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Charalambos Margaritis

Curriculum Vitae

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

2021 - today

Special Teaching Staff at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology, teaching drawing, art history and animation.

2019 - 2021

External associate at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology, teaching animation.

Technical laboratory assistant at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology.

2015 - 2020

Treasurer of Kimonos Art Center, director of Kimonos Animation Studio and co-director of Kimonos Printmaking Studio.

Teaching animation, video-art, printmaking, drawing and comics at Kimonos Art Center.

2017 - 2020

Artistic director of the international animation festival The Animattikon Project that takes place annually in Paphos, Cyprus.

2018 - 2020

Member of the Society for Animation Studies.

EDUCATION

2020 - today

PhD candidate at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology (on the subject of alternative narrative structures in animated storytelling).

2015

AIMS post-diploma from the National Superior School of Fine Arts of Paris.

2007 - 2012

Studies at the National Superior School of Fine Arts of Paris.

 

2012

National Superior Diploma of Fine Arts (DNSAP) from the National Superior 

School of Fine Arts of Paris.

 

2010

National Diploma of Fine Arts (DNAP) from the National Superior School of 

Fine Arts of Paris.

2006

Preparatory studies at the Ateliers de Sèvres in Paris


2005

French language courses at the University of La Sorbonne

ACADEMIC

EXPERIENCE

2021 - today

Special Teaching Staff at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology
 

2019 - 2021

Special Scientist for the animation course at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology


2019 - 2021    

Technical laboratory assistant in the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts at the Cyprus University of Technology 
 

2020

Member of the judging committee for the completion of the first year of the MA in Digital Audiovisual Production of the Neapolis University of Paphos


2019        

Member of the judging committee for the students of the final year of the MA in  Digital Audiovisual Production of the Neapolis University of Paphos


2017        

Coordinator of a workshop for artistic creation for students of the National Superior School of Fine Arts (ENSBA) of Paris, in the framework of the project The Big Mosaic (a project by the European Capital of Culture PAFOS2017)
 

2017

Coordinator of an animation workshop at the EFC (European Film College) in Ebeltoft, Denmark, in the framework of a collaboration between the school and Kimonos Art Center for EFC’s College’s Art Week


2016        

Coordinator of an animation workshop for students of the National Superior School of Fine Arts of Paris in the framework of a collaboration between the school and Kimonos Art Center


2014 - 2015    

Teacher of observation drawing at the Superior School of Commerce (HEC / Haute Ecole de Commerce) of Paris
 

2013        

Member of the admission jury for the National Superior School of Fine Arts of Paris.

AWARDS AND 

DISTINCTIONS

2022

Hellenic Places Hermoupolis:

Best Documentary Animation at the International Cosmopolitan Film Festival of Tokyo, Japan
Nominee for Best Animation at the Budapest Film Festival in Budapest, Hungary
Semi-Finalist at the San Francisco Indie Short Festival in San Francisco, United States
Best Documentary Short Film Award and Honorable Mention in the Best Animated Film Category at the Little Buddha Indie Film Festival in Katmandu, Nepal

Finalist at the Philadelphia World Film Festival in Philadelphia, United States

Semi-Finalist for the Best Animated Short Award at the Stockholm Short Festival in Stockholm, Sweden

Semi-finalist at the New Short Filmmakers Austin in Austin Festival, Texas, United States

2021        

Hellenic Places Hermoupolis:

Semi Finalist for the Norman McLaren Award in BLOW-Up Chicago International Arthouse FILM FEST (Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival)

Honorable Mention at the Greek Documentary Festival (DocFest) in Chalkida, Greece

Best Animated Film Director at the Indie Cinema Awards in Helsinki, Finland

Best Animation Award at the MGA Moscow Gold Awards in Moscow, Russia

Best Documentary Award at the Halo International Film Festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Best Animation Award at the Masters of Cinema in Moscow, Russia

Best Documentary Short in the Short Encounters Film Festival for the film Hellenic Places: Hermoupolis (the film was also nominated for the Best Animation Short and the Best Original Score Award) 


2016        

Best Animator Award in Anim8fest International Animation Film Festival in Los Angeles for the film Workhouse
 

2015        

Finalist for the Norman McLaren Award in BLOW-Up Chicago International Arthouse FILM FEST for the film Workhouse


2015        

Award of Recognition in the IndieFEST Film Awards for the film Large Scale Absurdities Vol.1

