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18th Camera Zizanio / Awards


Greek Competition Awards

All the children of the Jury for the Greek competition program enjoyed taking part in the festival and watching films from all over the country. The films communicated that we have to be optimistic and fight to overcome the difficulties. After a lot of thinking and judging by creativity, originality and the perspective of young people, we finally decided.
  • Category A’ – Films by children up to 12 years old
1st Award: At the Land of the Great Big Spoons, 1st Primary School of Pylaia
2nd Award: Filinna in the Museum, Konstantina-Roza Koutrafouri
3rd Award: Dreams, Primary School of Pazinos Akrotiri Chania
Special Mention: The Bee Message, Primary School of Gavrio Andros Island
  • Category B’ – Films by children 13-16 years old
1st Award: IQ vs EQ, 4th Lyceum of Zografou
2nd Award: The seagulls’ song, Compehensive Special High School and Lyceum of Syros 3rd Award: An explosion!, Mandoulidis School
Special Mention: The Dragon with the magic fire, 2nd High School of Chania
  • Category C’ – Films by children 17-20 years old
1st Award: Think again, 1st Scout Team of Pyrgos [The award is accompanied by a scholarship by IEK AKMI] 2nd Award: Appearances Deceive, 1st General Lyceum of Keratsini 3rd Award: Parallel Paths, 1st Lyceum of Chios Special Mention: When life gives you lemons…, General Lyceum of Alikarnassos Special Mention: About a real story, Lubna Abas [The award is accompanied by a scholarship by IEK AKMI]
  • Special Nikos Kavoukidis Award Routine, 1st Vocational High School of Egaleo
  • Media Literacy Award 7th Lyceum of Nea Smyrni
  • Greek Ombudsman Award ΡτΔ The return, 1st High School of Syros

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International Section Awards

Category A’ – Films by children up to 12 years old
One and cats, La Matatena, Asociación de Cine para Niñas y Niños, A. C., Mexico
Category B’ – Films by children 13-16 years old
Broken, Kerry Harper, USA
Category C’ – Films by children 17-20 years old
Color it yellow, Leen Awad, Jordan

European Section Awards

Category A’ – Films by children up to 12 years old
1st Award: Clumsy, Association “Cinerama”, Georgia
2nd Award: Lluna, CEIP San Juan de Ribera, Spain
3rd Award: Just Children, Colegio San José, Spain Animation: A dog’s story, Arkhip Varfolomeev, Russia
Category B’ – Films by children 13-16 years old
1st Award: This is me, IES de Cacheiras, Spain
2nd Award: Brothers in space, Station Next, Denmark
3rd Award: My embarrassing mom, Jugendfilm e.V., Germany Animation: Far Away, Pieter Lossie, The Netherlands
Category C’ – Films by children 17-20 years old
1st Award: Hynek, Jachym Bouzek, Czech Republic
2nd Award: Thank you, Shushan Stepanian, Armenia
3rd Award: Habit, Anita Kremm, Alesja Suzdaltseva, Esthonia Animation: Return, SAF Cakovec, Croatia.

The 18th Camera Zizanio is here!

camera ziznio cover 2018Only a few days left for the biggest international celebration of youth audiovisual creation to start.

Screenings, meetings, master classes, cinematography workshops for fiction, documentaries, and animation, the multinational Mythos Project, as well as endless hours of fun and entertainment for eight whole days, compose the setting of Camera Zizanio for 2018.

Having spread its antennas throughout the entire world, Camera Zizanio aspires to give the most complete image of the children’s thoughts, worries, and troubles during an age of constant turmoil; all through their audiovisual creations.

This year we have a cornucopia of films from all continents. The majority comes from Europe: 115 films from 29 different countries! The countries become 30 if we add Greece to the list, as we have 115 films participating in the greek competition section, including some made by refugee children.

The international competition section has the most extensive representation, with 26 films from 15 countries from the rest of the continents. More specifically; Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Australia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, India, Iran, Philippines, Canada, United States, China.

Old and new friends are among the participants, like Toby, the ”wonder boy” from England, who was just 5 when he first joined us in 2014 and this year has returned with a film he made at school with his fellow talented classmates. We are also looking forward to meeting our new friends from China that are packing their bags for their big upcoming trip.

Because Camera Zizanio is not just about films. It is about the Meeting among the filmmakers themselves. A creative aggregation of the children who will meet one another, as well as the professional cinematographers of the 21st Olympia International Film Festival.

A Meeting that, just like every year, will be the stepping stone for new collaborations, raising the bar of juvenile creation even higher, crushing stereotypes, prejudices, walls, and borders. Giving birth to hope.

The 18th Camera Zizanio and the 21st Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People are ready to welcome you to the hospitable land of Ilia and the Region of Western Greece.

Camera Zizanio 2018: full list of films in competition

🎬Greek Section
🎬European Section
🎬International Section…/international-selection-

One Step Closer


The film submissions for 18th edition of Camera Zizanio completed this week.
More than 2.000 films from all over the world were submitted. We would like to warmly thank all young creators who entrusted us with their films,

The hard work of selecting about 270 films for the Three Competition sections of the Festival (Greek, European and International) has already begun and will be completed in the following days.

A little patience!


Αυτή τη βδομάδα ολοκληρώθηκε η υποβολή ταινιών για την 18η Camera Zizanio. Υποβλήθηκαν πάνω από 2 χιλιάδες ταινίες από όλο τον κόσμο. Θέλουμε να ευχαριστήσουμε θερμά όλους τους νεαρούς δημιουργούς που μας εμπιστεύθηκαν τη δουλειά τους.

Το επίπονο έργο της επιλογής των 250 περίπου ταινιών που θα προβληθούν στα τρία διαγωνιστικά τμήματα του Φεστιβάλ (Ελληνικό, Ευρωπαϊκό και Διεθνές) έχει ήδη ξεκινήσει και θα έχει ολοκληρωθεί σε μια βδομάδα.

Λίγη υπομονή ακόμα!


Poster 2018_2

Only a few days have left – until October 10th – to submit your films at great feast of Young People’s Audiovisual Creation – Camera Zizanio. Read more of this post