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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)


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

”The leading European film festival”


“Olympia International Film Festival , is the leading European film festival for children and youth cinema!” Céline Ravenel, President of European Children’s Film Association. Read more of this post


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Within the wide range of educational activities of Youth Plan (Olympia Film Festival – Camera Zizanio) , animation workshops were included, where the young students not only learn animation techniques but also create their own films are included. Read more of this post

Τhe audiovisual education as an ultimate social necessity


This is the full text of the speech of Nikos Theodosiou,artistic director of Camera Zizanio,  at the roundtable discussion on the topic “Kids, youth and Media Literacy” held in Valencia on   January 19, 2013  in the context  of the first  “Mostra International de Cinema Educatiu” .

The others participants of the roundtable were people with extensive experience in the cinema for children and young people: Gunther Kinstler (Rainbow Project) Germany, Paolo Beneventi, (Director of Bambini Oggi Brescia) Italy, Birgitta Olsson (Film consultant, Film i Halland) Sweden,  Paula Jardon (dean of the University of Valencia) Spain, Nuria Cidoncha, (Director of the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Valencia) Spain. Read more of this post