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Facing the day to come


We are very glad to announce to the friends of Olympia Festival and Camera Zizanio some great news.

On Tuesday February 6, 2018, the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras expressed the official support of the Greek state to Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People. In his speech at the Conference for the Development of Western Greece he described the Festival as an institution that “has an impressive success and international recognition” and announced the financing of a new permanent home for all festival activities with 8 million euros from the state budget.

The permanent home of the Festival and Camera Zizanio will be created in the buildings of the old ASO Raisin Factory in Pyrgos, which are offered by the Region of Western Greece. The funds will be used to renovate the building, create the necessary infrastructure and acquire equipment.

The utilization of the ASO buildings, which have been abandoned for years, was requested long ago by the Festival. The project being planned is a multiple use space for culture, which will include screening venues, exhibition spaces, a film set and animation studio, recording studios, editing rooms, book and film library, workshop spaces etc.

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Τhe old ASO Raisin Factory in Pyrgos

The new complex will be open to all culture groups in town, to young artists and other youth activities. Young people will now have high quality infrastructure to showcase their work.

It will also be a home for the European Center of Youth Audiovisual Creation. The Center will be active around the year offering educational programs for students, teachers and postgraduates from Greece and abroad. It will have the necessary equipment for the production of high profile cinema and audiovisual works.

Olympia Festival thanks all those who stood by its side all these years and asks them to continue the support as we make “a great leap forward”.2005 (14)


Camera Zizanio 2016!



16th Camera Zizanio will take place at Pyrgos, Peloponnese, Greece from December 3 to 10, 2016 along with the 19th Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People.

Deadline for entries is  October 10, 2016



Η 16η διοργάνωση της Ευρωπαϊκής Συνάντησης Νεανικής Οπτικοακουστκής Δημιουργίας – Camera Zizanio θα πραγματοποιηθεί στον Πύργο της Ηλείας παράλληλα με το 19ο Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου Ολυμπίας για παιδιά και νέους από τις 3 ως τις 10 Δεκεμβρίου 2016.

Υποβολή αιτήσεων συμμετοχής μέχρι 10 Οκτωβρίου 2016



DORTMUND – 8 days of creativity!


With a broad smile on their lips and with the contentment of a successful accomplishment of the first phase of their ‘mission’, the six youngsters along with their escort returned from Dortmund on Sunday (18/10). Read more of this post

Catalogue / Κατάλογος 2014

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The Catalogue 2014  is available for download in PDF format.

Camera Zizanio Catalogue

(You will need Acrobat Reader to view the documents pdf)

The Camera Zizanio catalogue (printed Version) is available free of charge at the festival venues.

From Camera Zizanio to Berlinale!


Roland Ferge in Pyrgos

Dimitris Spyrou reporting from Berlin

It is really touching to see young kids who got their first international experiences in Pyrgos by taking with their films in Camera Zizanio, grow up to become professional cinematographers and come in strong into the professional world. One of them is Roland Ferge from Mako, Hungury. Read more of this post