The Ionian University, Project Partner of interreg CIAK Project, will organize the first weekly part of the Screenwriting Workshop in Ioannina, Greece on September 6 – 12, 2019 at University of Ioannina premises. During this workshop, 15 ascendant cinema screenwriters from all over the world will attend intensive courses and gain personal supervision towards the development of their personal scenario. The other two weekly sequences of the workshop will be held in Bari (October 2019) and Corfu (November 2019).
The artistic director of this educational event is the worldwide famous, award-winning director Alexander Avranas. Under his supervision, highly experienced tutors (Spyros Verykios – Ionian University Assistant Professor and the awarded writers/directors Dimitrios Giatzouzakis and Stavros Pampalis) will teach and supervise the workshop participants, helping and guiding them towards the successful development of state-of-the-art scenarios.
The CIAK project, funded for around 900.000 euro by Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme 2014-2020, aims to promote the territory of the involved regions (Regions of Ionian Islands, Western Greece and Epirus in Greece and Puglia Region in Italy), through initiatives linked to the cinema and audiovisual sector. The valorization of the natural and cultural heritage through short movies, documentaries, fiction, animations about the common story of Italy and Greece will improve the touristic attractiveness of the area by supporting a cross-border community composed of the creative industry operators.
Apulia Film Commission Foundation is the lead beneficiary of this project in cooperation with four greek partners, the Region of Epirus, the Region of Ionian Islands, the Region of Western Greece and the Ionian University – Research Committee. Associated partner is Puglia Region Department for Economy of Culture, Tourism and Valorization of Territory.
Ionian University is a CIAK project partner, represented by the Department of Audiovisual Arts – Faculty of Music and Audiovisual Arts, that is responsible for the organization of a number of planned educational activities, as well as of theme-specific festivals.