AnimaSyros' "Agora" (Syros, Greece), a part of AnimaSyros International Animation Fest welcomes animated projects under development. It includes pitches, public and corporate presentations of international productions in progress, masterclasses, a video library and various networking events.
Agora in collaboration with NEF Animation organizes a 4-day Pitch Coaching Workshop, offering the opportunity to the participants of the selected projects to prepare their works effectively and present them at the Pitching Forum to the public and also to an international committee of professionals from the field of animation. The pitch coaching workshop will take place during the festival, from 21 to 23 September in Syros and will be led by Xavier Kawa-Topor, Director of NEF Animation/educator / author/researcher and Catherine Totems, Educational Director of the animation workshop, L’atelier des Sèvres.
The committee of the Pitching Forum consists of Xavier Kawa Topor (FR), Catherine Totems (FR), Olivier Catherin (FR), Nancy Denney Phelps (BE) and Marineta Mak Kritikou (GR).
AnimaSyros' "Agora" welcomes animated projects under development. It includes pitches, public and corporate presentations of international productions in progress, masterclasses, a video library and various networking events.
The winner of the Pitching Forum Agora Animasyros will be announced on 25 September at the Festival's closing ceremony and will be the official guest of the La Résidence Internationale de Fontevraud program, organized by NEF Animation whose mission is to promote emerging artists internationally, through creative workshops. Starting either in April or in October 2023, the winner will move to the Abbaye de Fontenvreau-Maine et Loire in France for one (1) month to create a film with facilities provided by NEF.
2020 Event Coverage
AnimaSyros Agora joins forces with MIFA – Animation du Monde at Annecy
20 – 21.09.2020 | Athens & 26 – 27.09.2020 | Syros
The Agora, as one of the most important and organic piece of the festival, every year expands and evolves into a major attraction for professionals of all scales from the domestic and international animation scene. In its 6th edition and for the first time, Agora is partnering with MIFA – Animation du Monde, the world’s largest commercial event, held at the Animation Festival of Annecy. Specifically, Animasyros Agora organizes in collaboration with MIFA – Animation du Monde, a 4 day pitch coaching workshop, which will take place both in Athens (Athens Animation Agora) and in Syros, during the Festival. The Animation du Monde workshop will be led by Géraldine Baché (Head of Projects, MIFA) and the producer Corinne Destombes of the French animation studio Folimage.
The distinguished project will travel to the Annecy 2021 Festival for a training workshop and will be presented at the MIFA pitches, in front of an audience of more than 200 professionals.
Pelo na Venta/ In Her Face (PT) – Animation Short Script, Treatment Writer: Margarida Madeira⠀
- Oscar (GR)- Animation Short Treatment Writers: Polyxeny Katsari, Matina Fykari⠀
- Vast Blue Antarctica (GR)/Animated Documentary Treatment- Director, Writer: Christos Panagos Producer: Charalambos Margaritis⠀
- Playground (GR)/ Short Animation series Treatment Writers: Kleopatra Korai, Elena Pavlaki Producer: Lokey⠀
- Travel Bugs (GR)/ Short Animation Series Director: Fokion Xenos Producer: Neda Films⠀
- Mesut (CY)/ Animation Short Director: Alexia Roider Producer: Michalis Kalopaidis⠀