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Country profile: Greece

Country profile: Greece

27 December 2020

Thessaloniki’s Agora launches Agora Series

Thessaloniki 2022 – Agora

Thessaloniki’s Agora launches Agora Series

The industry section of the gathering’s 63rd edition is kicking off a section dedicated to series and pressing on with its successful initiatives  

26 October 2022

Thessaloniki’s Agora unveils its Works in Progress

Thessaloniki 2022 – Agora

Thessaloniki’s Agora unveils its Works in Progress

Eight film projects in post-production will be presented to the Thessaloniki International Film Festival’s industry audience  

20 October 2022

Thessaloniki’s Agora Crossroads Co-Production Forum announces its selection

Thessaloniki 2022 – Agora

Thessaloniki’s Agora Crossroads Co-Production Forum announces its selection

The 18th edition of Agora’s co-production section has selected 14 projects from South-Eastern Europe, whose teams are aiming to develop them further and expand their international scope  

20 October 2022

The MFI Script 2 Film Workshops run their third session

Industry / Market - Greece

The MFI Script 2 Film Workshops run their third session

A total of 57 filmmakers from all around the world are currently attending the residential workshop in the medieval city of Rhodes  

19 October 2022

Beyond Borders’ Visio-Pitching Lab is ready to get under way

Beyond Borders 2022 – Visio-Pitching Lab

Beyond Borders’ Visio-Pitching Lab is ready to get under way

A total of ten documentary ideas will be presented during the third edition of the lab, which offers young creators the opportunity to pitch their concepts to a professional audience  

24 August 2022

The MFI Script 2 Film Workshops’ first session is under way

Industry / Market - Greece

The MFI Script 2 Film Workshops’ first session is under way

During its first stop on the island of Nisyros, the training initiative features a jam-packed, ongoing, two-week programme set to wrap on 7 July  

27 June 2022

The MFI Script 2 Film Workshops announce their selected projects

Industry / Market - Greece

The MFI Script 2 Film Workshops announce their selected projects

A total of 37 projects and seven trainees will participate in the workshops’ various sections, which will take place on the islands of the Southeast Aegean  

21 June 2022

REPORT: Evia Film Project 2022

Thessaloniki 2022

REPORT: Evia Film Project 2022

We present details of three intriguing projects that were pitched at the inaugural edition of the Evia Film Project, which ran from 15-19 June  

21 June 2022

On Evia, film-body reps discuss green film practices and ways to reduce productions’ environmental impact

Thessaloniki 2022

On Evia, film-body reps discuss green film practices and ways to reduce productions’ environmental impact

The talk mainly focused on two successful sustainability projects: Austria’s Evergreen Prisma and Italy’s Green Film  

20 June 2022

Garden, Falling Into Silence and Unwritten Land triumph at the inaugural Evia Film Project

Thessaloniki 2022 – Awards

Garden, Falling Into Silence and Unwritten Land triumph at the inaugural Evia Film Project

In addition, Sunken and Resonance have received the Pitch the Doc Prize and the Special Jury Prize for Creative Vision, respectively  

20 June 2022

The Evia Film Project’s Agora announces the works in progress and in development for its inaugural edition

Thessaloniki 2022

The Evia Film Project’s Agora announces the works in progress and in development for its inaugural edition

The new initiative aims to make Evia a hub for the exchange of ideas and for market activities, with a special focus on green cinema and sustainability  

01 June 2022

MFI Script 2 Film Workshops launch their 2022 call for applications

Industry / Market - Greece

MFI Script 2 Film Workshops launch their 2022 call for applications

The training programme is also offering a scholarship to one project from Ukraine, while creative teams from Europe and abroad are eligible to apply  

22 March 2022

The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival’s Agora announces this year’s winners

Thessaloniki Documentary 2022 – Agora/Awards

The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival’s Agora announces this year’s winners

Running both on site and online, the Greek festival’s industry strand has returned to “business as usual” with a handful of projects being rewarded  

18 March 2022

At Film O’Clock, experts discuss how to preserve cinematic heritage

Industry / Market - Romania/Lithuania/Greece/South Africa

At Film O’Clock, experts discuss how to preserve cinematic heritage

The panellists, working for institutions based in four countries, shared their experience in restoration, and organising special screenings, online initiatives and in-person exhibitions  

04 March 2022

Thessaloniki Agora Docs all set for a dynamic return

Thessaloniki Documentary 2022 – Agora

Thessaloniki Agora Docs all set for a dynamic return

The film market of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival is returning to its physical location more innovative and jam-packed than ever  

02 March 2022

Evia to become an international green cinema hub

Thessaloniki 2022

Evia to become an international green cinema hub

The Thessaloniki Film Festival’s initiative is aiming to rebuild and restore the island of Evia, which was devastated by last summer’s fires  

01 March 2022

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival’s Pitching Forum unveils its selection

Thessaloniki Documentary 2022 – Agora

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival’s Pitching Forum unveils its selection

The co-production and co-financing platform of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival has selected 14 projects from Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean Basin  

28 February 2022

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival announces its Agora Docs in Progress titles

Thessaloniki Documentary 2022 – Agora

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival announces its Agora Docs in Progress titles

The ten participating projects from Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean region will be in with a chance of winning one of the Agora Docs in Progress post-production awards  

28 February 2022

Thessaloniki’s Agora reveals its award winners

Thessaloniki 2021 – Agora/Awards

Thessaloniki’s Agora reveals its award winners

A handful of prizes have been bestowed upon the projects participating in the Crossroads and Works in Progress sections, including Cyprus's Shibboleth by Alexandra Matheou  

15 November 2021

Thessaloniki’s Agora bolsters its schedule

Thessaloniki 2021 - Agora

Thessaloniki’s Agora bolsters its schedule

The industry section of the 62nd edition of the festival will run both physically and on digital platforms and is introducing new initiatives  

