60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival: From “The Nest” to “A Voluntary Year”

Everyone who reads this blog, can easily relate to the assumption on which Ulrich Köhler’s and Henner Winckler’s movie A voluntary year is based. We are all familiar to leave everything behind and seize one of our possible futures. And the movie is exactly about that. The main character Jette is a twenty-something German girl […]

60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival: My Experience as a Volunteer

For 60 years, Thessaloniki has been hosting an event that welcomes the world of cinema. It ranges from directors to actors and distributors, with its eyes always set on the public. But if there’s one thing that makes this festival even greater, it’s the work of its volunteers. This is my experience from the inside […]

Our reviews of 60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

— A voluntary year (2019) by Ulrich Kölher/Henner Winckler – Round Midnight Author: Francesco Cirica Urs wants his daughter to take a Voluntary year in Costa Rica, but she doesn’t think the same. Kölher and Winckler mix slice of life with a little surrealistic touch to address from an unexpected point of view a story […]

TIFF Encounters: Yannis Veslemes, director of Field Guide to Evil

From the 1st till the 11th of November, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) took place. Balkan Hotspot was there to talk to some of the movie makers. This third and final article is about our encounter with Yannis Veslemes, one of the directors of the movie The Field Guide to Evil.

TIFF Encounters: Mark Samsonovich, animator for We the Animals

From the 1st till the 11st of November, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) took place. Balkan Hotspot was there to talk to the crew involved in the making of some of the movies. This first article is about our encounter with Mark Samsonovich, the animator for We the Animals (2018).

And…Action! The Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Today the 59th edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival starts. The Festival takes place from the 1st till the 11th of November and film highlights from all over the world are waiting for you. To guide you through this colourful spectacle, we collected some of the Festival’s highlights for you!