Camera Zizanio

Ευρωπαϊκή Συνάντηση Νεανικής Οπτικοακουστικής Δημιουργίας

An excellent and productive filming experience in Ikaria

In Ikaria, a beautiful remote island in the middle of the Aegean Sea, we had the culmination of our cinema activities for this year, just before we start the long way to organize our festival, this coming December.

Youth Plan (the company organizing the Olympia Film Festival for Children and Young People and Camera Zizanio) in collaboration with the local Cinema Club and with the support of the Municipality, organized a week rich in film activities, from 22 to 28 July 2012. The week included film screenings, film workshops and seminars for children.

Specifically, we had the screening of three films for children and young people. These screenings took place at Rex open air cinema, located in Agios Kirikos (capital of the island) and a fourth one at the square of Faros village. The last screening was the documentary «Travelling Cinema in Greece» by Nikos Theodosiou.

During the five- days film workshops, twenty children from 5 to 15 years old participated and created two short films and experimented in animation filmmaking. The films will participate at the 12th Camera Zizanio.The educational work had been undertaken by the artistic director of Camera Zizanio, Nikos Theodosiou, and by Youth Plan’s colleagues Teta Georgakopoulou and Kostas Korres.Let us note, that this is the first time that such and event is organized in Ikaria, as it is an island with sparse boat connection with Athens. During the postwar period was used as a place of exile for thousands of the Left supporters, because it is extremely difficult to escape from there.Especially the children were fascinated by this filmmaking week that have asked us to come back again. The local authorities have promised to help this project.

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