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Thessaloniki Doc Festival 20 Years

Skrevet den 06-03-2018 11:38:17 af Tue Steen Müller

Thessaloniki Doc Festival 20 Years

Oh, really… The documentary film festival in Thessaloniki has existed for 20 years! I remember with pleasure, during my time at the EDN (European Documentary Network) the collaboration we had with the founder of the festival Dimitri Eipides. A man with a big heart for the artistic documentary and for films that deal with human rights.

And it is an equal pleasure to see how alive and professional the EDN Docs in Thessaloniki is, the development and pitching session. And the occasion for giving out the yearly EDN Award – actually that happens today. Name tomorrow.

The festival ha of course an international competition section, it has tributes to Agnès Varda and to Véréna Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor, who gave us the innovative masterpiece "Leviathan". And like at every doc festival right now discussions about human rights are being held after screenings. In Thessaloniki after the film "The Cleaners". 

Third pleasure is that there is a special tribute to commissioning editor Madeleine Avramoussis from arte with a screening of the Greek documentary success, "Dolphin Man". Madeleine, with Greek roots, has always supported the festival and Docs in Thessaloniki - I have so many good memories, as moderator of pitching session, of Madeleine being a sharp and constructive critical voice in the panel.

http://www2.filmfestival.gr/en

http://edn.network/activities/edn-activities-2018/docs-in-thessaloniki-2018/

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