Past Events


CCMC’s Video Boot Camp: A six-week crash course in Lighting, Camera & Editing

CCMC’s Video Boot Camp:

A six-week crash course in Lighting, Camera & Editing


Every Wednesday evening from 6-9pm between 24 October and 28 November 2012. At the Cyprus Community Media Centre, Nicosia

The Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) is providing a valuable opportunity for civil society to learn the basics in video production and editing with this six-week course (leaflet here). In cooperation with trainers from Ze’dem Media, the course will equip you with a solid foundation in the process of making documentary-style videos and the technical aspects of camera operation, sound, lighting and editing.

Entry is FREE but registration is essential. Click here to register now as places are limited!


Public talk with the UNESCO Chair on Community Media, Professor Vinod Pavarala 11 October 2012

Within the framework of its advocacy campaign for greater recognition of Community Media in Cyprus, the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC), in partnership with the Nicosia Municipality, have the pleasure of co-hosting a public talk by the UNESCO Chair for Community Media, Professor Vinod Pavarala, taking place on Thursday 11 October at The Shoe Factory, 304 Ermou Street, Nicosia, at 8pm.

With a background in both the academic study of Community Media, as well as a career in activism for policy change in his native India spanning the past decade, Professor Pavarala will speak about the work of UNESCO in the field of participatory media, and offer his perspective on how practical steps can be taken towards strengthening the links between Community Media and local authorities in Cyprus. The event will be followed by a cocktail reception.

This event is organised under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Download the invitation in English here: Front, Back
Download the invitation in Greek here: Front, Back

'The Media in Crisis' - Paphos event

The Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC), in collaboration with Stegi Grammaton kai Technon in Paphos, is organising an open discussion on Thursday 20 September on the topic “The Media in Crisis? The role of alternative media as platforms of communication with citizens”. The event, which starts at 7pm and will take place at Stegi Grammaton kai Technon, will focus on the role that alternative, citizen-based media can play as carriers of information within the context of a global economic crisis currently affecting the mainstream media. This timely discussion also comes during the six-month Cyprus Presidency of the European Union, which has already opened up to online activists from across Europe by organising a bloggers forum in Brussels last July. “There is no doubt that alternative media, be they online platforms or not-for-profit variations of the mainstream, are crucial to the modern-day communication needs of citizens around the world”, said Petros Mavros, a Paphos-based social media entrepreneur and moderator of the discussion. “Awareness of the work that organisations like CCMC are doing in Nicosia needs to be spread across Cyprus, and I think there will be a receptive audience in Paphos”, he added. The event is part of the MultiCommMedia project supported by the United Nations Development Programme-Action for Cooperation and Trust (UNDP-ACT) in Cyprus and implemented by the Cyprus Community Media Centre. The discussion will take place in Greek.


CCMC at the NGO Fair! 15 September 2012

Join CCMC at its booths on both sides of the Ledra Street crossing in Nicosia as part of ENGAGE-Do Your Part for Peace's NGO Fair. This Saturday 15 September. Full details here. Don't miss the chance to tell us what you want to see on TV!


DOCYouth Camp workshop screenings

The DOCYouth Camp is currently underway at CCMC this week for the selected participants. The participants will be watching a selection of documentaries throughout the week. These are: 
Monday, July 2: Undefeated directed by Daniel Lindsay & T.J. Martin
Tuesday, July 3: Elevate directed by Anne Buford.
Wednesday, July 4: The Interrupters directed by Steve James
Thursday, July 5: Mad Hot Ballroom directed by Marilyn Agrelo
Friday, July 6: Rebirth directed by James Whitaker
Saturday, July 7: Shakespeare High directed by Alex Rotaru, plus the screenings of the documentaries made during the DOCYouth Camp.

The screenings are closed to the public except Saturday, which is public and will take place at the Nicosia2017 Garden area, south of the Greek Cypriot checkpoint prior to Ledra Palace.


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