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Film Days for Children and Youth – Cyprus 2016

Cyprus Film Days incorporates a special section with films for young audiences. The Film Days for Children and Youth – Cyprus 2016, organized in collaboration with the International Children’s Film Festival of Cyprus, includes screenings of internationally awarded films for young audiences as well as screenings of short films produced by children in Cyprus and Greece. Screenings will take place at Pantheon Cinema in Nicosia during morning hours, from 18 to 22 April.

Additionally, the festival will include film workshops for children, lead by Cypriot and international artists. The workshops will be held on Saturday 9 April and on the weekend of 16-17 April regarding fiction, acting and animation, at the Directors’ Guild of Cyprus Premises in Nicosia, while on Saturday 23 April an additional workshop, “Body and Animation”, will be held at Rialto Theatre in Limassol. Workshops are eligible for children aged 10-15.

All screenings and workshops are free of charge.

The detailed program of the workshops is as follows:

1. Short Fiction Film – Workshop for the production of a short fiction film

In this workshop, lead by director/producer Andreas Kyriacou, children will be introduced to the production process for short films. They will get a chance to prepare their own screenplay, under the guidance of screenwriter Christina Georgiou. Using professional equipment, they will then shoot their film, in collaboration with the participants of the Acting for Cinema workshop. The completed film will be screened at the closing ceremony of the festival on Sunday, 24 April.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, 9 April and on the weekend of 16-17 April, at the Directors’ Union Premises (27 Othellou street, Nicosia – near Famagusta Gate, behind Mitsides factory), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Number of participants is limited to 8 students, and working language will be English and Greek.

2. Acting for cinema – Workshop for Acting on camera

In this workshop, children will be introduced to the art of acting for cinema, under the guidance of actress Alexia Paraskeva. Students will then collaborate with the Short Fiction Film workshop participants as actors in the production of a short film, which will be screened at the closing ceremony of the festival on Sunday, 24 April.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, 9 April and on the weekend of 16-17 April, at the Directors’ Union Premises (27 Othellou street, Nicosia – near Famagusta Gate, behind Mitsides factory), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Number of participants is limited to 8 students, and working language will be English and Greek.

3. Animation workshop

In this workshop, children will be introduced to the art of animation, under the guidance of animator Yiorgos Tsangaris, Artistic Director of Anifest Cyprus with the collaboration of Tamas Patrovits animator and artistic director of PRIMANIMA (Hungary). The animations created in this workshop will be screened at the closing ceremony of the festival on Sunday, 24 April.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, 9 April and on the weekend of 16-17 April, at the Directors’ Union Premises (27 Othellou street, Nicosia – near Famagusta Gate, behind Mitsides factory), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Number of participants is limited to 8 students, and working language will be English and Greek.

4. Body and Motion Animation: Live animation utilizing objects and body movement

In this workshop, children of 11-13 years old will be introduced to the art of live animation: real-time animation which includes the use of stop-motion, utilizing objects and body movement. The workshop will be lead by Andres Beladiez and Karla Kracht (ZoomWooz team) from Spain.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, 23 April, from 11:00 – 13:00 a.m. at the Old Vinegar in Limassol.

Number of participants is limited to twelve students, and working language will be English.

A light, healthy meal, provided by a licensed caterer, will be served during the workshops.

For more information and reservations please contact Phani Hadjiphani at  hadji.phani@gmail.com or by telephone: 99498756. Reservations should be made before 27 March 2016.