1st International Scientific Conference with International Participation

"Audiovisual & Film Literacy"

Observation – Critical approach – Creation

The Chania Film Festival organizes on 29, 30 and 31 March 2024, in Chania, the 1st International Scientific Conference with International Participation titled "Audiovisual & Film Literacy. Observation - Critical approach - Creation".

Individuals from diverse backgrounds such as academics, scientists, researchers, artists, professionals in audiovisual expression, education executives, teachers, students, and anyone interested in contributing to meaningful discussions on the Conference topics, are invited to actively engage and participate in the Conference.



Chania Film Festival

Cultural Society of Crete

The Chania Film Festival and its activities are co-organized by the Region of Crete, the Municipalities of Chania and Platanias and the Cultural Center of Chania.

The Conference is carried out in collaboration with:

۰ The Film Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

۰ ECFA - European Children's Film Association

۰ Creative Europe MEDIA desk Greece

۰ The Department of Graphic Design and Visual Communication of P.A.D.A.

۰ The Department of Audio & Visual Arts of the Ionian University

۰ The Undergraduate Program of Studies "Studies in Film Writing, Practice and Research" of the HOU

۰ The Technical University of Crete

۰ The Directorate of Primary Education of Chania

۰ The Directorate of Secondary Education of Chania

Frantzeskakis Mattheos, Educator, Director of the Chania Film Festival, President of the Conference

Panagiotis Anastasiades, Professor of Lifelong and Distance Education using ICT, Department of Primary Education, University of Crete

Andreadou Chariklia, Teacher Education Consultant of Chania, Social Science Teacher, Science. Head of Educational Programs, Chania Film Festival

Stavros Grosdos, Dr. of Audiovisual Literacy and Creative Writing in Education, School of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Scientist. Associate of Chania Film Festival

Delidaki Eirini, Museum Educator, Scientific Curator of Educational Programs of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Thessaloniki International Film Festival Directorate), Ministry of Education. Dr. Cultural Technology

Olga Kolokytha, Cultural Policy and Management Researcher/Academic Director

postgraduate programmes, Centre for Applied Music Research Universität für Weiterbildung Krems (Austria)

Laskari Iro, Assistant Professor, School of Applied Arts and Sustainable Design, HOU

Mylonaki Angeliki, Film historian, Dr. School of Film Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Assoc. Head of Film Office of the Region of Central Macedonia

Ougrinis Kostas, Vice-Rector, Technical University of Crete, Professor, School of Architecture

Paizi Lisa, Linguist, Consultant for the Education of Philologists of Chania

Sofia Papadimitriou, Professor-Advisor of HOU, Head of Educational Broadcasting and Digital Media – Ministry of Education

Dimitris Papadopoulos, Dr. of Film Studies, Film Pedagogy, Documentary Director, EDIP-School of Cinematography, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, HOU

Stelios Polychronakis, Set Designer, Director, Educator, Senior Lecturer Design for Film and Television, Nottingham Trent University-UK

Siakas Spyridon, Associate Professor of 3d animation, Director of the Department of Visual Arts and Moving Image of P.A.D.A., Director of P.P.S. S.K.I. E.A.P.

Skopeteas Ioannis, Associate Professor of Directing and Cameramanship, Department of Digital Arts and Film, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Sofos Alivizos (Loizos), Professor, Dean, School of Humanities, University of the Aegean

Tsagarakis Nikos, Film Critic-Historian, Dr. Department of Philology, University of Crete

Maria Halkou, Assistant Professor, Interactive Arts Lab, Department of Audio & Visual Arts, Ionian University

Irini Andriopoulou, Doctoral Candidate AUTH / Communication Specialist / Media Researcher / Media Literacy Expert

Lampada Despina, Art Historian - Cultural Management Consultant

Dimitris Papacharalambous, Dr. Film Studies, Head of the Audiovisual Education and Research Department of EKOME, Lecturer at the European Communication Institute.

Sifaki Irini, Associate Professor, Department of Linguistic and Intercultural Studies, University of Thessaly, Director of the Laboratory of Inter-Artistic and Cultural Relations

Dr. Lamprini Trivella, Journal Manager of Afimec

Individuals from diverse backgrounds such as academics, scientists, researchers, artists, professionals in audiovisual expression, education executives, teachers, students, and anyone interested in contributing to meaningful discussions on the Conference topics.

The aim of the Conference is to capture the dynamic relationship between Audiovisual Arts and Education through the recording of theoretical trends and the promotion of the practical applications of audiovisual and film literacy in modern schools and the promotion of practices of cooperation and co-creation of formal education (educational community) and informal education (audiovisual arts institutions and creators of audiovisual products).


The participants will be asked to answer the specific questions:

(a) What are the trends, concerns and views in the general pedagogical context (convergences and differentiations), which are developed in our country and internationally, on issues of Audiovisual and Film Literacy, and are reflected in theoretical studies and research pursuits?


(b) To what extent does "image culture" conflict with the practices of modern schools and what is the relationship of children/adolescents/young people with audiovisual products?


(c) What are the most effective ways (models) of integrating audiovisual arts into education?


(d) What are teachers' attitudes/views on audiovisual education (audiovisual education and audiovisual arts education) and what creative teaching practices emerge from teaching applications in the school environment with the synergy of audiovisual expression in the educational process (objectives, content, teaching material, teaching methodology)?


(e) What educational practices have been developed in the three dimensions of audiovisual literacy (viewing, critical approach and production of audiovisual products) at educational levels?