FESTIVAL PARTICIPATIONS

AND SCREENINGS

Workhouse (2012)
SKETCHPAD: Quand nos enfants seront adultes (exhibition in the gallery Topographie de l’Art in Paris, 2019)
BLOW-Up Chicago International Arthouse FILM FEST (2015).
Sarmat International Independent Film Festival (2015)
Los Angeles CineFest (2015)
Depth of Field International Film Festival, Los Angeles (2015)
Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival (2015)
Le Salon de Montrouge (exhibition in Paris, 2015)
Conferences Musicales (event in the Theatre de Verre in Paris, 2014)
London Greek Film Festival (2013)
International Motion Festival, Nicosia (2013)
Caetera (individual exhibition in Paris, 2012)

Large Scale Absurdities Vol. 1 (2015)
Good Things / Small Packages, Little Rock, Arkansas (2016)
IndieFEST Film Awards, San Diego (2015)

Large Scale Absurdities Vol.2 (2015)
ANIMAFEST, Paphos (2016)

A Shy Idea (2015)
Tapas Film Festival, India (2017)
Cyprus Comic Con Film Festival, Nicosia (2016)
Other Worlds Music Film Festival, Blackpool (2016)

Documentary for a press that was never found (2016)
London Greek Film Festival (2017)
Film Egypt Festival (2017)
AEI Film Festival, Cyprus (2017)
Paphos International Film Festival (out of competition) (2016)

Morgensol (2018)
Music Shorts Film Festival (Montana, USA) (2019)

Large Scale Absurdities, Vol.3: Docile Town (2019)
Athens Animfest (2019)
Sharing Perama (2019)
SEE Film Festival (2019)
SKETCHPAD: Quand nos enfants seront grands (October 2019, exhibition in the gallery Topographie de l’Art in Paris)
ANIMATOR Festival (July 2019, Poznan, Poland)
Oaxaca FilmFest (October 2019, Mexico)
Animation Marathon (November 2019, Athens)
Anilogue International Animation Festival (November 2019, Budapest)

Tell the Dancer from the Dance (2019)
L’harmonie inconnue (exhibition in the gallery Dominique Fiat in Paris, 2019)

Hellenic Places: Hermoupolis (2021)
Animasyros International Animation Festival, Syros, Greece (2021)
Chaniartoon - International Comic & Animation Festival, Chania, Greece (2021)
Greek International Film Festival of Toronto (GIFFT), Canada (2021)
Thessaloniki Animation Festival (TAF), Greece (2021)
Houston Greek Film Festival (HGFF), USA (2021)
Blow Up Film Fest (Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival), USA (2021)
Greek Documentary Festival (DocFest), Athens, Greece (2021)
International Symbolic Art Film Festival (ISAFF) (2021)
ICONA 2021 [Animation Festival] (2021)
Masters of Cinema, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation (2021)
Kalamata Short Docs, Greece (2021)
Short Encounters International Film Festival, Greece (2021)
Ogeechee International History Film Festival (OIHFF), USA (2021)
Indie Cinema Awards, Helsinki, Finland (2022)
Moscow Gold Awards (MGA), Moscow, Russian Federation (2022)
Halo International Film Festival, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation (2022)
International Cosmopolitan Film Festival of Tokyo, Japan (2022)
Budapest Film Festival, Hungary (2022)
San Francisco Indie Short Festival, USA (2022)
Little Buddha Indie Film Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal (2022)
24th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece (2022)
Philadelphia World Film Festival, USA (2022)
Stockholm Short Festival, Sweden (2022)
New Short Filmmakers Austin, Texas, USA (2022)
Dallas Shorts, Texas, USA (2022)
Rio de Janeiro World Film Festival, Brazil (2022)
San Diego Shorts, USA (2022)
AniMate - Australia Animation Film Festival (2022)
Milan Arthouse Film Awards, Italy (2022)
Montreal Independent Film Festival, Canada (2022)
West Side Mountains Doc Fest, Athens, Greece (2022)
Fox International Film Festival, Rome, Italy (2022)
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (2022), USA
11th Agon - International Archaeological Film Festival, Athens, Greece (2022)
Cyprus International Film Festival "Golden Aphrodite", Cyprus (2022)
West Side Mountains Doc Fest, Athens (2022)
Kalamata Monthly International Short Documentary Festival, Greece (2022)
River Film Festival, Padova, Italy (2022)
Athens ANIMFEST, Greece (2022)
Greek International Film Festival Tour of Canada, Toronto, Canada (2022)

Vast Blue Antarctica (Ongoing production)
AGORA Pitching Forum (Animasyros International Animation Festival) (2020)
CEE Animation Forum (2021)
Cartoon Movie (2022)

CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

2024

Paper presentation at the 6th International Conference on Digital Culture & Audiovisual Challenges (DCAC 2024) of the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece. Subject: Against Editing: The Algorithm as Narrative Process.

