The educational programs of the International Film Festival of Thessaloniki, which are sponsored primarily by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education, aim at...
A suitcase full of Cinema, the CineValise kicks off its journey from the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum, heading to elementary schools all over Greece, inviting children and teachers to grasp the history and the magic of cinema, through fun-filled activities and creative games.
The Thessaloniki Film Festival participates in the design and implementation of the educational platform "nextus", which is carried out within the framework of the MEDIA "CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAMME - MEDIA SUB-PROGRAMME SUPPORT TO FILM EDUCATION", in collaboration with the partners: PLAN SLU (SPAIN), DOK. Fest Munich (GERMANY).
Erasmus + “We are film makers”
The WAF educational programme is implemented in the course of the 2020-2022 period by three cultural institutions, the Marseille Documentary Film Festival, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, the Madrid Film Archive and three different schools, the High School of Arts in Thessaloniki, the General High School Marseilleveyre in Marseille and IES San Isidro in Madrid.
Schools go to cinema
This program has been in effect since 2001 and all screenings are held in the “Olympion” building, which is the base of T.I.F.F. in Thessaloniki. It involves films officially approved by the Ministry of Education for grade school, junior high and high school students. The films are selected by our department based on the age range of the audience and the suitability of the content, as well as their artistic qualities.
The educational programs aim, through the interactive, hands-on activities on offer, in converting cinema into an alternative education tool and source of knowledge.
The Thessaloniki International Film Festival starting from the 44th annual film festival in November 2003, designed and ran a program of masterclasses and open discussions. The aim of these programs is to promote contact between film students and young film professionals and world acclaimed personalities of the industry (directors, scriptwriters, actors, directors of photography, producers, distributors, market people, as well professionals in advanced technological developments of media forms).
FILM VAULT is a digital learning environment promoting ways in which Film Education may become a key element in school curricula. It is one of the creative outcomes of EUforia Programme, the transnational cultural partnership between the Thessaloniki International Festival, SAN and Laterna Magica, made possible through funding by European Commission’s MEDIA program.