Psaroloco International Film Festival for Children & Young People
Υanna Deliyanni was born in Athens. She studied Cinema at the School of Cinema and Television Eugenia Hatzikou, Diploma in Film Directing. She passionately loves cinema, photography, theatre, poetry and traveling.
Founder and President of the Non-Profit organization Cinemathesis aiming in integrating Cinema in the core of Education. She organizes educational programs focusing on Cinema, film clubs with educational character, drama activities and other events stimulating Arts. From 2019, she designs and implements Cinema Workshops for children in small schools all over Greece. In 2021 she published the book "Let’s Play Cinema". She has directed short documentary films and has worked for many years in cinema and theatre for children and young people
Kostis Dimolios is a kindergarten teacher, with pedagogical concerns related to people's relationships with digital media. He graduated from the Department of Preschool Education of the Aristotle's University of Thessaloniki and continued his studies at postgraduate level in the Department of Journalism and Mass Media. He is the co-founder of the Kindergarten "Spitodendro". In addition, he manages the school's social media and he is responsible for the marketing strategy.
Kostis researches and seeks solutions to the modern problems created by digital media in the lives of families and their children. He seeks a way to integrate media in a balanced way in our lives and daily life. Part of his work has been published in the Collective Volume " Media Literacy: In Search of Concept and Function", Midnight Editions and the article entitled "Communicative Education in Greek Secondary Education". He writes about the topic on his personal blog mediaowl.blogspot.com
Tassos Kotsiras was born in 1973 in Athens. He studied Graphic Design at the University of West. Attica. He worked as an art director at Lemmon magazine and in advertising companies, very quickly following his true professional love, 3D animation. He worked in all the big production companies (Stefi, PPV, Cinegram ...) and in 2005 he founded his own, under the name Nurbs Productions. He has made more than three hundred television commercials for Greek television and dozens abroad as well as digital effects in many Greek films. He collaborated with D. Papaioannou for the project Athens 2004, while he has also designed dozens of illustrations and three-dimensional illustrations. As a young father in recent years, he deals more with social issues, and in this context, he created the project "Save your Planet" which includes two series of 3D animation, children's books, and applications. The project "Save your Planet" with humorous storytelling and beautiful aesthetics, aims at ecological awakening and cultivation (and especially of children). The series "Save your Planet" has participated and been awarded in major festivals around the world such as ANNECY in France, the Golden Panda awards in China, EVGE in Greece, etc. In 2022 he is selected by the European Climate Pact as European Climate Ambassador.
She was born in the Czech Republic, where she studied economics at the Technical University in Ostrava. Then she settled in Greece where she worked not only in the financial sector, but also as a fashion designer and translator, she was president of the Czech community, with active participation in charitable and social activities. She is the Director of the Czech Centre Athens, the independent organization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic that promotes the Czech culture in Greece, organizes cultural events in various cities and prefectures of the country and supports the cooperation between the two countries in fields such as art, science, education, sports, economy, tourism etc. She collaborates with leading Greek institutions and festivals, with special emphasis on the art of cinematography, bringing to Greece award-winning Czech pictures, as well as films made by students and graduates of Czech film schools
José Prats is a Spanish film director and illustrator based in the United Kingdom. Since 2016 he has been working as an illustrator for the renowned British studio Aardman Animations. He’s collaborated in the films 'Robin Robin' and 'Chicken Run 2', among others. As a director, he has made several animated and live-action short films. His latest animated work, “Umbrellas”, has been selected at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand festival, has accumulated more than 20 awards and a hundred selections, and was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 2022 GOYA Awards. Thanks to a scholarship from the La Caixa Foundation, José finds himself studying the MA in Directing Animation at the National Film and Television School. In parallel to his studies, he is developing the short film projects "Barro", in stop-motion, and "Gas", in live-action.
Since joining Doha Film Institute in 2009, Ben has produced over 100 short films with Qatari and local filmmakers, and currently serves as a producer for Qatari Film Fund (QFF). Ben won the 'BBC Funny Hunt' Award in 2006 for sitcom pilot "Hooray for Holloway!", and co-produced / shot multi-award-winning short "Night of the Hell Hamsters". In 2012, Ben co-produced "Yellow" and "The Halloween Kid", both official selections for Sitges Fantasy and Horror Festival. In 2013, Ben wrote and directed "Cosmic Phoenix", the world's first Arabic language Sci-Fi Comedy.
Ben is an alumnus of Berlinale Talent Campus, Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School and Qumra. In the last 3 years, Ben produced four animated short films for Doha Film Institute – “1001 DAYS”, “YA HOOTA”, “EMSAHAR” and “FRAIHA”. He is currently producing a fifth animated short film and developing a High School movie set in Qatar that explores the early days of the pandemic.