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 film makers from all over the world.
We are a group of young artists, musicians, designers, visual artists, creators. Our idea is to bring together young people, creative people and give them a way to express themselves and to communicate directly with the public with any form of street art they love.
In the heart of the city, Thessaloniki’s International Exhibition Center (180,000 m²) welcomes in open – aired or closed pavilions all the business trades from professionals around the world, along with concerts, exhibitions, playgrounds, food courts.
Presentations of greek and foreign writers, new titles proposed by publishers, poetry festivals, comics festival, thematic tributes, round tables, conferences, workshops, events for children, young adults and educators, parallel cultural actions around the city, constitute the multi – dimensional, pluralistic programme of every year’s Book Fair.
The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, launched in March 1999, focuses on documentaries that explore global social and cultural developments and also introduces a number of new side sections and events, based on important works by new documentarists.
The 33rd Book Festival, refreshed, with new stands and an impressive participation of publishers and other agencies dealing with culture and literature, is hosted in the reconstructed new waterfront, from the monument of White Tower and the Royal Theatre, up to the Makedonia Palace Hotel.
The ‘Dimitria’ has its roots in 12th century Byzantine Thessaloniki. As a mark of devotion towards St Dimitrios, the city’s Protector and Patron, the people of Thessaloniki established a celebration in his name. In its earliest form, the celebration had a principally religious and commercial character.
The second edition of Tripoteca – the only international psychedelic film & arts festival – is currently on a world tour and for the first time in Greece.
Sunday, March 9, Leoforos Nikis street will be closed for for 6 hours, for cars and buses and open for the pedestrians and bicycle riders.