(f) What is the contribution of audiovisual arts to the cultivation/expression of critical and divergent attitude?


(g) To what extent and in what ways does non-formal education (institutions, cultural spaces, artists-creators) contribute to audiovisual education?


(h) What models and practices of cooperation have been developed between the educational community, audiovisual expression bodies and audiovisual creators?


(i) What is the contribution of audiovisual arts to approaching contemporary political and social problems, enhancing access to and participation in the educational system of population groups with linguistic and cultural particularities and people with differentiated teaching needs?


(j) To what extent have educational policy initiatives been recorded and evaluated and what policy proposals have been made on the introduction of audiovisual arts at all levels of education?

Theoretical approaches and research studies in the field of audiovisual and film literacy

Pedagogy and Didactics of Audiovisual Media.

Viewing and consumption of audiovisual products.

The approach of cinematographic products (cinematic codes -technical and cultural, the viewer's gaze, the creator's intentions).


Audiovisual expression and critical literacy

Audiovisual products as tools for developing critical literacy and expressing critical attitudes.


Audiovisual productions in the school environment.

Student producers of audiovisual products (narrative films, animation, documentaries, radio and TV shows, photography, audiovisual advertisements, digital creations).


Targeting audiovisual literacy

Didactic proposals and didactic applications with the synergy of audiovisual products and seeking to achieve steps towards audiovisual literacy.


Innovative teaching approaches/teaching subjects with elements of audiovisual expression and innovative dissemination actions of Audiovisual Arts in the daily teaching activities of the school

Teaching proposals that promote the synergy of subjects (courses) and audiovisual arts at all levels of education. Teaching approaches that utilize audiovisual products as teaching tools.


Teaching applications with an interdisciplinary character, which promote the use of audiovisual arts in the school curriculum

Meeting/coupling of audiovisual expression with other forms of expression (Music, Visual Arts, Literature, Theater, Kinetic Arts, etc.).


Audiovisual expression and education policy

Models for the introduction of audiovisual expression in Curricula, school textbooks, Paraprogram, production of educational material, teacher training, etc.).

Cooperation between school, audiovisual expression bodies and creators of audiovisual products

Festivals, film clubs, museums, educational programs, teacher networks, teaching visits to audiovisual cultural sites, invitations of creators to school, co-organization of actions, communication of the school community with artistic production, etc.


Forms of intervention that utilize audiovisual arts as a tool to strengthen the school's ties with the local community

Innovative actions for the dissemination of audiovisual arts through a variety of school activities and activities. Festivals and competitions of student audiovisual products. Events open to the local community.

Audiovisual Studies and Training

University Education, Private Studies, Audiovisual Workshops, Training Programs, Teacher Training


Audiovisual Arts, Citizenship and Empathy

Development-manifestation of Emotional Intelligence, study of forms of political and social action, approach to social issues.


Audiovisual Arts and Intercultural Education.

The audiovisual arts enhance access to and participation in the educational system of population groups with linguistic and cultural particularities. Approaching diversity through audiovisual expression and aesthetic experience.


Audiovisual Arts and differentiated teaching-inclusive education.

The role of audiovisual arts and creative expression in differentiated teaching, special education and inclusive education.


Audiovisual creation and new technologies

Utilization of new technologies in the creation, access and approach of audiovisual creation. OAudiovisual expression and digital tools, new forms of audiovisual expression, digital creations.

  • Keynote speeches
  • Oral presentations -in person and synchronously at a distance- (research studies and teaching applications)
  • Round Tables
  • Experiential workshops

Until 18 February 2024, Sending of abstracts (oral presentations -in person and synchronously remotely- and proposals for the implementation of workshops)

Until 3 March 2024, Announcements of acceptance or non-acceptance of oral presentations and workshops by the Scientific Committee

29-30-31 March 2024, Conference Conference.

Until 16 June 2024, Full text of the paper - Evaluation of the papers by two (2) reviewers (for publication in the Conference Proceedings).

The candidate instructors (of the oral presentations) and the candidate animators of the workshops should fill in the relevant abstract form by 18 February 2024 at:

For oral presentations https://forms.gle/GXAp9LBynEF5TYWA6

For experiential face-to-face workshops https://forms.gle/YmXWWuBEvvcvbKAo6


• Participation with an announcement or workshop: €40 (includes possibility to participate in experiential workshops on a priority basis, minutes in electronic format, certificate of attendance and certificate of participation in a workshop). In case of participation of more than one participant per announcement, each participant registers separately and pays the registration amount independently.

• The payment of the amount of money is made by all the presenters of each announcement with the confirmation of acceptance of their announcement.

• Students (undergraduates) as lecturers participate without financial burden.

• Conference attendance: €0 (includes possibility to participate in experiential workshops, minutes in electronic format, certificate of attendance and certificate of participation in a workshop)


To pay for your participation, click here and follow the relevant steps and the payment method you wish. [ Credit Card, Paypal, Bank Transfer ]

Please be sure to include the full names of the participants and their capacity(s).

ATTENTION: The deposit of the registration amount within 5 days from the notification of acceptance of the announcement constitutes the finalization of your participation in the conference. Failure to submit your paper will NOT be included in the conference program without further notice.


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Payments & Taxes

– All registration costs are quoted in Euros (€) and include VAT.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation of participation is non-refundable.

In case of cancellation of the conference due to force majeure, the registration fees paid are fully refunded.



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