SOSivio

Europe and especially Greece are facing a huge problem with multiple consequences, refugee crisis. The students of Primary School in Kounavi, Crete could not stay indifferent. Despite being only 6-7 years old they decided to make a short film about this issue.
A Syrian kid comes at school as a student. Students' reactions lead to unexpected dreams. Reality is a dream or dreams are real? Could a western child be at the position of many Syrian kids?

  • Nikolaos Galanis
    Director
  • Nikos Konstantakis
    Director
  • students of Primary school in Kounavi
    Director
  • Nikolaos Galanis
    Writer
  • students of Primary school in Kounavi
    Writer
  • students of Primary school in Kounavi
    Producer
  • students of Kounavi Primary School
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    SOSίβιο
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 6, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Country of Filming:
    Greece
  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • 19th Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People
    Pyrgos
    Greece
    December 4, 2016
  • 7ο Διεθνής Μαθητικός διαγωνισμός Ταινιών Μικρού Μήκους
    Serres
    Greece
    July 25, 2017
  • 12th INTERNATIONAL ASTO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    Patras
    Greece
    July 25, 2017
  • 3rd Alexandria Short Film Festival
    Alexandria
    Greece
    July 8, 2017
  • NPS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL
  • Marano Ragazzi Spot Festival
  • Chania Film Festival
    Chania
    Greece
    October 24, 2018
  • West Side Mountains Doc Fest (Greece)
    Arta
    Greece
    August 6, 2018
    Honour Award
  • CMS,INTERNATIONAL CHILREN'S FILM FESTIVAL (ICFF)
    Lucknow
    India
    April 5, 2018
    Finalist
  • UNIVERSAL KIDS FILM FESTIVAL
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    September 22, 2018
  • FECEA - Festival de Cinema Escolar de Alvorada
    Alvorada
    Brazil
    December 1, 2018
Director Biography - Nikolaos Galanis, Nikos Konstantakis, students of Primary school in Kounavi

Nikolaos Galanis is a Greek teacher in Primary school in Greece that loves to create films and videos with his students. His first work was ''Proto treno'', an anti-bullying video clip that made an impact ever since its creation. Then, it was ''SOSivio'', meaning lifejacket in Greek, a short film that talks about refugees crisis. ''All that we share'', ''Ah, these damn letters: au'' were his next creations. Latest creations, ''Time never comes back'', that became viral in Greece and ''You can achieve anything, just believe it''.

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