Paper presentation at the 5th International Conference on Semiotics and Visual Communication organised by the Cyprus Semiotics Circle (CSC) at the premises of Cyprus University of Technology in Lemesos. Title of presentation: Horror Sui: John Carpenter’s The Thing and the horror of the self.

2023

Paper presentation at the 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Animation Studies at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, USA. Subject:Modular, dynamic, multicursal and nonlinear narrative structures applied in animated storytelling.

Paper presentation at Scanner X, in Animafest Zagreb, Croatia. Subject: Modular, dynamic, multicursal and nonlinear narrative structures applied in animated storytelling.

Paper presentation at the Animex Research and Innovation Conference in Teesside University, in UK. Subject: Modular, dynamic, multicursal and nonlinear narrative structures applied in animated storytelling.

2022

Paper presentation at Scanner IX, in Animafest Zagreb, Croatia. Subject: Paulus Hector Mair’s De Arte Athletica as pre-cinematic animation.


Paper presentation at the 4th International Conference on Digital Culture & Audiovisual Challenges (DCAC 2022) of the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece. Subject: Modular, dynamic, multicursal and nonlinear narrative structures applied in animated storytelling.


Paper presentation at the 15th World Congress of Semiotics (IASS/AIS) (at the Panel Animation Language and Technique) at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. Subject: Modular, dynamic, multicursal and nonlinear narrative structures applied in animated storytelling.

2021

Lecture at Cinema Talks of Larnaka Cinema Society on the subject The Impossible Masterpiece: Richard Williams and Yuri Norstein.

2021

Lecture at the International Animation Day Event organised by ASIFA Cyprus (Cyprus Animation Association) at the House for Cooperation on the subject The Art of the Interval: Norman McLaren and the Conditions of Movement.

2020

Lecture at Cinema Talks of Larnaka Cinema Society on the subject Action and Interaction / The history of combination of animated film and live action film.

2018

Invitation to participate to a round table on the subject of the organization of international festivals in small towns, in the framework of Athens Animation Agora forum organized by Animasyros International Animation Festival.

2017

Lecture at the International Motion Festival of the European University of Nicosia on the subject Action and Interaction / The history of combination of animated film and live action film.

2016

Lecturer at the Paphos International Film Festival on the subject Action and Interaction / The history of combination of animated film and live action film.

PUBLICATIONS

2023

Three Early Experiments in Multicursal Storytelling in Animated Film. ASIFA Academic Magazine, Vol 1(1): 58 - 69. Available here

PROFESSIONAL

EXPERIENCE

2018 - Today

- Ambassador of the European Animation Awards in Cyprus

- Co-director of Garden Screenings at Kimonos Art Center
 

2017 - Today

Artistic director of the international animation festival The Animattikon Project. (Created in the framework of the European Capital of Culture PAFOS2017 and currently produced by Kimonos Art Center in collaboration with Rialto Theater and the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology)

2019

- Jury member for the Viborg Animation Festival in Denmark

- Artistic director for the Animattikon Project / Summer Edition that took place at Anassa Hotel in August, a project in the framework of the Cultural decentralization program of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus, in collaboration with Anassa Hotel, ASIFA Cyprus, ASIFA Greece, the Animasyros International Animation Festival + Agora, the Viborg International Animation Festival (VAF), the Neapolis University of Paphos and the animation school The Animation Workshop of Viborg, Denmark

2017

- Jury Member for the Student Competition section of the Animasyros International 
Animation Festival + Agora in Syros, Greece

- Creation of 16 animated short clips for the first Ceremony of the Youth Board of 
Cyprus Awards at the Rialto Theater in Limassol, under the direction of Nicos 
Nicolaides

 

2016

- Presentation of a selection of seven animated shorts at Almyra Hotel

- Publication of the first volume of the graphic novel series The Black Iron Prison Anthology: Amidst the Parade of Prisoners

- Participation to the Cyprus Comic Con as an independent creator
 

 

2015 - Today

- Co-founder of Kimonos Art Center in Paphos. (Director of the Kimonos Animation Studio and co-director of the Kimonos Printmaking Studio). 

