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Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Dion. Areopagitou str. 7
11742 Athens
Greece
phone +30-210-87 06 000
fax +30-210-64 48 143
http://www.filmfestival.gr
email: info@filmfestival.gr

Festival Director
Élise Jalladeau

President
Yorgos Arvanitis

Artistic Director
Mr. Orestis Andreadakis

Year of Foundation 1960

Event Date from 31 October 2019 till 10 November 2019

in Thessaloniki, Greece

International Competition

Sections Competition (first and second features), Greek Panorama, Open Horizons, Balkan Survey, Tributes, Retrospectives, VR Competition.
Co-production Forum, Film Market (including a Works-In-Progress section)

Terms of Entry competition: films may not be older than 18 months, no release in Greece, over 60 min.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP

Registration Deadline 19 July 2019

Fees 25 EUR (not for Greek films)

Attendance Figures 80,000

Participants of the Film Industry 1550 guests

Prizes/Awards Golden Alexander for the best Full-length Feature Film, Silver Alexander: Special Jury Award, Bronze Alexander: Special Jury Award for Originality and Innovation; VR Golden Alexander: Best Virtual Reality-Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Female/Male Performance, Best Artistic Achievement, Audience Awards, FIPRESCI Prize

German Films

2019

International Competition
MONOS by Alejandro Landes (CO/AR/NL/DK/SE/DE/UY, Pandora Film)
THE FEVER by Maya Da-Rin (BR/FR/DE, Komplizen Film)
 
Out of Competition
WHITE ON WHITE by Théo Court (ES/CL/FR/DE, Kundschafter Filmproduktion)
 
Virtual Reality
A RIDE IN 2049 (2049: ZEITREISE MOBILITÄT) by Peter Baumann
CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE - A JOURNEY WITHIN by Marc Zimmermann
THE RAIN THAT IS FALLING NOW WAS ALSO FALLING BACK THEN by Christian Zipfel (DE/RO, Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF)
 
Open Horizons
A VOLUNTARY YEAR (DAS FREIWILLIGE JAHR) by Ulrich Köhler & Henner Winckler (Sutor Kolonko)
BRIEF STORY FROM THE GREEN PLANET by Santiago Loza (AR/DE/BR/ES, Autentika Films)
LARA by Jan Ole Gerster (Schiwago Filmproduktion)
PATRICK by Gonçalo Waddington (PT/DE, augenschein Filmproduktion)
PELICAN BLOOD (PELIKANBLUT) by Katrin Gebbe (DE/BG, Junafilm)
THE MONEYCHANGER by Federico Veiroj (UY/AR/DE, Pandora Film)
YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY by Amjad Abu Alala (SD/FR/EG/DE/NO/QA, Die Gesellschaft DGS)
 
Special Screenings
ABOUT ENDLESSNESS by Roy Andersson (SE/DE/NO, Essential Filmproduktion)
CHAINED by Yaron Shani (IL/DE, The Post Republic)
LITTLE JOE by Jessica Hausner (AT/GB/DE, Essential Filmproduktion)
THE TRAITOR by Marco Bellocchio (IT/FR/BR/DE, Match Factory Productions)
 
>>Film Forward
FROM TOMORROW ON, I WILL by Ivan Marković & Wu Linfeng (DE/CN/RS)
GIRAFFE by Anna Sofie Hartmann (DE/DK, Komplizen Film)
HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME (HEIMAT IST EIN RAUM AUS ZEIT) by Thomas Heise (DE/AT, ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)
I WAS AT HOME, BUT… (ICH WAR ZUHAUSE, ABER…) by Angela Schanelec (DE/RS, Nachmittagfilm Angela Schanelec)
 
Round Midnight
THE FAN (DER FAN) by Eckhart Schmidt (Barbara Moorse Workshop)
 
 
Greek Film Festival
PENCIL KNIFE BATON by Konstantinos Kakogiannis (GR/DE/FR, Atopia)
THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA by Syllas Tzoumerkas (GR/DE/NL/SE, unafilm)
 
Balkan Survey
A TALE OF THREE SISTERS by Emin Alper (TK/DE/NL/GR, Komplizen Film)
GORILLA BATHES AT NOON by Dušan Makavejev (DE/YU, Von Vietinghoff Filmproduktion, Alert Film)
NOAH LAND by Cenk Ertürk (TK/DE/US, klinkerfilm)
SWEET MOVIE by Dušan Makavejev (FR/CA/DE, Maran Film)
THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu (RU/FR/DE, Komplizen Film)
 
Tribute to Albert Serra
LIBERTÉ by Albert Serra (FR/DE, Lupa Film)
 
Youth Screen
CAT LAKE CITY by  Antje Heyn (Protoplanet Studio)
MY EXTRAORDINARY SUMMER WITH TESS (MEINE WUNDERBARE SELTSAME WOCHE MIT TESS) by Steven Wouterlood (NL/DE, ostlicht filmproduktion)
 
Sidebar Events
ADAM & EVELYN by Andrea Goldstein (ma.ja.de. Fiction)

Number of Films Shown 214

Media Coverage primarily national print and TV coverage; reviews in the main international trade magazines; more than 100 foreign film journalists

Specific Characteristics Recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) as Competitive Spezialised Feature Film Festival.

Evaluation Thessaloniki is the most important film festival in Greece with familiar atmosphere and interesting sidebars and special events, such as the conference "Distribution and Promotion of European Films". The festival is one of the most important European festivals for up-and-coming directors; the event focuses on innovative forms of narration.

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