Fest of Fests Launching Forum | Discussion groups

Welcome to the Fest of Fests launching forum 

Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, 25-28 June, 2018

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Coordinator: Vassilis Karamitsanis / Pantelis Panteloglou

Key points:

How does your festival prioritize critical viewers and critical engagement into the educational activities addressed to its young participants and/or audience? How does it monitor the results of this activity so far, and its impact on the further development of its audience?


1. Danai Anezaki (Project Manager, CineDoc Kids Film Festival / Athens, Greece)

2. Mika Anttolainen (Coordinator, Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival / Oulu, Finland)

3. Josep Arbiol (Director of MiCe Film Festival / Valencia, Spain)

4. Beth Carmona (President of MIdiativa – “Brazilian Center on media for children and adolescents”; Head of comkids Festival – Prix Jeunesse Iberoamerican / Sao Paulo, Brasil)

5. Mohsen Chiniforoushan (Secretaire General of Centre International de Film pour l’enfance et La Jeunesse – CIFEJ / Tehran, Iran)

6. Calliope Charalambous (Founder, Athens International Children’s Film Festival – Athens, Greece)

7. Liset Cotera (La Matatena, Asociacion de Cine para Niñas y Niños & Festival / Mexico City, Mexico)

8. Vova Dyagilev (Director, International Children Television Festival “Dytiatko” – Дитятко / Kharkiv, Ukraine)

9. Mathios Fratzeskakis (Chania Film Festival / Chania, Greece)

10. Tony Guarino (Giffoni Film Festival / Naples, Italy)

11. Claudio Gubitosi (Director of Giffoni Film Festival / Naples, Italy)

12. David Hands (Cyprus Film Days International Festival / Nicosia, Cyprus)

13. Michael Harbauer (Director of SCHLINGEL festival / Chemnitz, Germany)

14. Julia Jarl (Director, Festival BUFF / Malmö, Sweden)

15. Nisse Andreas Koltze (Director, The NextFilmFestival / Copenhagen, Denmark)

16. Jitendra Mishra (Director, Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth / New Delhi, India)

17. Dubravka Mandic Rajcevic (Founder and Chair Women of the Media Education Centre / Belgrade, Serbia)

18. Hrvoje Selec (Festival Director, VAFI & RAFI Festival / Varaždin, Croatia)

19. Elham Shirvani (Communication Officer, Centre International de Film pour l’enfance et La Jeunesse – CIFEJ / Tehran, Iran)

20. Isabel Sitbon (Director of Agence 6-12 / Paris, France)

21. Floor van Spaendonck (Director of Cinekid Festival / Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

22. Joanna van der Meer (Film Tutor and Family Learning Programmer at British Film Institute Southbank / London, UK)

23. Angeliki Vergou (Agora Coordinator – Thessaloniki International Film Festival)

Coordinator: Anastasia Dimitra / Eleni Rammou

Key points:

How does your organization assess the results of its film literacy and/or media literacy activity regarding the development of critical faculties of the new generation of viewers? How has your strategy been affected by digitality, as the new generation of digital natives emerges as audience?


1. Anders Dahlberg (Den Pedagogiska Designbyrån / Stockholm, Sweden)

2. Christos Georgiou (Film Factory – Hellenic Film Academy / Athens, Greece)

3. Fredrik Holmberg (Educator, Film Pedagogerna / Göteborg, Sweden)

4. Anna-Karin Holtz (Den Pedagogiska Designbyrån / Stockholm, Sweden)

5. Aleka Kerasidou (Art Educational Programs, Cherry Tree Production and Creation / Athens, Greece)

6. Maria Koloni (Development Advisor, Thessaloniki Olympic Museum / Thessaloniki, Greece)

7. Evangelia Kourti (Professor of Social Psychology & Communication, Dpt. of Early School Education, University of Athens / Athens, Greece)

8. Maria Leonida (Media Educator, Director of Karpos – Centre of Education and Intercultural Communication / Athens, Greece)

9. Francisco Veres Machado (Critical Media and Cultural Studies, Dpt. of Science & Technology, Universidade Cabo Verde / Cidade da Praia, Cabo Verde)

10. Dragan Milinkovic Fimon (Professor Emeritus, Vice President of Centre International du Film pour l’Enfance et la Jeunesse – CIFEJ / Belgrade, Serbia)

