Young filmmakers on Syros

Can the sea tell us stories? And if it can, whose stories? Now in its third year, the Onassis Cultural Centre’s Cinemascope workshop dips into the documentary ocean, points the cameras at people for whom the sea is a living or a passion, and sets out to capture their stories creatively on film. The teenage participants will seek out fishermen, sailors, swimmers and others whose every day revolves around the sea, interviewing and filming them, and using filmic means to convey to us the experience of the sea. The resulting short film will be screened on the last day of the festival.


Workshop leaders:
Oliwia Twardowska and Konstantinos Antonopoulos

Young people who are not from Syros but want to take part will be hosted locally.

For the Onassis Foundation, the sea was where our journey began; we were, after all, founded by Aristotle Onassis, who came to be identified, more than any other, with that powerhouse of Greek history and the Greek economy – shipping. Today, our work in the public-benefit sphere is made possible by shipping, which is to say by the sea, our nation’s greatest fount of life. We have other things in common with the sea, too: we are both of Greece but look beyond it to the global; our horizons are open; and we are open to inspiration in culture as well as in business. And this inspiration takes on physical form through collaborations like this one with the SIFF, and through a wide range of other educational programs.

The workshop is realized as an initiative and with the support of the Onassis Cultural Centre.

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