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Mindfield Film Festival, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, (February 2018) - Best Animation short-Gold Award


4th Indian Cine Film Festival, Mumbai India (September 2016) - Best Animation Film Award

Alaska International Film Awards 2017, Alaska, USA (July 2017) - Denali Award [awarded to films that demonstrate a superior level of craftsmanship and quality]

Indian World Film Festival-17, Hyderabad, India (March 2017) – Best Animation Award

6th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival-17, Bangalore, India (March 2017) - Best Animation Jury Award

The 2017 Indie Gathering, International Film Festival, Cleveland, Ohio, USA (August 2017) - Award - 4th place Animation Short


Chambal International Film Festival, Kota, Rajasthan, India, (March 2018)

The Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF), Australia (June 2018)

Russian Film Festival, Moscow, Russia, (February 2018) – Semifinalist


Hollywood Just 4 Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition – Hollywood USA, (October 2016) - Semifinalist

International Animated Short Film Festival AJAYU – Puno, Peru (November 2017)

Animattikon Project, International Animation Festival – Paphos, Cyprus (November 2017)

Cyprus Short Film Day (CSFD) 2017, London, UK (October 2017)

Animasyros 10 International Animation Festival + Agora, Hermoupolis, Syros island, Greece (September 2017)- intenational competition

Animasyros 10 International Animation Festival + Agora, Hermoupolis, Syros island, Greece (September 2017)- Evropi programme “28 Narratives from Europe”- Cyprus delegetion

40th Greek Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece (September 2017)

16th Countryside Animafest Cyprus - Views of the World (June 2017)

15th Countryside Animafest Cyprus - Views of the World (July 2016)

5th Smita Patil Documentary and Short Film Festival, Pune, India (December 2016)

International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, Limassol, Cyprus (October 2016)

Great Lakes International Film Festival (PA, USA) (October 2016),

TOFUZI 2016 International Festival of Animated Films, Georgia (October 2016),

BRNO16, 57th International short film festival, Brno, Czech Republic (October 2016)

La Soupe, 2016
Film summary: A farmer one day discovers one of his two chickens is very sick. In his effort to tenderly care for his suffering poultry he makes… chicken soup from his ‘other’ chicken. This is a story that inverts our narratives about priorities and superiorities…. and scratches at the thin line between love, life and nonsense.

Experimental techniques are used in the film for animating some of the scenes. A technique similar to the "flip book" technique is used by positioning frames (2D drawings) in a domino manner, in a 3D digital space. This is a technique developed  as part of a broader research and experimentation on pre-cinema techniques in digital space.


“What kind of sacrifice can one make for loved ones? And what kind of sacrifice can a chicken make? Do chickens live in Matrix? How much yellow can one put into a single film? Is sacrifice rational? Does love breed death? Seemingly simply animated film with whole lot of question and little bit of vegetable.”

Jana Glocarová, Film Theorist

BRNO16, 57th International short film festival, Brno, Czech Republic

(October 2016)

About the exhibition:

Facts, links, tips and texts to get through the roadblocks, an exhibition and a conference organized by NEME at Limassol, Cyprus

Video. Experimental, stop motion animation

​​one of five works on title Strawberry Fields...:Global economic crisis, simulacra, maps, and simulated borderlines for exhibition THROUGH

THE ROADBLOCKS ,Realities in Raw Motion ,November 2012 at Evargos Lanitis Centre, Limassol, CYAntonis Danos, Yiannis Christidis, Yiannos Economou, Nicos Synnos and Yannis Yapanis collaborate in the project

Strawberry fields …: Global economic crisis, simulacra, maps, and simulated borderlines

Another morning on the way to the office. I finally manage to park, alongside the fenced courtyard of a church. A young man – “looks like” a gypsy from the “north” – is selling small baskets of strawberries, cheaply. “Do you want some?” – I decline (too many things on my mind). We are walking in the same direction. “Where are they from?”, I ask. – “From [the village of] Derhynia”, he replies. Obviously, they have come from up “north” (hence the low price)! Derhynia is just the crossing point. – “I’ll take a basket”…

Evening news – one station after another… An annoyingly boring repetition of images of (euro) coins dropping off the mint’s machinery, and (euro) banknotes being (automatically) counted… It’s the financial crisis daily “update” – money is “short”, yet it overflows off the psychotically and fetishistically looped,  close-up images of currency…

“Strawberry fields for ever – Nothing is real / Nothing to get hung about…”

A global (i.e. Western) financial crisis. Accumulation of virtual wealth – the bubble has burst! Accumulation of virtual goods/art/culture. – Damien Hirst’s diamond scull (“For the love of God”, indeed!), sold at 50 million pounds, sold to [a “consortium” that included] himself. Now, he’s at the Tate – a retrospective! Is he at the MoMA, yet?

