THESSALONIKI -- Cinema no matter what, festival no matter what. The 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival is back in online business, from 5 to 15 November 2020, with indie cinema from all over the world, the best movies of the recent Greek film production, breathtaking tributes, and subversive films that will carry us to the four corners of the horizon, amidst these unforeseeable and unprecedented days we’re living in. We are welcoming you at www.filmfestival.gr, where 177 movies are in store for you to watch.
“Ever since February 2020, our dystopian everyday life seems to be the work of a sci-fi screenwriter. Thessaloniki Film Festival bears no exception of course, but at the same time it has proved to be a feisty and resilient institution. Following in the footsteps of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival held last March, the 61st Thessaloniki Film Festival will take place, no matter what. We owe it to the audience, to the filmmakers, to the cinema industry, to our team. Cinema by any means, cinema at any given place… to light up our days and nights” points out TIFF’s General Director, Elise Jalladeau.
“As we wheel out the Festival’s online version, we don’t cease to seek new theoretical tools to interpret not only cinema and the arts, but also the very reality that surrounds us. We set up visual art events in Thessaloniki’s public space; we plan alternative solutions for all our Festival’s upcoming actions. Our motto “Cinema, no matter what” is a means for love and understanding, a way for us to lay down some rules of our own, over the ones imposed by the new coronavirus, a reaction against the reversed world we have immersed in” says TIFF’s Artistic Director, Orestis Andreadakis.
The 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival prepared, instead of the traditional press conference, a video expressing the times we live in and our hope that cinema will, once more, bring us closer together:
Every film is available for a limited number of viewings exclusively destined for users residing in Greece. Tickets for online screenings cannot be returned of cancelled.