The visual identity of the 64th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

The poster of the 64th Thessaloniki International Film Festival (2-12/11/2023) bears the signature of the beloved visual artist Vassilis Selimas. 

The reasoning behind the poster of the 64th TIFF:

A child is standing in the middle of a room, surrounded by stage props. They are floating around the child, creating a cinematic universe, an imaginary world inhabited by magical creatures, ghosts and unreachable ideas. The child is reflecting all the things we have forgotten we once were. Alluding to magical realism, the Festival’s posters invite us to explore everything from scratch, through the gaze of the child. 

The original work (acrylic on canvas) by the visual artist  and will be showcased within the framework of the 64th TIFF. The artist will concede his work to the Festival, so that it would be placed under auction, all revenues of which will be channeled for public benefit purposes. 

The artist’s bio

Vassilis Selimas is a visual artist. Born in Agrinio in 1983, he studied at AUTh’s Faculty of Fine Arts. He has hosted 4 individual exhibitions (Frissiras, Ikastikos Kiklos etc.), also having taken part in many collective exhibitions. His works can be found in many private collections both in Greece and abroad (Collection of Antonis and Azia Chatziioannou, Collection of G. Vogiatzoglou etc.) Since 2016, he has been working as an illustrator for many publishing houses (Pataki, Ikaros, Kaktos, Papadopoulos, among others), having snatched honorary distinctions in the Greek Department of the International Board on Books for Young People Awards and the Greek Visual Communication Design Awards, also earning a nomination for the State Award for Best Children’s Book. His stint in theatre involved working as a set designer and an animator (Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Hippo Theatre Group, Agrinio Municipal and Regional Theatre etc.). He is also working as a painting teacher for children at a preschool age and elementary school pupils, having collaborated with many schools in Greece in the hosting of moving image workshops.