21 October 2021

Thessaloniki’s Agora unveils its Works in Progress

Thessaloniki 2021 – Agora

Thessaloniki’s Agora unveils its Works in Progress

Eight film projects in post-production will be presented to the Thessaloniki International Film Festival’s industry audience  

21 October 2021

Thessaloniki’s Agora Crossroads Co-Production Forum announces its selection

Thessaloniki 2021 – Agora

Thessaloniki’s Agora Crossroads Co-Production Forum announces its selection

The 17th edition of Agora’s co-production section has selected 14 projects from South-Eastern Europe whose teams are aiming to develop them further and expand their international scope  

20 October 2021

The MFI Script 2 Film Workshops run their second session

Industry / Market - Greece

The MFI Script 2 Film Workshops run their second session

With most participants attending physically on the island of Rhodes, the training initiative features a series of master classes and a pitching ceremony  

12 October 2021

I Used to Be The Mayor wins the Movies That Matter award

Beyond Borders 2021 - Awards

I Used to Be The Mayor wins the Movies That Matter award

The documentary project developed by Alex Sussmann won the Beyond Borders pitching session and Eleni Kavouki received a special mention  

30 August 2021

The MFI Script 2 Film Workshops run a successful first session

Industry / Market - Greece

The MFI Script 2 Film Workshops run a successful first session

With most participants attending physically on the island of Nisyros, the training initiative features a jam-packed ongoing two-week programme  

09 July 2021

The MFI Script 2 Film Workshops announce their selected projects

Industry / Market - Greece

The MFI Script 2 Film Workshops announce their selected projects

A total of 38 projects and six trainees will participate in the workshops’ various sections, which will take place both online and residentially  

01 July 2021

The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival’s Agora announces this year’s laureates

Thessaloniki Documentary 2021 – Agora/Awards

The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival’s Agora announces this year’s laureates

An avalanche of awards has rained down on some of the participants in the hybrid version of Thessaloniki’s documentary-focused industry strand  

30 June 2021

Thessaloniki’s Pitching Forum unveils its selection

Thessaloniki Documentary 2021 – Agora

Thessaloniki’s Pitching Forum unveils its selection

The co-producing and co-financing platform of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival has selected 14 projects from Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean Basin  

01 June 2021

Thessaloniki announces its Agora Docs in Progress titles

Thessaloniki Documentary 2021 – Agora

Thessaloniki announces its Agora Docs in Progress titles

The ten participating projects from Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean region will be in with a chance of winning one of the Agora Docs in Progress post-production awards  

01 June 2021

Agora Docs goes hybrid

Thessaloniki Documentary 2021 – Agora

Agora Docs goes hybrid

The film market of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival is setting its sights high with its upcoming edition  

31 May 2021

MFI Script 2 Film Workshops extends 2021 call for applications to 10 April

Industry / Market - Greece

MFI Script 2 Film Workshops extends 2021 call for applications to 10 April

Creative teams from Europe and abroad with a film project and script-development professionals are eligible to apply for the training programme on the Greek islands  

06 April 2021

Thessaloniki’s Agora reveals its winners

Thessaloniki 2020 – Agora/Awards

Thessaloniki’s Agora reveals its winners

A handful of awards have been bestowed upon the participating projects in the Crossroads and Works in Progress sections  

16 November 2020

Thessaloniki’s Agora presents its Works in Progress in a digital format

Thessaloniki 2020 – Agora

Thessaloniki’s Agora presents its Works in Progress in a digital format

Eleven film projects in post-production will be competing for the Eurimages Lab Project Award, while the Agora Lab is being introduced this year  

13 October 2020

Thessaloniki’s Agora prepares to unspool online

Thessaloniki 2020 – Agora

Thessaloniki’s Agora prepares to unspool online

The industry section of the 61st Thessaloniki IFF will run via digital platforms and will introduce new initiatives focused on the local film industry  

12 October 2020

Thessaloniki’s Agora Crossroads Co-Production Forum goes digital

Thessaloniki 2020 – Agora

Thessaloniki’s Agora Crossroads Co-Production Forum goes digital

The 16th edition of Agora’s co-production section has selected 17 projects from South-Eastern Europe that are aiming to develop further and expand their international scope  

06 October 2020

The MFI Script 2 Film Workshops team confirms the line-up for its events

Industry / Market - Greece

The MFI Script 2 Film Workshops team confirms the line-up for its events

With the first session starting today, the team behind the workshops, which will run in hybrid format, is organising a series of presentations, lectures and master classes with acclaimed film experts  

20 July 2020

The MFI Script 2 Film Workshops kick off in hybrid form

Industry / Market - Greece

The MFI Script 2 Film Workshops kick off in hybrid form

The MFI script and project development programme is ready to welcome its participants to a hybrid version that will run both online and on the Greek island of Nisyros  

13 July 2020

The Greek Film Centre launches its special calls

Industry / Market - Greece

The Greek Film Centre launches its special calls

With the specific calls, financed by the Ministry of Culture, the GFC hopes to encourage applications from filmmakers in the fields of documentary, short films and animation during the pandemic  

30 April 2020

REPORT: Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Agora 2020

Thessaloniki Documentary 2020 – Agora Doc

REPORT: Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Agora 2020

We present an overview of the winning European projects from Agora, the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival's industry section, which was held online this year  

16 March 2020

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival's Agora hands out its awards

Thessaloniki Documentary 2020 – Agora Doc

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival's Agora hands out its awards

Projects from Italy, France, Greece, Ukraine, Georgia, the USA, Netherlands, Spain and Palestine have won prizes in the Pitching Forum and Docs in Progress sections  

13 March 2020

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