BBB participated at the Erasmus+ project WISA – Wise and Inventive ScreenAgers with a 2 day filmmaking and story-telling workshop at Gymnaseio Lykeiakes Taxeis Makrychoriou (Greece). WISA project aims at educating students in being more critical in relation with media content, more resistant to social media manipulation and therefore act in the future as wise, active and responsible citizens. Being media literate is the key to responsible citizenship.
Four schools with different backgrounds and different experience in teaching Media Literacy take part in this project: Biskupske gymnazium Brno a materska skola (CR, coordinator), Colegiul Dobrogean “Spiru Haret” (Romania), Gymnaseio Lykeiakes Taxeis Makrychoriou (High school) (Greece) and Manavgat IMKB Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesi (Turkey).
BBB opened the workshops’ programme with a 2 day interactive workshop to the 40 students from Greece, Czech Republic, Romania and Turkey.
Day 1 —> Story Telling Workshop by Vasiliki Maltasoglou
The students explored the magical world of making their own stories tackling topics from their contemporaneity. They discovered what makes a good story, how to deliver the message of their idea, follow the story line and how to build their hero.
Their involvement was very fruitful and they worked perfectly in multinational groups creating their own stories and presenting them.
Day 2 —> Filmmaking workshop by Kostas Vagias
The students explored all preparation process before they go to film their own film and how to visualize the story by discovering some technical aspects of filmmaking. The students visualized their stories in paper and they presented their ideas to their fellows explaining the reason of choosing specific camera angles and shooting types.
Through the workshop the students had the opportunity to imagine, create, think more critically and deeply in their reality and cooperate.
In the evening of Monday, 11/2/2019 the students had the opportunity to watch a special programme of short films related to the content of the workshop. The screening took place at the Municipal Art Gallery of Larisa with selected films from Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival in the framework of the Erasmus+ project WISA – Wise and Inventive ScreenAgers. After the screening followed a short discussion with the students and their teachers.
Goldfish by George Aggelopoulos (Greece)
The box by Merve Cirisoglu Cotur (Turkey)
Vietnam by Jovana Kovanovic ( Serbia)
Botev is an idiot by Deyan Bararev ( Bulgaria)