Film Festival Days For Children and young people – Cyprus 2018

The 16th International Film Festival-Cyprus presents a special section for children and young people, the younger generations of Cypriot cinephiles, titled Film Days Festival for children and young people. In this context, award-winning films for children from different countries, as well as short films made by children of Cyprus and Greece, will be screened. This Festival is done in cooperation with the International Children’s Film Festival of Cyprus (International Children’s Film Festival of Cyprus) and is organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre.

The festival also includes creative workshops for children around film art on the weekend of 21 and 22 April 2018, between 9p.m. 4 meters.m. in collaboration with the Cultural Workshop of Agioi confessors (corner of Agioi confessors & Anchialos 1, Agioi confessors, Nicosia 1080). All workshops will be held at the Cultural Workshop Saints Confessors and they are free (will have priority).

The workshops include the following sections:

1.Animation: basic knowledge of the cartoon and the method “Stop Motion” with Stavros Christoforos. The children who will take part will attend a lecture on the history of “animation” and will take part in a workshop for learning the method “Stop Motion”. In this context they will also have the opportunity to create a short film with the help of trainers.
8 Participants, Ages: 8-14, Workshop Language: Greek

2.Acting in cinema: workshop for basic acting skills for cinema with professional actor and acting teacher Alexia Paraskeva. The second day of the workshop the children will take part in a short film, in collaboration with the participants of the workshop “Short Film”.
8 participants, ages: 8-16, workshop language: Greek and English

3.Introduction to virtual reality cinema: the future of cinema is perhaps in virtual reality. Director Andreas Kyriakou will demonstrate to the participants equipment for video filming at 360 degrees and then help them shoot their own video for use on VR (Virtual Reality) devices.
8 Participants, Ages: 10-18, Workshop Language: Greek

4.Short Film: Short Film Workshop with director David Hans dedicated to the techniques of cinema. The children who will take part will have the opportunity to make their own film, which will be screened at the closing ceremony of this year’s Cyprus Film Days.

8 participants, ages: 10-16, Laboratory language: Greek and English

In the framework of the Festival, are also planned morning screenings for schools of Primary and Secondary Education in Nicosia (Pantheon) and Limassol (Rialto Theatre), all approved by the Ministry of Education and Culture. The program of these screenings will be announced soon.

In addition to the above projections, planned an afternoon screening of the film Wendy Friday, 20 April, 18:00 at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol and on Thursday, 26 April, 16:00 to the Movies Xena in Nicosia.

Wendy / 8+

DagmarSeume, 85′, 2017, Germany

12-year-old Wendy , a formidable rider in the past, after a serious accident while riding 2 years ago, never rides a horse again. He meets Dixie, an abandoned horse headed for the butcher. He saves the poor horse and this is the beginning of a deep friendship between the two!

The Artistic Directors of the youth – children Festival are David Hands (director – producer) and Andreas Kyriakou (director – producer).

The Festival takes place this year from 19-28 April, at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol and the Movies Zena Palace in Nicosia.

The detailed program of the festival will soon be available on the website www.cyprusfilmdays.com Facebook.facebook. com/cyprusfilmdays/” > on the Festival page on facebook

For more information and reservations, please contact Fanny at hadji.phani@gmail.com / Tel: 99498756 or Sotiris at schristoforou@hotmail.com / Tel: 99581618.