International Animation Festival 23 - 29.09.2024
Animation Contest for Student and Educators open till 31/7/2022!

Are you a student or an educator from Hungary, Poland, Greece of Cyprus?

Is inclusiveness part of your thoughts?

Join the animated film contest organized by Animasyros International Animation Festival!

ANIMASYROS International Animation Festival is the largest animation festival in Greece. As a part of the educational actions of the co-funded project by the EU Erasmus+ programme I_AM: “Inclusive education using Animation and Multimedia” project.

Animasyros is very happy to announce a contest of animated films made by students and educators together.

We welcome entries for the creation of an animated film, using any animation technique you want, that revolves around inclusiveness. What does it mean to be different? How does that feel? How do we define diversity? How can we connect, communicate, and coexist with those we think are different than us? And, finally, are there “different” people? Or just unique ones?

Free your imagination! Design, paint, fabricate, move, film, make sounds and music, give words to your thoughts, bring them into life and create an animated film!

The contest is open for groups or individuals, always coming from educative environment (schools, organizations, laboratories etc.).

The best films will be screened at Syros Island in Greece during the Animasyros 2022 International Animation Festival (20 – 25 September 2022) in a special section dedicated to the Ι_ΑΜ project and the inclusiveness in education. The winning groups will travel to Syros during the festival to present their work.

Join us for a trip to the exciting world of Animation.




What’s the contest about?

The Video Animation Contest is held to motivate the trained educational staff and their children and young people to create a short video – up to 3 minutes – about inclusive education of children with SEND in mainstream schools.

Who can enter into the contest?

The competition is open to children and young people  from the four participating countries Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, and Poland. We welcome entries from general education and SEND schools as well as from individuals.

When and how can we apply for the contest?

Submit your film in MP4 Full HD format at until July 31, 2022


See here the terms of participation and the application form.

What’s next?

The winning entries (one from each county) are going to be presented at the Animasyros International Animation Festival, on September 20-25, 2022 in Greece at the Island of Syros. The films will be presented during a special session dedicated to inclusive education of children and young people with SEND. The winning videos will be also disseminated to other Animation Festivals across Europe, and through the website and social media of the project and partners. As a reward, members of the winning teams of each country will travel to Syros to present their teamwork to the festival.

The Festival

Animasyros International Animation Festival takes place on the island of Syros- Greece since 2008. Apart from the artistic screenings of animated film Animasyros organizes non-formal educational activities in animation for children, teenagers, adults, persons with disabilities, elderly citizens and vulnerable groups. Throughout its 15 years of activity Animasyros has organized more than 120 hands- on educational workshops and more than 90 short animated films were created as an outcome of these workshops.

Learn more about Animasyros educational activities in animation and inspire yourself:

Find out about the different animation techniques:


See here a simple guide on how to create an animation film:


See here 13 Milestone educational workshops by Animasyros:


See all short animated films created by Animasyros workshop participants

Animasyros Vimeo Page:


Learn more about the I_AM project


The Ι_ΑΜ Project

The I_AM: “Inclusive education using Animation and Multimedia” project aims to support inclusive education of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) through an innovative person-centered, inter-disciplinary and art-based approach, implemented in Greece, Cyprus, Hungary, and Poland. The project utilizes multimedia resources and especially animation, through a blended learning capacity building programme, to develop a welcoming environment for children with SEND in mainstream schools.

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