During DUFF 2013, Film Festival of the Children and Youth of the Mediterranean Countries, which was held in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 17-20 October there was a very pleasant surprise for us. The organizers had included in the festival programme a special presentation of The mythos project, which consisted of screenings of 10 short films that were produced in the city of Pyrgos during 15th Olympia Film Festival for children and young people and 12th Camera Zizanio.
The Mythos Project was first launched two years ago in Pyrgos and during the festival’s week multinational groups of children and young people create short films with main starting thematical point the general crisis and how their age groups deal with it.
Before the screening in Dubrovnik, the project was greatly introduced to the audience by Lucijana Pendo, teacher from Croatia who along with two students had the opportunity to be present in Pyrgos during our Festival in 2012, participate in The mythos project and be really enthusiastic about this experience.
Mrs Lucijana Pendo referred to it as a very important international initiative of Olympia Film festival and Camera Zizanio and as the creative response towards the problems created by this crisis (that is not only Greek) as it provides young people with the perspective of an optimistic way out in the future.
She also pointed out that the project helps to break a lot of stereotypes which have been established and as a result divide the nations.
In addition to these, in the Festival’s catalogue there was a full-page presentation of the Mythos project.
- Looking forward to the 3rd edition of the project, that will be held during the next Olympia International Film Festival and Camera Zizanio, 30 November – 7 December 2013.
It was a great pleasure to participate in this great organization in Dubrovnik and all guests had an excellent time.
In the competition section of DUFF 2013 tree films from Greece were screened: Electronically enslaved, 4:43 ( Kehris Cristodoulos), Nikos and Sofia, 6:00 (Camera Zizanio workshop) and AFA,9:30 (Experimental School of University of Athens). Click here to learn more about DUFF