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Thessaloniki International Film Festival

In November, Thessaloniki – the arts city – becomes the centre of international filmmaking. Great Greek and foreign artists arrive in large numbers to compete on their art, adding to the everlasting glamour of this great city.
The festival was established in 1960; it has since then remained in the centre of the Greek film production and has provided the means for promoting great film producers.

The festival was created with a view to boosting the efforts of newcomers who presented their first or second film. Later on, acknowledged filmmakers also took part in it and a special tribute is now made each year to some outstanding film director. Locals, students and visitors alike flow in for screenings, actively participating at a lively pace in all the events.



In 1992 the festival turned international. It has earned a prestigious place in the world of filmmakers who honour it with their work as well as their presence.

The International Film Festival is the most important one in southeast Europe, a great cultural event and at the same time a big celebration. People involved in the arts look forward to travelling to this amazing city and to renewing their friendships, sharing their experiences and of course enjoying nightlife. Thessaloniki is in itself an attraction for film-makers and travellers alike, what with the White Tower, its fascinating haunts, numerous sights and a unique atmosphere!



For more information, please visit the official site of the Thessaloniki Film Festival.

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