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Biggest than ever this year’s Camera Zizanio’s program!

With 241 films from 48 countries and all continents, 19th Camera Zizanio stands for the Youth Audiovisual Creation worldwide.

The films participating in the competition program were selected out of more than 2000 entries! Selecting the most representative ones was a difficult task!

102 films from 31 countries at the European Section: Armenia, Austria, Belgium, North Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, France, Germany, Georgia, Denmark, Czech Republic, UK, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Belarus, Lithuania, Norway, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Scotland, Slovenia, Sweden and Turkey. And if we add Greece, then it makes them 32!!

Analytically: 24 films in Category A’ (children’s films up to 12 years old), 41 films in Category B’ (youngsters’ films from 13 to 16 years old) and 37 films in Category C’ (youngsters’ films from 17 to 20 years old).

31 films from 16 countries at the International Section: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, USA, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Canada, China, Lebanon, Mexico, Bangladesh, Oman, Philippines.

Least but not last, 109 films were selected for the Greek Section. Films meeting the standards of Camera Zizanio out of the 130 who were submitted. Therefore, we have 90 schools from all over Greece and one from Egypt as well as 9 films by individual creators, from all age categories.

Analytically: 28 films in Category A'(26 schools and 2 individual creators), 53 films in Category B’ ( 51 schools and 2 individual creators)and 28 films in Category C’ (23 schools and 5 individual creators).

The 19th Camera Zizanio has arrived!

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19th Camera Zizanio will take place at Pyrgos, Peloponnese, Greece from November 30 to December 7, 2019 along with the 22th Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People.

Camera Zizanio 2019: full list of films






LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES: Don’t miss the deadline for Camera Zizanio 2019!

Laurel_2019Τhe submission deadline of the great European feast of young people’s audiovisual creation- Camera, is on October 4th, 2019. Don’t miss it!
The 19th edition of Camera Zizanio will take place from November 30 to December 7th, 2019, in Pyrgos (Peloponese) along with the 22nd Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People.
Childen and young people up to 20 years old can submit their fiction, documentary, animation and experimental films, duration up to 10 minutes. We have 3 competition sections: Greek, European, International.
Young creators will have the opportunity to attend the Festival, take part in film seminars, Mythos Project multinational workshops, visit the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia and experience Festival’s unique atmosphere along with other young filmmakers from Europe but also from the rest of the world.
Please read the regulations and fill in the entry form here. 
For any further information you can contact us through and tel: 0030 2108664470 (Athens), 0030 2621026890 (Pyrgos).

Everything can happen in the blink of an eye!


“Everything can happen in the blink of an eye!” was the slogan of the recent TheNextFilmFestival for young people under 21 years that took place at Odense of Denmark during 27-30 of August.

The days of the festival passed quickly full of speeches, seminars and workshops for the young filmmakers but also for us the film educators, because good educators need good teachers! Between the educators was the two-times Academy Award winner film director Martin Strange Hansen and the outstanding director Thomas Vinterberg who together with Lars von Trier and others, created the famous Dogme 95 Manifest and its “Vows of Chastity”, well-known for the emblematic film of Dogme 95 The Celebration (1998)  and three times winner at Cannes Film Festival.

From the competitive part of TheNextFilmFestival stays alive in my memory the freshness and at the same time the maturity of the cinematic discourse articulated by the participation of young people around the world.

Besides all these at Odense we were welcomed by another festival, the Odense Film Festival, Denmark’s oldest international festival since 1975 and partner of TheNext FilmFestival. So we watched as many films as we could from the competitive program of animation, fiction and documentary!

Me and the young talented Panagiotis Christofleas who participated in this film festival shared knowledge, concerns and made friends who share the same love for cinema.

Thanks to Camera Zizanio and the Olympia International Film Festival for Kids and Youth for this unforgettable experience!

Mange tak , Sussane Wad! Mange Tak, Nisse Koltze! Mange Tak, TheNextFilmFestival !

I will close this brief review with the words of the festival’s soul, the unique Nisse Koltze, who urges us to open our eyes and see that the world is still wild, beautiful, dangerous and exciting!

Evangelia Liza Themeli

Feedback from Giffoni Film Festival!

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Ten days full of cinema, films, experiences and pleasant surprises began for those who have the chance to participate in Giffoni International Film Festival, held from July 19 -27 July in Italy.

The Greek delegation, more numerous than ever, consists of six “zizania” and one chaperon.

Τhe youngsters participating at the Juries, according to their age are:

-Mary Panagopoulou, Generator +13.

-Thodoris Klounikas, Konstantina Katsiyanni and Alexia Panayiotopoulou, Generator +16.

-Panayiota Georgakopoylou and Thanasis Spyropoulos, Generator +18.

Mary Panagopoulou, the youngest of the team, was one of the kids who gave the François Truffaut Award  to the famous American actor Woody Harrelson. (watch vide adove)