5th AGORA- THE THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL MARKET
14th to 22nd of November 2009, Thessaloniki, Greece
CALL FOR ENTRIES
The name comes from the ancient Greek word for the marketplace, where public debate and all sorts of interaction, including buying and selling, took place.
The 5th Agora will take place from 14th to 22nd of November 2009, in the context of the 50th Thessaloniki International Film Festival.
Agora is a boutique international industry event offering many ideal networking and trading opportunities for the global film industry in an informal, hospitable, relaxed, but very professional atmosphere. Agora runs parallel to the other TIFF industry related activities: Balkan Fund-TIFF Script Development Fund (14-16.11), The TIFF Agora -Balkan Works in Progress (16.11), the Crossroads- Co Production Forum (16-18.11), and Four Corners - Salonica Studio -Student Workshops (18-22.11).
Participants and Deals:
With the participation of 135 buyers amongst 382 top film professionals (Producers, Distributors, Festival Programmers, Sales Agents, Institution Representatives, Experts) from 40 countries, and more than 2631 screenings of 290 films, the 4th edition of Agora was a highly successful event in which 36 films obtained distribution in 18 different world territories.
The digitally equipped DVD library of the Agora provides a showcase for completed films from the Balkans, Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean aiming to expand trading and networking between professionals from our region and the rest of the world.
Call for entries:
Agora is now accepting feature film submissions, produced, or co produced by any country in this area, completed after 01.01.2008.
Crossroads deadline extension:
We warmly welcome your participation at this year’s Agora as part of a unique film celebration.
For further information please contact:
Margarita Eliopoulou Athena Georgiades
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
9, Alexandras Av., Athens 11473, Greece
tel: +30 210 8706000
fax: +30 210 6448143