11. Sannette Naeyé (Media Literacy Expert, Former Director of Cinekid Festival / Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

12. Vassiliki Nika (Research associate of the Laboratory for Psychological Applications & Communication Planning, University of Athens / Athens, Greece)

13. Kyriaki Oudatzi (Director, Thessaloniki Olympic Museum / Thessaloniki, Greece)

14. Voula Papagianni (Educator, Centre for Intercultural Education at National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Responsible for Educational Programs of Neaniko Plano)

15. Ema Pendiuc (Producer, Little Stars – School of Film & Television for Children / Bucharest, Romania)

16. Miomir Rajevic (Media Education Centre / Belgrade, Serbia)

17. Yannis Samoladas (Organisational Committee of “Cinema… Diavases?” Pupils’ & Students’ Short Film Competition / Serres, Greece)

18. Ana Sever (Activity Manager, Film Creative Studio VANIMA /Varaždin, Croatia)

19. Athanasia Sfakianaki (Olympia International Film Festival for children and young people executive / Athens, Greece)

20. Mahdi Shojaee (Director / Tehran, Iran)

21. Susanne Wad (Director, Station Next / Copenhagen, Denmark)

Coordinator: Irene Andriopoulou / Alexandra Georgopoulou

Key points:

How does your institution promotes the “critical viewer” through its activities and AV policy? Does it coordinate and monitor the activities of other organizations and festivals and how? To what extend do these actions relate to your institution’s media literacy strategies?


1. Margret Albers (President of European Children’s Film Association – ECFA / Leverkusen/Erfurt, Germany)

2. Marion Creely (Media Consultant and Independent Producer, Conference Ambassador, Dublin Bid WSMC / Dublin, Ireland)

3. Irene Delidaki (Educator, Cinema Museum of Thessaloniki / Thessaloniki, Greece)

4. Doros Demetriou (Cultural Workshop Ayion Omoloyiton / Nicosia, Cyprus)

5. Iva Harandi (Educational Program Coordinator, Croatian Film Association / Zagreb, Croatia)

6. Anna Kasimati (Greek Film Centre, Department of Research and Programs – Creative Europe Media / Athens, Greece)

7. Laëtitia Kulyk (Attaché for audiovisual media, Istitut Français d’Athènes)

8. Adrian Mills (Chair of World Summit On Media For Children Foundation, BBC North General Manager / Manchester, UK)

9. Selven Naidu (CEO Making movies / Port Louis, Mauritius)

10. Sofia Papadimitriou (Head of Greek Educational RadioTelevision / Athens, Greece)

11. Mark Reid (Head of Education, British Film Institute / London, UK)

12. Sally Reynolds (Managing Director, ATiT – Media and Learning Conference / Brussels, Belgium)

13. Léna Rouxel (Chargée de mission Coordination du programme européen d’éducation au cinéma CinEd, Institut français / Paris, France)

14. Kumar Shravan (Ex-CEO Children’s Film Society of India, President of Centre International du Film pour l’Enfance et la Jeunesse – CIFEJ / Mumbai, India)

15. Yannis Skopeteas (Assistant Professor in Screenwriting, Direction and the Audiovisual Arts, Dept. of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean / Mytilini, Greece)

16. Menis Theodoridis (Co-founder of Karpos – Centre of Education and Intercultural Communication / Athens, Greece)

17. Carolyn Wilson (Chair, International Steering Committee of UNESCO Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy – GAPMIL; Program Officer at Faculty of Education, Western University, Canada / Toronto, Canada)

Event Coordinator: David Kleeman (SVP of Global Trends for Dubit research consultancy and digital studio)

Discussion groups coordinators:

Vassilis Karamitsanis (President of ASIFA Hellas, Founder of Αniμαsyroς International Animation Festival & Agora)

Pantelis Panteloglou (Deputy Artistic Director & International Relations Manager, Olympia International Film Festival for children and young people)

Anastasia Dimitra (President of AWG, Animator, Educator)

Eleni Rammou (Audiovisual and Media Expert)

Irene Andriopoulou (Media Literacy Expert, National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication – EKOME S.A.)

Alexandra Georgopoulou (Cultural Programme and International Relations Manager Michael Cacoyannis Foundation)

Screenwiser Community Manager:

Faidon Komisopoulos (Innovation Management Expert, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation)