The works of the school Club of Cinema Education for the school year 2022-2023 were completed under the guidance of the teacher in charge Mr. Sotirios Kollias. In the last period of the Club works, the students Penelope Zacharaki, Maria Karystinaiou, Despoina Katsadoraki, Nikolaos Kleftogiannis, Ioanna Papakammenou, Marinos Poulopoulos, Argyro Rizou, Emmanouil Salib, Dimitrios Spanos, Maria Spyrou and Ioannis Prousaeus wrote an original script.
The Club aim was to make steps towards students’ cine-literacy, which means the development of skills related not only to viewing but also to critically assessing audiovisual products.
In the 1st term we started the Club works with the theoretical part in the Cinema Language and with practice in frames, scenes, angles, cinematic effects, editing, script-writing and photography.
We also invited professionals in the field to talk to the students. The first invited speaker was the Cinema Photography Director Mr. Panagiotis Kleidaras, who talked to the students about the art of photography, the love that someone should have to deal with the Cinema world and the poetic dimensions that this work may have.
The director Mr. Stavropoulos talked to the Club students about the jobs related to Film Studies, techniques, photography, editing, professional perspectives and potential difficulties. Moreover, he talked about the history of the cinematic art and its course in Greece and abroad, the film evolution, the process of restoring old films and their digitalization.
In the 2nd term our Club visited the Greek Film Archive, where the students watched the first Greek silent film of the year 1927. After watching the film, the students were guided in the museum of the Greek Film Archive, where they saw, among other things, an impressive collection of the first film projectors and many interesting exhibits related to the cinema history in Greece. They were also guided in the library of the Greek Film Archive and saw a lot of Greek and foreign books and magazines about the cinema.
Our Club works were completed with the writing of an original script for which all the students dedicated a lot of time in order to process their ideas and decide how they will transfer them on the big screen.
In the next school year the Club will continue its function aiming at the completion of the filming so that the students’ film is sent to a Panhellenic student competition of short films.