The 8th International Youth Media Summit was held in Belgrade, from August 1 to 12, 2013.
Many youngsters from different countries were divided into multinational groups and discussed on the most important issues that our society is facing today such as poverty, discrimination, violence, environment etc., wrote scripts and filmed short movies – messages on these issues.
Sofianos Santatsoglou, member of the Greek team, who participated in the Summit for the first time, shares his experience.
“SUDDELNY” this summer, between July 30 and August 12, I found myself in Belgrade for the International Youth Media Summit.
Their hospitality was excellent. The program included seminars on anthropology, the life of Roma and an especially interesting seminar on sound.
Later on, we were formed into groups depended on the subject in order to create themed films. Our subjects were 7 were the social issues.
The film that I worked as cameraman and editor was about poverty.
The cooperation I had with youngsters from other countries was very interesting.
Indeed, the whole atmosphere was very interested because everyone came from different countries, such as USA, France, Italy, Germany, Slovenia etc.
It was a very useful experience with exchange of views, screenings, and discussions but also was nice and fun.
In the video below, there’s presentation of the Summit.