The European Meeting of Young People’s Audiovisual Creation – Camera Zizanio began in 2001 as an initiative of Youth Plan in the framework of the Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People activities.
Camera Zizanio ONLY ACCEPTS FILMS MADE BY CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (UP TO 20 YEARS OLD).
Camera Zizanio is not a Festival. As our name states, it is a “Meeting” which we believe is more important for us to come together, see creations by young people, chat, have fun, make friends and plan for the future.A future common to all the people on this planet.
It takes place every December in Pyrgos, Ilia Prefecture, Greece along with the Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People. More than 80 young filmmakers, mostly from Europe, are attending the Festival in order to present their films and also participate in our international film workshop "Mythos Project".
Camera Zizanio is a sphere of creative activity. Film workshops is the most dynamic events, with the participation of artists/educators from Greece and abroad and offer unique moments of creation to children and adolescents.
The awards bring out those creations of youth that are distinguished for the good use of the audiovisual means, the originality as well as for developing the communication among young people.
The jury of the European section metes:
• Three equivalent awards by category: A –up to 12 years old, B- 13 to 16 years old, C- 17 to 20 years old.
The Jury of the International section metes:
• One award in each age category (A’ – up to 12 years old, B’- from 13 to 16 years old, c’ – from 17 to 20 years old).
The jury of the Greek section metes:
• Three equivalent awards by category:
A –up to 12 years old, B- 13 to 16 years old, C- 17 to 20 years old.
The jury may met any other distinctions to films with special qualities or virtues.
Camera Zizanio shows films created by children and young people UNDER 20 years of age.
The films of the Competition Sections are divided into three age categories:
A) Films by children aged up to 12 years old
B) Films by children from 13 to 16 years old
C) Films by children from 17 to 20 years old.
The films from Europe will participate at the European Competition Section of the Festival, and the non- European films at the International Section.
There’s also the Greek Competition Section with films from Greece.
Entries must have been produced within the last two years.
Their duration must not exceed 10 min including front and back credits.
The ideas and messages must be your own.
You may consult adults for technical advice and the final process.
Non-English language produced films must have English subtitles or be dubbed in English.
There are no entry fees for Camera Zizanio.
Invitation of the filmmakers will depend on available budget.
If you are submitting more than one entry, a separate submission is required for each film, although they may be submitted together.