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Awards of the 20th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

  20th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL [2-11/3/2018]   The Awards   The International Jury of the 20th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival comprised of: Annika Gustafsson, film critic, journalist (Sweden) Caroline Libresco, festival programmer (USA) David Borenstein, film director (USA) Jan Rofekamp, sales agent, producer (The Netherlands) Lefteris Charitos, film director (Greece)   Bestows:   THE AWARDS – International Competition________...

“Brave New World” tribute in Thessaloniki

  Spectacular technological discoveries, big science achievements, innovative ideas; what is their impact on human health and well being, as well as our way of living in general? The question is complicated and the answers pose important issues to discuss about.   Based on the above concept, the 20th anniversary edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival presents the “Brave New World” tribute, with 5 documentaries of recent production that will have their Greek...

Agora Doc Market Awards from the 20th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

20th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL [2-11/3/2018]       The 20th anniversary edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival’s Doc Market award ceremony (Docs in Progress section) took place on Wednesday March 7 2018 in Warehouse C, in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, with filmmakers exchanging views and personal stories.   The General Director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival Elise Jalladeau opened the event, while the Head of the Agora, Yiann...

Line up of 180 feature and 48 short documentary films at 20th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

20th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL [2-11/3/2018]   Line-up, Juries and Sidebar events   The 20th anniversary edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival presents approximately 180 feature and 48 short documentary films by directors from all over the world, as well as a parallel events program.   The film screenings will take place at the Olympion complex (Olympion and Pavlos Zannas theatres, Aristotelous Sq., Thessaloniki), as well as at the Tonia Marketaki, Frida...

Sidebar Events at 20th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

SIDEBAR EVENTS   Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, 1 to 20 Celebrating the 20th anniversary of TDF, we revisit two films that were screened during its inaugural event 20 years ago. How did the lives of these films’ heroes and of the directors who documented them evolved, after 20 years? They will give the answer themselves, participating in the Q&A sessions that will follow each screening. The films are: In my Father’s House by Fatima Jebli Ouazzani...

20th TDF: Jury announced

INTERNATIONAL JURY The International Competition section of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival presents 10 films of over 50’ that compete for the Golden Alexander and the Special Jury Award. The Golden Alexander award is accompanied by a €8,000 cash prize and the Special Jury Award is accompanied by a €2.000 cash prize.   The five-member International Jury called to judge the films of the International Competition section is composed of: Annika&n...

20th TDF: Doc Market-EDN

Doc Market will take place March 4 – 10, Warehouse C, Thessaloniki Port   The International Doc Market, introduced in 1999, will be held in Warehouse C at the Thessaloniki Port, providing a substantial space to its participants, outfitted with 30 digital booths for private viewing. The Market, supported by Creative Europe Media program, caters to television networks from European countries and a wide range of professionals from various parts of the world. The Doc Market is fu...

Jeff Bridges will have the European Premiere of his film "Living in the Future's Past" in Thessaloniki

View Preview: LIVING IN THE FUTURE'S PAST DOCUMENTARY PREVIEW from LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST on Vimeo. “Living in the Future’s Past is an invitation to everyone to learn about themes that are often overlooked in our cultural dialogue, but are necessary keys to the future that we desire for our children. Living in the Future's Past is a metaphor for tuning in to what is already here.” - Jeff Bridges     Living in the Future’s Past...

Greek Program at Thessaloniki 20th

    20th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL [2-11/3/2018]   Greek Program   53 feature and 25 short Greek documentaries will be screened during the 20th anniversary edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Two of these films participate in the event’s International Competition section, 23 are included in the various International Program sections and 53 in the Greek Panorama.   Society, politics, crisis, refugees, human rights, personal stories and ...

Would you dare? Thessaloniki Documentary Festival turns 20 with 4 Posters

20th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL [2-11/3/2018] Poster rationale Questions asking for answers   A starting point for every creative idea is a question that will trigger interest and motivate research. Is there time? Are they alive? How did you react? Simple words and a punctuation point provide a chance to find out the truth. A simple question begins and shapes the world of documentary, where the filmmaker will use it as a search tool, attempting to give an answer. Capturing t...

20th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival will run march 2-11, 2018

    International Competition George Perec’s famous novel Life a User's Manual guides the selection of this year’s IC section films   The International Competition section of the 20th anniversary edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival discovers the boldest new voices of contemporary documentary filmmaking, presenting the first or second films of the most promising directors from all over the world.   This year the festival selects the 1...

Awards from The 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

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  19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 3-12 March, 2017   The International Jury of the 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival comprised of: Paul Pauwels, director of the European Documentary Network (EDN), Belgium - Jury President Dina Iordanova, professor of film studies, Bulgaria Laurent Rigoulet, journalist, France Talal Derki, film director, Syria Marianna Economou, film director, Greece   Bestows:   THE AWARDS Best Documentary - Golden Alexan...

The awards of the Docs in Progress section of the TDF’s Doc Market 2017

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  19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 3-12 March, 2017                                                 DOC MARKET AWARDS        The awards of the Docs in Progress section of the TDF’s Doc Market were presented on Wednesday March 8...

"Minorities" tribute of the 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.

