The TDF - Thessaloniki Documentary Festival is an international Festival of films and videos, taking place annually in the month of March in Thessaloniki, Greece. The 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival is to be held from the 1st to the 10th of March 2019.
31 short and 50 feature Greek documentaries will be screened in the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Two of them participate in the event’s International Competition section, 28 in the various International Program sections, 12 in TDF’s new segment “From screen to Screen” and 39 in the latest addition section titled “Platform”.
Following the latest collaboration between the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Distant Barking of Dogs by the Danish filmmaker Simon Lereng Wilmont that won the Golden Alexander award in the 20th TDF last March became automatically eligible for the Best Feature Documentary Oscar® and additionally made it to the short list of 15 documentaries that were selected as contenders for the 91st Academy Awards® out of 166 films that were...
We pass by people, objects and stray animals in the street, as if they were not visible. The documentaries reveal the hidden stories, the obscure aspects of people and situations. They reveal what we do not see at first glance.
From crucial political and environmental issues to female sexuality and antiquities trade, seven of the most powerful documentaries that will be screened in the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival capture and explore the multifaceted kaleidoscope of human reality.
Oscar-winning Greek-American director Louie Psihoyos is given a carte blanche in the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival to select his favorite films. Psihoyios will attend this year’s edition to receive the festival’s top honorary award, the Golden Alexander, as well as to present the carte blanche films and a special screening of his documentary The Cove (2009, Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature).
The International Competition section of the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival discovers the boldest new voices of contemporary documentary filmmaking, presenting the first or second films by the most promising directors from all over the world. It is worth noting that the TDF is included -along with 28 leading film festivals- in the Documentary Feature Qualifying Festival List established by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Thus the documentary that wins TDF’s Golden...
The countdown for the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (March 1-10, 2019) begins with the tribute “Why Look at Animals”, dedicated to the special relationship between humans and animals.
The tribute is inspired by the same titled essay by the iconic British art critic, author and painter John Berger (1926-2017) and presents a selection of poignant documentaries that explore the various aspects of the interaction between man and animal.