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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Documentary: Quarantine stories

Dionysia Kopana, filmmaker Ages: 15-18 years old Duration: 5 meetings, 90 minutes each In spite of all viruses, life goes on both at home and around it. What are we lacking? What do we have an excess of? This cinematic workshop records our current reality, as well as our perspective on it. Whether near or […]

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ZIZanimation

Kostas Katrakis, animator Ages: 13-18 years old Duration: 14 hours in two/hours meetings and individual occupation An animation workshop, the oldest in the Festival. In this workshop, little white pieces of paper acquire colour and form, start to move, and go on to narrate stories. The students write stories, create figurines and give them life […]

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Mythos Project

General coordination: Kiriakos Charitakis, filmmaker Group coordination: Educators from the Netherlands (NFFS) Ages: 15-18 years old A program with avid fans, both in Greece and abroad. Children participating in the Olympia Film Festival and Camera Zizanio form multinational groups, in order to hold discussions and exchange their views. Armed with their cameras and computers, they […]

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From comic books to directing

Alexandros Kostopoulos, filmmaker ages: 15-18 years old duration: 8 hours Decoupage is a necessary process in directing, as it helps to break down the action in individual shots and compose the final scene of a film. Such is the case in comic books, as well: Each frame in a comic story is a shot; it […]

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