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Thessaloniki International Film Festival's blog


Dailies from the Thessaloniki international Film Festival

54th edition will run November 1-10, 2013. Come back for our dailies.

 


 


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Interview with Director Philip Martin shares his insights about his debut feature Hungry Man

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With over 40 documentaries under his belt for major networks such as the BBC, director producer Philip Martin talks to Laurie Gordon for filmfestivals.com about making the transition, the "switch" from creating for the documentary genre to feature theatrical films. ...

thessaloniki_international_film_festival_directors_thank_film_festivalscom

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Directors , street musicians and even waiters thank filmfestivals.com for sharing so much content with film professionals and afficiados around the world. It's nice to get a bit of love back..isn't it? Filmed & Edited by Laurie Gordon   ...

The Curtain Dropped on the 54th TIFF in Thessaloniki

    The 54th edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival will come to a close on Saturday, 9 November 2013, with the closing ceremony that will take place at Olympion, the Festival's historic seat. Actress Stefania Goulioti will take on the role of presenter.     The closing ceremony and award presentation will be followed by the screening of Nebraska, directed by American filmmaker of Greek descent Alexander Payne, who is the presi...

54th Thessaloniki Film Festival Awards THE GOLDEN CAGE best film

54th THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL November 1 - 10, 2013 The International Jury of the 54th Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of:   Alexander Payne, Director, USA, Jury President Scott Foundas, Film critic, USA Ada Solomon, Producer, Romania K.Bhta, Musician-composer, Greece Edouard Waintrop, Artistic Director Quinzaine des réalisateurs Cannes IFF, France   ...

Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2013- Q & A - Denis Cote - Vic & Flo Saw a Bear

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Moments at a midnight Q & A with Vic & Flo director Denis Cote at Thessaloniki Inernational Film Festival 2013   ...

Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2013 Random People & Spaces

in Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2013 Greece - the days in the sun light and water Spot Jim Jarmusch, Denis Cote, and other stars. Edited and filmed by Laurie Gordon for filmfestivals.com ...

Thessaloniki International Film Festival _2013 On Fire with Great Directors!!!

in Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2013 Greece - A fire unites directors in front of Meditarraneo Hotel. Starring Denis Cote, Nicolas Deltruc, Vassilis Katsisis, Barbara Sarasola-Day, Orestis Teazis, Shot edited fire hosted by Laurie Gordon   ...

Jim Jarmusch Press conference in Thessaloniki

JIM JARMUSCH PRESS CONFERENCE    Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch gave a press conference on Saturday November 2 2013, in the framework of the 54th Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The filmmaker, who is visiting Greece for the first time, attended the screening of his latest film, Only Lovers Left Alive, which opened this year’s edition of the Festival.   Welcoming the American filmmaker TIFF director Dimitri Eipides said: “I feel very honored and happy that s...

Thessaloniki International Film Festival line up and juries

54th THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL November 1 - 10, 2013   This year’s 54th Thessaloniki International Film Festival kicked off this Friday, November 1st.  A list of this year’s complete line-up can be found at the end of this press release.   OPENING & CLOSING FILMS   Opening – Friday, November 1st: Only Lovers Left Alive by Jim Jarmusch, 123’, Germany/France/Cyprus, 2013   Closing –...

The 9th Crossroads Co-Production Forum launched

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CROSSROADS OPENING The launch of the 9th Crossroads Co-Production Forum, which is part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival Agora Industry section, took place on Wednesday, November 6, at the Electra Palace hotel, in the context of the 54th TIFF. Festival Director Dimitri Eipides attended the event.  In his opening speech, Mr. Eipides said: “I welcome you all, and I must say I share your anxiety! The most wonderful thing is that older projects return as full featu...

Thessaloniki Agora Industry Awards 2013

  Crossroads Co-production Forum and Agora Works in Progress     AGORA, the industry activity of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival headed by Marie-Pierre Macia, is pleased to announce this year’s awards.   I. The jury of the 9th Crossroads Co-production Forum, consisting of Alesia Weston, (former Sundance Film Institute executive), Peter Carlton, (Warp Films, producer, UK) and Amanda Livanou (Beben Films, Greece) grants...

Thessaloniki Film Festival 2013 Interview with Jim Jarmusch

A closeup front row experience with director Jim Jarmusch presenting his latest film in Thessaloniki Greece for the opening gala of TIFF 2013 Shot by Laurie Gordon ...

Thessaloniki International Film Festival - Interview with Director James Duff on Hand and Asha

New York based director producer and writer James E. Duff talk to filmfestivals.com about his premiere feature film Hand and Asha, a tale about long distance love in the digital age. A must see Interview by Laurie Gordon   http://www.hankandasha.com/photos.html Trailer ...

Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2013 - Director Barbara Sarasola-Day

Argentinian Film Director Barbara Sarasola-Day speaks to filmfestivals.com about her film process and film festival tour. Her first feature Deshora is one of the select films to represent the Argentinian Cinema Tribute here in TIFF. A great beginning for this bright star of cinema! Interview by Laurie Gordon ...

54th THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GREEK FILMS

-54th THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. November 1 - 10, 2013- PRESS RELEASE. October 22nd, 2013   GREEK FILMS 2013 The 54th Thessaloniki International Film Festival will screen 8 feature films produced in 2013 in Greece and in coproduction with other countries; two of them will be participating in the International Competition section (to be announced at a later date). In addition, 17 award-winning Greek films from the Drama Short Film Festival will be screened during the eve...

