Project "Spaces"



Thessaloniki International Film Festival presents the project “Spaces”. TIFF has asked renowned directors from all over the world to shoot a short film at home, during the coronavirus crisis. Thus far, 14 directors have confirmed their participation, but the list is getting longer. “Spaces” is one of the first works of art commissioned as a response to the coronavirus situation.

The project is inspired by the book “Species of Spaces” by Georges Perec. The idea is to create a film at home, using the environment, the people or the animals in that space. The only outdoor areas that may be used are outdoor living spaces, such as the terrace, the garden, the balcony and the stairwell.

The Festival has approached important directors from all over the world, asking them to make their own short film. TIFF would like to thank the filmmakers for accepting to participate and share with the audience their view of their world.

The directors participating in the international section of “Spaces” are:


Top Canadian filmmaker of independent cinema, Denis Côté

Multi-awarded Romanian director Radu Jude

Renowned American actor and director John C. Lynch

Subversive Catalan filmmaker and artist, Albert Serra

Hungarian director, winner of the Golden Bear in Berlinale, Ildikó Enyedi

Great Chinese artist, Jia Zhangke

Beloved Palestinian director and scriptwriter Annemarie Jacir

The American-Israeli director of the Advocate, who won the Golden Alexander award in Thessaloniki, Rachel Leah Jones

Nanouk Leopold, one of the most important figures of Dutch cinema

Tarik Aktaş, one of the strongest new voices of Turkish cinema

Teona Mitevska, the LUX award winner director from North Macedonia

Victor Moreno, up-and-coming director of Spanish cinema

Mateo Bendesky, one of the voices of new Argentinian cinema

Canadian Yung Chang, director of This is not a Movie for Robert Fisk


Part 1 of the project, titled “Spaces 1” with the films of 8 top Greek directors can be found on the YouTube Channel of TIFF. The directors participating in “Spaces 1” are: Rinio Dragasaki, Marianna Economou, Giorgos Georgopoulos, Zacharias Mavroeidis, Minos Nikolakakis, Stavros Pamballis, Stavros Psillakis, Syllas Tzoumerkas.


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