Film festival

The International Thessaloniki Film Festival has become the Balkans primary showcase for the work of new and emerging filmmakers, as well as the leading film festival in the region. The event features the International Section, the panorama of Greek films, the Independence Days program, the Balkan Survey, and numerous retrospectives and tributes to leading figures in the world of film.

Since 1992, the International Thessaloniki Film Festival has striven to present the most innovative independent films from around the world.

The International Competition section consists of new directors' first or second films. The non-competitive panorama of Greek films, an overview of the recent local production, followed by the presentation of the State Film Awards by the Greek Ministry of Culture.

Independence Days non-competitive section is the cutting-edge showcase for the latest trends in independent film production.

As a major film event in Greece and the greater Southern European region, hosts a valuable selection of approximately 250 300 films.

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