Camera Zizanio

Ευρωπαϊκή Συνάντηση Νεανικής Οπτικοακουστικής Δημιουργίας

The light that we have to keep on


The films follow one after the other and the “world” of the 15th Camera Zizanio unfolds: The Syrian refugee in Germany who tries to put down roots, the African immigrant in Spain who tries to cross the fence, the children from Italy who hate borders…

Borders, the acceptance of something different, the modern technology that estranges people, poverty, school violence, the dream for something beautiful… More than any other time, the hot issues of the world around us feed the subject matter of the films.

Of that world that is in turmoil, in transition, in a manner that is extremely painful most of the times.

Camera Zizanio has been and still is the meeting point of the issues of young people with creativity. Not as a simple, random crossroad but as the point where the carbon rods of the old movie projector meet.  Each one carrying opposite electrical charges, they barely just touch and as if they explode, they create the voltaic arc. A brilliant light, necessary for the projection onto the large screen.

This is the light that we have to keep on, under any circumstances.

At any cost!

Nikos Theodosiou

Artistic Director of Camera Zizanio

CZ 2015 in a few words


In its 15-year history, Cameza Zizanio has managed to emerge as the most prominent international crossroads of young people’s audiovisual creation. Its importance lies not in the numbers, but in the outstanding quality reflected on multiple levels. Read more of this post

With “PHOENIX” in Vienna!


The main character in the film PHOENIX by the 2nd General Lyceum of Igoumenitsa is a young girl who finds herself into a dead end. This leads her to a decision to end his life. But small events make her change her mind and see the bright side of life. Small things that take her off! Read more of this post

2015 Olympia Film Festival/Camera Zizanio: An Introduction


18th Olympia Film Festival

Pyrgos, November 28 – December 5, 2015


  • In the competition section of the 18th Olympia Festival (Feature Film, Short Fiction Film, Short Animation Film and Kids & Docs categories) 68 films will be presented (20 feature films and 48 short films), all recent productions (2015-2014), from 45 countries around the world: Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Moldova, Myanmar, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA.
  • 65 feature films and 50 short films will be screened in four different tributes (“Film Innovation and Education”, “Italian Cinema: From Open City to Kaos”, “Zoom in European Children’s Film” and “Current trends in European Animation”).
  • The award-winning films of the Festival and selected films from the 15th Camera Zizanio will be screened in Alkyonis Cinema in Athens (10 – 16/12/2015).

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DORTMUND – 8 days of creativity!


With a broad smile on their lips and with the contentment of a successful accomplishment of the first phase of their ‘mission’, the six youngsters along with their escort returned from Dortmund on Sunday (18/10). Read more of this post