08.09 | 14:00-15:30
From the first Greek animation to date, we have come a long way. Especially in the past few years, the Greek animation sector is experiencing an unprecedented growth. During the last decade, a new dynamic generation of artists has produced films which were screened and awarded internationally recognized prizes for the emergence of new aesthetic paths, but also for their often sharp themes.
The sectors that have played the most crucial role during said growth are the country’s higher education and art education communities, the pioneering artists of previous generations, but also many artists from within the Greek Diaspora.
The program that we present, seeks to capture a segment of the contemporary animation in Greece.
In the new era of ASIFA HELLAS, our goal is for Greek animation to increasingly become the center of attention of the audience and the forefront of artistic development internationally.
Greece | 2012 | 05:03
The film uses the term Apodemy (Migration) referring to immigration, confinement and stagnation of a force that leads to motion, creation and to migration as a salvation but not as an escape. This film took the Lumen 2013 award, one of the highest international distinctions in the world of digital arts.
Greece | 2014 | 02:47
Alosis is a comment on the relationship between man and his environment. We observe him living everyday mundane moments, ignoring the consequences his daily routine may have. Isolated from nature and confined in a digitized world, he celebrates his dominance and transcends into a hyperreality, challenging his own existence.
Greece | 2015-2016 | 03:06
Inspired by HBO TV series Game of Thrones (created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss) and the series of epic fantasy novels A Song of Ice and Fire (George R.R. Martin), director-animator Aristarchos Papadaniel created (in rotoscope) a short animated film, which acts as an "animated choreography of departures" based on the series’ song The Rains of Castamere composed by Ramin Djawadi.
Greece | 2008 | 04:25
When the old fisherman tries to convince his donkey to climb the steep and winding road of their Greek island he finds Mariza to be one stubborn ass. However the old man knows that no‐one can resist Zorba’s dance. Mariza is a short animated film created by Constantine Krystallis as a final project for the Master of Animation degree undertaken at the University of Technology Sydney in 2008.