International Animated Short
Olivier Catherin has been trained as an ethnologist. In 2002 he joins the French Animated Films Association (AFCA) to create the International Animation Day celebration in France, then on international level as the French representative on the ASIFA board. In April 2008, he left the AFCA to create the animated film production company “Les Trois Ours” and won a César award with the short ‘Kiki of Montparnasse” in 2014. In 2017, he joins Pictanovo, in charge of the development of the animated film sector for the Hauts-de-France region. He’s also teaching animation production at the INA (National Audiovisual Institute) and Sciences-po (Political sciences) and he’s one of the founder of the Emile Awards ceremony. In 2019 he becomes creative producer specialized in international co-productions, producing several short and feature length films with different French production companies and animation consultant or expert for the development of the animation or the accompaniment of projects for CITIA-Annecy, CEE animation, Georgian National Film Center and others.
Dr Doros Polydorou is an Assistant Professor at Cyprus University of Technology. He is a creative coder and digital artist with a keen interest in immersive technologies and technological embodiment. Doros has a background in multimedia design and computer animation and he is currently teaching the 3d animation modules at the department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts. Doros has worked internationally in universities in Singapore and the UK in both artistic and commercial projects. He is the co-founder of the Media Arts and Design (MAD) lab, and his current research interests explores narratives, artefacts and immersive technologies in site specific performances, installations and exhibitions.
Student International Animated Short
Andria Pourouti is from Limassol and she studied Animation at University of Salford in Manchester (U.K). She continued her studies at Animation Mentor online school in the US where she was mentored by industry professionals such as Liron Topaz (Dreamworks) and Erik Morgansen (Industrial Light and Magic).
From 2016 until 2020 she worked as the head of Animation Department at Zedem Media in Larnaca where she was given the chance to work for organizations such as the United Nations, TEDed, Amnesty International, Coca Cola, European Commission in Cyprus and many more. At the moment she works at Qiiwi Interactive AB as a 3D Animator.
Charalambos Charalambous was born in Paphos, Cyprus, 1980. When he was a child he liked taking toys apart... While studying Maths, he somehow got an MA 'n PhD in Film Studies; so he teaches video making. ...the toys remain in pieces, still!
Juliette Marchand is a French former student from ENSAD (School of Art Decoratif) in Paris were she learnt Video and Animation. After a career in documentaries which propelled her to many trips around the world, she directed and supervised 2D and stop motion animation.
After an international career in different studios, as a director or Art director, Juliette taught in MICA, American University in Baltimore and mentorised the animation MASTER films at Gobelins Paris, animation school, for a couple of years.
After two years of programing animation festivals and events in Denmark, she co-founded the ATB online Chinese school, always working closely and faithfully with Gobelins.
Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert is a visual artist and researcher. She is currently associate professor at the department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts at the Cyprus University of Technology, the coordinator of its “Visual Sociology and Museum Studies Lab” and group leader of “Museum Lab” at CYENS research centre. Her research and artistic interests include museum studies and visual sociology with an emphasis on photography. Theopisti has published widely on museums and photography and has exhibited her artwork in Cyprus and abroad.
Animated Music Video
and Commissioned Animated Film
Marios Matheou was born in Pafos in 1985. He studied graphic arts with a specialization in animation in the Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Greece and has a master's degree in interactive multimedia from the Cyprus University of Technology. He works as a designer in the advertissement department of a private company. Since 2008, he visits schools in Cyprus and Greece, teaching animated film techniques in students and adults, in the framework of workshops resulting in aniamted short films. he has participated with some of these films in international animation festivals, receiving distinctions and awards.
Panayiota Michael was born in Paphos in 1987 and she studied Illustration for Animation in the United Kingdom. She works as a Graphic Designer & Cartoon Illustrator in Paphos where she participated in a variety of art projects and workshops. In 2009 she represented Cyprus in Brussels at the Eurocartoon Exhibition as she was honored with the 1st Prize in the National Cartoon Contest in Cyprus. In 2014 she was invited to visit public schools in order to present the profession of cartoon artist and show to hundreds of kids how to design their own cartoons.