14-05-2020

22nd THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL [19-28/5/2020]

Welcome to the online 22nd TDF

The 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival goes online and presents 210 documentaries from all over the world, original tributes and a series of live open discussions.

From Tuesday May 19 to Thursday May 28, users from Greece will be able, with a simple registration to our website www.filmfestival.gr to watch the documentaries of the 22nd TDF for free. Every documentary will be available for 400 screenings.

The poster was created by designer Sakis Stritsidis and the official trailer of the online 22nd TDF was created by Nikos Pastras.

COMPETITION SECTIONS

The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival presents three international competition sectors: Feature Length International Competition, Newcomers International Competition (with first or second films by filmmakers) and >>Film Forward International Competition. 

GREEK DOCUMENTARIES

Greek documentaries are present and they are evolving rapidly. Overall, 77 Greek productions will be screened and Greek documentaries will compete at the international competition sections. 

TRIBUTES

  • We organize a complete and unpredictable tribute to animated documentary, a hybrid sub-genre that is developing constantly.
  • We explore a topic of geological, environmental, social, philosophical, political and cultural aspects, with the daring tribute to the Anthropocene Epoch
  • We familiarize with the world of memes, by watching exciting, sharp, political and humorous documentaries. 

LIVE OPEN DISCUSSIONS

The online 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival offers a series of live open discussions on its YouTube channel.

  • We talk with the renowned war correspondent Robert Fisk, protagonist of the documentary This is Not a Movie and the film’s director Yung Chang, Thursday May 21, 21.00.
  • We participate in the most timely discussion on the Anthropocene epoch and the effects of human interference with the environment, on Sunday May 24, at 20.00. With: Orestis Andreadakis, the artistic director of TIFF/ Yiannis Boutaris, president and founder of Arcturos / Kostas Stasinopoulos, curator and art historian, Serpentine Galleries, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)/ Konstantinos Voudouris Professor of Geology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/ Vanessa Archontidou, alpinist/ Chrysostomos Stamoulis, Professor of Theology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 
  • We enter the world of memes through an open discussion with Matthias Fritsch, the director of The Story of the Technoviking, the vice-president of the Greek National Commission for Human Rights (GNCHR) Yiannis Ioannidis and The Real Ancient Memes, on Wednesday, May 27, 20.00.

DOCS FOR KIDS

The screenings Docs for Kids of the 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival for students, will be available for free from May 19 to May 28 for children and teenagers from Greece.

The awards of the 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival will, also, be announced during the festival.

THE 22nd THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL IS CO-FINANCED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION – EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND UNDER THE ROP OF CENTRAL MACEDONIA 2014-2020

Last modified on 17-05-2020