The Animattikon Project 2019 Official Program




Festival Opening

International Animation Day Celebration


Palia Ilektriki

20:30 / ARK II / String Quartet

Attikon Theater

The exhibition invites the public to take a look on animation not merely as a film but rather as an exhibit. Several animated films submitted to the Animattikon Project 2019 are curated into an exhibition celebrating the variety and diversity of the art of animation.

The curation of the exhibition was done by Yiannis Sakellis.

The string quartet presenting the concert ARK II is composed by Thibaud Verbe (cello), Marie-Odile Spinga (violin), Chrysostomos Neofytou (violin) and  Marc-Antoine Chomet (alto violin). 

The concert is the most recent result of the long collaboration between Kimonos Art Center and musician Chrysostomos Neophytou. This collaboration (which begun sinc 2014 with the concert Trio Dell'Arte), explores the possible combinations of live classical music performance and moving image (animation and/or video art) by proposing a new, mixed kind of aesthetic experience, what the team likes to refer to as a visual concert.

In this framework, Kimonos Art Center and the Trio Dell'Arte have presented, in 2016, the concert Collapse, followed by the duet Janus, which was a part of the European Capital of Culture PAFOS2017. Following that, in 2019, in Roissy-en-France, the first part of the project ARK was presented in the Theater of Orangerie.

ARK attempts to activate the audience's memory, by performing great chamber music compositions and calling the viewer to think on all the elements that justify humanity by being indications of decency and light, real proofs of human beauty, against all that tries to point to the opposite.

Finding inspiration from Charles Baudelaire's poem "The Lighthouses", the concert ARK II, as its name indicates, wants to be an Ark in form of performance, that necessary reminder that beauty is the only thing worth focusing on. In the abyss of the darkness of death, the echo we insist on listening to is the one of the song of life.

22:30 / Opening Party at Craft Bar

The Animattikon Project invites you to an awesome opening party at Craft bar, on the 26th of October, right after the opening events at Palia Ilektriki and Attikon, to continue celebrating the International Animation Day!



for children

by Marios Matheou and Panagiota Michael

Palia Ilektriki

The Animattikon Project proposes an animation workshop for children, with animators Marios Mattheou and Panagiota Michael, on the 27th of October, at 10am at Palia Ilektriki in Paphos.
The workshop presents to the children the basic principles of the creation of an animated film. The children will create their own characters and stories and, under the guidance of the tutors, will bring them to life.
The participation in the workshop is free. Those interested may contact 99425534 to sign up.


Films by the students of

The Animation Workshop (DK)

Palia Ilektriki

The Animattikon project proudly presents a selection of animated films created by the students of the world renown animation school The Animation Workshop. The selection is generously provided to us by our partners, the Viborg Animation Festival

Screening Program:

International Animation Day Program, curated by Eleni Chandriotou:

Scar by Shi Ru Huang (TW)

Ascribed Achievements by Samaneh Shojaei (IR)

Flimflam by Marco Belic (HR)

Tesura Jagriti Khirwar (US)

Digital Native (IR)

Two for Two by Jelena Oroz (HR)

Cyclists by Velco Popovic (HR)

One of Many by Petra Zlonoga (HR)


The Animation Workshop Films by Viborg Animation Festival  (DK):

Between Walls by Sara Jespersen Holm

Less Than Human by Steffen Bang Lindholm

Tsunami by Sofie Kampmark

Wrap It Up by Noa Juel Johansen

Nothing Happens by Michelle and Uri Kranot

Mask by Kasper Larsson

The Applicant by Mikkel Battefeld

Solar Walk by Reka Bucsi

Forget Me Not by Katarina Lundquist

Desert by Sofia Pashaei


Chris the Swiss by Anja Kofmel

ANANAS 8bit Coffee

The Animattikon Project presents the multiply awarded documentary Chris the Swiss, by Anja Kofmel. The screening is organized in the framework of thepresentation of the European Animation Awards in Cyprus. nThe film was nominated in four different categories in the 2018 edition of the EAAs.


Anja Kofmel already admired her cousin Chris as a little girl. His mysterious death in the midst of the wars in Yugoslavia in 1992 still keeps her occupied. Especially as the young Swiss journalist wore the uniform of an international mercenary group at the time of his death. What happened?

As an adult, Anja decides to follow his story. She tries to understand what Chris' actual involvement in this conflict was and takes us on a quest to Croatia. She tells of her journey in a fine mix of documentary and animated film. Meanwhile the film already won several awards.



