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Dimitris Eipides is the new director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival

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Dimitris Eipides is the new director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), appointed by Greek minister of culture Pavlos Geroulanos, following the resignation of previous Festival Director, Despina Mouzaki. Eipides' first step as TIFF director is to change this year's event dates to a December 3-11 slot as additional time for the Festival preparations will be necessary, a move already approved by FIAPF. Certain to remain for this year are core sections of the Fes...

Closing Ceremony of the 12th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

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 Amnesty International Award for a film on Human Rights : The award goes to : « PETITION » Zhao Liag France/China. 2009. 124'There are many reasons why theAmnesty International Award, is of great importance to the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century. First of all, because it brings in contact two institutions that share a strong sensitization andsimilar goals. Furthermore, they both operate on a complementary level, with the Festival promoting and screenin...

Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival Awards

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Amnesty International Award for a film on Human Rights :The award goes to : « PETITION »Zhao Liag France/China. 2009. 124'There are many reasons why the Amnesty International Award, is of great importance to the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century. First of all, because it brings in contact two institutions that share a strong sensitization and similar goals. Furthermore, they both operate on a complementary level, with the Festival promoting and screening films by d...

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Thessaloniki Fest expresses its condolences for the death of pioneering cartoonist Turhan Selçuk

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The Thessaloniki International Film Festival would like to express its sincere condolences for the death of pioneering cartoonist Turhan Selçuk, the father of the contemporary Turkish comic strip. Selçuk’s work was presented for the last time in Greece, in the context of the 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, in a hugely successful exhibition.  Turhan was born in Turkey in 1922. He published his first comic strip in the newspaper Turk Sozu in 1942 and a year later he launched humor mag...

50 Greek films will be showcased in the Thessaloniki Doc Fest

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12th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL - Images of the 21st Century MARCH 12 – 21, 2010 A number of approximately 50 Greek films will be showcased in the 12th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, allotted between the international Official section, the Greek Panorama section and the Greek section Tribute: Aegean Stories. The first two categories represent the most recent films in local documentary production and are projects that have been funded in various ways: by...

The Thessaloniki International Doc Market

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Coming up with an extensive coverage and dailies do not miss the 12th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL - Images of the 21st Century - MARCH 12 – 21, 2010 The parallel events of the 12th TDF include the Doc Market and several industry-related activities, as well as Panel Discussions, Masterclasses and Exhibitions. The International Doc Market, introduced in 1999, will be held in the Byzantium hall at the 1st floor of the Electra Palace Hotel at Aristotelous Sq next to the Festival headquarters...

2nd INTERNATIONAL THERMAIKOS 2min FILM FESTIVAL 2009

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DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: 25 SEPTEMBER 2009 We invite you to take part in the ‘high tension' 2nd edition of the International Thermaikos 2min Film Festival, organized by Thermaikos Municipality Cultural Centre in Thessaloniki, Greece. The Festival will take place in November 2009. The first successful edition of the Festival in 2008, with more than 50 entries from 20 countries has inspired us with the will and motivation to further pursue this cultural project and work towards the promotio...

Fabio Wuytack interview , Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

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Fabio Wuytack interview , Thessaloniki Documentary Festivalenvoyé par cecilerittweger...

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century Awards

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The 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century  wrapped a 9 days event on March 22nd and awarded the following documentary filmmakers. AUDIENCE AWARDS: Sponsored by the Hellenic Red Cross The Hellenic Red Cross Audience Award for a film over 45' in the International Selection, accompanied by Euros 4,000, goes to: BURMA VJ - REPORTING FROM A CLOSED COUNTRY (BURMA VJ - REPORTER I ET LUKKET LAND) by Anders Hosbro Ostergaard, Denmark, 2008 The Helle...

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century Awards

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The Hellenic Red Cross Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection, accompanied by Euros 4,000, goes to: BURMA VJ - REPORTING FROM A CLOSED COUNTRY (BURMA VJ - REPORTER I ET LUKKET LAND) by Anders Hosbro Ostergaard, Denmark, 2008The Hellenic Red Cross Audience Award for a film under 45’ in the International Selection, accompanied by Euros 2,000 goes to:FLOWERS OF RWANDA (FLORES DE RUANDA) by David Munoz, Spain, 2008The Hellenic Red Cross Audience Award for a Greek film ...

The EDN Award 2009 is presented to Nenad Puhovski and ZagrebDox

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EDN, European Documentary Network, is once again honouring an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture with The EDN Award. This year the award is presented to Nenad Puhovski and ZagrebDox.ZagrebDox is a documentary event initiated by Nenad Puhovski, consisting of a weeklong festival and a financing forum entitled ZagrebDox Pro. Within the five years ZagrebDox has existed, it has reached an amazing audience number of 21.000 and spawned a strong financing for...

