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59th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Thessaloniki, Greece, November 1 to 11, 2018

Call for entries

(Feature narrative films)

The Thessaloniki International Film Festival is currently accepting entries for its 2018 edition.

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

  • Submission format: DVD or password-protected streaming
  • 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;
  • 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 accredited by FIAPF and is a leading film festival of South-Eastern Europe, and the oldest festival in the Balkans for emerging filmmakers from all over the world. Founded in 1960, it became international in 1992, including a Competition Section for feature length films by emerging directors presenting their first or second film.

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
514 283 6363