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Yiorgos Tsangaris



Graphic artist, experimental animation filmmaker and the founder and artistic director of Countryside Animafest Cyprus, the official 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, exhibition projects and programs on artistic animation film and printmaking. He has served as guest curator and member of the jury of several international festivals. His artistic work, film and posters have been presented and received awards in many international exhibitions and film festivals around the world.

International Jury Committees

2008 Greek Graphic Design and Illustration Awards (EBGE)

2009 Interfilm Berlin Short Film Festival, Germany 

2013 - 2015 National literature Awards (Book Illustration)

2014 Anim’est Romania International Animated Film Festival, Romania

2014 Primanima World Festival of First Animations, Hungary

2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada 

2017 Mediawave Festival, Hungary

2017 Turku International Animation Festival, Finland

2021 FANTOCHE International Animation Festival, Switzerland

2022 Anima Brussels

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