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TESALÓNICA DOCUMENTALES 2021

El 23° Festival de Documentales de Tesalónica anuncia su selección

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- Con más estrenos que ninguna otra edición anterior, el certamen de documentales más importante de Grecia presentará todo su programa en cines al aire libre y online

El 23° Festival de Documentales de Tesalónica anuncia su selección
Days and Nights of Demetra K., de Eva Stefani

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The 23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (TDF) is ready for its summer and hybrid edition which will run from 24 June to 4 July, both in open air cinemas in Thessaloniki, as well as online. This year will feature more premieres than ever with 13 world, 9 international and 6 European premieres among the 36 documentaries that are featured in all three international competitions.

Twelve documentaries are competing for the Golden Alexander and Special Jury Awards in TDF’s Feature Length International Competition, including three Greek documentaries. The documentaries convey the fragile reality of everyday life in the most remote parts of the world and consist of true stories that exceed the boundaries of imagination. The five world premieres are Days and Nights of Demetra K. by Eva Stefani (Greece), Lost Flowers by Fabrizio Maltese (Luxembourg), Porno Uncle Jim by Stephan Bookas (USA/UK), Singing in the Wilderness by Dongnan Chen (China), and Through the Glass, Three Acts by Christos Barbas (Greece). Furthermore, Wuhan Wuhan by Yung Chang (USA) and When the Olympus Collides with the Pampas by Sol Miraglia and Hugo Manso (Argentina) will be having their international premieres at the festival, while The Bubble [+lee también:
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by Valerie Blankenbyl (Switzerland/Austria), Luchadoras [+lee también:
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by Paola Calvo and Patrick Jassim (Germany/Mexico), Magaluf Ghost Town [+lee también:
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by Miguel Ángel Blanca (Spain/France), and The Return: Life after ISIS by Alba Sotorra Clua (Spain/UK) are having their European premieres in Thessaloniki. Local feature Golden Dawn a Public Affair by Angélique Kourounis (Greece) wraps the selection.

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Furthermore, fourteen documentaries by first-time and sophomore filmmakers are competing in the Newcomers International Competition, for the “Golden Alexander Newcomers Dimitris Eipides” award, in honor of the founder of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. The selection features Acts of Love by Isidore Bethel and Francis Leplay (France/USA), The Count by Jon Blåhed (Sweden), Faith Can Move Mountains by Silje Evensmo Jacobsen (Norway), Gabriela – The German with the Bicycle by Dominikos Ignatiadis (Greece), Invisible [+lee también:
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by Marianna Kakaounaki (Greece), Keep Running by Geting Sun (China), Land of Milk and Honey by Héctor Domínguez-Viguera, Carlos Mora Fuentes, Carlos Mora Fuentes, and Gonzalo Recio (Spain), Little Satchmo by John Alexander (USA), LUX by Raphaël Dubach and Mateo Ybarra (Switzerland), Made in Vain by Michael Klioumis (Greece), On the Other Side by Iván Guarnizo (Colombia/Spain), Sediments [+lee también:
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by Adrián Silvestre (Spain), The Soldier by Nikolaj Møller (Denmark), and Sons of Honour [+lee también:
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by Sophia Luvarà (Netherlands/Italy),

The third international competitive section is >>Film Forward, in which ten films that experiment with the form and method of documentary filmmaking will partake. Some of the docs are Anamnesis [+lee también:
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by Chris Wright and Stefan Kolbe (Germany), Feast [+lee también:
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entrevista: Tim Leyendekker
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by Tim Leyendekker (Netherlands), Landscapes of Resistance [+lee también:
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entrevista: Marta Popivoda
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by Marta Popivoda (Serbia/France/Germany), Memento by Nikos Ziogas (Greece), Miguel’s War [+lee también:
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by Eliane Raheb (Lebanon/Spain/Germany), and The Oleanders by Paola Revenioti (Greece).

There will be a special focus on Greek documentaries, and a total of 72 short and feature-length productions have been selected in various sections, including the international competitions as well as in the Open Horizons, From screen to Screen and Platform sections.

Finally, the Thessaloniki Film Festival celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821, with the launch of a special interactive augmented reality app that brings to life folk paintings of the battles, a film-multimedia installation that offers an inventive depiction of moments from the life and extermination of the Jewish community of Thessaloniki, and a bilingual special edition.

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