The Animation Festival ICONA 2022 was successfully completedUpdated: 12-12-2022 10:44
The Animation Festival ICONA 2022, which took place from the 1st to the 4th of December 2022, exclusively online, by the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University, was successfully completed. The festival program included both professional and student competitions. A total of 282 films (141 short films and 141 student films) from 50 different countries were screened.
The artistic committee consisted of the Director of the Festival Konstantinos Tiligadis, Assoc. Professor at Ionian University and Deputy Head of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts, the Vice President of ASIFA Hellas Panagiotis Kyriakoulakos, Assistant Professor of the University of the Aegean and Professor of the University of West Attica, Eleni Mouri evaluated the films and awarded the following awards: Awards 2022
The Festival's Award Ceremony took place online on Sunday, December the 4th, 2022.
The ceremony started with the greetings, on behalf of the Ionian University, by the Rector of Ionian University, Professor Andreas Floros, the Head of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts, Associate Professor Andreas Giannakoulopoulos, the Director of the ICONA Festival and the Deputy Head and Associate Professor Konstantinos Tiligadis, the Emeritus Professor Nikolaos Grigorios Kanellopoulos and the Chair of the organizing committee of the Festival, Assistant Professor Michail Panagopoulos.
Also the ceremony was attended by the Vice President of ASIFA Hellas and Assistant Professor of the University of the Aegean, Panagiotis Kyriakoulakos as well as the member of the festival jury, Professor of the University of West Attica, Eleni Mouri.
The ceremony was also attended by the representative of the Film Office of the Ionian Islands Region, Antzela Krokidi.
The best part of the ceremony was the participation of several of the winners - from Ireland, Germany, Greece, Cuba and the United States - who received their awards and spoke about their films and experiences from their participation in the ICONA Festival 2022.
The Head of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts, Associate Professor Mr. Andreas Giannakoulopoulos, made the following statement for this year's event, after its completion:
The Department of Audio and Visual Arts has successfully organized for the fourth consecutive year, from December 1 to 4, 2022, the ICONA Festival.
Our goal was and remains the same: a festival equal to the best animation festivals in the world and this year's event was one step closer to it.
A dynamic artistic community continues to develop around ICONA, a community looking ahead at the digital horizon of a bright future for the Art of Animation!
We look forward to the next Icona Festival!