Canto Mediterraneo

Greece

Cultural operator – who are you? 

Call: Support to European Cooperation Projects 2022

Strand or category: Small Scale Cooperation Projects

Name of organisation

Canto Mediterraneo

Country: Greece

Organisation website: https://cantomed.eu/en/

Contact person:

Nikos Papakostas, [email protected]

Organisation type:

Civil Non-Profit Company

Aims and activities of the organisation:

Canto Mediterraneo, originally began as an open cultural group promoting all kinds of artistic initiatives and numerous cultural activities such as live musical concerts, theatrical plays, documentary production, book publishing and more. Our main goal is the preservation and advocacy of Mediterranean history and culture. Over the years, the group has participated in many cultural events, conferences and international cultural gatherings. We are also interested in documentation of various cultural themes such as street performers etc. As a NCPO in 2017, we created the West Side Mountain Doc Fest, which became an annual festival and quickly it was established as an internationally renowned cultural event, away from the big urban centers, screening more than 1,500 films from all over the world throughout the four years of our Festival. The main thought and intention of those of us who were involved in the establishment of the Festival, was the creation of an important cultural event, in one of the poorest, but also most inaccessible areas of Europe, the mountainy and beautiful region of Epirus. We have managed to strengthen the view that even the most remote areas could appropriate and integrate the culture of cinema and especially documentaries.

Role of the organisation in the project: Partner. Our experience in creating documentary films such as "Georgios Karaiskakis at the Borders of Myth",”The Antikythera Mechanism” as well as the accomplishment of the West Side Mountain Doc Fest for the past 4 years, together with our new project the History, Arts and Sciense Doc Fest, could provide many advantages in a project aiming to promote culture, history and art. As an organization we have the know how not only of creating a festival, screening for more than 50 films in different locations but we also carry the abidance of visitors to our camping for those interested in combining culture withoutdoor activities on the beautiful mountains of Epirus.

Proposed Creative Europe project – to which project are you looking for partners? 

Sector or field

Music, Documentary Film making, Festival Planning, History and Culture, Book Publishing, Theatrical plays

From country or region

All Creative Europe participating countries

Preferred field of expertise

Music organizations, Documentary and Film-making organizations, universities, musicians, preservation of cultural heritage, educational programs on musical literacy and heritage

Which kind of projects are you looking for?

Interest in projects dedicated to documentary film-making, music, musical instruments, musical heritage, musical inclusion, musical education, history documentation

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