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Yiorgos Tsangaris



Graphic artist, experimental animation filmmaker and the founder and artistic director of Countryside Animafest Cyprus, the international animation film festival of Cyprus and the first of its kind in the country. Founded in 2002, the festival contributed significantly to the appreciation of the idea of decentralising the arts and has revitalised small rural communities, creating an interest in independent animation cinema in Cyprus among a very wide audience spectrum.

He is the director of the Hambis Municipal Printmaking Museum in Nicosia and curator and organiser of many educational programs, workshops and exhibition projects on artistic animation film and graphic arts.


His artistic work have been presented and received awards in many international exhibitions and film festivals around the world and he has served as guest curator and member of the jury for several international animation festivals.

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