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Awards of the 57th Thessaloniki IFF

  The Awards of the 57th THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL were announce last night, after ten days of a successful 57th edition. Here are teh awarded in all section:    The International Jury of the 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of:   Amir Naderi, Director, Iran - Jury President Sofian El Fani, Director of photography, Tunisia Frédérique Moreau, Screenwriter, France Peter Scarlet, Consultant, p...

57 Thessaloniki Festival opened last night

The 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival opened last night with an original and fresh start for the new director of the festival, Greek Film critic, editor and former Athens Film Festival Director Orestis Andreadakis, who took her from Dimitri Eipides at the beginning of the year.      At the historic Olympion Theatre, the ceremony hosted Greek actors Themis Batzaka and Stelios Mainas, who managed with spot on jokes and great vibe to welcome the audience and speak ab...

Thessaloniki IFF 2016: Full line up

The 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival is just days away, starting this coming Thursday. The full line-up was announced las week in teh official press conference. The festival will open on Thursday night with Jim Jarmusch's latest film 'Paterson', continuing its festival circuit journey after premiering in Cannes last May. The film stars Adam Driver and tells the story of a bus driver in New Jersey who secretly aspires to become a poet.  The festival runs Novembe...

Thessaloniki IFF 2015: Open Horizons Programme

  The Section Open Horizons of the 56th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, which takes place November 6 - 15 November 2015 is for another year a first class selection of films that marked huge success in the film festival circuit and beyond. With titles including the Cannes' most discussed trilogy Arabian Nights, Michel Franco's (After Lucia) second feature Chronic, starring Tim Roth in a magnificent performance, Joachim Trier's (Oslo, August 31st) Louder Than Bombs, t...

"The Martini Effect" to play Thess Film Festival in Greece!

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"The Martini Effect" was selected to the 8th Thess International Film Festival for October 25-29, 2014 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Festival director Yiannis Zachopoulos received over 1,000 entries for this edition of the festival. "The Martini Effect" tells the story of a couple who is "underwater" on their home and unable to pay their mortgage due to some personal problems and bad choices. The film was made on land in Los Angeles and Malibu with the Canon C300 by DP/E...

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   ...

THE RETURN OF DOMINIQUE DELADOOR

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Director: ZACHOS SAMOLADAS.
Secret agent Dominick Deladoor wakes up after being in coma for 6 years. His memory progressively comes back and with that comes trouble. However in the world of secret services what appears is not always what it seems to be. Who is John Valos, and why is Valos so eager to kill Deladoor? And in the end what is the role of Dominick’s father?

DARK LEGEND

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Director: ZACHOS SAMOLADAS.
DARK LEGEND is the fourth film of director ZAHOS SAMOLADAS. The film goes back to the roots of vampirism, Lamia and the ancient fables of Greece. It is the story of two brothers with leathal forces, two vampires Manoyil and Drakon, both children of Lamia. Their different origin, separates them in the path that leads to the dark side of their existence. The snob and vicious Drakon, wants simply to dominate on all mortal and immortal and Manoyil the son of a mortal, who wants to collaborate with humans. Between them two women, Thalia and Niki accept the call of the night creatures. But the moral code of Manoyil brings him confronted with his dark substance. In the path of history and Time Manuel will fall in love with Niki a girl that saves from the death from the hands of Germans in 1943, and the pain. Two vampires that become the terror of their opponents and will keep up to the end their scary secret.

6th CRASHFEST - Call for Entries

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CALLFOR ENTRIESΠΡΟΣΚΛΗΣΗ ΣΥΜΜΕΤΟΧΗΣ 6thCrashfest InternationalShort Film Festival  1.Call for entries to the TV Spot competition The 6thCrashfest, that will take place in Thessaloniki,Greece, 27-28-29May, 2011, invites you to submit your TV spot to the TV Spot Competition.The TVspot must be 20 seconds long, out of which the four (4) last seconds must be “6thCRASHFEST - International Short Film Festival.The deadline is April, the 15th,2011.Rulles of entry 2011: http://cras...

