Yiorgos Tsangaris is a graphic artist, animator, film curator, animation Lecturer, founder and artistic director of Countryside Animafest Cyprus – Views of the World, the official Animation Festival of Cyprus. As a graphic artist and creative collaborator he has worked extensively with theatre companies, film festivals, publishing houses, contributing to the development of several projects in Cyprus and abroad, some of which by now are established institutions. As an award winning Graphic Artist he has represented Cyprus with his graphic artwork at a number of international fora, such us Biennales and solo Graphic arts exhibitions. As a jury member he has been invited to a number of international Animation Festivals and Graphic art competitions. In May 2013 the board of ASIFA (Association International du film d’ animation) approved the foundation of the new ASIFA chapter – ASIFA Cyprus, after the application by Yiorgos Tsangaris. He is a founding member and president of the Hambis Printmaking Museum. Both Animafest Cyprus and the Hambis Printmaking Museum are very active cultural organizations with extensive international and national collaborations in the areas of printmaking, Animation, education etc.