5 Greek “works in progress” films have been selected by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival to participate in the “Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes” event which will take place on Tuesday, May 23rd, during the Marché du Film of the 70th Cannes Film Festival
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Thessaloniki International Film Festival
WHERE: Thessaloniki, Greece
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Thessaloniki International Film Festival is the top film festival of South Eastern Europe, the presentation platform for the year’s Greek productions, and the primary and oldest festival in the Balkans for the creations of emerging film makers from all over the world. Founded in 1960 as the Week of Greek Cinema, it became international in 1992, including a Competition Section for feature length films by emerging directors presenting their first or second film.
KILLS ON WHEELS (TISZTA SZIVVEL) directed by Attila Till about a wheelchair-bound assassin gang, won the top award, the Golden Alexander for Best Full-length Feature Film Award at the 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival
With the opening approaching, the 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival revealed the the International and FIPRESCI Juries, masterclass, parallel events, as well as the complete line-up list.
Thessaloniki International Film Festival Unveils Balkan Survey Lineup + Zeki Demirkubuz Retrospective
For 23 years the Thessaloniki International Film Festival’s Balkan Survey section, curated by Dimitri Kerkinos, has been showcasing the best samples of the Balkan area’s film production.
Two renowned filmmakers Philippe Grandrieux and Leonardo Favio, are being honored in the tributes of this year’s edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.
Greek cinema is one of the main protagonists in the 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival. 15 films produced in Greece and in co-production with other countries will have their Greek premiere in Thessaloniki
The upcoming 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival will introduce new program sections, discover the filmmakers of tomorrow and welcome the latest works of acclaimed directors
The Mexican film Perpetual Sadness directed by Jorge Perez Solano, took the top prize Best Feature Film Award – Golden Alexander Theo Angelopoulos at the 55th Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Perpetual Sadness tells the story of women in a remote Mexican village in the desert, where they experience solitude and the sorrow of being abandoned. The film “Next to Her,” directed by Israeli Asaf Korman, won the “Silver Alexander.”
Periferic (Outbound) by Bogdan George Apetri took the Best Feature Film Award – Golden Alexander at the 51st Thessaloniki Film Festival which ran December 3-12, 2010. The Greek Film Critics Association (PEKK) Award was also given to Periferic (Outbound). The synopsis for Periferic (Outbound): “Matilda has one day at her disposal. Twenty-four hours in which, after going to her mother’s funeral on special leave, she must return back to the prison where she is serving her […]
The 51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival will open on December 3rd with Danny Boyle’s “127 hours”. Boyle’s follow-up to his Oscar winning film “Slumdog Millionaire” is based on the book by Aron Ralston and tells the heroic adventures of the young climber Aron Ralston played in the film by James Franco. Other films in the festival include 20 films to be screened in the Open Horizons section: The Hunter by Rafi Pitts (Shekarchi, Germany/Iran, 2010) […]