19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 3-12 March, 2017   MINORITIES TRIBUTE   The first openly transgender firefighter in New York, Roma survivors of the Holocaust, the odyssey of the Kurdish refugees, the persecution of the Sami tribe, a lesbian refugee in search of a better life; people from all over the world who endure, claim and fight for equal opportunities and a better future, take centre stage in the "Minorities" tribute of the 19th Thessaloniki Documentary F...

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival opened the 19th edition with The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across

  The 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 213 films (shorts and features) by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program.   FILM PREMIERES The 19th TDF presents 1 world, 14 international, 4 European and 183 Greek premieres:   World Premieres: Upon The Shadow, Nada Mezni Hafaiedh, Tunisia, 2017, 80’ – Human Rights   International Premieres: ...

John Berger Tribute @ 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 3-12 March, 2017       “We only see what we look at. To look is an act of choice” John Berger   The 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival hosts a special tribute that honors the iconic late British art critic, author and painter John Berger (1926-2017), a highly influential, multifaceted intellectual whose legacy will be cherished.   The tribute presents two documentary films: The Seasons in Quincy: Fo...

Carte Blanche to Dimitri Eipides to select 10 documentaries

    Renowned Greek festival programmer Dimitri Eipides, the man who established the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in 1999 and directed it ever since until 2016, is given a carte blanche at the 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival to select 10 documentaries that will be screened in this year's event.   The festival thus honours a special person that has been devoted to cinema for many decades; “a godfather of interesting cinema”, as the director Jim Jarm...

FOOD vs. FOOD A new section of the 19th TDF

19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 3-12 March, 2017       "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well" Virginia Woolf   The 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival celebrates the irresistible combination of film and food by introducing a new section titled “Food vs. Food” in this year’s edition.   The new segment presents 9 compelling food-related documentaries from all over the world.   ...

19th TDF and DOCUMENTA 14 present: Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi Tribute

  Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi Tribute   The 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and Documenta 14, the world-renowned modern art exhibition, present a special tribute to the work of the acclaimed Italian avant-garde filmmakers Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi.   The tribute of the 19th TDF, part of the festival’s >>Film Forward section, includes 5 documentary films by the two visual artists who redefined the documentary genre. ...

Vitaly Mansky Tribute Filming on thin ice

  Vitaly Mansky, one of the most distinguished and uncompromised European documentary filmmakers, is honored in the 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival with a special tribute to his work. The Ukraine-born Russian director will attend this year’s edition to present his films and share with the audience his experience in making documentaries that challenge people, politics and society in the modern world.   Born in 1963 in Lvov, Ukraine, Mansky completed his studies in VGIK...

A sneak preview of the 19th TDF

 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 3-12 March, 2017   LET’S TALK ABOUT DOCUMENTARIES                    “Sometimes you have to lie to tell the truth” - Robert J. Flaherty    “In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director” - Alfred Hitchcock     What is documentary? The que...

The 18th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival will host a special tribute titled “Refugees: Escape to Freedom?”

                      18th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century 11-20 March, 2016   “REFUGEES: ESCAPE TO FREEDOM?” TRIBUTE JON BANG CARLSEN TRIBUTE SPOTLIGHT: MARK COUSINS   The 18th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century hosts a special tribute titled “Refugees: Escape to Freedom?&rdquo...

NAKED OPERA (2013). A Review.

What would you do if you had a lot of money, exquisite taste and a talent for taking pictures of nude men? Well, in Angela Christlieb's film NAKED OPERA (2013), she offers us a peak inside the world of someone who lives just so. Meet Marc. He is a unique and very wealthy man from Luxembourg who believes himself to be a real life Don Giovanni. Marc spends all his money and time in the effort to create his existence modeled after the opera while traveling all over the world to see Don Giovanni...

On the Edge of the World (2013). Interview with Claus Drexel

Ah, beautiful Paris! City of lights, city of love, city of des Beaux-Arts and grand history...city of great poverty and a rising homeless population. Meet Jeni, Wenceslas, Christine, Pascal and many others who live on the streets all year long in Paris during freezing winters, hot summers and wet shoulder seasons. While they struggle to subsist under the bridges, in alleyways and in the metros in plain sight, they endure a near invisible existence. In his visually stunning and touching documen...

'The Trials of Muhammad Ali' (2013). Interview with Bill Siegel

Only a hand full of people in the world can say they spent 23 years involved in the telling of Muhammad Ali's life story, and American director Bill Siegel is one. To Siegel, Ali is not only a world renown international athlete and hero, but a mirror into which any person can see a piece of themselves. In his latest film about Ali, 'The Trials of Muhammad Ali' (2013), Bill tells a three part story of the man who went from Olympic winning athlete to spiritual leader for the Nation o...

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About Thessaloniki

Mcmahon Vanessa

Vanessa McMahon Covered the 13th and 14th, and 16th edition.
Catherine Esway has covered the 12th edition of Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Cécile Rittweger covered the  11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

Christine Marik's reported from 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Past coverage from the 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival by Bruno Chatelin.

Through its tributes, it focuses both on discovering filmmakers with a unique cinematic point of view, and on the internationally recognized for their contribution to documentary.

Contributions from Buno Chatelin

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