April 12 – 20, 2024

Workshops for children and youth 2023

Cyprus Film Days for Children and Youth is organising a series of workshops led by film professionals.

To participate, fill in the form: https://forms.gle/RFB8fhFJwafiZkXF7
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Workshops are held in Greek.

#1 Cinematic Self-Expression, Now!
A collaborative hands-on filmmaking workshop (for teens 13-18).

We see the world through our phones, becoming passive consumers of information. Even when we express ourselves, through selfies, memes and TikToks, we are still being restricted by the rules of social media. What happens when we decide to use a video camera, and cinematic narrative to tell our story? We instantly get a whole new way of seeing ourselves, those around us, and communicating ourselves with the world.

Athena Xenidou is a director, producer and screenwriter in film and theatre. Athena has been a Jury Member for the International Emmy Awards since 2001, and was selected to represent Cypriot filmmakers at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. She is currently serving as the treasurer of the Symphonic Orchestra and a member of the board of the Directors Guild of Cyprus. Athena chooses to enrich her skills as an educator at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she attends their yearly workshops. Passionate for teaching, she founded The Film and Stage Studio in 2008. 

22/04 SAT | 10:00-15:00
@Directors’ Guild of Cyprus, Nicosia

The workshop is organised in collaboration with the Directors’ Guild of Cyprus

#2 Back to the Loop!
A hand-drawn animation workshop (for children 8-12).
With Yiorgos Τsangaris 

After last year’s storming success, the Loop returns, to introduce children to the magical world of hand-drawn animation. During this workshop, young participants will have the opportunity to draw an object or animal that expresses their feelings or concerns, and will get the chance to discover the art of animation by making hand-drawn, animated 5-second loops. Α hands-on workshop on hand-drawn animation in collaboration with Animafest.

Yiorgos Tsangaris is a graphic artist, film curator and lecturer of Animation and Printmaking at the University of Nicosia. He is the Director of Hambis Municipal Printmaking Museum and the founder and artistic director of Animafest Cyprus, the official International Animation Film Festival of Cyprus and one of the island’s oldest film festivals (2002). Since 1999, he has been a prominent member of the film and graphic arts community in Cyprus, with an important contribution in the development of graphic arts, independent animation and the promotion of local filmmakers in the area of animation internationally. He was invited to participate in many international jury committees at festivals around the world and his creative work has received multiple awards in Cyprus and internationally. Ηis debut film Rites of Spring (2021) was selected to screen at some of the most prestigious film festivals across the world.

22/04 SAT | 10:00-15:00
@ Hambis Printmaking Museum, Nicosia

The workshop is organised in collaboration with ANIMAFEST

#3 Framing for Future
A workshop on climate storytelling, sustainability and environmental activism (for teens 13-18).
With Emma Doxiadi 

Calling all climate-conscious young filmmakers! Throughout the workshop, we look at why and how social and environmental sustainability finds its way into storytelling and production. Then, participants will be given time to work on a one-paragraph pitch that integrates the climate crisis storytelling into their narrative, and discuss the manners in which the production can lower its footprint, reaching its first version to be shared with fellow participants as a pitch during and after the festival. 

Emma Doxiadi is a Greek-Australian filmmaker. She studied at the NYU Tisch Graduate Film Program. Her work has screened at Cannes Film Festival, Berlinale, SXSW, NYFF – Film at Lincoln Center and more. She is also the founder of Everybodies, a multimedia storytelling production company focused on communicating the climate crisis, and sustainability servicing firm for the creative industries. Most recent projects include: the Evia Film Project by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, the Production Designers Gathering, the 63rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the 25th Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival.

29/04 SAT | 10:00-15:00
@Directors’ Guild of Cyprus, Nicosia

The workshop is organised with the support of Ocean Card, from the Bank of Cyprus and in collaboration with the Directors’ Guild of Cyprus

#4 VR Film Studio
A hands-on virtual reality film production workshop (for children  8-12).
With Alexandros Andreou 

A hands-on introduction to immersive reality/technology and 360° cinematography. Participants will have a unique opportunity to discover the new technology of immersive reality and 360° cinematography by shooting their own film in groups. Children can be part of this fascinating new world and, together, make a short fantasy film!

Alexandros Andreou is the CEO of Silversky 3D Virtual Reality Technologies Ltd. He has earned his MSc in Business Administration from the Open University of Cyprus. He previously obtained a degree in Psychology from the University of Cyprus. He is an expert in a variety of design software and platforms including Unity, Unreal, 3Ds max, Substance and Photoshop. He has extensive experience in managing app development teams for a breadth of sectors including architecture & design, education, sports, shipping, military, advertising and psychology, as well as for a wide spectrum of endpoints including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), mobile apps and platforms.

29/04 SAT | 10:00-15:00
@ CYENS, Λευκωσία / Nicosia

The workshop is organised in collaboration with CYENS Thinker Maker Space

All workshops are free and include a tasty lunch!

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