CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

2019 - 2020

External associate at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology, teaching the course of 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

2015

AIMS post-diploma from 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

 
 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2019 - 2020

External associate teaching the animation course (Animation I MGA.211 and Animation II MGA.213) at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology

2019 - 2020

Research associate 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 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 (Autumn and Spring Semester of the academic year 2014 - 2015)

2013

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

 

INVITATIONS FOR TALKS

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

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019

Artistic director of the third edition of the international animation festival The Animattikon Project, in collaboration with ANANAs 8bit Coffee, the cultural space Technopolis20, the Craft bar, ASIFA Cyprus, ASIFA Greece, the Animasyros International Animation Festival + Agora, the Viborg Animation Festival, the film school FilmAkademie of Baden-Wurttemberg in Germany, the animation school The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, the french production and distribution company MIYU Productions, , the Neapolis University of Paphos the Paphos Municipality and the French Institute of Cyprus

Co-director of Garden Screenings (a one month event of open air screenings at Kimonos Art Center)

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 Animation Festival and the animation school The Animation Workshop, in Viborg Denmark

2018

Ambassador of the European Animation Awards in Cyprus

Artistic director of the second edition of the Animattikon Project in collaboration with ANANAs 8bit Coffee, the cultural space Technopolis20, ASIFA Greece, the Animasyros International Animation Festival + Agora, the international distribution platform World Film Fair, the international children’s film festival KidsFirst!, the french production and distribution company MIYU Productions, the International Short Film Festival of Florence (Firenze FilmCorti Festival) and the film school FilmAkademie of Baden-Wurttemberg in Germany

 

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

2017

Founder and director of the first edition of the Animattikon Project, an animated film festival in the framework of the European Capital of Culture PAFOS2017. In collaboration with Animasyros International Animation Festival + Agora, the hotel Almyra, ANANAs 8bit Coffee and the cultural space Technopolis20

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

Coordinator of the project The Big Mosaic for the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 and curator of the collective exhibition of the project that took place from the 10th to the 30th of May in Ibrahim’s Khan in Paphos. The Big Mosaic was a part of the ECC PAFOS2017 bid book

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

Co-founder of the 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)

 

2011 - 2012

Illustration teacher for the project La Cité des Mots

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

 

2010

Professional trainee-ship on traditional icon painting on the Mount Athos, with monk Païsios Agrapides in the cell of Saint Archangels in Karyès, from September to December

2007 - 2012

Studies at the National Superior School of Fine Arts of Paris

2006

Studies at the Ateliers de Sèvres in Paris

2005

French language courses at the University of La Sorbonne

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

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

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

2019

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

2016

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

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 

 

ANIMATION DEPARTMENT

2020

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

 

2020

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

2019

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

2018

Science and Orthodoxy in the World by Christos Panagos (Production of IndigoFlicksin 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

 

FESTIVALS

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS:

 

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 with 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 Cyprus, Paphos (2016)

A Shy Idea (2015)

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)

 
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