Cyprus International Motion FestivalUpdated: 07-03-2014 17:42
Demetra Englezou holds a Master’s degree in Computer Animation from the National Center of Computer Animation at Bournemouth University 2001 and a B.A in Graphic Design from the University of the West of England Bristol in 2000. She has worked in Broadcasting and Satellite Companies since 2004. She has created a large number of animated short films and Motion Graphics and participated in International film festivals, exhibitions and art projects.
As a 3d Animator she has produced 3d television ads for major companies including Vodafone, Cyta, Honda, Hellenic Bank, Bank of Cyprus, Porsche, B.M.W etc. Demetra Englezou has received the first Pancyprian Award for the Logo design competition for the Office of the Cyprus Telecommunication Controller Officer OCECPR 2004.
She is an instructor at the Department of Arts at the European University Cyprus. Her research interests are based on the Motion Graphics & Broadcast Design as well as 3d Computer Animation.
She is the founder and chairperson of the International Motion Festival (IMF), launched in 2012 and the first of its kind in the broader Mediterranean and Middle East.
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An amazing trip through the meandering paths of the hottest Motion Art passing through Motion Graphics, Music Videos, Commercials, Opening Titles, 3D Mapping, virtual museums and archives, Computer Generated Imagery, Broadcast Design.
1. MY H-EART IS DYING, 43’’
Directed by: Ahmad Akhyar
A beating heart explodes into a thousand worries, save our earth!
2. ARTIFICIAL PARADISE, INC RESONANCE // DESTRUCTIVE OSCILLATION, 3’ 25’’
Directed by: Jean-Paul Frenay
Artificial Paradise is an experimental film anticipating a future where a major corporation has developed unique software, based on organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of humankind. A user connects to this database of the forgotten…What is he searching for?
3. MONEDERO 8 BIT, 1’
Directed by: Ruben F Stremiz
To show the benefits “Monedero" card provides to its users. Throughout the day, the piece is generated with a look that references 8 Bit games. The main character overcomes different needs within this city, as in a platform game, and has an extra plus each time you use the card wallet.
4. MASS, 5’ 58’’
Directed by: Henning M. Lederer
Mass: a body of coherent matter, usually of indefinite shape and often of considerable size.
5. CLOCKWORK (Movie title sequence), 1’ 19’’
Directed by: Nikolas Grigoriou
This is the title sequence for a thriller movie named “Clockwork”, where the main character is a murderer and a clockmaker, who always kills his victims on a specific time.
6. RESONANCE // DESTRUCTIVE OSCILLATION, 22’’
Directed by: Jean-Paul Frenay
Resonance is a collaborative project with over 30 independent visual and audio designers/studios. The aim was to explore the relationship between geometry and audio in unique ways. Visual artists and Sound Designers were paired up to create a 20 sec piece in HD, for which the artist collaborated with Michael Fakesch. This is a small contribution of the artist to the project: “Destructive Oscillation Project: Resonance” See: JP Frenay (frenayjp.be) Hear: Michael Fakesch (michaelfakesch.com)
7. NIKE // MERCURIAL VAPOR SUPERFLY III, 1’ 05’’
Directed by: Jean-Paul Frenay
A 3D advertisement for “Nike – Mercurial Vapor Superfly III”
8. CUTOUT FEST 2012 (Open Titles), 2’ 10’’
Directed by: Diego Huacuja T.
The design process in this piece ended in the experimentation lab of BASA. The main idea of the new concept was to represent kind of traditional lines and digital lines.
9. DIGITIZED, 2’
Directed by: Tony Zagoraios
This film was created for the opening titles of “Digitized 2012” (A digital design conference in
Greece digitized.gr).It was such a pleasure for the people involved finding themselves experimenting and trying new things and styles.
Special thanks of the artist to Konstantinos Penlidis and Demetrios Fakinos.
10. SENTOSA / THE STORY OF THE MERLION, 2’ 42’’
Directed by: Benjamin Ang
This story tells us about how Singapore was found and how myth of Merlion came up. The Merlion is a mythical creature whose head is a lion and its body of a fish. This project was done in collaboration with Sentosa and Nayang Polytechnic.
11. Ó TV CHANNEL (Director's cut), 45’’
Directed by: Henrique Neumann
An innovative communication for a new TV channel was the briefing for the creation of
Brazilian O TV broadcast design. From this main sequence, a series of short animations was derived.
12. SOMETHING TAKEN, NOTHING LEFT, 1’ 34’’
Directed by: Choo Chao Quan
Conserve wildlife, conserve the rainforest. In celebration of the International year of forest.
13. WHITE + BLACK = RED, 2’ 11’’
Directed by: Simone Giampaolo
"White + Black = Red" is a socially positive short animation with a strong antiracism message. The story is about an argument between two opposite characters: one white and one black who, by the end of the film, learn how to respect and love each other.
