Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Years running: 63 (since 1960)

Thessaloniki International Film Festival

One of the Balkans' primary showcases of new and emerging filmmakers.


Thessaloniki is the most important film festival in Greece with familiar atmosphere and interesting sidebars and special events, such as the conference «Distribution and Promotion of European Films». The festival is one of the most important European festivals for up-and-coming directors; the event focuses on innovative forms of narration.


  • Official international competition for first and second full-length feature films
  • Official non-competitive section for Greek films
  • The international informative section «Independence Days», a panorama of films from around the world
  • Retrospectives and Tributes devoted to the work of new and leading international filmmakers
  • A special section dedicated to films from the Balkan region under the name «Balkan Survey»
  • Out of Competition and Special Screenings sections
  • A Co-production Forum and a Film Market


  • Golden Alexander
  • Silver Alexander 
  • Best Director
  • Best Script
  • Best Female/Male performance 
  • Best Artistic Achievements 


  • Films may not be older than 18 months
  • No release in Greece
  • Films are to be over 60 min
  • Film are to be first or second director's feature

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form
  • Send DVD with film or provide a link for an online-screener

Screening Media Type: DCP

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • Director: Mr. Dimitri Eipides
  • President: Pantelis Voulgaris




Official Website



10 Aristotelous Sq., 546 23,
Thessaloniki, Greece

7 Dionysiou Areopagitou St., 2nd FloorAthens, 117 42 Greece

Phone: 30-210 870 60 00
Fax: 30-210 644 81 43


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    July 27, 2022
  • Event Dates
    3 — 13 November 2022
Categories & Fees
  • Deadline — €25

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