Workshops

Workshops

All Different, All Unique!
Showcasing awarded films and hosting a series of interesting film workshops, such as acting for camera, animation and VR, the 6th Cyprus Film Days for Children and Youth will be held this year from the 3rd to the 11th of April 2020. Just like every year, the Festival is held within the framework of the 18th Cyprus Film Days International Festival 2020, co-organised by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth and the Rialto Theatre.

The 6th Cyprus Film Days for Children and Youth 2020 is mainly addressed to children aged between 9 and 14 years old, and aims to enhance the perception, the aesthetics, as well as the mental and artistic maturity of young spectators. Children will have the opportunity to explore and watch the best of international high-quality cinema, as well as to participate in numerous film-related workshops.

The workshops
Run by film professionals from Cyprus and abroad, four workshops are organised this year, that intend to stimulate the children’s imagination and creativity. It is worth mentioning that for the first time this year, the workshops will be held in three cities: Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca.

For the second time this year, the Festival will continue its collaboration with the Children’s Edition of the International Animation Festival of Cyprus – Animafest. Young participants will have a unique opportunity to make their own animated short films, under the guidance of film professionals from Animafest Cyprus. This workshop is coordinated by Yiorgos Tsangaris, artistic director of Animafest Cyprus.

The festival’s workshops are hosted and supported by the University of Nicosia and the Youth Information Centre of Larnaca.

By adopting the message “All Different, All Unique!” the Festival offers the opportunity to children to prove that artistic creation is possibly one of the best means of highlighting and embracing diversity in every form.

To ensure participation and avoid disappointment, parents are encouraged to book early by calling 99072235.
Workshops programme:

Saturday 4th of April

Nicosia
1. Acting for Camera | Venue: University of Nicosia. Time: 09:00-12:00. Trainer: Stela Fyrogeni | Ages: 12-14 | Language: Greek.
2. VR and 360ο Camera | Venue: University of Nicosia. Time: 09:00-12:00. Trainer: Chris Christou | Ages: 12-14 | Language: Greek and English.
3. A practical introduction to film production and directing | Venue: University of Nicosia. Time: 09:00-12:00. Trainer: Marios Lizides | Ages: 12-14 | Language: Greek.
4. Animation – Part I | Venue: “Phytorio” Visual Artists Association. Time: 10:00-18:00. Trainers: Maria Stainmetz – Shadow puppet animation & Tamas Patrovic – Stop motion animation (techniques and methods). Ages: 12-14 | Language: English.

Sunday 5th of April

Nicosia
1. Animation – Part B | Venue: “Phytorio” Visual Artists Association | Time: 10:00-18:00. Trainers: Maria Stainmetz – Shadow puppet animation & Tamas Patrovic – Stop motion animation (techniques and methods). Ages: 12-14 | Language: English.
2. Camera in Action | Venue: University of Nicosia. Time: 09:00-12:00. Trainer: Marios Lizides | Ages: 12-14 | Language: Greek.

Limassol
1. Acting workshop | Venue: Art Studio (next to Rialto Theatre) | Time: 10:00-13:00 | Trainer: Stela Fyrogeni | Ages: 12-14 | Language: Greek.

Larnaca
1. A practical introduction to film production and directing | Venue: Youth Information Centre of Larnaca. Time: 09:00-12:00 | Trainer: Antria Nicolaou | Ages: 9-11 | Language: Greek.

In order to facilitate the communication between the participants and the trainers, members of the festival staff will ensure the translation in English/Greek.

Screenings

The 6th Cyprus Film Days for Children and Youth also organises screenings for Primary and Secondary Schools (6-10th of April – Zena Palace, Nicosia & Rialto Theatre, Limassol), as well as screenings of films for children and youth with free entrance (4th April – Zena Palace, Nicosia and 5th April – Rialto Theatre, Limassol). Presenting five films that received awards at important international film festivals for children and youth, the festival aims to open their horizons and provide them with valuable life skills.

To arrange a school screening, form tutors/teachers are invited to contact 99072235.

For more information regarding the screenings and workshops please contact:

Cyprus Film Days International Festival
www.cyprusfilmdays.com
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CFDchildren/
Tel: 99072235/70008242
E-mail : cyprusfilmdaysyouth@gmail.com