14. LOJA DE BRINQUEDOS (“TOY STORE”), 30’’
Directed by: Thomas Ventura
TV advertisement for Unimed Flex Health Plan, which perfectly suits the small business’ needs, made entirely in 3D animation.
15. THE FUTURE FORMS OF LIFE, 5’ 24’’
Directed by: David Lance
'The Future Forms Of Life' is a Story based on Theo Jansen's kinetic sculptures. If we work really hard on our dreams, sooner or later we will reach our goals. But what if one day our dreams go too far?
16. RAMADAN IDENTITY, 2’
Directed by: Vahid Rasouli
Ramadan identity for Alkout channel- Satellite TV from Kuwait.
17. COLLAPSE , 1’ 06’’
Directed by: Selftburning
It shows catastrophically rapid construction of the body under the influence of a strange force.
18. RGB, 7’’
Directed by: Sajad Sabour
RGB in 5 Seconds.
19. ECONEWS IDENT, 31’’
Directed by: Anthimos Xenos
Animated intro for an environmental TV show, featuring ecology and environment news.
20. COMMON IS THE SENSE, 3’ 41’’
Directed by: Nadav Arbel
The never-ending journey of a man searching in many different dimensions something that is within.
21. GRIND IDENTITY, 2’ 19’’
Directed by: Matan Yaniv
Identity for a made up Horror Movie Channel called Grind
22. BEKO, BEHROOZ GHEZEL, 17’’
Directed by: Beko Home Applinace Logostation
Synopsis: TV Ident.
23. PLAN “MASS CONSTRUCTION”, 1’
Directed by: Director’s Cut, Kompost
“Mass Construction” is a television and cinema advertising campaign of the children’s development organization Plan International, to celebrate the power of girls and create awareness for the first ever international ‘Day of the Girl’. The tag line 'l am a girl, I am the most powerful force for change on the planet’, recognizes that girls are the key to solving world poverty.
24. VOICE OF THE VOICELESS, 44’’
Directed by: Behrooz Ghezel
25.CUSHELLE “INFATUATION”, 30’’
Directed by: Bernie Roux
A love story between a koala bear and a roll of toilet paper.
26. URBAN HEARTBEAT, 2’
Directed by: Verena Huber
“Urban Heartbeat” is a love letter to urban living. It is inspired by Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city. The film uses Motion Graphics and 3D animation in combination with standard film techniques. The storyline is around a girl, recognizing strange vein-like tentacles in the streets; leading her and others to a huge animated heart, the “Urban Heartbeat". Various special places of Hamburg are shown in this movie, which was also the final graduation project of the director.
27. TURKISH AIRLINES “VISITOR”, 30’’
Directed by: Bernie Roux
To reflect the promise of Turkish Airlines, described with the motto “Globally Yours”, a civilization living on the red sphere was created to tell a brief story about how hard and in harmony they all in Turkish Airlines work, in order to please all of our travelers worldwide. Produced by Passion Pictures, the winner of the latest Academy Award in Best Animation Short Film Category
28. DAEWOO REFRIGERATOR, 20’’
Directed by: Behrooz Ghezel, Aria Taheri
Daewoo home appliance.
29. 9 STATES OF AMBLIVALENCE, 1’ 30’’
Directed by: QNQ / AUJIK
Psychologist Silvan Tomkins’ Affect Theory; in psychoanalysis, an Affect is an emotion or subjectively experienced feeling.
The nine affects are:
They are bound together by different external expressions which also can be seen as a form of communication. This video was commissioned by Japanese TV Station Space Shower as part of their Station ID project 2012.
30. EBBELWEI LIGHT (Lighter trailer 2011) , 33’’
Directed by: Oliver Martinovic & Bjorn Renner
This trailer (http://vimeo.com/ 20768384) is for a film festival in Frankfurt, Germany. It shows the name of the Festival (Lichter = lights) in a very literal way, after the local people have drunk from a special drink.
31. SAINAM (Animated typeface),1’ 08’’
Directed by: Ekawit Lekviriyakul
“Sainam (Animated typeface)” is an art thesis for Visual Communication Design Silpakorn University Major, Faculty of Decorative Arts. This animated typeface uses 6 symbols which most express the nature of Thai waterside lifestyle. The symbols are floating Kratong, conch, naga, lotus, barge and fishery. “Sainam” consists of Thai and Latin glyphs. (Thai alphabets, Thai numerals, Capital letters, Lowercase letters and Hindu- Arabic Numerals)
32. IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS (Opening Credits), 2’ 06’’
Directed by: Despo Potamou
The (unofficial) opening titles of “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”,written and directed by the amazing Terry Gilliam. The movie talks about life, death, imagination, persistence, dreams, love, and family amongst other things. The titles are divided in two parts, the theater (real life) and the mirror (imagination).
