April 12 – 20, 2024

Cyprus Film Days for Children and Youth – Cyprus 2018 Press Release

With an exciting programme of screenings and workshops, the children’s section of the Cyprus Film Days International Festival is inviting kids, teenagers, teachers and families to join in a unique cinematic experience. The Festival showcases inspired, innovative programming for young people, with screenings of humanistic, culturally diverse, and compelling films and animations, that reveal the world in new perspectives, leaving space for the child’s own imagination to develop. Alongside the screenings, the Festival is organising a series of creative film workshops delivered by film professionals.

Cyprus Film Days for Children and Youth will be organizing a series of four creative film workshops to take place at the Cultural Workshop Ayion Omoloyiton, on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of April 2018, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.. (Corner Agioi Omologites & Anchialou 1, Agion Omologites, Nicosia 1080). All the workshops are free of charge and participants will be admitted on a first-come first-served basis.

The following workshops will be organized:

1. Animation: Basics of animation & stop motion filmmaking will be taught by Stavros Christophorou. Participants will learn the theory behind animation and practice it by creating a stop motion film with the help of their tutors.

8 participants | Ages: 8-14 | Language of Workshop: Greek

2. Acting for Film: Professional actress & Drama Teacher Alexia Paraskeva will be presenting an acting for film workshop with acting exercises. On the second day of the workshop, all the participants will act in a short film in collaboration with the participants of the “Short Film” workshop.

8 participants | Ages: 8-16 | Language of the workshop: Greek & English

3. 360 VR: The future of filmmaking in Virtual Reality, a workshop taught by director Andreas Kyriacou, who will introduce the participants in this new storytelling medium and help them shoot a 360 degree VR video.

8 participants | Ages: 12-16 | Language of the workshop: Greek

4. Short Filmmaking: Director David Hands will be delivering a short film workshop focusing on its various techniques. Participants will prepare and shoot a short film with their own developed script.

8 participants | Ages: 10-16 | Language of Workshop: Greek & English

To participate, please contact Phani on 99498756 (email hadji.phani@gmail.com) or Sotiris on 99581618 (email christoforou@hotmail.com).