Areas of interest
Local Identity


Geographical area
Antiparos, Amorgos, Sifnos, Milos, Kimolos, Syros, Donousa, Paros, Kea, Kythnos, Santorini, Tinos
7.000 €

The challenge

Meaningful campaigns for change often require a platform where stakeholders can come together, exchange ideas, and work towards common goals.

The solution

Strong partnerships may contribute to achieving these objectives through film screenings, workshops, and discussions which facilitate spaces where diverse voices could come together to discuss pressing environmental and cultural issues facing the Cycladic islands. Partnerships also facilitate the engagement of diverse stakeholders, such as local communities, authorities, NGOs, and tourists, maximizing the visibility and the impact of their activities. Through collaborative discussions and screenings, individuals and communities are inspired and empowered to take action towards positive change.

Project’s deliverables

  • A collection of film screenings Kiss the ground, Silent Fish, Children of the Sea, My Octopus Teacher, to raise awareness in the local community about environmental issues and their impact on the Cycladic islands.
  • Selection of “local champions”, who participated in expert trainings about how the themes covered by each film were linked locally, and coordinated the discussions that followed the screenings.
  • “Eco-contest” with the best practices ideas, developed by participants during the discussions (see more about this Eco-contest here).

Project updates

This project was scaled up into a CPF program, entitled “From Movies to Cycladic Movement”.

About the Grantee

Anemon Productions is a production company dedicated to producing documentaries, educational programmes and cross-media projects as a catalyst for discussion, inspiration and impact. It was founded in 2003, in Athens, Greece, bringing together the expertise of Greek filmmakers, producers and media professionals. Special focus is given to projects promoting inter-cultural and historical understanding across Europe, human rights and sustainable living.

Anemon began the Cinedoc Cyclades Initiative when CPF began funding their project as a Grant. In the meantime, the documentary Mediterranean: Life Under Siege, that they produced, was launched. The Greek premiere was organized in Paros and the documentary has been screened in the Cyclades, Athens and London, in partnership with the CPF.