Arts and cultural activities, Migration

Kilkis Open Film Festival (KOFF)


Who is behind this?

Didac Guillamet Leo

Open Cultural Center


Who is joining forces?

Open Cultural Center Spain


Project partners tbc: - Omnes (Greece) - Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival - Thessaloniki Film Museum Potential partners: - Sitges Film Festival - Docs Barcelona - Mediapro

Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

KOFF is a program that promotes the participation and inclusion of refugees in Europe's today society through audiovisual arts & cultural exchange.
Refugees will learn technical skills such as filming or editing, as well as how to create a script or improve their language skills by creating subtitles or viewing material in the languages they are learning. The participants will follow all the different processes involved in organizing the festival, from its creation over to the final screenings.

Where will your idea take place?

The event will mainly take part in Greece. But workshops and collaborations will be across Europe.

Why does Europe need your idea?

This projects facilitates the participation of refugees into the society through the film making and audiovisual arts.

Besides, the workshops and festival includes the screening and discussion of contents advocating for human rights and democracy.

What is your impact?

Better inclusiĆ³n of refugees in local communities through joint participation in workshops and events. Refugees and locals will have also developed audio visual arts and film making skills.

Development of a network of NGOs and european projects with common cooperation goals and democracy values.

How do you get there?

The program will include:
- Viewing of material that has been pre-selected from different collaborating film festivals, discuss the contents and vote for their favourite options which will be screened
- Workshops to develop audiovisual skills, language learning and produce contents for the festival with refugees and locals.
- Arrangement of the film festival. Three categories: Youth (short films & animation), Docs (women & social) and Originals (self-produced material during the workshops).

What is your story?

During the past two years I have been working in education, cultural activities, and integration of refugees in Europe, especially in Greece and Spain.
I have realised how powefull are audiovisual arts in education and their effectiveness to raise awareness and democracy values in Europe.

Who are you doing it for?

The main target group are Refugees across Europe, in particular in Greece. NGOs working across Europe with refugees and local education and leisure centers will be invited or partnered with to participate and develop a network of education through audiovisual arts.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Potential Partners, availability of resources and experience from similar projects.


Open Cultural Center



Idea created on Jan. 15, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 19, 2018

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