Selection Results: 21st Countryside Animafest Cyprus Views of the World


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Selection Results: 21st Countryside Animafest Cyprus Views of the World

Countryside Animafest Cyprus Views of the World begins its third decade of life this year and we are thrilled to announce the official selection of the 21st edition! 

41 exceptionally inspiring films from 21 countries were selected in the International Competition, to be screened under the stars in the enchanting rural setting that our local and international audiences have come to love. 

The selection was made by Yiorgos Tsangaris, artistic director of Animafest Cyprus, and Gerben Schermer (NL), curator of animation and contemporary art, and it includes works by promising newcomers as well as acclaimed masters.

Our aim is, as always, to expand our perception of animation by showcasing the work of authors that dare to surprise us, whether through their form, story-telling or content. 

The programming is a delicate balance between experimental and narrative films, made with a range of techniques, encompassing everything from new technologies to the diachronic artistic principles of traditional methods. For the first time the international competition is divided in the categories narrative and non-narrative short.

The festival gives a platform to some of the most cutting-edge voices of the contemporary animation scene while always reaching out to the audience- which is our target and our focus.

We are also excited with our National Competition Program this year, which will include nineteen professional and student films.

The 11 films in the Children’s Competition Programme, dedicated to our ever-increasing young audience, were selected by our younger programmers, Akos Zeleni (Hungary), Eleni Chandriotou (Cyprus) and George Tsangaris (Cyprus).

The Jury

The Grand Prix Dimitris Eipides for narrative and non-narrative shorts in the International Competition, the First Prize in the National Competition, and all the special mentions, will be decided by our international jury. This year we are honoured to host as members of the jury Clémence Bragard (France), independent programmer and curator (specialized in animation), Lucija Mrzljak (Croatia), an award-winning animation film maker and illustrator, and Lizzy Hobbs (UK) an award-winning experimental animation film maker. 

The Poster

The poster for the 21st edition of Countryside Animafest Cyprus was designed by Sarina Nihei (Japan) an award-winning animation film maker and illustrator. 


1MTH/MIN, Ethann Néon, Belgium, 2021/3:45/non-narrative
The 2 Shoes, Paul Driessen, France, Netherlands, 2021/6:40/narrative
Alice in Arizona, Stuart Pound, UK, 2022/5:25/non-narrative
Anxious Body, Yoriko MizushiriI, France, Japan, 2021/5:47/non-narrative
Bestia, Hugo Covarrubias, Chile, 2021/15:54/narrative
Beware of Trains, Emma Calder, UK, 2022/12:50/narrative
Bird in the Peninsula, Atsushi Wada, France, Japan, 2022/16:00/narrative
A Bite of Bone, Honami Yano, Japan, 2021/9:45/narrative
A Body, Milena Tipaldo, Italy, 2021/2:11/non-narrative
The Bones, Cristóbal León, Chile, 2021/14:22/narrative
Buried in Europe, Hardi Volmer, Estonia, 2022/14:40/non-narrative
DAMN IT!, Elena Walf, Germany, 2021/1:09/narrative
A Dog under Bridge, Rehoo Tang, China, 2022/12:44/narrative
Flying Sailor, Wendy Tilby, Amanda Forbis, Canada, 2022/7:45/narrative
Forgotten, Mawrgan Shaw, Canada, Australia, 2021/4:23/narrative
The Garbage Man, Laura Gonçalves, Portugal, France, 2022/11:50/narrative
Hello Darkness My Good Friend, Melanie Jilg, Germany, 2022/29:35/narrative
Hippocampus, Zehao Li, China, 2020/7:49/narrative
Holes, Birgitta Hosea, UK, 2021/5:30/non-narrative
The Hour Coat, Amy Kravitz, USA, 2022/12:39/non-narrative
The House of Loss, Jeon Jinkyu, South Korea, 2022/9:34/narrative
Impossible Figures and Other Stories I, Marta Pajek, Poland, Canada, 2021/16:10/narrative
In his Mercy, Christoph Büttner, Germany, 2022/11:55/narrative
Koerkorter, Priit Tender, Estonia, 2022/14:08/narrative
Letter to a Pig, Tal Kantor, France, Israel, 2022/16:40/narrative
Life’s a Bitch, Varya Yakovleva, Russia, 2021/6:21/narrative
The Loach, Xi Chen, China, 2022/7:00/narrative
Noir-Soleil, Marie Larrivé, France, 2021/20:23/narrative
one night somewhere, Genadzi Buto, Belarus, 2021/3:25/non-narrative
Patient's Mind, Zhiheng Wang, China, 2021/6:05/narrative
Persona, Sujin Moon, South Korea, 2022/6:45/narrative
The Sausage Run, Thomas Stellmach, Germany, Belgium, 2021/9:50/narrative
Sierra, Sander Joon, Latvia, 2022/15:57/narrative
Steakhouse, Špela Čadez, Slovenia, Germany, France, 2021/8:30/narrative
Tender Parts, Steven Subotnick, USA, 2021/5:50/non-narrative
Til We Meet Again, Ülo Pikkov, Estonia, 2022/14:09/narrative
The Train Driver, Christian Wittmoser, Germany, 2021/5:45/narrative
Tunable Mimoid, Vladimir Todorovic, Australia, 2021/7:12/non-narrative
Vadim on a Walk, Sasha Svirsky, Russia, 2021/7:57/non-narrative
White sateen, Shiva Sadegh Asadi, Iran, 2022/2:18/non-narrative
Winter Wind, Jeremy Andriambolisoa, France, 2021/4:27/narrative


