Animafest Cyprus


Years running: 21 (since 2002)

Animafest Cyprus

International Animation Film Festival.


Animafest Cyprus Views of the World, started in 2002 as a documentary festival in a small village, and was called the Small Documentary Festival. It was later re-named International Countryside Documentary and Animated Film Festival Views of the World.

Since 2011 the Festival focuses exclusively on the art of Animated Film. The festival is active through the year. It’s main activities include «Animafest Cyprus on tour», which presents the best of Countryside Animafest Cyprus at various locations around the country throughout the year, including schools, film festivals, cinemas, galleries, etc, always in non-commercial screenings; Since 2012 we organize workshops, Lectures and masterclasses in animation, and an Academic forum on Animation at the Cyprus University of Technology, bringing together academics from Cyprus and abroad. This seminar is organized in collaboration with Media Desk Cyprus.


  • International Competition,
  • Cypriot Competition.

The non-competitive program of the Festival includes the following categories:

  • Tributes and Retrospectives
  • Features
  • Guest Programmers
  • Aspects of the Fantastic (Festival on Tour)
  • Children’s Animation Programme
  • Animation Conferences/Masterclasses/Workshops
  • Animation Film Camp


  • International film Competition (Grand Prix) – Prize: 1,000 euro
  • Children film Competition – Prize: 500 euro
  • National (Cyprus) film Competition – Prize: 500 euro

Monetary prizes accompanying the festival awards will be given to the director of the film.


  • Short films must not exceed 40 minutes in length.
  • Films must be completed after January 1st, 2020.
  • The right to participate is reserved to films being screened for the first time in Cyprus.
  • Subtitles language: english

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out the online application,
  • Provide us with a link for your online screener in the box available in the online submission form or send a DVD screener to either of the festival postal addresses.


Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.




Official Website


ADDRESS 1 (for regular mail)
Animafest Cyprus
Att: Yiorgos Tsangaris
P.O. BOX 20675
1662, Nicosia (Hilton area BO9)

ADDRESS 2 (for courier dispatches)
Animafest Cyprus
Att: Yiorgos Tsangaris
60 Kennedy Ave.
Pallouriotissa, APT 301
1046 Nicosia

Tel: +357 99 544790 
+357 22 439551


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    February 28, 2021
  • Event Dates
    11 — 14 August 2021
Categories & Fees

Films must not exceed 30 minutes in length.

  • Deadline — free

Films must not exceed 30 minutes in length.

  • Deadline — free
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