18th COUNTRYSIDE ANIMAFEST CYPRUS – VIEWS OF THE WORLD
The International Animation festival of Cyprus
OFFICIAL SELECTION AND FESTIVAL PROGRAM 2019
Open Air Cinema, Salamiou
Hambis Printmaking Museum, Platanistia
Cyprus, July 24—27
We are thrilled to announce this year’s (18th Edition) the official selection, our exhibitions, our special tributes and our fantastic jury!
This year a new residency program is inaugurated, under the title “Animation and Contemporary Art”, curated by artistic director of Animafest Cyprus Yiorgos Tsangaris and curator of animation and contemporary art Gerben Schermer (Netherlands). This year’s resident is Liu Yi, a young artist from China whose work moves effortlessly between different art forms, such as animation, live-action film, installation, painting, sculpture. Liu Yi will be in residence for the month of July in the village of Salamiou, which is situated in the beautiful mountainous inland of Paphos district. The result of her work will be shown during the festival (24-27 July).
Furthermore, we are proud to host the live performance “Scratch” by experimental filmmaker and contemporary artist Pierre Hébert (Canada) and prolific sound designer Andrea Martignoni (Italy): scratching directly on film is projected live on the big screen on a 16mm projector. (Friday 26th of July at the open air Cinema of Salamiou)
During the festival we will be hosting an exhibition of renowned comic book artist, filmmaker and graphic designer Max Anderson (Sweden), who also created this year’s poster as well as a posthumous tribute to the award –winning Dutch animator, musician and director Rosto (Netherlands, 1969-2019)who sadly passed away earlier this year.
Also we are proud to present a program with selected animated music films made for the popular Cypriot music albums under the title “O Tembelis Drakos” by George Hadjipieris, an illustration exhibition of Annalisa Sallis (Sardinia) and a tribute to the renowned Scottish storyteller Donald Smith, Director of Edinburgh Storytelling Center and executive director of “Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland”.
In our jury this year we have Pierre Hébert (Canada), David Carson (USA), a great innovator in graphic design and typography and Liu Yi (China).
For the international and National competition program artistic director Yiorgos Tsangaris created a selection of author films, many of them on the cusp between animation and avant-garde cinema.
I ‘m Ok Elisabeth Hobbs, 2018, UK Turbine, Alex Boya, 2018, Canada Ride, Paul Bush, 2018, UK Uncle Thomas,Accounting for the Days, Regina Pessoa, 2019, Portugal,Canada,France Poetika Anima, Kriss Sagan, 2018, Slovakia Winter in the Rainforest, Anu Laura Tuttelberg, 2019, Estonia, Mexico, Lithuania Don’t Know What, Thomas Renoldner, 2019, Austria TapirTape, Benedikt Hummel, 2018, Germany Happy Ending, EunJu Ara Choi, 2018, UK Ceva, Paul Muresan, 2018, Romania When The Silence Comes, Liang-Hsin Huang, 2018, Taiwan & United Kingdom Five minutes to sea, Natalia Mirzoyan, 2018, Russia Flight of Monochrome Feathers, Arash Akhgari, 2019, Canada Per tutta la vita, Roberto Catani, 2018, Italy, France "I alone can fix it…”, Bill Plimpton, 2018, USA The Dawn of Ape, Mirai Mizue, 2019, Japan Pig, Peter Millard, 2019, UK Solar Walk, Réka Bucsi, Denmark, 2018 Destined to be dead, Francesco Rosso, Kalev Tamm, 2018, Estonia Roughhouse, Jonathan Hodgson, 2018, UK Ballerina, Steven Subotnick, 2018, USA Selfies, Claudius Gentinetta, 2018, Switzerland Under the Canopy, Bastien Dupriez, 2019, France Mobilis in mobili, Kristina Frank, 2019, Sweden Han Lu (A Fly in the Restaurant) Xi Chen & Xu An, China, 2017 Embraced, Justine Vuylsteker, 2018, France Facing it, Sam Gainsborough, 2018, UK Imbued Life, Ivana Bosnjak, Thomas Johnson, 2019, Croatia Lonely monster goes out, Ivan Maximov, 2019, Russia Egg, Martina Scarpelli, 2018, Denmark, France One of Many, Petra Zlonoga, 2018, Croatia Night Walks, Lizete Upite, 2018, Latvia Rhizoma, Santiago Pérez Rodríguez, 2018, Belgium Subconscious Notes, Susann Arnold, 2018, Germany Suggestion of least resistance, Uri & Michelle Kranot, 2019, Denmark, Austria Sister, Siqi Song, 2018, China Love Me, Fear Me, Veronica Solomon, 2018, Germany Heatwave, Fokion Xenos, 2019, Greece, UK A Slower speed of light, Stuart Pound, 2018, UK Duo, Tania Sharavarava, 2018, Czech Republic, Belarus Hedge, Amanda Bonaiuto, 2018, USA A strange Trial, Marcel Barelli, 2018, Switzerland Queen of the Forest, Gabriela Sibilska, 2018, UK
NATIONAL (CYPRUS) COMPETITION
A.B… Antony Petrou, 2018, Cyprus Magic Molly, Maria Pavlou, 2019, Cyprus Keep on Dancing, Christiana Ioannou, 2018, Cyprus Can You Eat Plastic?, Christiana Constantinou, 2019, Cyprus Red Rosebush, Elenitsa Georgiou, Constantinos Tterlikkas, 2019, Cyprus Sadako's Wish, Hara Kyprianou, 2019, Cyprus Awaken, Stalo Varnava, 2019, Cyprus Insomnia, Natasa Panayiotou, 2019, Cyprus