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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 01 November 2018 till 11 November 2018

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 20 July 2018

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

2018


International Competition
ALL GOOD (ALLES IST GUT) by Eva Trobisch (TRIMAFILM, Starhaus Filmproduktion, University of Television and Film Munich)
SMUGGLING HENDRIX by Marios Piperides (CY/DE/GR, Pallas Film)

VR / Virtual Reality Competition
KOBOLD by Max Sacker & Ioulia Isserlis (AnotherWorld VR)
ROOMS by Christian Zipfel (Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF)

Out of Competition
TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie (RO/DE/CZ/BG/FR, Rohfilm Productions)

Greek Film Festival: Beyond Borders
NIGHT OUT by Stratos Tzitzis (GiGi Pictures)

Greek Film Festival: Greek Queer Cinema Tribute
VENUS IN THE GARDEN by Telémachos Alexiou (GR/DE, Chocolate Grinder Films)

Open Horizons
A CIAMBRA by Jonas Carpignano (IT/US/FR/DE, DCM Pictures)
RAFIKI by Wanuri Kahiu (ZA/KE/FR/LB/NO/NL/DE, Razor Film)

Open Horizons: Another Take
A FAMILY SUBMERGED (DIE UNTERGEGANGENE FAMILIE) by María Alché (AR/BR/DE/NO, Pandora Film Produktion)
CRYSTAL SWAN by Darya Zhuk (BY/DE/US/RU)
THE INNOCENT (DER UNSCHULDIGE) by Simon Jaquemet (CH/DE, augenschein Filmproduktion)

Round Midnight
FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL by Katrin Gebbe et al. (DE/NO/PL/UK/US/HR/IN/AT/GR/TR, Jyoti Film uG)
LUZ by Tilman Singer (Academy of Media Arts Cologne)

Special Screenings
THE HAPPY PRINCE by Rupert Everett (DE/BE/IT, Maze Pictures)

Balkan Survey: Main Program
ÁGA by Milko Lazarov (BG/DE/FR, 42film)
I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS by Radu Jude (RO/CZ/FR/BG/DE, Komplizen Film)
LEMONADE by Ioana Uricaru (RO/CA/DE/SE, 42film)
SIBEL by Çağla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti (TK/FR/DE/LU, Riva Filmproduktion)

LUX Prize
STYX by Wolfgang Fischer (DE/AT, Schiwago Film)

EUandME Short Films
THE LIVING HOSTEL by Matthias Hoene

Youth Screen
SUPA MODO by Likarion Wainaina (DE/KE, One Fine Day Films)

Nanouk Leopold Tribute
COBAIN by Nanouk Leopold (NL/BE/DE, Coin Film)
IT’S ALL SO QUIET by Nanouk Leopold (NL/DE, Coin Film)

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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