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Prix Jeunesse’s best in children’s TV coming to Cyprus! 12-13 December 2011

The best of children’s television, honoured by the internationally-recognised Prix Jeunesse International competition, will feature in two days of screenings and seminars organised by the Goethe-Institut Cyprus, in partnership with the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research and the Cyprus Community Media Centre. The two-day event will take place on December 12th and 13th at the Home for Cooperation in Nicosia’s buffer zone starting from 9am. This is the first time a Prix Jeunesse International screening is being held in Cyprus, aimed at encouraging dialogue, a deeper understanding of quality in children’s media, and professional cooperation in the field of children’s media between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. “Children in Europe spend an average of 150 minutes a day in front of the television, but are they watching programmes that are educational, stimulating, and age-appropriate?” said Björn Luley, director of the Goethe-Institut in Nicosia. “We want to showcase how children’s television can develop intercultural understanding in Cyprus and across the world.” Entries have been received from all over the world but there hasn’t been an entry from Cyprus yet. This event will hopefully encourage Cypriot media practitioners to enter the competition. The organisers are calling on children’s television producers, educators, journalists, researchers and media students from across the divide to attend the seminars and screenings. The films screened in Nicosia will be the winners of the most recent biennial Prix Jeunesse International film festival held last year in Munich under the theme ‘Different and Same – Celebrating Diversity.’ The programme for the seminar for adult experts on Monday, 12 December 2011 will be subdivided into different age categories: 12-15 year olds, 7-11 year olds and up to six years old. On Tuesday 13 December 2011 there will be screenings for schoolchildren aged 8-10 years old from 9-11am and screenings for parents and their children aged 6-12 years old from 5-7pm. For more information about Prix Jeunesse International, please visit: http://www.prixjeunesse.de.

Download invitation in EnglishGreek and Turkish.

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Future Worlds Center awarded in prestigious Euro-Med Award for Dialogue between Cultures

CCMC member Future Worlds Center has ranked second in a prestigious Euro-Med Award for the Dialogue between Cultures. FWC was also awarded an  Honourable Mention for the highly-esteemed work on intercultural dialogue for the promotion of freedom and citizenship in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Continue reading

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‘UNCOVERED’ – Nicosia International Airport Exhibition opens 23 September

You’re all invited to UNCOVERED – Nicosia International Airport – Exhibition & Panel which opens on 23 September and will run until 23 October 2011. The opening night [invitation here] takes place from 19:00-21:00 at Ledra Street/Lokmacı Buffer Zone, and the opening hours of the exhibition is 10am-8pm daily. [Full information in press release here]. There will also be a panel discussion on 24 September from 2:30-7:30pm at the Home for Cooperation in the Buffer Zone. UNCOVERED is a three-year research based art project, divided into two phases, and its area of investigation are the issues stemming from the prolonged condition of the closed Nicosia International Airport. The title of the project is a word-play UN+COVERED reflecting on the role and presence of the UN at the airport since the latter was declared a United Nations Protected Area following the hostilities on the island in the summer of 1974, resulting in the de-facto division of the island and the creation of a buffer zone. The United Nations continues to facilitate Peace negotiations between the two sides. The project aims to explore notions of memory, commons and control mechanisms, as these arise out of the status of a closed-off airport in a space of conflict. Continue reading

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6th Lemesos International Documentary Festival 3-10 August 2011

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CCMC is proud to announce it is partnering with the prestigious 6th Lemesos International Documentary Festival this year, taking place between 3-10 August 2011. There is an excellent selection of documentaries this year to choose from, including Lucy Walker’s ‘Waste Land’, Banksy’s ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’, Anna Tsiarta’s ‘In This Waiting’ and more. All films will be screened in their original language with English and Greek subtitles and entrance is free. Also, don’t miss the selection of masterclasses and seminars, and the opportunity to apply for a one-on-one meeting with acclaimed director, festival programmer and lecturer Rada Sesic. CCMC will have the opportunity to show some of its work too, so stay tuned for more details shortly. Download the poster and the full programme. 

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‘One Message to Encourage’ workshops with CCMC

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CCMC is working with UNDP-ACT Project Partner Future Together to provide a schedule of training in strategic communications and video production over the coming months. Forming part of the ‘One Message to Encourage’ initiative of Future Together, the workshops are designed to build the media capacity of community-driven cultural or natural heritage conservation projects. The first training session with the successful applicants from these projects will take place at the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) on 8 July, followed by on location video shoots made by the trainees throughout July and August at their selected locations. Participants will also receive training in how to develop and disseminate various media products and to enhance their communications and advocacy capacity. The videos created through these hands-on workshops will be screened to the public in September, so watch this space!

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Don’t miss Wonder Women on CCMC’s biweekly radio show today!

Don’t miss our biweekly show on Radio Mayis today Monday 4 July from 16:00 – 17:15. The show is a special edition all about the recent Wonder Women artists residency which took place in Nicosia and will feature guests Ozgul Ezgin and Maria Petrides. Tune in to 96.0FM and 103.1FM or listen online at www.radyomayis.com.

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‘One Message to Encourage’ informative meeting 1 June 2011

omteinviteYou are cordially invited to the informative meeting of the Future Together Project’s One Message to Encourage initiative at 11am on 1 June 2011 at the CCMC Community Space in Nicosia’s buffer zone, next to Ledra Palace. The “Future Together” project, which is implemented by Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) and The Union of Chamber of Cyprus Turkish Engineers and Architects (KTMMOB) and funded by United Nations Development Programme – Action for Cooperation and Trust (UNDP-ACT), is designed to promote a socially inclusive reconciliation process on the island with a focus on enhancing cultural and natural heritage projects through participatory approaches. The overall aim of the initiative is to lead to increasing citizen participation in decision-making processes, in particular with regards to shared physical spaces. Come along on Wednesday to hear more and see how you can get involved!

‘Future Together’: giving opportunities for small-scale community-driven cultural or heritage projects

The ”Future Together” project (Participatory Development Project) through its “One Message to Encourage” initiative will provide an opportunity for small-scale community-driven cultural or natural heritage conservation projects to tell their story to a wider audience, and to have access to the capacity-building programme of the “Future Together” project.

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Walks for Peace on 7 May 2011

On the occasion of the inauguration of Home for Cooperation, CCMC member POST Research Institute is inviting you to a walk to experience the multiculturalism of the fascinating city of Nicosia. The Walk for Peace is taking place on Saturday 7 May 2011, meeting at the Ledra Street and Lokmaci checkpoints at 10:30am.  Bi-communal groups will have the opportunity to experience the history and multiculturalism of Cyprus’ capital city and it will be a chance for all communities in Cyprus to meet each other and explore the history and culture of Nicosia in a multicultural atmosphere. You can choose between the “full day experience walk” with a chance to enjoy some of the festivities at the Home for Cooperation during the lunch stop (approx. 5 hours) or a “short” walk. Continue reading

Home for Cooperation opens this week!

h4cflyerCCMC member the Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR) are inaugurating their new shared Home for Cooperation in the buffer zone this week. Excitement is reaching fever pitch as we count down the days to the launch. There will be a range of events going on between 6 and 9 May 2011, so please check the attached flyer for the full schedule.

6 – 9 May 2011
Home for Cooperation, Nicosia Buffer Zone (opposite Ledra Palace Hotel)
Friday 6 May 18:00 – 21.30
Saturday 7 May 10:00 – 21.30
Sunday 8 May 11:00 – 21.30
Monday 9 May 09:00 – 20:30

The flyer is available for download in English, Greek and Turkish.

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