Professional Films National Competition
A Culture of Abandonment,
Haris Pellapaissiotis, Cyprus 2021/9:46
Crocodrilo-Ta oneira tou tempeli drakou, Michalis Papanicolaou, Cyprus 2021/3:24
Golden, Antoni Petrou, Cyprus 2022/1:43
Thin Air, Despo Potamou, Cyprus 2022/3:27

Student Films National Competition
Arbitrary Laws,
Polymnia Tsinti, Cyprus 2022/2:18
Cook B/D roll, Anastasia Mikhailova & Yulia Voronova, Cyprus 2022 /2:17
Cycle, Christina Sachpazidou, Cyprus 2022/5:26
ERMA, Angelos Charalambous, Cyprus 2021/12:00
Fleeting Moments, Alexandros Delobel, Cyprus 2021/1:09
From Doubters to Believers, Marios Andreou, Cyprus 2021/1:49
Lost in the Woods, Alexandra Cleanthous, Cyprus 2022/2:25
Perfect Circle, Maria Tomazou, UK, Cyprus 2021/1,22
Sign your X on the line, Alexandra Charalambous, Cyprus 2021/2:11
Suicidal Thoughts 3, Georgiana Chiripucci, Cyprus 2021/1:36
The Apostolic Olive Trees Salamiou, Giorgos Papageorgiou,  Cyprus 2022 /1:48
Tis Time, Kalia Foinikaridou, Cyprus 2021/1:52
Trail, Martha Constantinou, Cyprus 2021/1:58
Water Film, Maria Katerina Ieridou, Cyprus 2022/4:00
Where?, Natali Touloupou, Cyprus 2021/1:49


Elevator Alone, Anastasia Papadopoulou, Greece 2021/3:38
Hello Stranger, Julia Ocker, Gernany 2021/3:02
Hush Hush Little Bear, Māra Liniņa, Latvia 2021/4:40
Mom's button, Anna Kritskaya, Russia 2021/6:00
Moshi Moshi, Jen Berger, Belgium 2021/4:13
The Fox, the Turtle, the Spider and the Cake, Directed by 10 children, Belgium, 2021/3:02
The Goat, Alexandra Ouchev, Canada 2021/4:02
The Night, Daria Burkut, Russia/Cyprus 2021/4:43
The Witch & the Baby, Evgenia Golubeva, Russia, 2021/4:45
The World is Wonderful, Ekaterina Kireeva, Russia 2021/5:37
Yallah!, Nayla Nassar, France 2021/07:03

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