Six distinguished guests, from Greece and abroad, will land in Thessaloniki to share their valuable knowledge and experiences in a series of masterclasses focusing on acting, that will be held from Wednesday November 9 to Friday November 11, at Pavlos Zannas theatre of the Olympion complex. The masterclasses are open to the public on a first-come-first-served basis.
Tribute to Actors
TIME TO ACT
Debbie McWilliams, the top-notch casting director of the James Bond movies, along with the “generation next” represented by Jemima McWilliams, renowned agent Laurent Grégoire, who served as the source of inspiration for the phenomenal series Call my Agent that we all enjoyed on Netflix, legendary Greek actress Themis Bazaka, as well as the acclaimed Greek casting directors Sofia Dimopoulou and Makis Gazis, are the 63rd Thessaloniki Film Festival guests, within the framework of the large-scale tribute “Time to Act”, dedicated to the art and the profession of acting. This fascinating three-day tribute is riddled with masterclasses, workshops and discussions that delve into the actors and their work: How do they select a script, how do they go through the casting process, how do they approach their role. In addition, in the program Meet the Future, we will cast a glance at the upcoming talents of Greek cinema’s future.
Meet the Future section, the Festival’s initiative that builds a bridge between Greek Cinema and Agora, aiming at bringing forth each year a different branch of Greek cinema’s professionals, by promoting their work and providing valuable tools for their pitching and networking in the international stage, is part of the “Time to Act” tribute. In this year’s edition, the torch is passed on to some of the most highly praised names of young and upcoming actors and actresses, who have already made their first steps in Greek cinema and are bound to find themselves in the spotlight of attention in the years to come.