American director Jim Jarmusch @ 54th TIFF

-54th TIFF OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE- The American director Jim Jarmusch, whose new film Only Lovers Left Alive will kick off the 54th Thessaloniki International Film Festival on Friday, November 1st, will attend the opening ceremony in the Festival's flagship Olympion theater. This marks the first time that Jarmusch travels to Greece to present his work. The director will give a press conference on Saturday, November 2nd, in Warehouse C, at the Festival's Pier headquarters (time TBC). ...

Interview with Denis Côté ('Vic + Flow Saw a Bear')

  'Vic + Flow Saw a Bear' … Or did they? If the bear here is something that is both a very real and life-threatening animal in the forest as well as a mythical (sometimes magical) creature from fairytales, then the film itself is such a paradox. The story begins under the guise of gritty realism but methodically evolves into a Chinese box of mystery and suspense. This is a princess kisses frog who turns prince film. Starting off gradual and slimy, it grows into such illuso...

54th THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. November 1 - 10, 2013. OPEN HORIZONS.

Filmfestivals.com will be covering the festival with Dailies, stay tuned for more. The Open Horizons section focuses on thematically original, aesthetically challenging and socially minded films that represent the most recent trends in worldwide independent production. In addition, the new section Currents is introduced this year, presenting the most experimental and daring works in international cinema today. 50 films form this year’s complete program: 43 films in the section&r...

Interview with Ole Christian Madsen on 'Superclassico' (2012)

‘Superclassico’ (2011) by Danish director Ole Christian Madsen was one of the best films I’ve seen of 2011. A relentlessly bittersweet romantic comedy set in Buenos Aires, Christian (played by Anders Berthelsen) is a middle-aged Danish wine seller whose wife leaves him for a younger man. Christian’s wife, Anna (Paprika Steen), is a soccer agent working in Buenos Aires who is tired of her routine married life with Christian and opts for an exciting existence with her Lat...

Interview with Amir Manor for 'Epilogue' (2012)

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  Interview with Amir Manor for ‘Epilogue’ (2012). Amir Manor is an Israeli director who has made four short films ('Pouring Sun', 2006; 'Reds', 2007; 'Ruin', 2008; 'Lands', 2008) and one feature film, ‘Epilogue’ (2012), which screened in the international competition at the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The film won four awards at TIFF: Special Jury Award for Originality and Innovation, Best Screenplay Award, Human ...

Interview with Amir Manor for 'Epilogue' (2012)

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  Interview with Amir Manor for ‘Epilogue’ (2012). Amir Manor is an Israeli director who has made four short films (Pouring Sun, 2006; Reds, 2007; Ruin, 2008; Lands, 2008) and one feature film, ‘Epilogue’ (2012), which screened in the international competition at the 53rd Thessaloniki Film Festival. The film won four awards at TIFF: Special Jury Award for Originality and Innovation - Bronze Alexander, Best Screenplay Award, Human Values Award and the Fischer Audien...

Interview with Egyptian director Wael Omar ('In Search of Oil and Sand', 2012)

  Writer/Director/Producer Wael Omar is an avant-garde filmmaker in the true sense, standing at the frontlines of battle in the midst of Egypt’s ongoing political revolution. After receiving an MA in Film Arts, Wael began his filmmaking career making documentary shorts (‘The Countdown’, 2006; ‘Democracy 76, State of Emergency’, 2006; ‘Getting Back’, 2007) and most recently completed his first doc feature with co-director Philippe Dib ‘In Se...

Interview with director Cristian Mungiu

Interview with director Cristian Mungiu   Romanian director Cristian Mungiu is a prolific filmmaker with each of his feature films having held premiers at the Cannes Film Festival. His first feature ‘Occident’ (2002) screened in the Directors Fortnight at Cannes. He later won the Palme d’Or for his film ‘Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days’ (2007). His most recent film ‘Beyond the Hills’ (2012) was nominated for the Palme d’Or and won aw...

Interview with Paul Negoescu at 53rd TIFF

'A Month in Thailand' (2012) by writer/director Paul Negoescu ‘A Month In Thailand’ (2012) by writer/director Paul Negoescu screened in competition recently at the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The film depicts a grey Bucharest, Romania in the course of one night in the life of 'Radu' (played by actor Andrei Mateiu), a lost twenty-something who leaves his current girlfriend to go in search of his past one. In a world full of too many choices and endless possibilit...

Interview with Vahid Vakilifar at 53rd TIFF.

Interview with Vahid Vakilifar at 53rd TIFF. Persian filmmaker Vahid Vakilifar’s latest feature ‘Taboor’ (2012) ran in competition at the 53rd Thessaloniki Film Festival. This is his second feature; his first was ‘Gesher’ in 2010. As producer, screenwriter and director of ‘Taboor’, Vahid won a First Special Mention Award at TIFF. I interviewed him at the Electra Palace, Thessaloniki. Here is what he had to say.   ME: What does ‘Taboor&rsq...

About Thessaloniki International Film Festival


Industry: CROSSROADS Co-Production Forum,AGORA, script-development BALKAN FUND. Competition for directors with 1st or 2nd films. Golden Alexander Prize 37.000 €

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