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Alexander Payne Premieres New Film at Thessaloniki Festival

Acclaimed Greek-American director and screenwriter Alexander Payne presented his new film, The Holdovers, at a packed Olympion theater during the 64th Thessaloniki International Film Festival on Sunday, November 5th. This is Payne's first period film, set in the 1970s, and...

Thessaloniki Film Festival Joins European Festivals Alliance

The Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) has joined Smart 7, a new cooperation network of seven European film festivals aiming to further European film innovation and culture. The network was launched as an alliance to meet the current needs of...

Spielberg Drama To Open Thessaloniki Film Festival

Steven Spielberg's latest film "The Fabelmans" will be the opening film of this year's Thessaloniki International Film Festival on November 3. "The Fabelmans" is the most personal and confessional film of Steven Spielberg's entire career. Critics consider it a touching...

Greek-American Director Tackles Oppression and Race in Award-Winning Movie

The short film "Butterfly" by Greek-American director Lazarus Lazarides will be shown at the Maryland Film Festival on Friday.

The 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival Launches Virtually

The 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) launched virtually on Thursday, as the opening film was projected onto a screen in an empty room in the Olympion theater due to the coronavirus. Organizers of TIFF recognized the importance of film...

Thessaloniki International Film Festival Celebrates 60th Anniversary

This year the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) will celebrate its 60th anniversary this year, but organizers have pledged to look forward into the future, rather than looking back into the past. The gala anniversary will also feature the addition...

Thessaloniki International Film Festival Award Goes to Iceland's 'Rams'

The winner of the 56th Thessaloniki International Film Festival was Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson with his film 'Rams'. Hákonarson wrote and directed the film. The movie celebrates the bonds between man and animal, especially in isolated areas, and is based with authenticity on...

55th Thessaloniki International Film Festival Awards

The 55th Thessaloniki International Film Festival was completed yesterday in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece. The festival ended with the traditional award ceremony, celebrating the best films of the year. “Perpetual Sadness,” directed by Mexican Jorge Perez Solano, took the...

Urban Survivors at Athens International Airport

Doctors Without Borders and the Athens International Airport invite visitors to a different photographic voyage to the margin of contemporary cities. The exhibit, Urban Survivors,  will run from May 13 to August 30, and will present the works of...

Greek-American Director Alexander Payne at 52nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival!

The 52nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival began with films and ceremonies in the Olympion Theater, on Friday the 4th until Saturday the 12th of November. The opening film of the festival is "The Descendants" the fifth film directed by Greek-American...