AnimaSyros Agora, 20-21 & 26-27 Sep 2020

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
20 September 2020 - 27 September 2020
Syros, Greece
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Event Description

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.

2020 Coverage

Selected Projects:

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⠀

The Agora includes a special training program for the projects that have been preselected to participate and a pitching forum in Syros. The project that will win the pitching forum competition, will be presented at MIFA Pitches during the Annecy Festival in 2021, in front of an audience with more than 200 professionals.

The Market is enriched with a four-day presentation program that includes, among others the presentation by Tomm Moore himself and his co-director Ross Stewart of the making of their new film Wolvewalkers. Finally, those who want to attend the Animasyros Agora will have the opportunity to do so, as it will be broadcasted online via an electronic platform.

Call for Entries (Archive)

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. For the 13th edition of the Festival, the Market section of the Festival (Animasyros Agora) this year launches a new strategic partnership with MIFA - Animation du Monde, an integral part of the Annecy International Animation Festival. The winner of the Pitching Forum Agora Animasyros will be an official guest of the Annecy Festival 2021 and will present his project at MiFA pitches. Useful tips for submitting to the Agora: - A brief description (Logline, Concept) and necessarily a Treatment - Trailer desirable - In case of absence of trailer then stills, sketches, moodboard are necessary for the evaluation of the project




Event Dates

  • From 20 September 2020 to 27 September 2020