In 1998 the International Thessaloniki Film Festival achieved two of its main goals: it started functioning within a new legislative framework, thus safeguarding its autonomy, and it acquired its own permanent venue in Thessaloniki, the historic Olympion cinema complex.
Under these circumstances the Festival changed from being the organizer of a single festival, however important, to undertake the programming of a series of cinema events throughout the year, not only in its two main venues in Thessaloniki, the Olympion and the Pavlos Zannas cinemas, but also in Athens and in other cities around Greece.

Thanks to this new framework, the Olympion operates throughout the year presenting the most interesting films of modern-day production, plus tributes to great filmmakers and programmes dedicated to contemporary film production from around the world. Another important activity is a series of educational programmes which aspire to form a new generation of film viewers and familiarize the young audiences with the technique and art of filmmaking.

Apart from the main festival, three important events were added to the ITFF permanent calendar: an international documentary festival, a festival dedicated to films on dance and choreography and a student film festival -related to the educational programme previously mentioned.

In its new endeavor the Festival has established a close collaboration with various local and international film institutions, with cultural, educational and social organizations, as well as with embassies and foreign cultural institutions in Greece.

 

HOW TO REACH US:

Athens address:

Thessaloniki International Film Festival
9, Álexandras Avenue
11473 Athens, Greece

Tel: (30 210) 87 06 000
Fax: (30 210) 64 48 143

International Programme Co-ordination: program@filmfestival.gr

Documentary Festival: kaklamani-program@filmfestival.gr

Independence Days Section: hatzakou-program@filmfestival.gr

International Press: coordination@filmfestival.gr

Other enquiries: info@filmfestival.gr

Thessaloniki Address:

Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Olympion Cinema
10 Aristotelous Sq.
546 23 Thessaloniki
Greece

Tel: (30 2310) 37 84 00
Fax: (30 2310) 28 57 59

Guest Office: guest@filmfestival.gr

Press Office: press@filmfestival.gr


BOARD OF DIRECTORS - THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL

PRESIDENT: GEORGES CORRAFACE
VICE PRESIDENT / FESTIVAL DIRECTOR:
DESPINA MOUZAKI

MEMBERS:
DIMITRA ARGYROU, member
Film and Audiovisual Media Department Supervisor, Hellenic Ministry of Culture

ANDONIS GYFTOPOULOS, member
Municipal Councillor of Thessaloniki

EVA KAILI, surrogate member
Municipal Councillor of Thessaloniki

NIKOS KASSIMATIS, member
Managing Director, Thessaloniki International Fair S.A.

YIANNIS CHRYSAFIS, surrogate member
Representative, Thessaloniki International Fair S.A.

 

 




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