The Fest of Fests initiative, launched by the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation this September, was presented as part of the Children’s Global Media Summit’s three-day programme, which included sessions and keynotes focused on five key themes: Innovation, Empowerment, Freedom, Entertainment and Education:
– Keynotes, panels and world-class research exploring the biggest questions in children’s media
– Insightful, influential and in-demand speakers from media and beyond
– Exhibitors showcasing content and technology
The content of the event was curated by the BBC who are working with a group of broadcast partners, academic institutions and policymakers to create a rich and unique programme of content which reflects the world of media through the eyes of a young global audience.
The Summit was founded in 1995 in order to help secure the future of children’s programming in a rapidly-changing world. Formerly known as the ‘World Summit on Media for Children’, the Summit is held every three years, beginning in Australia. One of the most successful early organizations, in 2003, had been held in Thessaloniki, by the team behind the Fest of Fests.
Many participants at the CGMS2017 at Manchester set an appointment to meet again in Athens, for the launching Fest of Fests Forum, on June 25-28, 2018.