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18th COUNTRYSIDE ANIMAFEST CYPRUS
The International Animation Festival of Cyprus
Salamiou 25 - 27 July 2019

The official catalogue of the festival is now online!
Find out everything you need to know about the 18th Edition of Countryside Animafest Cyprus. The schedule of the festival, all films in competition, the special tributes, exhibitions and sidebar events.

Download the catalogue in pdf here:
Cat_web_2019.pdf

Awards announced for Countryside Animafest Cyprus Views of the World! 

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:
Grand Prix Dimitris Eipides Award (1000 euro): For its exquisite visual qualities, for the compelling humanity of the story and because all the elements of the film contribute to a strong global cinematographic experience, the jury gives the Grand Prix to UNCLE THOMAS, ACCOUNTING FOR THE DAYS by Regina Pessoa.

Special Mentions: 
For its great graphic consistency and for its troubling and erotic character the jury gives a mention to EGG by Martina Scarpelli.

For the total freedom of its experimental approach, and for its eloquent use of space, light, sound and music, they jury gives a mention to A SLOWER SPEED OF LIGHT by Stuart Pound.

NATIONAL COMPETITION:
Best Film Award (500 euro): Because of a clever storyline that avoids clichés and can touch the hearts of children and adults and because it is a major production accomplishment in the field of animation in Cyprus they jury gives the Best Film Award to DRAGON RECIPES by Maria Pavlou.
Special Mention: For its creative approach to an ecological problem, and for the dramatic character of the visual design the jury gives a mention to CAN YOU EAT PLASTIC by Christiana Constantinou.

The jury committee: Pierre Hébert (Canada), Liu Yi (China) Petros Charalambous (Cyprus).

Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to all the filmmakers who participated in the 18th edition of Countryside Animafest Cyprus!
Thank you to the Bank of Cyprus for sponsoring the awards.