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4. November 2014
by Alexandra Kosma

Thessaloniki: “The Cut” on the Film Festival


Photo: Thessaloniki Film Festival 2014 / The Cut by Fatih Akin

In a sold out hall of the Olympion, the new film directed by Fatih Akin “The Cut“ celebrated its Greek premiere on Sunday evening.The director himself, who was awaited from organisation and audience, could not take part for health reasons. This has clouded the audience’s mood at first, though the film left them enthusiastic. Continue Reading →

3. November 2014
by Alexandra Kosma

Thessaloniki: volunteer helpers. The soul of the film festival

Photo: Volunteer helpers TIFF 2014 © by

Photo: Volunteer helpers TIFF 2014 © by

In all areas of the festival we are seeing people, mostly young, wearing red T-shirts. Sometimes they sit behind a desk, sometimes they run around in the hallways and sometimes they just wait patiently in the film halls, to assist visitors in finding their seats. They are the film festival’s volunteer helpers. Together with the red shirts they have another common feature: the smile. Continue Reading →

31. October 2014
by Alexandra Kosma

Thessaloniki: 55th International Film Festival’s opening act


Thessaloniki Film Festival 2014 opening act

The curtain opens on the International Film Festival in Thessaloniki. With the movie “White God” by Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczó has the largest film festival in Greece officially begun. Continue Reading →

29. October 2014
by Alexandra Kosma

Thessaloniki: Countdown for the 55th International Film Festival

Photo: TIFF 2014 Opening movie

Photo: TIFF 2014 Opening movie “White God” by Kornél Mundruczó

Only few days left until the official opening of the 55th International film festival in Thessaloniki. On Friday, October 31 starts once again the annual grand celebration of alternative cinemas. Continue Reading →

13. March 2014
by Elena Friedrich

Thessaloniki: Documentary Film Festival 2014

2014-Documentary-Filmfestival-Thessaloniki “3,2,1…: Get your program ready!”

Seems as if Berlin’s airport has never been so crowded at 6 am! Restless and tired, but full of couriosity travelers are waiting to have their coffee on their flight straight to Thessaloniki. Meanwhile – just 2 and a half hours away down in the South – Aristoteles Square is getting ready for the opening of the 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival: 14th to 23rd March, 2014. Continue Reading →

4. November 2013
by Maria

Thessaloniki: Film Festival 2013 – Concerts & Thus spoke… Konstantinos Vita

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Konstantinos Vita @ 54th TIFF

The multitalented musician, Kontstantinos Vita, is presenting his work “Transformations” within the parallel events of the 54th Thessaloniki International Film Festival in two seperate concerts at the Vassiliko Theatre on the 4th and 5th of November (22:00). Thus said…

‘Art feeds our spiritual existence – and our spirit needs feeding.’

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