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Educational Workshops

“Optical Toys” Workshop Santorini Film Festival



“Optical Toys”

July 18-19 at the Industrial Tomato Museum “D. Nomikos”

The Santorini Film Festival and the Industrial Tomato Museum “D. Nomikos” are joining forces to co-organize an educational workshop for children, which will take place at the historic factory facilities on July 18 and 19, 2024, as part of the 7th SFF.

Both aiming to contribute to the cultural scene of the island and highlight the local community and culture, the Santorini Film Festival and the Industrial Tomato Museum “D. Nomikos” collaborated for the first time in 2023. Through an entertaining event where the Museum’s history and the place came to life through cinematic techniques, a new creative partnership was born.

This year, as the modern Museum celebrates 10 years of cultural life on the island, it celebrates with rich events and exhibitions and invites the Santorini Film Festival to be part of the celebrations. The Industrial Tomato Museum “D. Nomikos,” from 1945 to 1981, operated as a processing factory for the small Santorini tomato. In 2014, it was transformed into a mo


dern museum of local history and a cultural center, highlighting the history of the place, its inhabitants, and their traditions through a detailed exhibition narrative.

Through the two-day audiovisual workshop, part of the 7th SFF, the history of Cinema meets the local history of the island again in the atmospheric facilities of the Industrial Tomato Museum on the beach of Vlychada.

Entitled “The Toys That Created Cinema,” the visual toys workshop invites young cinephiles to discover the basic process of creating frame movement by drawing them. In the atmospheric Industrial Tomato Museum “D. Nomikos,” participants will get to know moving image devices that predate cinema and learn how an image comes to life through the design and creation of their own visual toys. The workshop is aimed at children aged 8-10 years and will last a total of 6 hours (3 hours per day). Participation is free.

With many years of experience in teaching audiovisual arts, instructor Ioanna Giakoumatou has conducted many workshops and seminars for various social and age groups, using an original animation technique and aesthetics that involve experimentation. In recent years, she has also been involved in coordinating educational programs while working in animation production for advertising and film.

 Educational Workshop

“The Toys That Created Cinema”

July 18-19, 2024
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

**Participation Free**

Educational Hall – Industrial Tomato Museum “D. Nomikos”
Address: Vlychada, Santorini
Phone: +30 2286 085141
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To participate, send your email to by July 2, 2024.
Maximum number of participants: 12. First come, first served.