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27 - 29 September 2024

International DST Festival celebrates the power of stories and the art of digital storytelling

An international event dedicated to digital storytelling and to the contribution it can make to broaden the debate on society’s urgent issues!

As members of the Digital Storytelling international community, we have long worked with stories to promote social justice and raise awareness of important issues, in the hope of contributing to a world characterized by respect and equality, regardless of gender, race, religion or belief, age or ability.

The 1st International Digital Storytelling Festival intends to constitute a space in which digital stories can be communicated and shared with a wider community, as an object of critical reflection by experts and professionals – artists, scientists, doctors, etc. – and by the participants in the Festival, creators or not of digital stories.

The festival will be hosted in Zakynthos, Greece, from 27 to 29 September 2024, thanks to the collaboration of three local universities (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University of the Aegean and Ionian University) supported by a large international network of organizations, including Melting Pro.

Storytellers are invited to participate in the festival by presenting digital stories that can raise discussions on important topics according to the following disciplinary sectors:

  • Culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Science and research
  • Society

The Festival will host a special session dedicated to Greece, entitled “Through the topos and the chronos: the poetics of narration”.

In parallel with the Festival, scientific events will be organized, including DST workshops and presentations of projects by DST specialists.

Important dates
Registration: March 1, 2024 – April 15, 2024
Publication of the selection: 15 May 2024
Event registration: May 15, 2024 – June 15, 2024
Festival: from 27 to 29 September 2024

Discover International DST Festival here.

More information: DST-Zakynthos_2024.



  • Zakynthos Club For UNESCO
  • Laboratory of New Technologies in Communication, Education and the Mass Media, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  •  Mathematics, History, Philosophy and Didactics of Mathematics Laboratory, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Learning Technology and Educational Engineering Laboratory, University of the Aegean
  • Interactive Arts Laboratory, Ionian University


  • Region of Ionian Islands (Greece)
  • Université Paris 8 (France)
  • Chaire UNESCO ITEN
  • MICA – Université Bordeaux – Montaigne (France)
  • MSc Global Health-Disaster Medicine, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  •  EU Jean Monnet Chair in Humanitarian Medicine and Response in Action (2020-2024)
  • Greek Film Archive (Tainiothiki Tis Ellados)
  • StoryCenter (USA)
  • Pilgrim Projects/Patient Voices (UK)
  • Hacettepe University (Turkey)
  • Teesside University (UK)
  • Durham University (UK)
  • Melting Pro (Italy)
  • TEDU (Turkey)
  • Interactive Technologies Laboratory, University of Patras (Greece)
  • Department of Environment, Ionian University (Greece)
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