GREECE / Animasyros 13 becomes Phygital

Now in its 13th year, Animasyros is Greece’s largest and best-known international animation festival. This year’s event went Phygital – part of the programme was presented physically, on the island of Syros, but most of the films were also shown digitally on a platform dedicated to the event. This meant that from September 23rd to 27th an international public could watch the selected animated films online.


The festival programme consisted of five competitive sections: International, TV series, Student Competition, Greek-Language films and European Values. Each year the organisers spotlight the films of one particular country, and this year they chose the Czech Republic. Films from the Czech International Animation Festival and the Prague Film School were shown to the public.

There was also a film-market, “Agora”, mounted in collaboration with MIFA, the market of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Among other events Agora scheduled a pitching forum. Mesut by Alexia Roider (Cyprus) and Oscar by Polyxeni Katsari and Matina Fikari (Greece) were the two winning projects and will be presented at MIFA Pitches 2021.

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