Greek Animation. From education to professional production
As part of the Drama Short Film Festival’s continuous interest and work towards the progression of Greek animation production as a primarily short film form, we are introducing the programme “Greek animation, from education to professional production of short films”, under the supervision of renowned director and professor, Spyros Siakas. This endeavor came about as a logical continuation to the audiovisual literacy movement based on the “language” of animation, which the festival has cultivated from the beginning of the 21st century through actions such as book publications, the production of award-winning animation films, instructive workshops for learners and educators, and scientific meetings, to name but a few.
The programme “Greek animation, from education to professional production of short films”, consists of two distinct screening sections: A selection of films officially submitted to the festival, in conjunction with a student animation film programme. In its pilot application the student films were selected from the University of West Attica, as the oldest, with the richest production in the field of animation out of Greek university institutions, with the prospect of further expansion to films from other higher education institutions. The selection of student films was made by Animation Professors, Dr. Eleni Mouri and Dr. Spyros Siakas, and includes dissertations and films distinguished at international and local festivals.