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58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Thessaloniki, Greece, November 2 to 12, 2017

Call for entries

(Feature films)

The Thessaloniki International Film Festival is currently accepting entries for its 2017 edition.

Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the festival.

  • Submission format: DVD or password-protected streaming URL link
  • Competitive: Yes
  • Submission fees: Yes



The films that meet the following conditions are eligible to participate in the international competition section:

  • Director’s first or second feature film;
  • Completed in the 18 months preceding the festival;
  • Must not have been released in Greece;
  • Screening format: standard DCP;
  • Running time of over 60 minutes;
  • If the original language of production is not English, the film must be subtitled in English.


The Thessaloniki International Film Festival is the top film festival of South-Eastern Europe, the presentation platform for the year’s Greek productions, and the primary and oldest festival in the Balkans for the creations of emerging filmmakers from all over the world. Founded in 1960 as the Week of Greek Cinema, it became international in 1992, including a Competition Section for feature length films by emerging directors presenting their first or second film.

The Thessaloniki International Film Festival is accredited by FIAPF and pledges to uphold and apply its International Regulations.

In 2005 AGORA, Thessaloniki’s Film Market, was created and established a productive and unique form of helping and introducing professionals from South-Eastern and Central Europe, the Balkan region, the Mediterranean as well as the rest of the world to the invited industry professionals, consultants, tutors and potential collaborators. This parallel initiative consists of the Film Market, CROSSROADS coproduction forum and AGORA Works in Progress. This year, AGORA will be held from November 4 to 11, 2017.

Telefilm Canada recognizes selection in the Thessaloniki International Film Festival as part of its Success Index and for application to its International Marketing Programme.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montréal
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