The most important action organized by PLATFORMA is the Anima Syros International Animation Festival, held annually since 2008 in Syros, Cyclades, and dedicated to showcasing and promoting the art of animated film.
Support for educational workshops on animation in the Anima Syros 2022 Festival
The grant pertains to the support for educational workshops on animation offered as part of the Anima Syros 2022 Festival. One of the main pillars of the Festival is educational workshops on animation, addressed to: a. children, b. teenagers, c. young professionals, d. the elderly, and e. people with disabilities.
In 2022, the theme of the workshops is based on the 100-year anniversary of the Asia Minor Disaster, and, in that context, they are run in collaboration with the Ermoupolis Asia Minor Association. The collaboration includes suggestions on the content of the six educational workshops during their design, as well as the provision of material from their archive, where necessary. Participants are asked to draw inspiration from literary excerpts, photographs, traditional music from Asia Minor, recorded and written accounts, and create animated films with the guidance of experienced educators from Greece and abroad. During the course of the grant, 150 people from the aforementioned five categories will benefit.