THESSALONIKI AGORA MARKET NEWS
- Agora Films in the Rotterdam & Berlin Festivals 2012 -
The Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the Thessaloniki Agora Market present and congratulate the Greek and foreign productions that participate in the 41st edition of the Rotterdam International Film Festival and the 62nd edition of the Berlin International Film Festival.
GREEK FILMS IN THE 41ST ROTTERDAM IFF
L by Babis Makridis - Tiger Competition Awards 2012. L was screened at the Karlovy Vary IFF Works in Progress section in June 2011 in the context of collaboration between the Karlovy Vary and Thessaloniki Festivals.
Alps by Yorgos Lanthimos - Spectrum section
Unfair World by Filippos Tsitos – Spectrum section. Unfair World was screened at the Thessaloniki Agora Market Works in Progress section 2010 during the 51st TIFF, where it won the Post-production Award.
The Boy’s Eating the Bird’s Food by Ektoras Lygizos – Exclusive Preview Screening during Cinemart. The Boy’s Eating the Bird’s Food was screened at the Thessaloniki Agora Market Works in Progress section in November 2011 during the 52nd TIFF.
Hungry Mouth by Argyris Papadimitropoulos (Stefi Productions) and Duncharon by Athina Rachel Tsangari (Haos Films, Faliro House Productions, Maharaja Films & The Match Factory) – Cinemart.
OTHER THESSALONIKI AGORA MARKET FILMS IN THE 41ST ROTTERDAM IFF
Future Lasts Forever by Ozcan Alper (Turkey/Germany/France) – Bright Future 2012.
The film was presented as a project in the Crossroads Co-production Forum 2009 during the 50th TIFF, where it secured its French co-producer.
THESSALONIKI AGORA MARKET FILMS IN THE 62ND BERLIN IFF
Beyond the Hill by Emin Alper (Bulut Films, Turkey/ 2|35 Inc, Greece) - Berlinale Forum 2012.
The film was presented as a project in the Crossroads Co-production Forum 2010 during the 51st TIFF and screened 10 minutes at the Thessaloniki Works in Progress session in 2011 during the 52nd TIFF, winning a special mention from the Works in Progress Jury.
Everybody in Our Family by Radu Jude (Hi Films, Romania/Circe Films, Netherlands) Berlinale Forum 2012. The film was presented as a project in the Crossroads Co-production Forum in 2009 during the 50th TIFF.
Off-White Lies by Maya Kenig (Israel/France) - Generation 14plus section.
The film was a Crossroads Co-production Forum project in 2009 during the 50th TIFF, where it secured its French co-producer. It was also presented at the Thessaloniki Works in Progress sessions in 2010 during the 51st TIFF.
In addition, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival Agora Market would like to draw your attention to the 2 following directors and films participating in this year’s Berlinale:
Spyros Stathoulopoulos with the film Meteora , screened in the Competition section. Meteora was shot in Greece and it is a German/Greek co-production. Spyros Stathoulopoulos’ first feature film, PVC-1, won the Golden Alexander at the 50th Thessaloniki International Film Festival in 2009.
Angelos Abazoglou with the film Mustafa’s Sweet Dreams, a Greek/UK co-production to be screened in the Generation’s 14plus section. Angelos Abazoglou’s documentaries have been featured regularly at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century.