33. WTGS - FOX NEWS AT 10, 1’ 15’’
Directed by: Laura Ferris Norman
This video file is a compilation of the re-branding project for WTGS-FOX Savannah. The concept is to attract a younger demographic with clear, exciting design elements; and to remove the oversaturation of movement from the newscast, in order to present information in a more efficient and effective way.
34. NCB NATURALIS, 1’ 30’’
Directed by: PlusOne
In 2010 three institutes combined their collections forming NCB Naturalis, the Dutch Centre of excellence for biodiversity studies. All the data obtained from research is currently being digitized as part of the FES- project. In the future, people all over the world will be able to access information that will help the spread of knowledge about diversity among plants and animals.
35. AMSTERDAM DNA, 1’ 37’’
Directed by: PlusOne
The Amsterdam Museum has opened an entire new department: Amsterdam DNA. The versatile story of the city is presented in seven intriguing films, which shed light on the most important elements from more than 1000 years of Amsterdam history. The challenge was to bring the masterpieces to life without affecting their identity, or rather, their soul, by making the images three-dimensional. Lifelike sounds and soundtracks that fit the spirit of the age add luster to the scenes.
36. UNA PIEZA MÁS, 4’ 04’’
Directed by: Luis Safa
When love becomes storm, you have to survive.
37. OBEAH, 30’’
Directed by: Pauline Brilliana
Appiah Obeah; the name given to an ancient black magic practitioner, awoken within Nadia Amar, harassed too many times by regular customer Andre to perform a private dance.
38. INTERJET ARTIBUTOS, 30’’
Directed by: Gerardo Noriega
Opening for a festival in Chihuahua, Mexico with no budget, no feedback, just a simple petition of 'Can you do it, please?
39. BABYLON TOWERS, 2’ 33’’
Directed by: Yair Walden
Short Animation, that presents the shattered dream of living in the city of Tel Aviv (or any big metropolitan city, in that matter).
40. LA PIEL QUE HABITO (Title sequence), 2’ 26’’
Directed by: Kostas Nikolaides
This video is a part of the dissertation project of the artist, whose subject was the opening titles’ sequence of the movies. It is about the opening titles’ sequence of Petro Almadovar’s: “La piel que habito”.
41. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR HUNGER | Second Harvest, 20’’
Directed by: Laura Ferris Norman
This motion graphic is a PSA that is meant to bring awareness to the growing hunger statistics in the Southeast United States. This work was created on a pro-bono basis for Second Harvest (in connection with Feeding America).
42. DON’T AFRAID OF THE DARK, 1’ 05’’
Directed by: Denis Parchow
Teddy bears are our last line of defense.
SCREENING PROGRAM_ 2
A maximum selection of 3D animation in a magnitude of styles, realistic and non- , that feature young blood from the best schools of animation and awarded films, all revealing an absolute sense of perfection in natural movement and spot on use of latest technologies in an effort to achieve the desired effect
1. CUT OFF, 6’ 10’’
Directed by: Simon Chansard, Lucas Dworianyn, Hollie Gach, Duc Duy Nguyen, Victor Pillet
ARI has to spend a day over at his grandmother’s, who lives deep in the bayous. Ari, vain as he is, is led by his pride to venture into the depths of bayou. Ari goes home humbled from his short stay; even his grandmother seems to have learned a thing or two.
2. SOLUS, 7’ 34’’
Directed by: Robin Bersot, Camille Dellerie, Mickael Larue, Thomas Rodriguez
Carl is a man in his fifties trying to have a normal situation with his friend Eddy. A day he finds Sam, unconscious. When Sam wakes up, he will question Carl’s way of life. A meeting that cannot be a coincidence.
3. JIM’S TIE, 8’ 11’’
Directed by: Thomas Digiacomi, Nicolas Millot, Jérémy Sanchez - Romero, Alain Thay, Leïda Vincent.
A necktie peddler, Jim, rings a man’s door and surprises him in the middle of committing suicide. Jim will then attempt to restore motivation and interest in life to jack through his seller’s arguments.
4. EMBARQUE, 6’ 10’’
Directed by: Anthony Durand, Alexandre Laroche, Adrien Montier, Maryline Peyrichoux, Léa Vera.
Toro Charon, the lonesome and silent ferryman of hell, has his daily routine, teared apart by the most annoying passenger his boat never carried, and whom will make him lose his legendary temper.
5. DUM SPIRO, 6’ 19’’
Directed by: Boris Cailly, Brieuc Guenole, Jean-Baptiste Hardion, Thomas Lemoine, Sébastien Wackowiez
During a campaign, a roman runner is sent to the German camp to deliver a message before the battle. But he will have to cross an old bear’s territory.
6. REBELOTE, 8’ 37’’
Directed by: Paul-Jules Alchie, Cyril Coste, Chritofer Henri, Franck Pagnon, Gaëtan Simonot
In order to kill some decades of long disagreement, three old super heroes and their nemesis are about to pass on their legacy to their offspring. Will the valiant ULTIMAN and the fearsome TENEBRA be up to the challenge?
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