The nouveau riche “mediterraneanism” of Cypriot, mass produced villas and “luxury apartments” – to be sold to British and Russians, and to ourselves…

Hirst’s “scull”, his dot paintings / the Cypriot “med” villas: mere mass products in the industrial production mode, or contemporary code products – Baudrillard’s simulacra? The strawberries from the “north”, from the “pseudo-state’s” strawberry fields, are they real? Did I ever buy them? Was the young man “real”?

Both he and the strawberries crossed over via the “buffer zone” (the “dead zone” or, more cheerfully, the “green line”).

Buffer zone sounds: people, cars, footsteps, voices, church bells, the imam from the minaret. This is no roadblock, no dividing line. It is a transitory space – a non-space? a hybrid space? – a becoming space? Perhaps, the only ‘real’ space because of its becoming, its constant flux, its fluidity. Is a ‘fixed’ space, by default, a simulation? Are all -scapes simulacra? What of maps?

Mapping as a code-generated reproduction. The absence of an “origin”. A map – a hyper-reality? Are roadblocks, borders, and divisions of all kinds, ‘mere’ simulacra? No “origins”, just “codes”… Antonis Danos

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GLORY BOX (2011)

digital graphics and drawing -
work participated on 5th United Designs Exhibition, Neme Art Center
A self-destructive poster against all farting cows.For all nuclear and other farting cows farting away to their destruction,  and to mine.
poster submsion 5th design  Biennale limassol july 2011
chronicles of a missing poster

video advert for the 5th United Designs Exhibition, Neme, Limassol, July 2011

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Reconstructing a Land[of]mine, 2010

for the group  Exhibition "Contemporary Cypriot Art for the 50 Years since the Establishment of the Republic of Cyprus" , 17 November 2010 at Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Limassol.

Organized by the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts [EKATE]. Sponsored by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus. Supported by the Cyprus University of Technology.



"The exhibition, motivated by the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus, aims at a critical self-examination and look upon the place and its people. It includes contemporary works by Cypriot artists, which ‘look awry’ – that is, they look in critical, examining, subversive, thoughtful and humorous ways – upon ourselves, our recent past, our present and whichever possible future. This ‘awry’ look (taking a cue from a short dialogue in Shakespeare’s Richard II, and the dialogue’s analysis by Slavoj Zizek, in “Looking Awry” [1989]), aims at ‘seeing’ ourselves and our state in its proper dimensions, in contrast to the ‘head on’, seemingly direct view that has been [re]produced by the official, dominant rhetoric of the institutions and the mechanisms that have been defining us,

ever since the establishment of the Cypriot state". by Neme Art Center


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video by Nicos Synnos *toonachunks* selected for
The Special Celebration Ceremony " Republic of Cyprus 50th Anniversary" 2010

"As part of the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of its establishment, the Cyprus Republic organizes a series of events  .....

......The event of 1st October is based on an idea by Andy Bargilly, who was assigned the artistic direction of all flagship events in Cyprus and abroad, with the exception of Washington DC. The events will be performed under the stage direction and choreography of Machi Demetriadou-Lindal (first part) and Elena Christodoulidou (second part). Consultant director is Evis Gavrielidis, and costume designers are Elena Katsouri and Lakis Genethlis. Responsible for the direction of screenings for the first part is Alexia Roider and Nicos Synnos for the stage /photography/video direction of screenings in the second part. The digital processing/editing and the three-dimensional processing of the films of the first part belongs to Vera Papastavrou, while Christos Georgiou is in charge of the digital processing/frame of the films in the second part. Music, composed by George Kolias, Demetris Zavros, Michalis Hadjiyiannis, Roman Kariolou and Savvas Savva, is a major component of the event. Larcos Larcou took up the music introduction, including music from all the communities of Cyprus. Michalis Hadjiyiannis and Katerina Mina perform songs with lyrics by Andreas Paraschos and Neshe Yashin, respectively. Tony Solomou, Sona Gargaloyan, Michalis Tterlikkas, and other important Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot singers and musicians also participate, alongside many other dancers, presenters, actors and children...." 


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video piece for dance performance "Attention Fragile" 2010 

10th platform of contemporary dance, 2010, Rialto Theatre, Limassol, Cyprus

"Attention Fragile"  by *aRttitude, choreographer Evi Panayiotou ,writer Maria Ioannou


Documentary short film made for The Special Celebration of 10 years Anniversary of Theatre Realto, Limassol. Commissioned by theatre



Film "Dress Quest III" by Nicos Synnos, selected and screened  on The  Cyprus short film festival IDEODROME 2009 for that year theme -Invisible Spaces.      



