Thursday, 07 October 2021 / Published in Announcements, Events
CAA - Cyprus animation Association ASIFA International Animation Day

Invitation to the annual celebrations of ASIFA International Animation Day (28 October 2021)

The International Animation Day is organised by ASIFA and its chapters in various countries and is observed globally on the 28th of October every year.

ASIFA was established in 1960 as a non-profit corporation devoted to cultivating and promoting the art, craft and profession of Animation. One of its target goals is to promote progress toward peace and mutual understanding through the unified interest of the art of animation with workshops, gatherings, and worldwide projects.

This free event will take place at the Home for Cooperation, Nicosia – Thursday, 28 October.

The event is supported by Home for Cooperation and the schedule is as follows:

  • 18:00 – 18:15: Introduction of Cyprus Animation Association by Andreas Rossides
  • 18:15 – 18:45: The Art of the Interval: Norman McLaren’s ‘Neighbours’ and the conditions of movement” by Charalambos Margaritis
    • The presentation will discuss Norman McLaren’s 1952 film “Neighbours” and the way it treats the themes of division and discord, in light of the historical and political context of the 50s. The narrative elements of the film will then be compared to McLaren’s own theories and remarks about the process and art of animation. Through this analysis, the presentation will propose animation as the ‘art of the interval’.
  • 18:45 – 19:15:Mesut” – Presentation by Alexia Roider. 
    • Mesut is a short animated film based on a real life story of a young Turkish Cypriot boy who wanted to learn how to dance Zembekiko. The creators of the film will share the story of Mesut and provide a sneak preview of the film which is currently in a pre-production stage.

The presentations will be in English and all the films will have English subtitles.

The event is free to the public.

Due to limited seat availability we kindly ask you to RSVP by obtaining a FREE ticket here.


Thursday, 17 June 2021 / Published in News
Annecy poster Cyprus Animation Association CAA
Annecy poster Cyprus Animation Association CAA

ANNECY FESTIVAL 2021 is happening online and we are very excited that there are FIVE Cypriot participations!!

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Vast Blue Antarctica CAA Annecy Ermoupoli Hermoupoli Annecy Margaritis Kimonos Cyprus animation DRAGON RECIPES ANNECY CAA CYPRUS ANIMATION ASSOCIATION
(Directed by Michael Kalopaidis & Alexia Roider, Author/Scriptwriter: Georgia Bloo Nikolau, Producers: Zedem Animations )
Is selected for MIFA Pitches and part of the Short Film Category. The pitch will be screened on June 14th.
(Directed by: Magnus Kråvik, Producers: PixelgiantsKaterina Pantela, Maria Pavlou)
Was selected through “Best of the CEE Animation Forum 2021” Partner Pitches and will be screened on June 16th.
(Directed by: Christos Panagos, Producers: Kimonos Art Center, Charalambos Margaritis, IndigoFlicks, Christos Panagos)
Also selected through “Best of the CEE Animation Forum 2021” Partner Pitches and will be screened on June 16th.

The short animated documentary “Hellenic Places: Hermoupolis”
(Directed by: Charalambos Margaritis, Production: ANIMASYROS International Animation Festival.)
Presented in the pavilion of ASIFA Hellas.


(Directed by: Maria Pavlou Production: The Cyprus Cinema Advisory Committee, PIXEL giants, Maria Pavlou. Co-Production: OAK9 Entertainment, Zedem Media. Supported by: the Lithuanian Film Centre.)
Part of a special screening under the title “Creative Aspects of South East Mediterranean Animation”.

We hope that there are positive outcomes from the pitching and screenings.


Monday, 26 April 2021 / Published in Announcements, Jobs


Ανακοίνωση διαγωνισμού για δημιουργία ταινιών animation.

Ο Τεμπέλης Δράκος, αποφάσισε να συνεχίσει να φτιάχνει φιλμάκια για τα τραγούδια του και παρ’ ότι τεμπέλης, έκατσε κι ετοίμασε την πιο κάτω πρόσκληση για υποβολή προτάσεων.


Ο Τεμπέλης Δράκος δέχεται προτάσεις για δημιουργία ταινιών animation (βίντεο κλιπς) για τα τραγούδια “Δέκα Καβουράκια” και “Για τα πα τα” από το CD «Ο Τεμπέλης Δράκος και άλλες Ιστορίες» σε στίχους και μουσική του Γιώργου Χατζηπιερή.