Animation Workshop for adults

by Yiorgos Nikopoulos

Palia Ilektriki

Animating Human Dolls is a technique developed by animator Giorgos Nikopoulos during the research for his thesis "Shadow Theater and Animation - Two Related Art Forms".
This method was used for animating the characters in the film THEOX.
During the workshop, Giorgos Nikopoulos will present and explain the principles of this method as well as those of the creation/birth of a character. The participants will be initiated to this method and invited to practice it.
The workshop is based on improvisation and physical action, so the participants are asked to be dressed appropriately, with clothes that allow movements.

The participation to the workshop is free.
It will take place from 4 p.m. to 7p.m. at Palia Ilektriki in Paphos.
The workshop is addressed to adults and teenagers over 16 years old. Those interested may contact Kimonos Art Center through Facebook or call 99578003 to sign up or ask for information.

21:00 / Nik & Nancy's Toons & Tunes Program


In their program Toons and Tunes, composer Nik Phelps and producer Nancy Denney-Phelps take you time travelling through the history of animation, focusing on the relationship between animation and music. On this voyage, they conduct a lively discussion on the stylistic visions of the directors and composers, telling many enlightening stories on interesting topics, filling you in on fascinating titbits about the films and about their production. Their company, Sprocket Productions, creates lively original music for animators and filmmakers of all types, and with his group the Sprocket Ensemble, Nik also conducts live musical performances with film.



Shadow Theater and Animation

as Related Art Forms

by Yiorgos Nikopoulos

Neapolis University

The lecture is a brief presentation of the thesis by Giorgos Nikopoulos on the subject "Shadow Theater and Animation - Two Related Art Forms. Realization of an artistic work by applying the techniques of shadow theater and animation on live action."
Giorgos Nikopoulos will present the works that resulted from the process of his research, starting from the full feature animated film THEOX. After that, he will speak about the performance URBANOX and, finally, about the method Animating Human Dolls he developed, which is the third and final practical application of the conclusions of the research.
The lecture will be in Greek.

The entrance is free.


A Magic Lantern Life:

The Story of the

American Magic-Lantern Theater

by Marcin Gizycki

Palia Ilektriki

The Animattikon Project is very exited to present Marcin Gizycki's feature-length documentary "A Magic Lantern Life: The Story of the American Magic-Lantern Theater".

The film documents the performances and history of The American Magic Lantern Theater, a troupe that recreates the 19th century spectacles of magic lantern shows—the live projected productions that preceded cinema over 100 years ago. AMLT, based in Connecticut, consists of two people, usually Terry Borton, founder and showman, and lead singer Nancy Stewart. The company has been performing for 20 years, is the only professional magic-lantern theater in the US, and is one of the only three existing in the world.


Halloween Special

ANANAS 8bit Coffee

The Animattikon Project, in collaboration with ANANAS 8bit Coffee present, once again, the Halloween Special, a screening program of horror animated shorts on the occasion of Halloween.
It is an immense pleasure that the beloved art space ANANAS 8bit Coffee opens its door especially for the third edition of our festival.
We will be waiting for you, for the screening of a series of scary and funny films.

A party will follow.

Screening Program:

AstroLOLogy: Tarus & Libra: Feeding Time by Lemon Sky Studios

Unter Druck by Elisabeth Weinberger, Niklas Wolff and Lukas Wengorz

Drahtseilakt by Markus Ott, Bianca Scali and Esra Laske

Ausgeliefert by Christopher Schmier

The Book of Blood by Liam Harris

Don't Feed These Animals by Liliana Ramires



The Tower by Mats Grorud

Attikon Theater

The Animattikon Project proudly presents Mats Grorud's amazing feature-length stop motion animation "The Tower". The film will be screened at the Attikon Theater, on the 1st of November at 6 p.m. The entrance is free.
The film will be screened in its original language, with English subtitles.

A young girl living in a Palestinian refugee camp learns about her family's history through stories told by three previous generations of refugees.


Official Selection / Part 01

Attikon Theater

Animated Documentaries (20:00 - 21:00)

One After the Other by Nicolas Pégon (FR)

A Strange Trial by Marcel Barelli (SW)

A Scribbled Memory by Bhulla Beghal (UK)

To Let The Body Grow by Andrea Gudiño (MX)

How A Song Saved A Species by Rémi Cans (FR) 

Egg by Martina Scarpelli (FR)

Memoriae di Alba (Alba's Memories) by Andrea Martignoni and Maria Steinmetz (DE)

Carlotta's Face by Valentin Riedl and Frédéric Schuld (DE)

Patchwork by Maria Manero Muro (ES)

International Animated Short Films, Part 1 (21:00 - 22:00)

