Greek documentaries take centre stage at the 24th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, which will be held from 10 to 20 March 2022, both in physical spaces and online.
77 full-length and short docs are screened as part of the three competition sections – International Competition, Newcomers and >>Film Forward – the Open Horizons section of the international program, as well as the Platform and From screen to Screen subsections of the Greek program. Portraits of artists, refugee-immigrant drama, LGBTQI+ issues, historical and social events, the unseen impact of the pandemic, stories of female empowerment and gender violence, as well as the fading traditions and customs of the Greek folklore heritage, are among the themes touched upon by Greek documentary filmmakers.
As to the special screenings of this year’s Documentary Festival, The City and the City by Syllas Tzoumerkas and Christos Passalis, runs through seven decades of Thessaloniki’s history. Another much-anticipated film is the landmark documentary Tragedy in the Aegean Sea (1961). In addition, the 24th TDF will showcase 12 Greek documentary gems of the past, as part of the initiative Motherland, I See You: The 20th Century of Greek Cinema, hosted by the Hellenic Film Academy.
Discover the complete selection of greek documentaries screening as part of the 24th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – HERE