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Mythology is an essential element of the Mediterranean landscape.

In Greece, ancient ruins are everywhere echoing timeless tales

about our human experience.


How have these stories been influenced our perception of the world? What is our personal understanding of them? How can we bring them back to help us to navigate our own world? How can we free them from the burden of the past and give them a fresh life?


Those are some of the questions and themes which we’ll explore during Invisible Myths, a one-week long film workshop taking place on the island of Aegina.


The workshop is open to everyone with basic filmmaking experience who desire to give shape to their own invisible myth, while expanding their cinematic skills and collaborating with others.


The group will be composed of maximum eight individuals who will be working in smaller crews and will be guided through all the steps of making a short film.


At the end of the week, the films created through that collaboration, will be screened at a public event at one of the the island's outdoor cinemas.


Led by experienced filmmakers and mentors, the aspiring storytellers will have the opportunity to challenge their prior notions of cinema, explore diverse approaches to filmmaking, and collaborate with peers who share their passion.


Participants will develop their skills and comprehension of the film medium through a variety of creative-writing sessions, film screenings, analysis discussions, conceptual and technical exercises.


By the end of the program, they will have gained valuable experience in conceptualizing, shooting and editing a short film.


The workshop will focus on the development of a strong authorial, directorial perspective while also emphasizing the collaborative dynamic of making a film. 


The time at Invisible Myths will be a moment for expanding technical skills and cinematic knowledge through experimentation and playfulness.

The YOUNG FILMMAKERS WORKSHOP is open to people between 18 and 23 years old.
The ALL AGES FILMMAKERS WORKSHOP is open to everyone.


During our July workshop we will have the pleasure to host two film professionals to lead a thematic seminar with our participants

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Geli Mademli is a film programmer, writer, and scholar.


She is part of the Thessaloniki Film Festival team, where she works as the publications manager and programming assistant.


Geli has been the programmer and curator of many film festivals and venues, such as the Syros International Film Festival, Goethe-Institut Athen, LIMA and ΟΤ301 in the Netherlands, and the Cinemateca Brasileira.


She is an editorial board member of the open-access, peer-reviewed journal Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies. She has taught courses on film, writing, and archival studies at the University of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam University College, and the University of the Aegean in Lesbos.


She is currently completing a PhD on crisis discourse in Greek film heritage at the University of Amsterdam.  


Philip Cartelli is a moving-image artist and researcher whose film and video work has been exhibited at Locarno Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Visions du Réel, Torino Film Festival, FID Marseille, and Film at Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real, among others.


He holds a dual-PhD from Harvard University (where he was a member of the Sensory Ethnography Lab) and the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris) and was a participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program.


He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Wagner College in New York City.


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| young filmmakers

July 12th -  July 19th





| all ages

August 25th - September 1st

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