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THESSALONIKI 2022

The 63rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival is ready to blast off

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- The most important Greek film gathering is showcasing almost 200 films this year and will be kicked off by Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans

The 63rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival is ready to blast off
A Piece of Sky by Michael Koch

The 63rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) will run from 3-13 November, both in its usual physical locations, screening almost 200 films, and on its digital platform, which will feature 93 titles. The festival will open with Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans (USA), which won the People’s Choice Award at the latest Toronto International Film Festival (see the news), and it will wrap with the period drama Corsage [+see also:
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by Marie Kreutzer, an Austrian-Luxembourgish-German-French co-production.

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TIFF is hosting four competition sections, starting off with the International Competition, where 11 feature debuts or sophomore films have been selected. All of the films are European co-productions and will be setting their sights on the Golden Alexander. The selection includes A Piece of Sky [+see also:
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by Michael Koch (Switzerland/Germany), Blue Jean [+see also:
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interview: Georgia Oakley
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by Georgia Oakley (UK), The Dam [+see also:
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interview: Ali Cherri
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by Ali Cherri (France/Canada/Sudan/Germany/Serbia), Listen [+see also:
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interview: Maria Douza
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by Maria Douza (Greece/Bulgaria), Narcosis [+see also:
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by Martijn de Jong (Netherlands), Plan 75 [+see also:
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interview: Chie Hayakawa
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by Chie Hayakawa (Japan/France/Philippines/Qatar), Silence 6-9 [+see also:
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interview: Christos Passalis
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by Christos Passalis (Greece), Tengo sueños eléctricos [+see also:
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interview: Valentina Maurel
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by Valentina Maurel (Belgium/France/Costa Rica), Thunder [+see also:
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interview: Carmen Jaquier
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by Carmen Jaquier (Switzerland), To the North [+see also:
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interview: Mihai Mincan
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by Mihai Mincan (Romania/France/Greece/Bulgaria/Czech Republic) and Wolf and Dog [+see also:
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by Cláudia Varejão (Portugal/France).

For the fourth year running, the Meet the Neighbours Competition is welcoming ten films from Southeast Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, with two of them hailing from Greece. The pictures at this edition are Ashkal [+see also:
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by Youssef Chebbi (France/Tunisia), Behind the Haystacks by Asimina Proedrou (Greece/Germany/North Macedonia), Black Stone by Spiros Jacovides (Greece), Dirty, Difficult, Dangerous [+see also:
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interview: Wissam Charaf
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by Wissam Charaf (France/Italy/Lebanon/Qatar/Saudi Arabia), Klondike [+see also:
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interview: Maryna Er Gorbach
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by Maryna Er Gorbach (Ukraine/Turkey), Luxembourg, Luxembourg [+see also:
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interview: Antonio Lukich
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by Antonio Lukich (Ukraine), Safe Place [+see also:
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interview: Juraj Lerotić
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by Juraj Lerotić (Croatia/Slovenia), The Taste of Apples Is Red by Ehab Tarabieh (Israel/Germany), Under the Fig Trees [+see also:
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interview: Erige Sehiri
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by Erige Sehiri (Tunisia/France/Switzerland/Germany/Qatar) and Valeria Is Getting Married by Michal Vinik (Israel/Ukraine).

The >>Film Forward section, which has always been much revered by film lovers, is inviting along 11 movies, including two Greek efforts. The selection includes A Human Position [+see also:
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interview: Anders Emblem
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by Anders Emblem (Norway), A Little Love Package [+see also:
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interview: Gastón Solnicki, Angeliki P…
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by Gastón Solnicki (Austria/Argentina), Bastards by Nikos Pastras (Greece), Dignity by Dimitris Katsimiris (Greece), My Emptiness and I [+see also:
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interview: Adrián Silvestre
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by Adrián Silvestre (Spain), Phantom Project by Roberto Doveris (Chile), Piaffe [+see also:
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interview: Ann Oren
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by Ann Oren (Germany), Retreat by Leon Schwitter (Switzerland), Runner [+see also:
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by Marian Mathias (USA/France/Germany), Tommy Guns [+see also:
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interview: Carlos Conceição
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by Carlos Conceição (Portugal/France/Angola) and Unrest [+see also:
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interview: Cyril Schäublin
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by Cyril Schäublin (Switzerland). Meanwhile, the Immersive/VR Competition is making a dynamic comeback, hosting eight films which will be competing for a €2,000 award.

As for the Greek Film Festival of TIFF, both established and first-time filmmakers will be competing in the First Run and Crossing Borders sections. On the tenth anniversary of the death of Theo Angelopoulos, TIFF pays homage to his debut film, placing the idea of Reconstruction at the very core of this year’s edition. Also, the festival will host a grandiose tribute to the art and the profession of acting, under the title “Time to Act”, featuring a series of master classes delivered by guests from Greece and abroad.

Finally, ten Greek-language and English-language podcasts will take part in the Podcast Competition section of the festival, while the audience will have a chance to enjoy another ten podcasts out of competition. Furthermore, all podcasts will be available to listen to through the festival’s website.

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