December 2-3, 2023
Eparchion, Karagiorga Square, Pyrgos
The Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Youth is organizing, as part of its 26th edition two-day International Meeting on Film Education on the weekend December 2 and 3, 2023 in Pyrgos. The Meeting aims to provide to the participants the opportunity to get to know the trends, quests, good practices and current challenges in the field of film education.
The meeting is aimed to educators who wish to creatively integrate cinema into the educational process, to film education specialists who wish to be in contact with good practices, but also to filmmakers who are looking for ways to approach children and adolescents.
During the two-day event, practical experiential workshops, presentations and discussions will take place. The intention of the Olympia Festival is that the ground of the Meeting will prove fertile for the active community of film education in our country. Greek and foreign experts have been invited and will participate in the meeting. Participants will be given certificates of attendance.
The meeting will take place with the financial support of the Municipality of Pyrgos, in cooperation with the Regional Directorate of Education of Western Greece and the Directorates of Primary and Secondary Education of the regional unit of Ilia.
See the detailed program of the two-day event:
SATURDAY DECEMBER 2
11:00-13:00 Round table: "Cinephilia, initiation to cinematographic art in the 21st century"
Participants: Nikos Theodosiou (director, writer, artistic director of Camera Zizanio), Zina Lefkou (cultural manager, film education programs planning and management), Dimitris Papadopoulos (Laboratory Teaching Staff, Cinema Pedagogy, AUTH Department of Cinema, Greek Open University, Documentary director). Coordinated by Yorgos Spyrou (Olympia Film Festival film programmer).
13:00-13:15 Coffee break
13:15-14:45 Film education best practices
- Networks as a factor of cooperation and empowerment in issues of film education. The example of the "Film Education" Thematic Network, Regional Directory of Education, Central Macedonia
Athanasia Dai, Director of the 27th Primary School of Thessaloniki, Member of the Coordinating Committee and Pedagogical Team
Dimitris Papadopoulos, Laboratory Teaching Staff, Cinema Pedagogy, AUTH Department of Cinema, Greek Open University, Documentary director, Scientific head of the network
Despina Seremeti, Director of the 43rd Primary School of Thessaloniki, Member of the Coordinating Committee and Pedagogical Team
- CinEd: Educating the gaze of children and young people in European cinema
Katerina Georgiou, Head of Archives and Educational Programs at the Greek Film Archive
Katerina Papageorgiou, Actress, Theater Teacher
- Art schools: the case of the Gerakas Art School
Chrysa Psomadelli, film educator
16:00-17:00 Presentation: "Short Film Lessons", a digital educational tool of Neaniko Plano - Creative Group for the Development of Audiovisual Communication and Expression of Young People
Nikos Stamboulopoulos, director, film lecturer at SAE Athens
17:15-19:15 Workshop: Can the film script be used in the Greek school?
Dimitris Danopoulos, PhD Pedagogical Department of Primary Education AUTH, teacher
SUNDAY DECEMBER 3
10:00-12:00 Round table: "Film as a springboard for dialogue in the school community and in society"
Participants: Christian Zetterberg (director, Sweden), Dr. Aspasia Lykourgioti (educator, film critic), Mary Chioni (sex education and LGBTQI+ issues educator, writer), Aspasia Kalisora (educator, Simio - Citizens' initiative for the Study and Countering of the Extreme Right). Coordinated by Pantelis Panteloglou (deputy artistic director of the Olympia Festival, president of the European Children's Film Association).
12:00-13:00 Film education best practices
- Finland: Film education and the role of non-formal education institutions,
Marjo Kovanen, Koulukino, Finland
- Il Nuovo Fantarca, a social cooperative for film education in Bari
Rosa Ferro, Il Nuovo Fantarca, Italy
13:00-14:30 Mingling and networking, light buffet
14:30-16:30 Film education best practices
- Cyprus: CINeTRAINING program
Stavros Papageorgiou, Audiovisual Forum non-profit organization, Nicosia, Cyprus
- The Film Society of the 2nd Standard General High School of Athens
Dimitris Kopanas, teacher, Film Society Manager
- Excavating the past with the camera: an example approach for a local history documentary by children and young people
Vasilis Kosmopoulos, director
- The children's juries of the Olympia Festival
Frosso Sarli, educator
16:30-18:00 Open discussion, conclusions, proposals
The Meeting is organized with the financial support of the Municipality of Pyrgos, in cooperation with the Regional Directorate of Education of Western Greece and the Directorates of Primary and Secondary Education of the regional unit of Ilia.