Whoever was coming every day to the Festival’s offices at the Conference Hall of Pyrgos, could see two beautiful young ladies at the end of a large hallway, next to the animation boxes, always sitting in the same spot.
Οver a bunch of coroful papers, spending endless hours drawing with their pencils.
For the Festival’s colleagues, they weren’t unfamiliar faces. It was Ksenija and Sofija from Belgrade. They were members of the Media Education Center delegation (6 persons). This time, they had a particular mission in Pyrgos.
They explain to us:
Ksenija Vujačić Mirski
I’m studying physical chemistry, but my hobby is making short films, documentaries and now I’m doing animation. In this workshop I work with Igor Gimbosh. The project we’re doing here is not exactly animation, is something different, something we wanted to make for the people of Pyrgos as a present. It a flip book animation, made of drawings, paper and movement. In the story we present the town of Pyrgos. I was here two years ago and I dis animation with kids then, which was nice, too. I’ve been to other Childrens’ Film Festivals before, in Bratislava, in Vienna, in Belgrade. I had a great time in the animation workshops in Bratislava, but I saw much better films here in Pyrgos, so I would say that my favourite festival is the one here in Pyrgos. My favourite film here was Foster Boy, it was quite sad and tough ,but it touched me. And Electric Children was also nice, but it was a bit strange. I also liked the animation In the beginning of Time from Croatia.
It is my third time in Pyrgos at the festival and this year I’m working on this fleep book animation with Xenia. Everytime I come I’m having great fun. I meet a lot of people, watch nice movies that I like, so I think the festival is pretty good. I liked Foster Boy and the animation In the beginning of Time from Croatia, I found that it was nicely made. My wish for the Olympia Film Festival and Camera Zizanio is that it will not stop and that it goes on for many years. I want to come every year and work here.
(Interviewed by Venia Vergou)