52nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival

The 52nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, with its renewed outlook and a clear and purposeful direction towards independent cinema, faithful to its customary rendezvous, invites both audience and filmmakers to this unique celebration, due to take place this year from the 4th to the 13th November 2011.

Films from all over the world, cinematic surprises, distinguished guests, Masterclasses, panel discussions and a plethora of parallel events, compose the 10-day-long event, transforming the city of Thessaloniki into a place of discovery, a youthful beehive thriving on art, life and fruitful interaction, revolving around the 7th Art and the world of cinema.

Crossroads Application & Selection Procedure

CROSSROADS aims at a strong selection of projects from the Mediterranean the Balkans and Central Europe, giving producers the opportunity to present their ideas to a number of potential financial partners during the 3-day event in Thessaloniki.

What kind of projects is CROSSROADS looking for/what are the main criteria?

We are looking for feature-length fiction film projects that contain a link to the Mediterranean or Balkan region. They should be either produced or co-produced by a country within these regions or contain elements in the story that link them to these regions. Projects should have a producer attached and could be in all stages of production. There should be a complete screenplay if possible. Our main focus in the selection procedure will be on projects that present a high possibility of being realized, combining this quality with artistic elements.

Countries that are eligible to submit are: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, FYROM, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey.

What is the application procedure/when is the deadline?

All submissions must be received by August 31th, 2011.

By then we need to receive the complete application package (1 hard copy and all the material by e-mail as well):

  1. Complete application form
  2. Synopsis of one paragraph
  3. Full script in English or French
  4. Biography/filmography of the producer
  5. Biography/filmography of the director
  6. Director’s statement
  7. Budget topsheet, financing plan and a list of confirmed financing for the project
  8. Rights agreement between the director and the producer or a letter from the director stating that the particular producer will be representing the project.
  9. Previous Work of the director

Please send submissions to:
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
ATTN: CROSSROADS/ Angeliki Vergou
9 Alexandras Ave.
114 73 Athens Greece
T +30 210 870 6000 or 6005
F +30 210 644 8143
E vergou@filmfestival.gr

NOTE: If you are sending your application package by express courier, please make sure to include “without commercial value, for cultural purposes only” and “No value”.

For inquiries, please contact:
Angeliki Vergou
vergou@filmfestival.gr
T +30 210 870 6000 or 6005
F +30 210 644 8143