In the Cut: Editing and its Secrets

The real scissorhands of cinema take center stage at the large-scale tribute of the 62nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival (4-14 November 2021) “In the Cut: Editing and its Secrets”. Nine top-notch editors from Greece and all over the world have accepted the Festival’s invitation and land in Thessaloniki, ready to share their valuable experience with the audience. Masterclasses, seminars, workshops, carte blanche to the invitees, as well a special bilingual edition, make up a unique tribute to one of the most pivotal stages of the fi lmmaking process. The Meet the Future initiative, entirely dedicated to film editing and held for the third consecutive year, is also part of the rich and multilayered tribute of the Festival.

 

All talks are open to the audience, attendants will enter in order of priority. Entrance will only be allowed to persons who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 or have contracted the virus within the last six months. All talks will take place at the Pavlos Zannas theatre.

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The Festival grants carte blanche to all its distinguished guests to each select a fi lm they deem as iconic to the art of editing or highly influential to their career. The editors invited by the Festival will present the carte blanche films to the audience, including, among others, masterpieces by Andrei Tarkovsky, Alain Resnais, Stanley Kubrick and Sam Peckinpah, in screenings held within the context of this year’s Festival.

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Meet the Future initiative, entirely dedicated to film editing and held for the third consecutive year, is also part of the rich and multilayered tribute of the Festival. The younger generation of film editors from Greece, currently on their way to leave their mark on the national and international scene, will be given useful guidance and invaluable advice from the cream of the crop in the field. 

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The Festival publishes a special two-language edition, mapping the course and exploring the secrets of the art of montage. 

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