A Robot Is A Robot by  Emil Friis Ernst and Nilas Ropke Driessen(DK)

Floreana by Louis Morton (DK)

Circuit by Delia Hess (SW)

Synchronicity by Michelle Brand (UK)

Passage by Igor Corci (RS)

La Rage by Alice Saey (FR)

Guster by John Kelley (US)

Peace by Dimitar Dimitrov (BG)

A most precise and nuanced look into the life of the man legend and visionary - Martin Luther by Magnus Igland Moller (DK)

Pinchpot by Greg Holfeld (AU)

Jaime El Barbudo by Cabeza Voladora (ES)

Lost and Found by Engel Shimon (IL)

Kitwana's Journey by Ng'endo Mukii (KE)

Muedra by Cesar Diaz Melendez (ES)

Hounds by Amit Cohen and Ido Shapira (IL)

The Masque of Blackness by Epoh Beech (UK)



for children

by Thomas Kunstler


Official Selection / Part 02


for teenagers and adults

Puppet Making for Stop Motion

by Andreas Aristodimou

Palia Ilektriki

The Animattikon Project welcomes Andreas Aristodimou, animator specialized in character design and stop motion puppet construction for a workshop whose aim is for the participants to understand the requirements needed from a puppet to be functional to use in a stop motion puppet animation project.
For the achievement of this aim the workshop will be split in 2 phases. The first one will be in a presentation’s form giving to the participants a basic understanding about what a stop motion puppet animation is and the variety of choices they have considering the materials used in order to create their own puppets.
The second phase will be a practical session where the participants will be shown the way a simple puppet’s skeleton (wire armature) is built and fabricated. Later the participants will be asked to create their own being given the opportunity to experiment and work on their own preferences. During the practical session there is going to be a constant supervision and assistance from a professional.
The purpose of this workshop is for the participants to develop a problem-solving mindset with which they will be able to continue practicing and experimenting with puppet making, hopefully using it for their own future projects.

The workshop is addressed to adults and teenagers over 16 years old.
The participation to the workshop is free.
For information and to sign up you may contact Kimonos Art Center through Facebook or call 99578003.

The Animattikon Project proposes an animation workshop for children with director and animator Thomas Kunstler, who is visiting our festival for the third time, at the Almyra Hotel, official hospitality sponsor and supporter of the festival.
Thomas will guide the children through the stages of the creation of an animated film, revealing to them the secret behind the magic of the moving image.
The participation to workshop is free. Those interested in signing up may call 99425534.

Cypriot Animated Films and International International Animated Short Films (19:00 - 20:30)


Insomnia by Natasa Panayiotou (CY)

For a Soldier by Stylianos Chrysostomou (CY)

Brainwatch by Antonis Theodosiou (CY)

Annual Ritual by Chloe Anastasia Antoniade

Oh Shit! by the Colorful Poopies (Natasa Panayiotou, Eleni Georgiou, Maria Pandi, Michalis Achilleos) (CY)

Griffin by Margarita Zikou (CY)

Can You Eat Plastic by Christina Konstantinou (CY)

Raid by Varak Mouroudian (CY)

Awaken by Stalo Barnaba (CY)

Sadako's Wish by Hara Kyprianou (CY)

A.B. by Anthony Petrou (CY)

Wind  by Dana Sink (US)

Next Stop by Brad Gibson (CA)

Como y porque se ha esfumado Don Jose (How and Why Don Jose Dissipated) by Moshe Ben-Avraham  (IL)

The Music Box by Joe Chang (CA)

Violent Equation by Antonis Doussias (GR)

Soup by Panagiotis Charalambous (GR)

Sun-kissed by Ignasi Tarruella (ES)

The juggler by Skirmanta Jakaité (LT)

Sugarlove by Laura Luchetti (IT)

Sunset by Marcin Gizycki (PL)

Avarya by Gökalp Gönen (TR)


International Animated Short Films (21:00 - 22:00)

Colores by Cabeza Voladora (ES)

Bolero Station by Rolf Brönnimann (SW)

All the World is a Stage by Hannes Rall (SG)

Fuse by Shadi Adib (DK)

Il s'est passé quelque chose by Anne Larricq (FR)

Arch-Rival by Liu Qiang (CN)

Castle by Ryotaro Miyajima (JP)

Drops by Sarah Joy Jungen and Karsten Kjaerulf-Hoop (DK)

Almyra Hotel

Attikon Theater


Films For Children


Official Selection / Part 03

21:00 / Awards Ceremony

Almyra Hotel

Attikon Theater

Animated Films for Children

Unexpected Discoveries by James Mabery (US)

