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After the success of the new podcast section at the 23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival -in total, 3,500 listeners from all over the world enjoyed the podcasts that participated in the section-, the 62nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival (November 4 – 14) invites podcasters from Greece and abroad to submit their podcasts for the podcast section. 

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The Festival del film Locarno and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival are launching applications call for ‘Industry Academy’, a joint initiative aiming to give a significant boost to the careers of new film professionals from South East Europe, the Middle East, Northern Africa and the Mediterranean countries in priority, but it will also include international participants from the Locarno Industry Academy’s partner regions (Europe, Latin America, Switzerland and USA).

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On Saturday July 3rd, the premiere of the short films directed by the incredible duo of American directors and brothers, Lewie & Noah Kloster, was held on the M2 Building roof of the Megaro Mousikis of Thessaloniki, in a windy movie night under the stars and by the sea. Lewie & Noah Kloster, who are experimenting with animation documentary in a unique way, landed in Thessaloniki to meet the audience in a memorable night.

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The 23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival came to an end. This year’s successful edition was a hybrid event with online screenings in March (4-14/3), tributes and educational screenings during the spring and with online and on-site screenings from June 24 to July 4, 2021. Cinephiles and filmmakers met again, one and a half year later, in cinemas, the natural space for a Festival, in a state of anticipation, joy and emotion. During the ten days of the festival, 92 films were screened at nine open-air theaters and 142 films were screened online.

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Every year Agora invites film specialists to share their practices and expertise with the Festival audience. On Friday July 2nd, Hanka Kastelicová, documentary producer, HBO Europe – Czech Republic, delivered a presentation in the context of Agora Talks. She talked, among others, about HBO Europe co-productions and the kind of projects the company searches for.

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