63ο THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ||
With great success and a total of 78,000 spectators, the 63rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival called it a wrap
The 63rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival returned to its physical venues with a blast, offering us images that will remain with us long after stepping out of the dark theaters. A total of 78,000 spectators attended the Festival’s screenings, masterclasses and open discussions.
In this year’s edition, 296 screenings were held in physical venues, in compliance with all health & safety protocols in force. In total, 199 full-length and 68 short films were screened, while 93 films were made available on the Festival’s online platform.
Within the framework of Agora’s developmental actions, 405 were carried out, involving 559 professionals of the film industry, both from Greece and abroad. We hope that it won’t be long before this groundwork takes the form of new projects, screenplays and films.
In the course of the eleven-day duration of the Festival, six open to the public masterclass, were hosted, all of them reaching a sold-out, as well as thirteen Agora Talks, targeted to the professionals of the audiovisual field.
More than 3,500 visitors toured the two grand exhibitions of the Festival, “Anaparastasi: Reconstruction, Reenactment, Reconstitution” and “The ‘Sea’ at the Port”.
Within the context of the Immersive-All Around Cinema section, White Dwarf, the interactive virtual reality installation by Yolanda Markopoulou, as well the films competing for the section’s Golden Alexander, recorded a total of more than 1,000 screenings.
The 63rd Thessaloniki Film Festival is a supervised institution, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports and its 63rd edition was held with the Ministry’s support. Invaluable was the contribution offered by the Hellenic Parliament, the Partnership Agreement of the Central Macedonia Regional Operational Program 2014-2020 and MEDIA program. We sincerely thank ERT (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation), official communication sponsor of the Festival, COSMOTE TV, Grand Sponsor of the Festival, Alpha Bank, the Festival’s accessibility sponsor, MasterCard, the Festival’s official payment card, Fischer, the Audience Awards sponsor, Aegean, the Festival’s official air-carrier, and Jameson, for their support. We would also like thank the Municipality of Thessaloniki, the Municipality of Neapoli-Sykies, the Municipality of Pavlos Melas, MOMus-Metropolitan Organization of Museums of Visual Arts, the Ports Public Authority, Th.PA SA, Fraport, Interbus and Ktima Kir-Yianni. ERT is the Festival’s official communication sponsor. Kathimerini, Cineuropa, TV5Monde, TV100 and FM100 are the Festival’s communication sponsors.
We are looking forward to seeing you again at the 25th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, which will be held from March 2 to March 12, 2023.