2014 - 2015

Participation in the post-diploma program AIMS (Artiste Intervenant en Milieu Scolaire) in Saint Ouen (Paris suburbs)

2014 - 2015

- Participation in the post diploma program AIMS (Artiste Intervenant en Milieu 
Scolaire) in Saint Ouen (Paris suburbs)

 

2011 - 2012

- Ιllustration teacher for the project La Cité des Mots

- Album art for the music album Slams à mon âme by Catherine Zoungrana

 

2010

- Professional traineeship on traditional icon painting on the Mount Athos, with 

monk Païsios Agrapides in the cell of Saint Archangels in Karyès, from September to 

December

CURATIONS

2019

Curation of the extra-cinematic animation exhibition Off Screen at the cultural space Palia Ilektriki in Paphos, in the framework of the international animation festival The Animattikon Project.

2018

Curation of the exhibition The History of Animation in the framework of The Animattikon Project 2018.

2017

Co-curator of the exhibition Confrontation through art, a project created by Erato Toumazou, that took place at Technopolis20 on the 27th of September.

Curator of the exhibition The Big Mosaic in the framework of the European Capital of Culture PAFOS2017. The project was a part of the event’s bid book.

EXHIBITIONS

2022

Participation in the exhibition The Forest at NEME Arts Center with the multimedia installation On the Seamlessness of Trees.

2021

Participation in the 20th Printmaking Biennale of Sarcelles.

2019

Participation in the exhibition Sketchpad: quand nos enfants seront adultes at the gallery Topographie de l'Art in Paris, curated by Barbara Polla and Nicolas Etchenagucia.

 

Participation in the exhibition L'harmonie inconnue at the gallery Dominique Fiat in Paris.

 

Participation in the exhibition Thresholds of life at Almyra Hotel, curated by Yiannis Sakellis.

 

Participation in the 19th Printmaking Biennale of Sarcelles.

2017

Participation in the collective printmaking exhibition Re:print in the Loukia & Michalakis Zampelas Art Museum in Nicosia

2015

Participation in the StreetArt Square Festival in Paphos.

2014

Participation in the event Conférences Musicales in the Théâtre de Verre with the performance Workhouse.

Presentation of the Workhouse performance at the Salon de Montrouge in Montrouge, Paris.

2013

Participation in Micro Salon #3 in the gallery L'Inlassable in Paris (collective exhibition).

Participation in the Salon de Poissy .

Participation in the 16th International Printmaking Biennial of Sarcelles.

Participation in Othello - Rebirth (Collective exhibition in the abandoned cinema Othellos in Paphos, following the proposition of the Rebirth day concept by Michelangelo Pistoletto).

 

2012

Cætera (individual exhibition in the National Superior School of Fine Arts of Paris.

2011

Participation in the 15th International Printmaking Biennial of Sarcelles.

2010

Participation in the second edition of FID (Foire Internationale du Dessin – International Drawing Fair) in Paris.

Participation in Nulla Dies Sine Linea (Collective printmaking exhibition in the Bibliothèque des Lettres, in the École Normale Supérieure).

Participation in the collective exhibition with the printmaking studio of the National Superior School of Fine Arts of Paris in the Slavic Conservatory of Music in Bagnolet on the occasion of the celebration of the day of music.

 

2009

Graver Maintenant (Collective Exhibition in Reuil-Malmaison).

Night of the museums in the Musée d’Orsay (presentator of the work Bibliothèque by François-Rubert Carabin).

 

Participation in the 14th International Printmaking Biennial of Sarcelles.

FILMOGRAPHY

2021

Hellenic Places: Hermoupolis (trailer)

2020

Stretto (virtual reality experience, currently in production. Sample)

2019

Large Scale Absurdities Vol.3: Docile Town (animated short, request code)

Tell the Dancer from the Dance (animated short / animation installation, request code)

Door 39 (animation installation)

2016

Documentary for a press that was never found (short documentary) 

2015

Large Scale Absurdities Vol. 1 (animated short)

Large Scale Absurdities Vol. 2 (animated short)

2014

Les délices de la procrastination (animated short)

2013

The Othellos: Study for a documentary (feature length documentary, in post-production. Trailer)

2012

Workhouse (animated short)

2010

Nêpsis (animated short) ()

