Selected International Film Festivals

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
7 Aeropagitou Str.
11742 Athens
Greece
phone +30 210 870 60 00
fax +30 210 644 81 43
http://www.filmfestival.gr
email: documentary@filmfestival.gr

Artistic Director
Mr. Orestis Andreadakis



Year of Foundation 1999

Event Date from 02 March 2018 till 11 March 2018

in Thessaloniki, Greece

Sections Views of the World, Stories To Tell, Recordings Of Memory, Portraits: Human Journeys, Habitat, Human Rights, Music, Arts, Greek Panorama, Docs for Kids

Terms of Entry Films participating in the Festival’s main program must be recent productions of the past 18 months preceding the festival’s dates and not previously shown or been released in Greece. There is no limit in running time.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 16 mm, 35 mm, BetaSP, DigiBeta, HDCAM

Registration Deadline 30 November 2017

Attendance Figures 47,000

Prizes/Awards Two FIPRESCI Awards (Best Greek Documentary, Best Foreign Documentary), two Audience Awards for films over 45’ minutes in length (one Greek and one foreign), two Audience Awards for films under 45’ minutes in length (one Greek and one foreign), Fisher Audience Award for a Greek Film, Fischer Audience Award for a foreign Film, Amnesty International Award for a film from the "Human Rights" segment, WWF Greece Award for a film from the "Habitat" segment, "Human Values Award" of the Hellenic Parliament for a film from the "Recordings of Memory" Segment, Docs in Progress Award (films in production; post-production services of up to 15,000 €)

German Films

2019


International Competition
ISIS, TOMORROW. THE LOST SOULS OF MOSUL (VERLORENE SEELEN - DIE KINDER DER ISIS) by Francesca Mannocchi und Alessio Romenzi (IT/DE, Cala Filmproduktion)

Virtual Reality
HOME AFTER WAR by Gayatri Parameswaran, Felix Gaedtke (US/DE/IQ)

Memory/History
ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE by Raul de la Fuente & Damian Nenow (PL/ES/BE/DE, Wüste Film, Animationsfabrik)
SALONIKA – A CITY WITH AMNESIA by Max Geilke, Mario Forth (Eyedolon Pictureworks)

Habitat
BAUHAUS SPIRIT (VOM BAUEN DER ZUKUNFT – 100 JAHRE BAUHAUS) by Niels Bobrinker, Thomas Thielsch (Filmtank)
THE HIDDEN CITY by Victor Moreno (SP/FR/DE, Dirk Manthey Film)

Human Condition
JONATHAN AGASSI SAVED MY LIFE by Tomer Heymann (IL/DE)

Human Rights
#FEMALE PLEASURE by Barbara Miller (CH/DE)
RIDERS OF DESTINY by Michael Niermann (Seventyone Films)

Everything is Politics
I SIGNED THE PETITION by Mahdi Fleifel (UK/DE)

Platform
A SIMPLE LIFE by Myrto Papadogeorgou (GR/DE/US)

Tribute to Wang Bing
MRS. FANG by Bing Wang (FR/CN/DE, documenta 14)

Spotlight: Why Look At Animals
THE HIDDEN SIDE OF ANIMAL TRANSPORT by Manfred Karremann

Number of Films Shown 150 to 170 documentaries

Media Coverage 140 Greek and International Press

Evaluation Organised by the same artistic team as the film festival, the Documentary Festival presents a carefully selected program.

Services the festival is registered by FIAPF and it takes place every year in March. The industry section of the festival organizes work shops, panel-discussions etc.

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