In December 2018, Athens saw its very first international festival showcasing quality fiction and documentary films for children. Now they have announced a national screenwriting competition for children’s content.
The competition is open to Greek screenwriters, directors, authors and cinema lovers and invites them to write a 10 minute short film script for the 3-10 year old target group.
“Very little content is developed for young audiences in Greece today, and one of the festival’s primary objectives is to support filmmaking for and media literacy among children with a long-term goal in mind”, says President of the Festival, Amanda Livanou.
The screenplays will be reviewed by a jury comprised of Greek professionals. The winner will receive a €1.500 prize from the official partner, the Greek Film Centre. More info on www.athicff.com.
Festival Aims to Inspire
The First ATHICFF opened with success. The festival weekend in December attracted 4.500 audience members, an additional 2.200 school children attended the specially curated programmes.
“Besides entertaining, we aim to inspire a dialogue on issues such as children’s rights, diversity, tolerance, respect, girl power, social and cultural differences and distinctiveness,” says Festival Director Calliope Charalambous-Krief. The 2018 programme included altogether 75 films from 30 countries, 48,44% of these films were made by female directors.