The summer may seem far away yet some of the island’s festivals have already begun the work. Come August, the 21st edition of the Countryside Animafest Cyprus Festival will take place once more at Salamiou village.
Every year the festival showcases a selection of the world’s latest productions, focusing on independent, non-commercial films. Preparing the ground already, the animation festival team has announced a call for film submissions and invites filmmakers to submit their creations in the festival’s four competition categories.
Not all categories have the same deadline. International films for the International Animation short film Competition category (Grand Prix – Dimitri Eipides), the Non-Narrative Animation Short film Competition category (Experimental) and the Children’s short film Αudience Αward have until February 27. Cypriot films participating in the Cyprus National Animation short film Competition can send in work until June 18.
The festival is renowned for the high quality of its programming, for its wide and enthusiastic audience and its active presence in the cultural scene throughout the year. And it’s not just national and international film screenings and competitions that take place. An array of parallel events are included featuring more screenings, tributes, exhibitions and masterclasses by distinguished international guests.
But first, filmmakers have to send in their work for the festival to begin piecing its agenda and programme together. Selected submissions that fall within the festival regulations will be screened from August 10 and 13 at one of the longest-running film festivals in Cyprus.
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