Planet G(reece) #6: Doc & Journalism

The workshop is implemented under the Active citizens fund.

Have you ever witnessed the making of a television news program? What is the role of the journalist in a digital world, dominated by image and video, and how does one discover and broadcast the latest news?

In this workshop, Anastasia Moumtzaki and Afroditi Nikolaidou will transform us into journalists and producers! We’ll shadow someone who’s currently making headlines, discover what makes a great interview and gain insight into the world of video journalism and mass media. Armed with courage and video cameras, we’ll study research and interview techniques, and we’ll prepare a list of questions we’ve always wanted to hear a public figure answer, but no one has ever dared to ask!

The workshop mentor will share their trade secrets and tell us all about the most daring interview they have ever done. How did they manage to get it and how did the audience react? What’s it like working under constant pressure? What happens if you miss a deadline? What’s the difference between information and news and where do you find it?

Participating in the workshop does not require any prior journalism experience. All equipment –except for your cellphones– will be provided by Exile Room. The short film you will create with your instructors will be edited and shared within a month after the workshop is over. The instructors will teach in Greek. An interpreter will be available for additional languages.

Admission is free of charge.

To participate in the workshop, please fill out the form HERE.

Contact: e-mail workshops.exile@gmail.com, tel: 210 3223395 (office hours: 12-5pm)

Submissions for Planet G(reece): Part Β [workshops 3-7] have opened, and will remain open for the duration of the programme. Interested parties can only participate in one of the workshops.

To participate in the workshops students up to 17 years old must provide:
– a vaccination certificate issued at least 14 prior or
– a recovery certificate or
– a negative test done within the last 24hrs

Participants 18 years old or over must provide:
– a vaccination certificate issued at least 14 prior or
– a recovery certificate

Wearing a mask is required throughout the duration of the workshop.

Anastasia Moumtzaki is a journalist and video producer. She studied Philosophy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. She is currently working on her PhD in Media Theory & Digital Studies at the University of Durham. She has worked for a variety of media outlets, including Vice, the BBC, Mega Chanel and Sky. She has taught documentary production at the ANT1 MediaLab and lectures regularly at College Year in Athens.

Afroditi Nikolaidou teaches “Film & Television Production” at the Communication & Mass Media department of the National & Kapodistrian  University of Athens and “Cultural Communication” at the Cultural Organizations Management MSc of the Hellenic Open University. She holds a PhD in documentary and journalism from the Panteion University. She writes and copy edits articles on Greek and European cinema and was the coordinator of the Greek film section of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. She has been the co-curator and co-organizer of recurring film event “The Lost Highway of Greek Cinema” since 2016.