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Katie Curran and Christina Mealey with Michael Showalter, 2005
Un Festival c’est trop court
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10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival ,JOE BERLINGER, BRUCE SINOFSKI
A press conference took place on Thursday, March 13 at the Olympion's "Green Room", in the context of the 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. The participants were Simon Brook, director of the film Generation 68, Tiffany Burns, director of the film Mr. Big, Parvez Sharma, director of the film A Jihad for love and Bon-Hwak Koo, director of the film To find tiger Kim. Tiffany Burns, speaking about her film Mr. Big - which is about a method invented and perfected by the Royal ...
GENERATION 68 – MR. BIG - A JIHAD FOR LOVE – TO FIND TIGER KIM
10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival ,SOTIRIS DANEZIS
The directors Dimitris Vernikos (The Mirror and the Knife), Alida Dimitriou (Birds in the Mire), Manolis Dimellas (Live and let live) and Maria Leonida (My First Time), gave a press conference on Thursday, March 13 at the Olympion's Green Room. Maria Leonida's film is about the time of her first pregnancy and the conflicting emotions a woman feels when she enters this process. "It is a clearly personal subject. I gave my personal experience, but I've been told that many women identify with ...
Friday, March 7---------Films from France have traditionally been among the strongest and most loved at the Miami International Film Festival. Not only does Miami have within its borders a large French expatriate community, but immigrants from French-speaking Africa and the Americas round out the French language contingent in this multi-cultural town. Even for those not fluent in “la langue,” French cinema has been the most popular non-English film product for more than 70 years in the Unit...
My first day at the Thessaloniki Documentary festival.
The city is a BIG city but leaves a nice impression of easy going life, festival smooth operation, sunny competition for dark rooms...
Let's walk together through the main festival location, with press office, festival offices at the Olympion, along with screening rooms, the Green Room: festival bar and central meeting point
The Doc Market is located across the street.
The strange posing statutes on the central place were set up for carnival a few weeks prior the festival.
The 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival honored Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofski, outstanding figures in the contemporary American independent documentary field, at a special event which took place on the evening of Wednesday, March 12 at the Olympion's Pavlos Zannas theater. The two directors were particularly happy to receive the award from the Artistic Director of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Dimitri Eipides, and they warmly thanked him for the honor. "Bruce Sinofsky and I ha...
On Tuesday, March 11, in the Olympion's "Green Room", a press conference was held in the context of the 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. The participants were Krzysztof Kopczynski, director of the film Stone silence, Pola Rapaport, director of the film Hair, let the sun shine in, Sylvain Biegeleisen, director of the film Τhe last card and Hilary Helstein, director of the film As seen through these eyes. Krzysztof Kopczynski, speaking about his documentary Stone Silence - whic...
The first "Just Talking" of the 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival took place on Sunday, March 9 in the Excelsior room of the Electra Palace Hotel. The participants were the directors Bergsteinn Bjorgulfsson and Ari Alexander Ergis Magnusson, (At the edge of the world), Hillary Helstein (As seen through these eyes), Chris Swider (Children in exile), Olaf Koelewijn (Farmer's wisdom) and the producer Sebastian Runschke (The Whispering of the trees). B. Bjorgulfsson and A. Magnu...
A press conference was given on Monday, March 10 at noon, in the Olympion's Green Room, by Jeffrey Morgan, director of Lillie & Leander: A legacy of violence, Peter Entell, director of Shake the devil off, and Chris Swider, director of Children in exile. The film Lillie & Leander: Α Legacy of violence is about the case of a black man who was judged to be guilty of the murder of a white woman in Florida, at the beginning of the 20th century. However, through this case, the general issu...
The two exhibitions hosted by the 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century take us to the hottest fronts on the planet, where hope rises out of the ashes of war. These exhibits opened on Saturday, March 8 at the Thessaloniki Photography Museum, in the presence of the Ambassador of Canada, Doctor Renata E. Wielgosz, the Deputy Mayor for Culture and Youth for the Municipality of Thessaloniki Vassilis Gakis, the Director of the Museum of Photography Vangelis Ioakimidis, a...
"Music interests me more as a social phenomenon and less as an artistic achievement", the journalist Leonidas Antonompoulos stated during the first workshop of the 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century. He is known from the State television series "Musicians of the World". The workshop was called "Music in the Documentary", and it took place on March 9, in Warehouse 1 at the port. Coordinator was the journalist and film critic Giorgos K...
The 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century began its journey on the night of Friday, March 7, in the packed Olympion Theater. The ceremony focused on the fact that this year's edition is an anniversary, and was attended by political and academic representatives, as well as important cultural and intellectual personalities. The ceremony was opened by the Director of the Thessaloniki International Festival, Ms...
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