Camera Zizanio

Ευρωπαϊκή Συνάντηση Νεανικής Οπτικοακουστικής Δημιουργίας

16th Camera Zizanio / December 3 to 10, 2016

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If we should choose only one of the characteristics of Camera Zizanio 2016, we would have a hold on what nine children give us. Children unknown to one another: Max from America, Maia from Canada, Tobby from England, Stanislawa from Belgium, Artemis, Iasonas, Konstantis and Maximos from Greece, Zahra from Iran.
What do these children from the four corners of earth, from different socio-economic and cultural environments, have in common? They are all 10 years old. They are filmmakers. They made movies completely on their own, without the framework of a collective workshop! It is quite extraordinary that in this early age they handle with ability the new technologies making complete works. But not only this. These works have an essential content, so their production required complex intellectual processes.
It is not about whizkids. It is the new generation that has been revealed to us. The one that can seize the reality, talk about it, intervene. As Stanislawa does with her film welcoming the refugees and guiding them around her city, in the very heart of Europe, Brussels. It seems that the hurdle is so low. And as long as the hurdle gets lower, our responsibilities towards them grow and notably the responsibilities of those who are in decision-making positions.
Perry the shipwreck survivor, 5’14’’/ 2016 by Iasonas Anastasopoulos, Greece.
A short film comedy about the story of a child who wants to fabricate a boat listening to his subconscious mind. Βut he meets various adversities…
Αround the world, 2’52’’ / 2016, by Artemis Kalantzakou / Greece.
A littlle snail begins its travel from Greece in order to go around the world (on a political map) and comes back to Greece in… 2 minutes! Inspired from the book ”Around the world in 80 days” by Jules Verne.
The Cabinet, 3’30’’ / 2016, by Alexopoulos Brothers: Konstandis &Maximos/ Greece.
In a cabinet live some toys. But is this what life is? To be locked in a cabinet! Will they manage to make a change?
George’s Dream, 2’59’’ / 2016, by Toby Little, UK.
A little boy watches a film about a journey to the moon. When he falls asleep, he dreams of going on a big trip himself…but is it a dream?
Welcome refugees in Belgium!, 2’31’’ / 2016, by Stanislawa Borginon / Belgium
Α report meant to introduce Belgium to the refugees. In my school, we were given an assignment in the World Orientation course: how to introduce Belgium to the refugees?
Captivity, 1’57’’ / 2016 by Max Carlin / USA.
A person wakes up in a cement room with no windows and no doors. How will he escape?
Behind the Rocks, 5’ / 2016, by Maia Costea, Canada .
After finding a golden rock in her garden, a girl goes on an unexpected adventure with her friends.
Tress, 1’ / 2016, by Sara Hessari, Iran
One of dolls has not any hair on her head. Τhe girl tries to make hair for her doll kindly.

Look Beyond Borders


For the visual art of 16th Camera Zizanio’s  catalogue cover we selected the drawing of a 15-year-old refugee girl from Afghanistan, Sahar Rezai.

She survived from the war in her country, and after a laborious – due to her reduced mobility – and dangerous journey of 50 days, she travelled through the Aegean Sea but she got trapped in Greece when its borders were closed.

Now, in a camp of refugees, she spends the endless hours of immobility in her wheelchairs by drawing the big refugee odyssey, the disappointments and the dreams.

  • It is dedicated to all the children of the world who are seeking after a hospitable place to stand on and create.

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The 16th Camera Zizanio (December 3 to 10, 2016 ) will be totally unlike any other. Seeking to be the most real voice of children and young people all over the world, the most representative step of young people’s audiovisual creation, it takes the great leap. The international section that has been until now only informative, becomes competitive. And it is added in already pre-existing sections, the European and the Greek one. Read more of this post

Camera Zizanio 2016 is coming up!


Don’t miss the 19th annual Olympia International  Film Festival  for Children and Young People and the 16th Camera Zizanio!