Yiorgos Tsangaris is a graphic & animation artist, film curator, animation Lecturer and founder of the Countryside Animafest Cyprus – Views of the World, the first of its kind in Cyprus and the official Animation Festival of the country. As an artist he has worked extensively with theatre companies, film festivals and publishing houses, contributing to the development of many projects and institutions. He is a prominent member of the film community in Cyprus, with an important contribution to the development of film festivals and the promotion of local animation filmmakers. He has served in many international Animation festivals as a Jury member and he has also been invited to present his work abroad and to curate animation film programs. In May 2013 the ASIFA board approved the foundation of ASIFA Cyprus, after the application by Yiorgos Tsangaris.