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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.

The traveling cinema of Olympia Festival and Camera Zizanio

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The Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People and Camera Zizanio is more than an annual event held every December in Pyrgos.  It’s a continuous film event (with film workshops, screenings, seminars, educational trips etc) throughout the year.

And because it’s an action without interruptions and vacations… you’ll find us here and this August! And to be more specific, you can meet us in rural areas of Ilia Prefecture, offering to everyone an open air  free cinematographic spectacle.

With screenings of films that stand out for their quality and high aesthetic!

When the dark comes and the day it’s cooler, a projection screen turns into the vehicle for the  great trip towards our dreams, closer to the people and the real life…

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Cinema undrer the stars!

Olympia Film Festival at Port Festival 2014!

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The 2nd Port Festival is taking place at Katakolon (Pyrgos) from 29 to 31 July 2014 with popular greek and local bands and a lot of parallel cultural activities.

At the booth of the Olympia International Film Festival for Children & Young People a 3-day an animation – stop motion workshop will be held from the team members of Zizanimation18 +.

Both young and old visitors of the booth will have the opportunity to create their own stop motion short stories through a “magic” box.

14th CAMERA ZIZANIO – CALL FOR ENTRIES

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Because nothing can stop children and youngsters to dream and create…

Because nothing will stop us from fighting for a better world…

Despite the increasing difficulties, we continue with even more determination and we invite all youngsters to actively participate in this great international feast  of audiovisual creation and expression.

14th Camera Zizanio (along with 17th Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People)  will take place from November 29 to December 6, 2014, in Pyrgos – Ilia Prefecture,  Peloponnese. Read more of this post

A great success!

Stelios filai
The big family of Olympia International Film Festival and Camera Zizanio is very proud as one of her “kids”, Stelios Filaj, student of 1st Lyceum of Pyrgos, got an important distinction.
Running at the Panhellenic –   Pancyprian School Games of Athletics, in Athens, won a gold medal in the 2000m steeplechase, claming personal best record.
Up to now, we were aware of Stelios’ articstic talent. Partcipating in Festival’s film workshops and activities, he has always been punctual and ethical. And was, of course, loved by everyone!
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In top of this, the film he created along with his schoolmates from the 1st Lyceum of Pyrgos, won two awards in 13th Camera Zizanio, last December.

We aso found out about his exceptional skills in sports, which apparently won’t stop here. We expect from him, as he’ll also parcticipate in the Pan Hellenic Games of Athletics, with the Athletic Club “HERMES” in Pyrgos,  to win one more disciction. And of course… his next film!

Stelios’ distinctions (as many other “kids of ours”  in the fields of science or art) filled us with great joy and satisfaction. Olympia Film Festival, remains to be a place of creativity for the youth generation, by offering them the opportunity to develop their talents and their skills in every field.

Αnd all this, in spite of the times, the misery perceptions and methologies which undermine the work of the most important institution in Europe in the field of youth cinema and media education.