Financial potential for Greek cinema

Inspiration alone is not enough for quality cinema to be created. The production cost is usually what defines the success of a film, while available resources tend to restrict or set the imagination of the filmmakers and the audience free. OIFF for Children and Young People, in its 3rd Olympia “Creative Ideas” Pitching Lab, organizes […]

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Animation workshop

Spiros Siakas, animator, Professor at the University of West Attica Ages: 10-12 years old Duration: 7 meetings, 2 hours each This workshop begins with the creation of a synopsis and an illustrated script, based on a central idea. The theme of the suggested film is relevant to protecting the environment and preserving nature. Following this, […]

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Gianni Rodari – Teaching the Grammar of Fantasy

Round Table An author, teacher, journalist, musician, and intellectual, Rodari carefully observed the world and the needs of childhood, in a time when children were considered to be an amorphous mass, instead of individuals with rights. He provided educators with multiple tools, so they could explore new educational paths, as well as draw inspiration from […]

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Introduction to gendered film reading

Evangelia Themeli, educator Ages: 14+ Duration: 80 minutes Have you ever considered the extent to which representations of gender on screen represent reality? Students of this workshop will get acquainted with the work of noted scholars such as Laura Mulvey, Richard Dyer, and Judith Butler, in order to understand gender as a cultural and social […]

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Creating animation with Photoshop

Alexis Komnakos, animator Duration: 8-10 hours This seminar aims to educate teachers in using Photoshop to create animation. Photoshop is a popular image editing software with major appeal, which, among others, allows users to create movement. After the end of the workshop, participating educators will be able to create rudimentary animations. […]

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Gender identity issues and feminism in the Netflix era

Evi Spathara, Sociologist, expert on issues of gender equality in education and culture Duration: 3 hours As a global film and TV streaming platform, Netflix hosts many television series and films which promote a very feministic view of reality. Netflix moves in that same original direction when it comes to issues of gender identity and […]

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“The poet in the work of Lefteris Xanthopoulos”: An intersectional approach and its utilisation in the field of education (poetry-documentary)

Dr Lena Benisi, Head of Cultural Affairs of the First Directorate of Secondary Education of Athens Duration: 2 meetings, 2 hours each Goal of this workshop is to utilise these two different forms of art – cinema and poetry – in order to help participants understand the significance of intersectionality as an innovation in education, […]

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Creating fairytales and stories with Rodari’s Deck of Cards

Kostas Stoforos, author Ages: 9-10 years old Duration: 45 minutes Utilising Gianni Rodari’s “Prop’s Deck of Cards” and together with painter Stefania Veldemiri, Kostas Stoforos created the “Magical Card Deck of Fairytales”. It consists of 21 cards, each describing a “function” of fairytales. Together with the children, he uses the cards to write and dramatize […]

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Film workshop

Nikos Stampoulopoulos Ages: 14-18 years old Duration: 10 hours in 2 hours meetings Aim of this workshop is to familiarise children with the language of audiovisual narration, by creating a series of collaborative online videos, comprised of footage they will shoot themselves. The procedure involves the provision of distance training and guidance to a group […]

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Digital study guides for films: “The Recycling Orchestra”

In collaboration with Neaniko Plano Ages: High School students Duration: 90 minutes for the screening, free duration for the application of  digital study guide. The Olympia Film Festival provides the film “The Recycling Orchestra” for digital screenings to educators and student groups. The award-winning film is accompanied by an innovative digital study guide created by […]

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Griots: the rhapsodes of Africa

Agni Stroumpouli, Fairy tale narrator This workshop is held in collaboration with the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation Ages: 4th, 5th και 6th grade Duration: 2 meetings, 90 minutes each Griot are modern day storytellers, living in the sub-Saharan countries of western Africa. Griot are the memory of their society’s tradition (history, fairy tales, songs, […]

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