Τα τραγούδια αυτά (μουσική και στίχοι), υπάρχουν στο κανάλι του Τεμπέλη Δράκου στο YouTube στις ακόλουθες διευθύνσεις:

 Δέκα Καβουράκια

Για τα πα τα

(για του στίχους πατήστε στο “show more”)

Περιεχόμενο Προτάσεων

Κάθε πρόταση πρέπει να περιέχει τα ακόλουθα:

α. Όνομα, βιογραφικό και εργογραφία ή σχετική εμπειρία δημιουργού και πιθανών συνεργατών

β. Στοιχεία Επικοινωνίας (διεύθυνση, τηλέφωνο, μέιλ)

γ. Προτεινόμενο Storyboard

δ. Σχεδιαστικά δείγματα προτεινόμενων Χαρακτήρων (Character Design)

ε. Δείγμα εικονογράφησης μιας τουλάχιστον σκηνής (Background Design)

ζ. Δείγμα 3-5 δευτερολέπτων της πρότασης σε κινούμενη εικόνα (Animation) (προαιρετικά)

η. Πλάνο διεκπεραίωσης (παραγωγής) που να περιλαμβάνει μέθοδο εργασίας, χρονοδιάγραμμα

θ. Αναλυτικό Προϋπολογισμό – Τιμολόγηση

Όροι Συμμετοχής

α. Κάθε δημιουργός δικαιούται να υποβάλει μόνο μία πρόταση για κάθε τραγούδι

β. Οι προτάσεις θα πρέπει να σταλούν ηλεκτρονικά στη διεύθυνση

γ. Το storyboard, η εικονογράφηση σκηνών και ο σχεδιασμος των χαρακτήρων να είναι σε αρχείο pdf και το δείγμα κινούμενης εικόνας σε MP4 ή mov file

δ. Οι προτάσεις θα πρέπει να ληφθούν μέχρι την 30η Ιουνίου, 2021.


α. Θα προκριθούν κατ’ αρχήν τρεις προτάσεις για κάθε ένα από τα δύο τραγούδια.

β. Στην κάθε πρόταση που θα προκριθεί και δεν θα επιλεγεί, θα δοθεί χρηματικό βραβείο €250.

γ. Θα ακολουθήσει προσωπική επικοινωνία με τους δημιουργούς των επιλεχθέντων προτάσεων και θα ληφθεί τελική απόφαση   

δ. Ο Τεμπέλης Δράκος διατηρεί το δικαίωμα να μην αποδεχθεί καμία πρόταση, κατά την κρίση του.



Tuesday, 06 April 2021 / Published in Announcements, News
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asifa cyprus news

News regarding recent ASIFA Cyprus updates.

On 20 March 2020, an online meeting took place for all ASIFA Cyprus members.
The meeting’s purpose was for members to discuss the purposes and responsibilities of ASIFA Cyprus within the Cyprus Animation Association and decide on its future operation.

During the meeting, Yiorgos Tsaggaris passed on the ASIFA representation to the ASIFA members, a responsibility which he had since the chapter’s formation, and recommended the CAA President to be the next representative. After collective discussion between the 14 present members, a 3 person committee was formed, consisting of Charalambos Margaritis, Michael Kalopaidis and Andreas Rossides (CAA President). It was decided between the 3 person committee that Michael Kalopaidis will be the next ASIFA representative, while the other 2 members will have consulting and auditing roles.

This new ASIFA committee will act as a sub-committee within the CAA and its role will be to ensure efficient communication between ASIFA and its members, explore all opportunities and benefits that may come from the ASIFA membership and communicate these with the CAA and all ASIFA Cyprus members, and work with the CAA board to assess how the ASIFA membership can best support the association and serve the community.

We would like to thank Yiorgos Tsaggaris, the previous ASIFA representative, for initiating the local ASIFA Chapter in 2013 and appreciate all his efforts and contributions in sustaining it to the present day.

We look forward to working together with the new ASIFA committee in creating more opportunities for the local animation community.

For any ASIFA related matters or to request membership information, please contact Michael Kalopaidis at or any CAA board member at