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Yiorgos Tsangaris



Graphic artist, experimental animation filmmaker and the founder and artistic director of Countryside Animafest Cyprus, the first International Animation Film Festival 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, curator and organiser of many educational programs, workshops, and exhibitions for the development of artistic animation and printmaking in Cyprus. He has served as guest curator and member of the jury of several international Animation festivals. His artistic work have been presented and received awards in many international exhibitions and film festivals.

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