#2 Saturday 17 April – 10:45 – 12:15, in Greek
Handmade Animation: Techniques, films and games
by Yiorgos Tsangaris & Eleni Handriotou (graphic designers/animators).
Yiorgos Tsangaris is a graphic artist, film curator and lecturer of Animation and Printmaking at the University of Nicosia. He is the Director of Hambis Municipal Printmaking Museum and the founder and artistic director of Animafest Cyprus, the official International Animation Film Festival of Cyprus and one of the island’s oldest film festivals (2002). Since 1999, he has been a prominent member of the film and graphic arts community in Cyprus, with an important contribution in the development of graphic arts, independent animation and the promotion of local filmmakers in the area of animation internationally. He was invited to participate in many international jury committees at international festivals around the world and his creative work has received multiple awards in Cyprus and Internationally.
Eleni Handriotou is a visual artist experimenting with multiple media, especially with animation, collage and painting. She graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, University of Nicosia, and during the past year she has been working as a freelancer. As a member of Animafest Cyprus, the official International Animation Film Festival of Cyprus, she has organized multiple workshops for the young audience, teaching to children and students how to make animation shorts.