Festival for taking the time to visit us in order to participate in the meeting and share his experience and ideas with us. We are most thankful to Lefteris Eleftheriou of Invest Cyprus / Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency for actively supporting the festival, as well as for attending this meeting to present the funding opportunities for audiovisual productions in Cyprus and to discuss with the association on the matter.
We are also grateful to Olivier Catherin, Nancy Denney-Phelps, Marchand Juliette, for taking the time to travel in order to attend the festival, participate in the juries for the Golden Hat Awards and organize presentations. Along with Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Andria Pourouti, Marios Matheou, Charalambos Charalabous and Panagiota Michael Soteri they had the patience to sit through the extensive selection of films we presented this year and make difficult choices to honor the best films in each one of our 7 competition categories.
Lots of music took place during the Animattikon Project 2021. The physical edition was kicked off with an amazing imporivsational performance by George Bizios and Omiros Miltiadous. At the closing party of the festival, Nick Azinas and Nik Phelps offered us an unforgettable evening of beautiful music at CRAFT Bar. Thank you Christakis Panayiotou for opening, once more, your doors to the festival.
This year we have had the great honor to present a screening program at the Rialto Theatre. We are greatful to Georgia Dötzer for the invitation and looking forward to continuing and expanding this collaboration.
We thank each and everyone of you for being a part of the Animattikon Project!
Until the next event, keep animating the world!
The Animattikon Project team.