The Thessaloniki International Film Festival is one of the most famous Film Festivals that takes place in Thessaloniki offering a one of a kind opportunity for all new emerging filmmakers… as well as for some of the (veteran) filmmakers who have been awarded through the years such as : John Cassavetes, David Cronenberg, Bernardo Bertolucci, Peter Greenaway, Akira Kurosawa, Pedro Almodovar, Theo Aggeolopoulos, John MaLcovic, Emir Kosturica and many others… During November (2-11) this international event is the pole of attraction for all film-lovers and for all film-makers who wish to achieve the highest of distinctions, ‘’The Gold Alexander the Great’’.
The international recognition is verified by a distinguished jury of celebrities such as Francis Ford Coppola.
This renowned Thessaloniki event is considered to be the top film festival of South Eastern Europe as well as one of the oldest festivals in the Balkans. It was originally founded in 1960 as the Week of Greek Cinema, proclaimed international in 1992 with the addition of a new Competition Section dedicated to emerging directors presenting feature length films.
This unique cultural event is just a few days away and you are all invited to attend it! Since this cultural event is located at Thessaloniki centre what a better way to be in close proximity to the beating heart of the event than by staying at City Hotel, a 4 star hotel in Thessaloniki with the amenities of a modern hotel and the cool feel of urban nature. Alternatively you are more than welcome to experience the epitome of excellence at one of the most luxury hotels in Thessaloniki, the Excelsior Hotel.