The Skopelos International Film festival for Youth has given a lot of joy to many children from Skopelos, Volos and abroad. In one week the children learned about the theme of this year which was the sea. Many “specialists” like divers, sailors, a port police boat-captain and teachers spoke and discussed with the children matters that concern the sea. With that knowledge the children could start thinking about the films they wanted to make.
The SIFFY film makers that arrive on Skopelos for the film festival come from all over the world. This year they were from South Korea, The United States, India, Turkey, The Netherlands and Russia. Every film maker was assigned to a group of children and together they brainstormed about a possible scenario for the short movie, After that the children decided where on the island they would film. The younger children stayed in the studio of the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts and worked there on their animation.
The next step for the films is that they will be sent to children’s film festivals all over the world. If they are screened they might end up as a finalist and it would be possible to send some children to the screening abroad. Below are the movies. Have fun and you might recognize some of the actors! Most of them are Skopelitans or Skopelitisses
A miracle in Skopelos
The mission of Agnon
Mysteries of the sea
Sandy and friends
The adventure of the ball
I’ll be back
Be the change, unlikely friends
Engulfed by destiny