International Animation Festival 23 - 29.09.2024
Workshop “Animation in Business, Business in Animation"

The Workshop "Animation in Business, Business in Animation" organized by the University of the Aegean, ANIMASYROS Agora, A. Onassis foundation, Institut Français de Grèce, ASIFA Hellas and UAegean Future Lab at Syros, in the context of ANIMASYROS 2023, opens its doors to students and young professionals wishing to participate on site or online. More specifically, the workshop will take place in connection with ANIMASYROS International Animation Festival and its main event will be placed on 25 and 26 September 2023 at UAegean Future Lab at Syros (Kornilaki Building). The participation in the Workshop gives free access to ANIMASYROS Agora.

If you wish to attend please apply via email to before Thursday 21 September 2023.

Workshop Description

Businesses evolve in an animated environment operating in local, regional, and international context. It is therefore natural to adopt animation tools and techniques to visualise changing environments. Furthermore, Animation Businesses provide useful paradigms of networked production and distribution environments that may inspire and influence modern business models at large.

The Workshop Animation in Business/Business in Animation investigates Animation Business paradigms by proposing to the participants a complete learning path from education, training and research to creative production and distribution environments. 

After two days of initiation to the notions, concepts and practices animating business, such as the storyboard, the business model canvas, and pitching presentations, via lectures and case studies, the participants are prepared to attend Animasyros Agora, the professional event of Animasyros Festival.

The first day of Agora is dedicated to Research and Development actions in Animation with a strong case study from ENSAD, the famous Arts Deco founded in Paris in 1786, while the two following days present several case studies from the Global Animation Industry, including Disney studios in their 100th anniversary celebration. The last day of Agora is dedicated to the institutional players in Greece and abroad. The presentations include highlights from the International Animation Festival and Market of Annecy and a pitching competition giving access to the professional pitches at Annecy in 2024. 

The Workshop will also make use of the emerging European Digital Identity Wallet (EUDIW) to provide seamless access to the Workshop material, with support from the European Wallet Consortium and the EBSI Early Adopters Wave 3 Programme.

Workshop Agenda: 

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