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19th Camera Zizanio / Awards


Greek Section Awards

White smoke at last! The jury was faced with a difficult task, since most films were remarkable. Nevertheless, it was a unique experience and we had the time of our lives. We are confident in our choices and we present you our awards.

Category A – Films by children up to 12 years old

1st Award: The eternal book, 3o Primary School of Pyrgos

2nd award: The world of a book, llias Mathioudakis, Eleni Athanasa

3rd Award: Goodnight Grandfather, 4th Primary School of Xanthi

Category B – Films by children 13-16 years old

1st Award: The excursion, 1st Zografou High School – Theater association and photography club

2nd award: Believe, search, start…, 6th Zografou High School

3rd Award: Footballholics, High school of Tavros

Special mention

The noise of silence, 1st High School of Sitia, Crete

The Game, 2nd General High School of Mytilene

Category C – Films by youth 17-20 years old

1st Award: Group therapy, 7th General Lyceum of Nea Smirni

Akmi Education Group offers full scholarships to two of the crew members of the film which will win the 1st Prize in Category C (17-20 years old).

2nd award: Mother of memories, Evening high school of Mytilene

3rd Award: I need you, Lyceum of Kythira Cinema Club

Stavrakos Film School offers one scholarship.


Nikos Kavoukidis Award

The Art High School of Gerakas

MEDIA LITERACY AWARD (by the Educational Television – Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs)

History of Greek mural art II, 1st Primary school of Ilion


EFIVIOSI, 1st Gymnasium of Pyrgos

International Section Awards

This year, the International Section Jury was composed by university students. The films helped us viewers travel to different parts of the world and brought us in contact with various cultures and ways of thinking. These films made us think, cry, laugh, feel empathy or hatred, opened up our horizons and gave us an unforgettable experience. After a lot of thought and consideration, we decided to award the following films.

Category A up to 12 years old

Priorities, Bardic Studio, Australia

Category B 13-16 years old

Little swallow coming home, Studio Klasse, China

Category C 17-20 years old

Simpering, Murshidul Alam Bhuiyan, Bangladesh

European Section Awards

Our journey begun on Monday and continued through the week with 101 films from 31 countries. This opportunity for us and our peers to watch and evaluate the European Competition Section of the 19th Camera Zizanio was a unique experience for all.

Category A, up to 12 years old

1st Award: Fortissimo, Lilith Jorg, Germany

2nd Award: Signs, Tabby Myles (The Film Academy Edinburgh), Scotland

3rd Award: Walk beside me, Public school C.E.I.P Serreria, Spain

Category B, 13-16 years old

1st Award: Sorry, my bad, Class W – SLG, The Netherlands

2nd Award: Asperger, Ainslie Gilewski, The Netherlands

3rd Award: Xanny, Bij Ilse van der Kroft,  Miranda Kempenaar, The Netherlands

Category C, 17-20 years old

1st Award: Grounding, Οisin Reilly, Ireland

2nd Award: Escape, Station Next, Denmark

3rd Award: Have you seen Buster?, Emmanouel Li, UK

22nd OIFF – Official Trailer 2019

22nd Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People and 19th CameraZizanio – official trailer
Animation: Jannik Hastrup / Music: Nikos Kyrourgos

A few words from Camera Zizanio’s Team

Camera ZizanioTaking steps forward for the last nineteen years, you need to make a stop-over to understand the length of the route you have taken, the place you’ve reached. This year, a short message arrived from Belarus marked Camera Zizanio‘s stop-over.

A young girl wrote to us: “Hello! I have participated in your festival twice, but this year I have no film to take part. But I love your festival so much. I would be grateful if you would allow me to come for the workshops. I am not asking you anything else, but only the opportunity to be part of this event.”

Then you realize you have achieved another level. In fact, however essential the Festival may be, it becomes a “pretext”. It is the occasion for us to get together, talk and, above all, create. Because it is not only Arina from Belarus who is coming to Pyrgos for this reason. There are also children from Sweden, Austria, the Netherlands, China and elsewhere.

Because Camera Zizanio and Olympia International Film Festival are mainly creation, it’s the next step. The next day!

But the great leap forward will take place when the old raisin factory in Pyrgos will acquire a new life in order to host the dreams of Arina and thousands of young people through the creation of the European Center of Young People’s Audiovisual Creation.

Camera Zizanio Team

Catalogue/ Κατάλογος 2019

The catalogue of 19th edition of Camera Zizanio is  now available online!

Click here to download the catalogue. (PDF format, 5.49 MB) CAMERAZIZANIO_Catalogue_2019