58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival
November 02 – November 12 2017
Τhe 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, the largest celebration of cinema in Greece, brings to Thessaloniki the best films from all over the world, cinematic surprises, distinguished guests, tributes and a series of parallel events.
The Thessaloniki International Film Festival has become one of the Southeast Europe’s primary showcases for the work of new and emerging filmmakers. The event features the International Section, a panorama of Greek films, the New Horizons program, the Balkan Survey, and numerous retrospectives and tributes to leading figures in the world of film. The Festival is competitive with the International Section jury awarding several prizes each year, most notably the “Golden Alexander” for Best Feature-Length Film.
Since 1992, the International Thessaloniki Film Festival has striven to present the most innovative independent films from around the world. Components of the Festival include:
- 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 is followed by the presentation of the State Film Awards by the Greek Ministry of Culture.
- The Independence Days non-competitive section is the cutting-edge showcase for the latest trends in independent film production.
- The Balkan Survey, created in 1994, stands as a unique program which offers audiences a window on the cinema of this region of the world.