The finest films in international animation are currently on show in Greece, at the Animasyros11 festival, which is taking place on the island of Syros.
The event kicked off on September 26, and will run until September 30.
In its 11th year, the International Animation Festival + Agora, powered by the Onassis Culture, features screenings of over 200 animation films from 30 countries, competitions, panoramas, artist tributes, educational events and workshops for children and adults, pitching forums, parties and parallel events.
Besides a children’s animation fest dedicated this year to school life; tributes to Israel, Albania, Taiwan and Iran; premiere screenings (within the Athens Animation Agora) including Oscar-nominated “The Breadwinner”, the festival also hosts special events including Onasseas – The Salty Stories tribute backed by Onassis Culture, inspired by the power of the sea and its stories, as well as a series of LGBTQI+ films in collaboration with Athens Pride.
All Syros events are free of charge and take place at the Apollo Theater, the Ermoupolis Cultural Center, University of the Aegean premises, Miaouli Square, as well as at other venues on the island.
Moreover, for the first time this year, Animasyros11 introduced the Athens Animation Agora which took place at the Onassis Cultural Center during September 22-24. The three-day innovation event featured lectures, presentations and screenings, offering animation professionals and students a chance to network and develop synergies.
Animasyros11 is organized by the Platforma Urban Culture Co, with the support of the Syros-Ermoupolis Municipality, the South Aegean Region and the Representation of the European Commission in Greece.
For more information on the program of events on Syros and in Athens, press here.
Participants travelling to Syros for Animasyros11 are entitled to a 20 percent discount on ferry fares sponsored by Blue Star Ferries and discounts on accommodation by the Syros Tourist Accommodation Association.