Thessaloniki International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Thessaloniki International Film Festival
SINCE: 1960
WHERE:  Thessaloniki, Greece
WEBSITE: www.filmfestival.gr
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.

Mexican Film “Perpetual Sadness” Wins Top Prize at 2014 Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Mexican Film “Perpetual Sadness” Wins Top Prize at 2014 Thessaloniki International Film Festival

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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.”

51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival Awards

51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival Awards

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 […]

Thessaloniki International Film Festival To Open With Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours”

Thessaloniki International Film Festival To Open With Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours”

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) […]