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A festival aimed at younger viewers, with their curiosity and spirit of discovery at the core. 

20 and 21 April 2024

Empathy, the key to connection.

Lilliputian cinephiles make an appointment with their parents for free quality cinema at the PSAROLOCO International Film Festival for Children & Young People on April 20 and 21 at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation

Psaroloco festival fulfills the educational objectives of the Psaroloco Media Literacy program which is accompanied by free access to educational and entertaining material for the educational use of films as well as parallel activities.

Welcome !!

Everything you need to know about this year's film programme, side events and film ambassadors can be found below. If you have any questions or can’t find the information you need, you can always email us at

Now onto the good stuff :

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Screenings Program

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Workshops Animation

Film Ambassadors

Educational Notebooks


They're kind of a big deal.

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Animation by Rémi Durin I 10min I

France-Belgium I


Alfonso, a young squirrel, always has his head in the clouds. He loves watching them and sometimes takes snapshots of them. His parents and friends find it hard to take his hobby seriously. But cloud-gazing is not always easy – Alfonso sometimes has to be as brave as some of the great explorers of our times...

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Animation by Mathilde Bédouet I 12 min  I France 

The eternal « August 15 picnic » on Callot Island. But this year, Paul, his family and their friends find themselves trapped by the tide. Paul, upset, stuck between the world of adults and that of children, becomes aware of his individuality.

Won the #César2024 award for best animated short film.



Fiction by Mathieu Barbet I 15min I France

Lucas, thirteen, takes part in an acrobatic rock workshop for the first time. In the gymnasium, bodies fly away, the risk of falling is permanent and the heart races. A big jump into adolescence.

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The first film with an autistic director and protagonist is coming to Greece

"The sensory difficulties, the different way of thinking and the need for human contact of the small child, are depicted through the director's special perspective, which he himself has experienced in his childhood, what Thomas faces."
Reserve a seat at the PSAROLOCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE to enjoy the film and also meet the autistic director Joseph Inman in a discussion moderated by Vangelis Karatzas from and featuring Dimitris Zachos, director of the award-winning documentary film Loxi, starring Loxandra Loukas, the first actress with Down syndrome to play in Epidaurus. The panel is supported by simultaneous sign language interpretation by the Accredited Sign Interpreting Organization



Fiction by Johanne Prégent I 10min I Canada


Clara, 14-year-old, eats her lunch every day hidden away in the school bathroom. She has suffered their bullying, but now knows how to avoid her tormentors, although her school life remains troubled and dysfunctional. When 12-year-old Felix stumbles into HER room looking for a place to hide, the hunted teens find themselves in forced isolation. Forced to spend time together, their resistance gives way to complicity, and when Felix’s attackers find their hideout, the pair have to think quick to elaborate a plan. In a brave mix of improvisation, sincerity and sensitivity, they make up a strategy to change their fates



Fiction by Aineias Tsamatis, Katerina Mavrogeorgi I 21min I Greece

A railroad crossing in the middle of nowhere. Two log cabins facing each other. All around are yellow hills and an open horizon. Two watchmen: The lonely Giannis, who never leaves his post, and the relaxed Antonis, who follows the rhythm of the landscape. Every now and then a voice from an old radio announces the arrival of a train. The two guards manually lower the bars. Nothing seems to disturb their daily routine until love invades, shattering all certainty.

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TITI - In cyclone's wake

Documentary by Natasha Blatsiou

28min I Greece

On climate change front line, Madagascar has been badly hit by successive cyclones. Titi, a nurse from Niger, joins medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières and reaches inaccessible rural communities to confront the alarmingly rising rates of child malnutrition.

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