11th TDF: OPENING CEREMONY (3/14/2009)

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OPENING CEREMONY The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century enters its second decade as of Friday, March 13, with the Opening Ceremony of the 11th edition at the Olympion Theatre. Stavros Kalafatis, Minister of Macedonia-Thrace, launched the Documentary Festival, and the screening of Chao Gan’s The Red Race followed. Despina Mouzaki, Director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, welcomed the audienc...

11th TDF: GREEK SECTION TRIBUTE

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11th TDF: GREEK SECTION TRIBUTE (2/19/2009) 11th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL - Images of the 21st Century MARCH 13 – 22, 2009 A number of 42 Greek films will be showcased in the 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, allotted between the Official, Panorama and Greek Television sections. These are the most recent films from the local documentary production and are projects that have been funded and produce...

11th TDF: GREEK SECTION TRIBUTE

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11th TDF: GREEK SECTION TRIBUTE (2/19/2009) 11th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL - Images of the 21st Century MARCH 13 – 22, 2009 A number of 42 Greek films will be showcased in the 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, allotted between the Official, Panorama and Greek Television sections. These are the most recent films from the local documentary production and are projects that have been funded and produce...

CRASHFILM (INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL)

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CRASHFEST is an International Festival of Students’ Short Films and is organised for the Film Department, School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Students in a public or private school in Greece and abroad can participate in it.

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

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The 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century (March 13 – 22, 2009) will present approximately 200 documentaries in the event’s flagship OLYMPION and PAVLOS ZANNAS theatres at the festival headquarters in Aristotelous square. Additional screening venues JOHN CASSAVETES, STAVROS TORNES, FRIDA LIAPPA and TONIA MARKETAKI are located at the Thessaloniki pier, within walking distance from the Festival headquarters, the guests’ hotels and the International Doc Market....

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival higlights

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The 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century will take place from the 13th to the 22nd of March 2009. The TDF is carried out every March in Thessaloniki since its inception in 1999 and under the umbrella of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival organization. Through its tributes and retrospectives, the TDF focuses on filmmakers with unique cinematic voices, internationally renowned for their contribution to the documentary genre. Amongst others, the Thessaloni...

Oliver Stone and Emir Kusturica at the 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival (11/19/2008)

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      The unexpected duet of Stone and Kusturica at the No Smoking Band concert, held on Tuesday night at Warehouse C, in the context of the 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, thrilled the crowd of the event. The renowned film director went on stage and marked this unique concert. ...

Opening of the 4th Crossroads Co- Production Forum

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  The 4th Crossroads Co-production Forum, organized by the 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), started on Monday, November 17th, in a warm and friendly atmosphere. This year’s Industry Center is being hosted at the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography. Crossroad’s artistic director, Marie-Pierre Macia, French producer and former director of Cannes’ Directors’ Forthnight, welcomed the guests and said she is very pleased with the program’s progress, which is f...

Opening of the 49th Thessaloniki International Film festival

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The 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) started yesterday, with the opening ceremony being held at the Olympion Theater. This year's opening ceremony has been based on the idea of a journey throughout the history of cinema. Three large screens carried the audience in an exciting trip starting from the Lumière brothers' first images. Konstantinos Kontovrakis, host of the opening ceremony directed by Angelos Frantzis, welcomed the audience and the 49th TIFF's honored guests...

Oliver Stone and Kusturica live rap at Thessaloniki

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The unexpected duet of Stone and Kusturica at the No Smoking Band concert, held on Tuesday night at Warehouse C, following his press conference at the 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, thrilled the crowd of the event. The renowned film director went on stage and marked this unique concert. Faithful to its annual date with cinephiles, the 49th Thessaloniki Film Festival, Greece's grandest and most prestigious event for the 7th art, opened its doors on November the 14th, 2008, bring...

Balkan Fund Awards at Thessaloniki

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For the sixth consecutive year, the Balkan Fund of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival concluded its 3-day Workshop with the participation of 11 pre-selected projects submitted by writers, directors and producers from the Balkan countries. The International Jury consisting of:Christina Kallas, screenwriter/producerRichard Kwietniowski, screenwriter/director Milcho Manchevski, screenwriter/directorSimon Perry, producer and chief executive of the Irish Film BoardRazvan Radulescu, screenwr...

49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival kicked off with the Wrestler

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Faithful to its annual date with cinephiles, the 49th Thessaloniki Film Festival, Greece's grandest and most prestigious event for the 7th art, opens its doors on November the 14th, 2008, bringing about the transformation of the city of Thessaloniki to a youthful hive of life and creative association. Multi-awarded Belgian auteurs Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, heretical Japanese actor and director Takeshi Kitano, unconventional English director Terence Davies, internationally renowned and ...
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