The celebrations of Camera Zizanio’s 10th Anniversary started on Friday 23th of April, 2010 in Serbia.
The whole evening was dedicated to Camera Zizanio, in the frames of the Balkan +KFK Festival and the Plural+Festival, organized by the Media Education Centre – Belgrade, from 22 to 24 of April. The event was held at the Cultural Center of Vrsac in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina.
The night started with the screening of a selection of films about Camera Zizanio that have been made from youngsters that have participated to our Festival in Pyrgos. Because, as the artistic director of Camera Zizanio Nikos Theodosiou said – it’s better when others speak about us, than we speak for us.
Then we had the screening of 11 films that have been made by youngsters from Greece and are the official participation of Greece for the Balkan+ KFK Festival. The night ended with Nikos Theodosiou’s documentary ‘Mr Leonard and the travelling cinema’.
But that weren’t the only representation of Greece in Vrsac. During those three days, Nikos Repoulios (Camera Zizanio’s colleague) run and animation workshop, along with Media Education Centre staff. The children that participated at this workshop came from the villages of Gudurica and Srediste, and most of them are refugees.
That was a specific initiative of the Media Education Centre – about matters that touch upon immigration, identity and diversity, something that it’s really important nowadays especially at the “sensitive” Balkan area.
First day of workshop
The short films created by the children that participated at the workshop, were screened during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday, 24th of April. And that was a great gratification for them .
On the same night, Nikos Repoulios made a reference by presenting films produced in several projects and workshops. All those films have participated in Camera Zizanio.
Nikos Theodosiou, Miomir Rajcevic, Nikos Repoulios
During the closing ceremony, Nikos Theodosiou and Nikos Repoulios were acclaimed as honorary members of the Media Education Centre. And that was the prominence of the three creative days in the beautiful city of Voivodina, with our hospitable friends.
You can find full reportage of the events in Vrsac – that also included screenings of some very interesting films from Serbia, Iran, Sri Lanka etc- at http://roamingreporters.net/RRWP/?p=1185 and some video reports at http://roamingreporters.net/RRWP/?p=1211
The next destinations for Camera Zizanio’s presentation are… Spain (9th of May) and Hungary/Romania early in July.