AnimaSyros International Animation Festival + Agora

AnimaSyros International Animation Festival + Agora

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
20/09/2023 - 25/09/2023
Syros, Greece
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Festival Description:

Animasyros International Animation Festival is the largest festival and Animation market of its kind in Greece and one of the 20 most important globally. It started in 2008 and it is annually held at the island of Syros the capital of Cyclades at the neoclassical town of Hermoupolis and in other locations of the island.

The festival includes screenings, tributes to international animation festivals, artists and studios, media literacy activities for children, youngsters, adults, persons with disabilities and senior citizens, parties and tons of parallel events. 2022 marks the 8th year of "Agora" animation market, a major concurrent event, steadily evolving into an important international hub of creative professional networking, targeting the development of synergies among animation professionals. The Animasyros Agora includes pitching sessions, presentations and masterclasses by prominent representatives of the global animation industry.

Εvents are free to the public and take place at the imposing Apollo Theatre, the Hermoupolis Cultural Centre, the University of the Aegean premises, the central Miaouli Square and various locations across the island of Syros.

2022 Call for Entries

The Animasyros 2022 edition will be held on September 20-25, 2022 in a hybrid fashion, both physically and digitally. The main thematic of this year's edition is dedicated to the animation from the Baltic region (Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia) in a programme titled "The Baltic Animation Way". The Animasyros 2022 visual identity was created by the Greek animator and artist Yiannis Koutsouris.

Eligibility criteria

  • The festival welcomes ANIMATED films from all over the globe.
  • First public screening of submitted films must have occurred strictly AFTER 1st of January 2020.
  • The limit between shorts and features is set in 45min. (anything <45mins is considered short, everything >45mins is a feature).


  • Best Feature (Audience Award)
  • Best Short Film (Professional)
  • Best Student Short Film
  • Best TV & Commissioned Film
  • Best Greek Film
  • Best K.ID.S Film
  • Best Animapride Film (LGBTQI + Film)
  • Best Pitch for an Agora Project

Animasyros International Animation Festival & Agora is an independent action of the non-for-profit organisation based in Athens Greece PLATFORMA - Urban Culture Co. aiming at the promotion of animated film.


2020 Festival Coverage

The Awards:

All the awards of the 13th AnimaSyros International Animation Festival + Agora (23-27 September 2020).

International Competition Section:

  • Grand Prize: «Flesh» (BR/ES), Camila Kater
  • Special Mention: «Memorable» (FR), Bruno Collet

TV Commissioned Films Competition Section:

  • 1st Prize: «Your Data Is Showing» (DK), Anna Bonnen
  • Special Mention: «Lionverse» (HK), Hayden Chun Hei Mok

Jury (International Competition & TV Commissioned Films Competition): Calliope Charalampous (Athens International Children's Film Festival), Pedro Serrazina, Anca Damian.

Student Competition Section:

  • 1st Prize: «The Storm» (FR), Astrid Guinet
  • Special Mention: «Tamou» (IL), Tom Prezman & Tzor Edery

Jury (Student Films); Martin Vandas (MAUR Film), Tomek Popakul, Bruno Collet.

Best Greek-Speaking Film (awarded by the Greek Film Centre):

1st Prize: «The little elephantι» (GR) Effie Pappa
Special Mention: «The Parrot Lady» (CY) Michalis Kalopaidis

European Values Award -#ThisIsEU (awarded by the Representation of the European Commission in Greece)

1st Prize:«Bear With Me» (NL), Daphna Awadish.

Animasyros Agora / MIFA, Animation du Monde: Pitching Session Prizes

  • «Mesut» (CY), Alexia Roider, prod Michalis Kalopedis (to participate in the 2021 Annecy MIFA Pitches)
  • «Oscar» (GR), Polyxeni Katsari & Matina Fykari (under production) (to participate in the 2021 Annecy MIFA Pitches)

Special mention: «Travel Bugs» (GR), Fokion Xenos, prdo. Neda Films.
Agora Jury: Geraldine Bache (Annecy-MIFA), Antoine Lietout (LAIDAK Studios), Marineta Mak Kritikou (Animasyros Agora), Nancy Denney- Phelps (journalist), Tunde Vollenbroek (producer, Kaboom programmer)


2019 Festival Coverage:

This year's theme festival, AnimaGreen, is dedicated to the environment and sustainability. Animasyros approaches sustainable development not only in relation to the environment but as a process that ensures the preservation and spread of artistic heritage and creation through new technologies.

2019 marks the 5th year of “Agora”, the festival’s animation marketplace, a major concurrent event, steadily evolving into an important international hub of creative professional networking, targeting the development of synergies among animation professionals

2018 Festival Coverage

NB: 2023 Festival Dates are tentative



Event Dates

  • From 20/09/2023 to 25/09/2023



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