Collage by Eduardo Altamirano (MX)

Fire Flower by Kayla Mitchell (US)

Fantasia dei Gatti by Paul Glickman (US)

Reminisce me with the time of a day by Holly Lo (TW)

The Tree by Sare Shapifour (IR)

Ballad of Pipe and Necklace by Martin Babic (HR)

Balance by Raymond Limantara Sutisna (SG)

Stick by Tom Rameaux (FR)

Comfort by Matthew Koh (AU)

Et Toc! by Lucas Ansart, Solenn Barbier, Clothilde Hiron, Miriam Lazrak, Laura Passalaqua and Julie Paturange (FR)

Ice Dream by Julie Fournier (FR)

Kaeru by Denise Chan (US)

Lemon & Elderflower by Ilenia Cotardo (UK)

Magic Play by Natasha Canepa (US)

Nearly There! by Colette D'Amico (FR)

Om Nom Nom... by Matsuda Minato, Tomoko Taiga and Haruna Ueno

While I Keep on Dreaming by Giorgos Chatzelis (GR)

Animated Music Videos

A Co Gdyby Tak (What if just) by Bartłomiej Biedroń and Sebastian Juszczyk (PL)

Lovesunk by Natalia Bykova (RU)

Strings by Satomi Yamaguchi( sayuha ) (JP)

Snow by Rama Djafari (DE)

Delta by Noémie Bevierre, Lou Maurice De Reparaz, Elodie Ferrer  Clothilde Hiron, Salomé Rouaud Nicod and Clarisse Ye (FR)

Magnetism by Raman Djafari (DE)
Vorace by Lucas Ansart, Chloé Forestier, Miriam Lazrak, Julie Paturange, Loïck Piton and Arthur Sevestre (FR)

Les douze coups du midi by Lucie Andouche, Thomas Appleman, Luc Armanet, Ambre Decruyenaere, 

Cécile Despretz and Camille Sallan (FR)

Jerusalem by Shimon Engel and Ofer Winter (IL)

Pandemonium by Baptiste Boutin, Marine Corbineau, Vincent Marques, Laura Passalacqua and Louise Viriot (FR)

Johny and the Devil by Matty Jorissen (NL)

Happy by Alice Saey (FR)

International Student Animated Short Films

War Machine by Iva Dimanova (BG)

The Mocking Devil by Fernandi Samuel (ES)

Grand Pa by Ellis Kayin Chan, Tena Galovic, Zozo Jhen, Yen-Chen Lui and Marine Varguy (FR)

Philogenia by Clothilde Hiron, Julie Paturange, Salomé Rouaud-Nicod

The Steppes of Khazar by Sofiia Melnyk (DE)

Unwanted Sun by Xintong Li (US)

Be Hold by Sarah Schulz (CA)

The Tree by Basil Malek, Han Yang (FR)

Blieschow by Christoph Sarow (DE)

Bacchus by Rikke Alma Krogshave Planeta (DK)

Passage by Timm Völkner (DE)

Monachopsis by Kim Aleksander Strandli (DK)

Tangled in Foxes by Maryana Gorkova (UK)

Sweet Dreams by YuanTing Chao Tina and Chloe(Lei) Tu (US)

The Kiter by Lucie Andouche and Cécile Despretz (FR)

273 Days from Today by Konstantinos Vachlas (GR)

Vermin by Jérémie Becquer (DK)

Deepness of the Fry by August Niclasen (DK)

High Score by Pablo Cortes, Lou Maurice De Reparaz, Elodie Ferrer, Brian Lim and Adrien Vallade (FR)

Jackie by Coralie Bruschi (FR)

Tuna by Cliona Noonan (IE)

Ce gout en bouche by Laura Passalacqua (FR)

Hammer Down by Dan Pasto (US)

Animals by Tue Sanggaard (DK)

Fortune by Nicolas Castelli, Nicolas Feracci, Simon Magnat, Alexandre Moisan and Pedro Pillot (FR)

Attikon Theater

The Animattikon Project invites you to the Ceremony for the Golden Hat Awards.

During the ceremony, the jury members will announce the winners in all six competing categories of the festival.
The ceremony will then move to CRAFT bar for the Closing Party at Craft Bar


23:00 / Closing Party at Craft Bar

The Animattikon Project closes its curtains for this year with a kick-ass party at CRAFT Bar, on the 3rd of November, at 23:00 right after the Awards Ceremony at the Attikon. Don't miss this!

The Animattikon Project / The International Animation Festival of Pafos / A Production of Kimonos Art Center

Kimonos 2, 8011, Paphos, Cyprus /

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