CINE-CONCERTS

2019

Ark / An animated concert in collaboration with french-cypriot chamber music ensemble Trio Dell’Arte (presented at the theater L’Orangerie at Roissy-en-France in May 2019)

Ark II in collaboration with Trio Dell’Arte (presentation at the cultural space Attikon in Paphos, in the framework of the international animation festival The Animattikon Project)

Escape from the Dark Chamber in collaboration with Stelios Hadjicosta (presented at the Kimonos Art Center)

 

2017

Re:mains (audiovisual presentation of the musical compositions by Christina Athinodorou, presented at the cultural space Attikon in Paphos, in the framework of the European Capital of Culture PAFOS2017)

Documentation:

Janus (in collaboration with Chrysostomos Neofytou and Thibaud Verbe on an original composition by Zacharias Mouzakis), in the framework of the European Capital of Culture PAFOS2017

Full concert (request code)

 

2016

Collapse / A Visual Concert in collaboration with the french-cypriot chamer music 

ensemble Trio Dell’Arte and the directors Nicolas Iordanou and Sylvia Nicolaides.

Presentation of the animated performance Sonata No.2 for violin and animation (screening of a short animated film accompanied by live classical music performed by Chrysostomos Neofytou) at Almyra Hotel

2014

Trio Dell’Arte (three concerts by the french-cypriot chamber music ensemble in Kasteliotissa Hall in Nicosia, the Rialto Theater in Limassol and the (then) abandoned Othellos cinema in Paphos)

COMMISSIONS

2020

Deep Purple EU Official Animation (promotional animation for Deep Purple EU)

2018

Morgensol (video clip)

 

Flut(e)Rings (video clip)

 

2017

Rise (documentary for the center Rise Correctional Counseling and Prevention

 

The Little Fisherman (documentation video for the installation of the sculpture by artist Yiota Ioannidou)

 

Sol Alter (documentation video for the installation of the sculpture by artist Yiota Ioannidou)

 

StreetArt Square 2017 (documentation video for the third edition of the festival)

 

2016

Capella / by Yiannis Sakellis (documentation video for the installation of Yiannis Sakellis’ artwork)

 

StreetArt Square 2016 (documentation video for the second edition of the festival)

2015

Μια ιδέα χαμηλοβλεπούσα (A Shy Idea) (video clip)

 

Gargamel (video clip, in collaboration with the collective Miracle)

 

2014

Après Nous (video clip)

 

Minore Desperado (video clip in collaboration with the collective Miracle)

 

2013

Πότε μαστούρια (video clip)

 

12 animated spots for projection during the concert Τραγούδα μαζί μας να φύγει το σκοτάδι of the music group Active Member on the 4th of September 2013 in Technopolis, in Athens

 

2012

Πίσω απ' τα ανεκπλήρωτα (video clip)

 

Μη μ' αφήνεις (video clip)

WORKSHOPS

2022

Stop motion animation workshop for children at Kimonos Art Center in Paphos, Cyprus, in the framework of the AUGE Project (Erasmus+) in association with the Theological School of the Church of Cyprus. Watch here.

2019

Stop motion animation workshop for children at the gallery Topographie de l’art in Paris. Watch here

2018

Stop motion animation workshop for the children of the 1st Elementary School of Potamos Germasogeias (Christakeio). Watch here and here.

2017

Coordinator of a block-printing workshop for adults at the Loukia & Michalakis Zampelas Art Museum 

2016

Stop motion animation workshop for children at Kimonos Art Center. Watch here.

2014

Stop motion animation workshop in the Studio 13/16 in the Centre Pompidou (As a part of the event Stopmotion, organized by Boris Tissot). Watch here

ANIMATION

DEPARTMENT

2020

Glassbox by Christos Panagos (Production of IndigoFlicks. Currently in pre-production)

 

2020

Vast Blue Antarctica by Christos Panagos (Production of IndigoFlicks. Currently in pre-production)

2019

Dreaming Perama by Christos Panagos (Production of IndigoFlicks in association with Sharing Perama. Currently in pre-production). Teaser (request code)

2018

Science and Orthodoxy in the World by Christos Panagos (Production of IndigoFlicks in association with the Hellenic Institute of Research). Trailer

2017

Acropolis Bye-Bye by Elsa Fauconnet

 

2014

Σιγά-σιγά ( video clip)

 

2012

Assistant animator for the advertisement for the company WELDOM. Watch here

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