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Film "Trip To The Moon 2" by Nicos Synnos,  selected and screened  on The Cyprus short film exhibition IDEODROME 2007 for that year theme -Denial.                          
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still from "TAXI 4" 2006

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"TAXI IV2006 

Film "Taxi 4" by Nicos Synnos,  selected and screened  on 

The Cyprus short film festival IDEODROME 2006 for that year theme - "In transition"

Theatro Ena, Limassol

The experimental film "TAXI" focuses on a passing through the city of Limassol. A conscious and at the same time unconscious journey, which begins underwater and ends up in space. The artists' goal from the beginning was to combine poetry with image in a way that the words would make the image more solid and complete and in return the image would provide life to the words. Stop frame animation and an accelerated tempo were used to emphasize this linear yet surreal journey through the cities' streets and the interaction with pop Limassol characters and events.

Language: Greek with English subtitles

Director: Nicos Synnos
Screenplay: Nicos Synnos, Andros Zemenides
Cinematography: Yannis Yapanis
Animation: Nicos Synnos

artist assistant: Nina Sumarac  

cast: Yannis Yapanis                                                                                                                                          

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​Animal Behavior  2005


Animation short film

Colour 35mm

Film ratio: 1:1.33  (can be projected also on 1:1.66)

Duration: 6min 22’’

Language: No dialogue (titles in English)

Country of production: Cyprus

Year of Production: 2005    (completed in October 2005)



Producer, Director, Writer: Nicos Synnos

Key Animation & layouts: Nicos Synnos

Animation: Nicos Synnos, Elena Souslova

Music /Sound: Milutin Jovancic (Mita)

Production assistant / artist: Nina Sumarac


Television violence leads to a cruel game inside “Dog’s” house. Ironically, at the same time,

“Dog” tries helplessly to find solution to his insomnia through religious TV programming.

”The animation work, ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR by NICOS SYNNOS seems to unfold in
parallel time levels, which also form a cyclical continuity. Each
sub-'plot' is contained, both time-wise and spatially, within another one,
thus constantly undermining any pretensions to meaning, and resulting in a
non-stop re-cycling of images and 'events'.”


Written By Dr. Antonis Danos, art historian.





  • Animation Honur - Cyprus International Film Festival (March 2006)

  • Best Animation Film Award - The 29th Short Film Festival, Drama, Greece (September 2006)

  • Best  Animation & Experimental film Award - Cyprus short & documentary film Festival (February 2007),

  • The Greek Government Quality Awards –  nominee - 47th Thessaloniki Film Festival, Greece (November 2006),


Other screenings:

  • Marche du Film, Cannes Film Festival, (2006), France

  • AsterFest,  Film Festival, (28 – 31, May 2006) Strumica, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Official Selection

  • The New York International Independent Film and Video festival, (May 4- 11th 2006) New York, NY, USA, Official Selection

  • AsterFest, Film Festival, Beograd, Serbia – Montenegro, Official Selection

  • Greecexpo - the Cinema Day, Lincoln Centre, (8-9, April 2006) New York, NY, USA


  • Habbilder film festival, (September 2006), Germany, Official selection

  • Screens: telling stories - Contemporary Cypriot Film and Video Art, (September 2006) Patra, Greece

  • 47th Thessaloniki Film Festival, Greece (November 2006), The Greek Government Quality Awards –  nominee

  • Film Market, Clermont-Ferrand Festival, France (January 2007)

  • Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival – March 30th – April 4th 2007 Official Selection

  • Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, 13 Annual from August 23, 2007 to August 29, 2007



171 Drawing of Animal Behavior animation together with film on SOLOMANIA is presented by NeMe through IMCA as part of the program “Under Construction: Alternative Museum Spaces” organised by The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation, E.KA.TE., and the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture at The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre.

Coordinator of YK:EMX: Andree Zivanari
Curator of ISOLOMANIA: Helene Black

Tree films for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sculpture Symposium Limassol CY ​

Documentary, stop-frame motion, short film  commissioned made for  Limassol Municipal CY art event.
An experimental presentation portraying the creation of the sculpture park in Limassol. The film shows the 2nd symposium which took part in summer 2000. The film was made using a 35 MM still photography film camera. The photographs were then print­ed and scanned before choreographed into tthemoving image.

4th Short Film & Documentary Festival Limassol, Cyprus (February 2007)

Direction: Nicos Synnos
Screenpaly: Nicos Synnos
Cinematography: Nicos Synnos
Editing: Nicos Synnos
Sound: Igor Glygorof
Other cast: Nina Sumarac
Production: TOONCHANKS, Limassol

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