Camera Zizanio

Ευρωπαϊκή Συνάντηση Νεανικής Οπτικοακουστικής Δημιουργίας

Last call for entries for Camera Zizanio 2014

BANNER FESTIVAL 2014

CAMERA ZIZANIO 2014 SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 20th!

14th Camera Zizanio will take place from November 29 to December 6, 2014, in Pyrgos – Ilia Prefecture, Peloponnese.

Submit your film and participate at the competition sections.

Fiction, documentary, animation or experimental films made by children and youngsters up to 20 years old are accepted.

There is no restriction on the theme and the participation is free.

Those filmmakers whose films are selected for the competition sections, will have the unique opportunity to be invited to the Festival and take part in this celebration along with many young people from Europe and the rest of the world.

Here you can experience the real Greece, that resists, creates and hopes!

Deadline for submissions: October 20, 2014.

Υou can contact us at: camerazizanio@gmail.com

Great news from Finland!

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The four films that were created by Greek youngsters and travelled to faraway Finland, returned with four awards!!!

The films participated in the Competion Section of youth creations at the International Film Festival ” Wildlife Vaasa festival”. A festival which specializes in filmsabout theenvironmentandtakes place every two years. Read more of this post

Don’t miss this special event in Pyrgos!

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From Mako and Pyrgos to Berlinale, with Roland Ferge!

It’s been almost ten years from the first day that we met Roland Ferge for the first time, in his hometown in Mako. A small town in the south of Hungary. Read more of this post

A “hot” October for teen movies!

The Chocolate Gate

The Chocolate Gate

It is not one or two but ten young audiovisual creations from Greece who have the good fortune to participate in festivals abroad and those only for October.

Namely: Four films from Greece are participating in the competition section for young audiovisual creation of Wildlife Vaasa festival which will be held from 1-5 October 2014 in Finland.  The Wildlife Vaasa festival specializes in films about the environment and is taking place every two years.

The Greek participations are:

Chocolate Gate”, 3rd elementary school of Loutraki

“On the way to the oasis”, animation workshop in the framework of ANIMASYROS

“I dream, don’t give-up, I live”, 6th High-School of Patras

“1, 2, 3 … 15″, 9th PrimarySchoolo of Ag. Dimitrios

In Dubrovnik Film Festival (DUFF) which will take place 17-20 October 2014 at the beautiful city of Dubrovnik in Croatia, six films from Greece will participate. In Dubrovnik Film Festival are participating and competing films that have been created from children and young people from Mediterranean countries.

The Greek participations are:

a) in the category of up to 15 years,

“I dream, don’t give-up, I live”, 6th High-School of Patras

“Chocolate Gate”, 3rd elementary school of Loutraki.

b) in category 16-20 years,

“The pen”, 1st Standard Experimental High School of Athens

“Maybe there is hope”, 1st Lyceum of Pyrgos

“Mama don’t cry, we’ll speak through Skype”, 1st EPAL of Argos, SEK of Argos and ERAS of Argos

“Charlie’s smile”, EPAL of Agios Nikolaos Lasithi Crete.

Let’s note that all the films, except one that is very recent, participated in Camera Zizanio 2013.  And most of them gained acclaim!
The film “1, 2, 3 … 15 ‘ of the 9th primary school of Agios Dimitrios won the third prize in category A(children up to 12 years old).
The film “the pen” of the1st Standard Experimental High School of Athens won the first prize in category B (children 13-16 years old).

The films “Mama don’t cry, we’ll speak through Skype” by the 1st EPAL of Argos, SEK of Argos and ERAS of Argos and
“Maybe there is hope” by the 1st Lyceum of Pyrgos won the 1st and the 2nd Prize respectively in category C (children 17-20 years old).The film “Chocolate Gate” by the 3rd elementary school of Loutraki is a film produced in 2014 and created within a film workshop under the direction of “Youth Plan”Maybe schools in Greece are operating under very difficult conditions but thanks to active and spirited teachers and talented students as well,they do not give up. They distinguish themselves by their creations and  pointing the way for the future to all of us.
We are in the final stage of preparation for the 14th Camera Zizanio. Those who participate do not just take part in the festival but they are boarding for the trip around the world!
Deadline for Camera Zizanio entries: October 10, 2014. Hurry up!

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Animation workshop in Patras

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One of Olympia International Film festival’s summer activities came to its end with great success.

It’s about the animation workshop held on July 21-22, in collaboration with the International Festival of Patras and the support of Association  KOINO_TOPIA.

The short film created by youngsters, as result of the workshop,  was screened on July 23 along with the screenings of  Cinema for Children and Youngsters Week(July 18-23), that was also organized by the Festival of Patras in cooperation with Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People and Neaniko Plano.

Kostas Katrakis, a Festival’s colleague, was the workshop leader.