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Thessaloniki International Film Festival September 23, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Movies Life Greek.
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47th  INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL
November 17-26 2006

The Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), spearheaded by President Georges Corraface and Director Despina Mouzaki, continuing its tradition of playing a major role on the world stage, has long established itself as South-Eastern Europe’s primary showcase for the work of new and emerging filmmakers, as well as the leading film festival in the region. Building on its success, TIFF will make its presence strongly felt at Cannes this year through several initiatives.

For the first time, TIFF will operate a pavilion at the International Village, in cooperation with the Greek Film Centre, providing Greek filmmakers a window on the world market. At the same time, it gives foreign filmmakers as well as buyers and producers the chance to get better acquainted with the Festival and all it has to offer. The TIFF-GFC pavilion will be available to all Greek film professionals for their business meetings, acting as a nucleus for the promotion of Greece and Greek cinema to the world.

A party hosted by TIFF for invited film professionals and journalists will be held at the Carlton Hotel, on Nikki Beach on May 23, at which part of the program of the 47th Festival will be announced.

Since its inception, the International Thessaloniki Film Festival has striven to present the most innovative independent films from around the world. The 47th edition will be held in Thessaloniki, November 17-26. The main sections of the festival remain roughly the same as in the recent past with the Official International Programme consisting of Competition and Out-of-Competition sections as well as Special Screenings.

The International Competition Section, programmed by Despina Mouzaki, caters to first or second features by new and emerging filmmakers. Fourteen to sixteen feature films will vie for the two main awards: the Golden and the Silver Alexander, each carrying a € 37,000 and € 22,000 prize respectively. Other awards include Best Director, Screenplay, Actor, Actress and Artistic Contribution plus the Audience awards.

For additional information > http://www.filmfestival.gr/index_uk.htm

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