5th CRASHFEST

5thCrashfest International Festival of Students’ Short Films 1.Call for entries Callfor entries in the TV Spot competition The 5thCrashfest, that will take place in Thessaloniki,Greece, 28-29-30May, 2010, invites you to submit your TV spot to the TV Spot Competition.The TVspot must be 20 seconds long, out of which the four (4) last seconds must be “5thCRASHFEST - International Festival of Students’ Short Film

Rencontre avec Marc Wolfensberg, réalisateur de « la cité du Pétrole » (Oil Rocks-City about the sea)

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 Suisse de nationalité, cet homme de 38 ans, père de quatre enfants, au large sourire, est avant tout un journaliste et tiens à le rester pour pouvoir initier ses documentaires. Il a couvert l'actualité en ex Union Soviétique et au Moyen Orientpour plusieurs médias francophones, dirigé le bureau de l'agence de presse américaine Bloomberg à Téhéran de 2005 à 2007. Pour son premier documentaire, il nous emmène là où personne n'a jamais été autorisé à aller, sur la plus grande p...

European Documentary Network (EDN) Award Ceremony

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  On Friday, March 19, the European Documentary Network (EDN) held its ‘Award Ceremony', during the 12th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century. Until now, the EDN honoured European personalities and organisations which made a great contribution to documentary film industry.  This year, however, the Award was given to the Iranian Documentary Filmmakers' Association (IRDFA). Hanne Skjodt, director of EDN, spoke on behalf of her organisation, referring to th...

European Documentary Network (EDN) Award Ceremony

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On Friday, March 19, the European Documentary Network (EDN) held its ‘Award Ceremony', during the 12th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century. Until now, the EDN honoured European personalities and organisations which made a great contribution to documentary film industry.  This year, however, the Award was given to the Iranian Documentary Filmmakers' Association (IRDFA).Hanne Skjodt, director of EDN, spoke on behalf of her organisation, referring to the decision to w...

Vent de liberté

Vent de liberté

Interview with Yianna Sarri, Head of the Doc Market

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What's new in the market this year? The big difference this year is that all the documentaries are digitalised now, so all the buyers but also the press and the guests can see the documentary films anytime they want in individual rooms. Priority given to the buyers of course! There are 479 documentaries available in the market, both from the festival's selection and other documentary films from major production companies, with more than 60 interested buyers.  This year, 20 new buyers from Europ...

Interview with Yianna Sarri, Head of the Doc Market

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What's new in the market this year? The big difference this year is that all the documentaries are digitalised now, so all the buyers but also the press and the guests can see the documentary films anytime they want in individual rooms. Priority given to the buyers of course! There are 479 documentaries available in the market, both from the festival's selection and other documentary films from major production companies, with more than 60 interested buyers.  This year, 20 new buyers ...

Six Weeks: A Short Film by Marcin Janos Krawczyk, Poland 2009

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 Six weeks is the period in which mothers in Poland must decide whether or not they want to give up their parental rights.  Six weeks from when the baby is born up until the final decision.  The doubts, the moments of grief, the ‘I have no other choice', hesitancies, the rules that only allow the biological mother to contact the child after 10 years, the discussions with the psychologist, and lastly the child's point of view. This very short documentary, only 18 minutes, follows a story...

Les Arrivants de Claires Bories et Patrice Chagnard. France 2009. Sortie salle le 7 avril.

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   Six mois à la CAFDA. Non, ce n'est pas une peine de prison ! La CAFDA c'est le centre de coordination pour l'accueil des familles demandeuses d'asile en France et  six mois, c'est le temps passé par les réalisateurs à suivre plus particulièrement deux assistantes sociales en charge de recevoir et d'aider ces familles, débarquant de tous les coins du monde et ne parlant ni un mot de français, ni deux d'anglais. Caroline et Colette sont confrontées tous les jours a  à ces arri...

Audience Votes So far

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   Foreign documentary films over 45mn: 1. A MOTHER'S COURAGE: TALKING BACK TO AUTISM (Former title: The Sunshine Boy) (Iceland, 2009) Fridrik Thor Fridriksson 2. MONICA AND DAVID (USA, 2009) Alexandra Codina 3. DREAMLAND (Iceland, 2009) Thorfinnur Gudnason, Andri Snaer Magnason   Foreign documentary films under 45mn: 1. ODYSSEAS (Greece, 2010) Vahagn Karapetyan 2. SIX WEEKS (Poland, 2009) Marcin Janos Krawczyk 3. THE LAST TRUCK ...

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