Blu: An Animated Dialogue between Italy & Greece
26 September 2017 | 17:30 | Upper Stage
Entrance is free and on a first come, first served basis and the distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before the screening.
“Blu” is a multidimensional artistic venture which introduces habits and ideas of Greek and Italian fimmakers through the prism of animation and digital arts. This activity makes for an original cultural discussion between two countries with design, illustration and the moving image as a starting point, giving visitors the opportunity to come into contact with the contemporary art scene and digital creation.
The geographical location with the exact coordinates 38°N 19°E is actually blue. It is part of a blue line of sea that separates and simultaneously unites two countries. The geographical location with the exact coordinates 38°N 19°E is the point where images, sounds and colours artistically encounter.
Blu introduces to the audience of Animasyros’s 10th anniversary edition, habits, ideas and characters inspired by Italian and Greek artists, through the prism of animation and new media art. This tribute creates an imaginative, cultural dialogue between the two countries blending design, illustration, motion graphics, animation and virtual reality, so that visitors could get in touch with contemporary cultural scene and digital creativity.
The animation films combine the louder, more colourful and most favorite parts of the two countries. The classical culture of Italy through a creative reconstruction and the authentically greek vibes. From a five-year old boy to an elderly, lonely lady, the heroes of the stories prove that people from both countries eventually share more than it seemed. In Blu, heroes are making fun of their imperfections, praise the beauties of their home, do not hesitate to talk about their fears and difficulties.
Within the framework of Athens International Film Festival only the 11 animation films of the tribute will be presented in 84 minutes.
by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro
Merletti e Borotalco
by Riccardo Di Mario, Anna Peronetto, Sara Tarquini, Lilia Miceli
by Adolfo di Molfetta
by Salvatore Centoducati, Eleonora Bertolucci, Giulio De Toma, Ruben Pirito
Il signor Rossi compera l'automobile
by Bruno Bozzetto
by Virginia Mori
To Horio (The Village
) by Stelios Polychronakis
Prosopon | A riot policeman encounters a demented old woman
by Thomas Thomas
by Faidra Derizioti
by Antonia Diakomopoulou
My mother's coat
by Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits
curated by six impossible wishes
Six impossible wishes
is a freshly founded curatorial team consisting of Anastasia Terzidou and Rafaela Karagianni, based on Athens. With a dose from «now» and a lot of digital creativity, six impossible wishes explores how art is evolved and conceived in the digital era. Its strategies are oriented in informing and educating the public about digital art, in bringing together and promoting, nationally and internationally, the Greek artistic community. Focusing on the combination of art and technology, the team creates, produces and curates new media art experiences.