Τhe presentation of the research on "Pan-European Film Festivals in Transition? Covid and beyond” was held within the framework of the Agora Talks of the 62nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, at Warehouse C, at the Port of Thessaloniki, on Monday, November 8th.
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The 62nd TIFF’s Agora activities Crossroads Co-production Forum and Agora Works in Progress were successfully completed with the participation of more than 400 film professionals present in Thessaloniki and online on Monday, November 8, 2021. The Agora activities will continue until the end of the 62nd TIFF.
On Saturday November 5th, the screening of Dinos Katsourides’ film What did you do in the war, Thanassi? took place, wrapping up the two universally accessible screenings, held by the 62nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, in collaboration with Alpha Bank, the Festival's accessibility sponsor. Thessaloniki International Film Festival’s aim is once again to share this power of cinema with all viewers. This is the reason why films with audio description [AD: Audio Description] for the blind and visually impaired and with subtitles for the Deaf and hard of hearing [SDH: Subtitles for the Deaf or hard of Hearing], are screened in both theatres and online screenings.
In the framework of the 62nd TIFF Agora events the discussion "SAPOE (Audiovisual Producers’ Association of Greece): Greek producers present Independence in Action. A discussion on films and shootings in Greece" was held on Sunday, November 7th at Takis Kanellopoulos theatre of the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum. Panos Papahadjis, (Argonauts, President), Fenia Kossovitsa, (Blonde, Vice President), Konstantinos Kontovrakis, (Heretic, Secretary), Nikolas Alavanos, (Filmiki), Kostas Kefalas, (Faliro House Productions) participated as speakers on the panel. The discussion was moderated by Amanda Livanou, (Neda Films). Initially, Amanda Livanou presented the speakers, thanked the Festival people by stating that the market is constantly changing and producers are forced to make several adjustments in their work. Then, she gave the floor to Panos Papahadjis, President of SAPOE (Audiovisual Producers’ Association of Greece).
On Sunday, November 7th, at Pavlos Zannas Theatre, the screening of the documentary A Life like a Cinema – Dinos Katsourides, directed by Isavella Mavraki took place, as part of a mini-tribute by the 62nd TIFF to Dinos Katsourides, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of his death. The screening of the film was attended by Isavella Mavraki, the director and lifelong companion of Dinos Katsourides, as well as Kyriakos Hatzimichailidis, the producer of the documentary, who prefaced the film.