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Balkan Films in the 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival Line-Up
2 November 2016
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Faithful to its established annual appointment, the 57th  edition of Thessaloniki International Film Festival will open its gates on Thursday, November 3rd 2016. A very rich program of international and Greek feature and short films, masterclasses and parallel events, promises to offer once again a unique experience to the audience of the festival which will run until the 13th of November.

The line up will start off with the film Paterson by Jim Jarmusch and the film The Dancer by  Stéphanie Di Giusto will be screened at the closing ceremony.

The five-member International Jury called to judge the films of the International Competition section and to award the Golden and Silver Alexanders plus a number of additional awards, is composed of: the Jury President Amir Naderi from Iran, Director and Screenwriter, Tunisian  Director of photography Sofian El Fani, French  screenwriter Frédérique Moreau, Peter Scarlet from USA,  consultant, producer and film curator and Greek director and professor Eva Stefani.

The three-member FIPRESCI Jury called to judge films in the International Competition and the Greek Film Festival premieres is composed of the Jury President Aleksander Huser from Norway, Ahmet Gürata from Turkey and Ifigenia Kalantzi from Greece.

I Still Hide to Smoke by Rayhana

The Balkan Films that will screen in the 57th edition of Thessaloniki International Film Festival are the following:

International Competition


First Run

Alcibiades the Untamed Student of Socrates by Dimitris Makris, Greece,2016,103΄
Common Ground by Penny Bouska, Greece, 2016,64΄
Kissing? by Yannis Korres, Greece,2016,74΄
The Story of the Green Line by Panicos Chrysanthou, Cyprus, Greece, 2016,115΄
Thread by The Boy, Greece,2016,94΄

Istanbul Story by Fotini Siskopoulou

Greeks of Diaspora

42 Seconds of Happiness by Christina Kallas, USA, 2015, 95΄
A Beautiful Day by Phedon Papamichael, USA, 2016,21΄
Joe Cinque΄s Consolation by Sotiris Dounoukos, Australia, 2016, 102΄
Tracktown by Alexia Pappas & Jeremy Teicher, USA, 2016, 88΄

A Second View

Cloudy  Sunday by Manoussos Manoussakis, Greece,2015,118΄

Suntan by Argyris Papadimitropoulos

Short Film, Long Run

Flowers and Bottoms by Christos Massalas, Greece, 2016, 6΄
Manodopera by Loukianos Moschonas, Greece , 2016, 29΄
Sandy Beach by Thanos Papastergiou, Greece , 2016,12’ 

PAOK FC Documentary Screening 

Cinema for all Screenings

Open Horizons

>>Film Forward

Oscuro Animal by Felipe Guerrero, Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Greece,2016,107΄

Out of Competition

Youth Screen

Semele by Myrsini Aristidou, USA, Greece, Cyprus, 2015,14΄

Panhellenic Film Critics Association Screenings 

The Sping Gathering by Dimos Avdeliodis, Greece, 1999, 178΄
The Ones Across by George Panousopoulos, Greece, 1981, 121΄

For more information please visit TIFF Official Website
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