Charalambos Margaritis

Animator

Charalambos Margaritis graduated from the National Superior Fine Arts School of Paris (ENSBA) in 2012. His work is centered around animated films, print-making, drawing, painting and comics. In 2010 he studied the traditional icon painting techniques with the monk Paisios Agrapides in the Cell of Saint Archangels in Karyes of Mount Athos, where he resided for three months.

Since 2014 he has been collaborating with the classical music en-semble Trio Dell’Arte producing animated films that accompany live musical performances of classical chamber music. He currently lives and works in Paphos, Cyprus, where, in 2015, he co-founded the Kimonos Art Center. He teaches animation techniques, drawing and printmaking. Since 2019 he has been teaching animation in the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology.

In 2017 he was involved in several ways with the production of the European Capital of Culture PAFOS2017 and, among other projects, was the curator for the project The Big Mosaic, one of the bid book projects of the ECC.                           

Since 2017, he has been directing the annual international animation festival The Animattikon Project, founded in the framework of the European Capital of Culture, PAFOS2017 and produced by the Kimonos Art Center in Paphos.

His films have been selected in several animated film festivals and he has been invited as a jury member for the Animasyros International Animation Festival and the Viborg Animation Festival. Since 2018 he has been the ambassador of the European Animation Awards in Cyprus.

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