Tiff Encounters- Interview with Valentina Maurel

For our last interview from the festival, we met director @valentina_maurel, who came in Thessaloniki to present her beautiful movie “I Have Electric Dreams”. Our volunteer @giovannistanislao talked with her about childhood and adulthood, about the way to become an adult and, of course, her movie and the main character, Eva. Take a look! Interview: Giovanni StanislaoSound: Carolin […]

Tiff Encounters- Interview with Simon Rieth

We met Simon Reith, director of Summers Scars, presented during the 63th Thessaloniki Film Festival. They talked about his movie but also about the difference between a short and a long feature film, about fantasy and genre movies. Take a look! All out interviews from this year festival: Aida Begić- A BalladEmin Alper- Burning DaysValentina […]

Tiff Encounters- Interview with Aida Begić

In today’s interview, our volunteer Giovanni Stanislao talked with “A Ballad” director Aida Begić. They discussed about female represantation, bosnian cinema, comedy and a new approach on arthouse cinema to reach a larger audience. Take a look! The movie was presented during the 63th Thessaloniki Film Festival. Audio: Yusuf Taskiran All out interviews from this […]

Tiff Encounters- Interview with Emin Alper

For Tiff Encounters, our volunteer Giovanni Stanislao had a conversation with turkish director Emin Alper. They talked about his movie, Burning Days, presented in this year Thessaloniki Film Festival, but also about influences, turkish cinema, rising populism and arthouse films. Sound: Yusuf TaskiranTake a look! All our interviews from this year festival: Aida Begić- A […]

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Balkan Beats 42 – Privilege

Privilege refers to certain social advantages held by a group in power that arises because of the oppression of others. Within western societies privileges are held by people who have historically occupied positions of dominance, eg. Christians, whites, and males. But besides religion, race and gender there are many other types of privilege like class, […]

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Second Episode of The Both Side of Aegean – REBETIKA

In this episode, we will talk about how the musicians who migrated from Anatolia to Greece in this period influenced the culture of music in Piraeus, Athens and Thessaloniki in the formation of rebetiko. Today, We will focus on Vangeliz Papazoğlu, one of the most important rebetiko artists of the period, and Rosa Eskenazi, one […]

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Samothraki: The Mysterious Island of the Great Gods

Samothraki is the place to go when looking for a different trip than the other Greek island vacation. This island is a unique, mysterious island as they say it is a very special place. The Sanctuary of the Great Gods and Winged Victory is the main ancient area of the island.  If you are tired […]

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First Episode of The Both Side of Aegean – REBETİKA

What was special about the Rebetika song?Rebetika is a musical genre that turns into a cultural heritage element from the music of a marginalized group, as a lifestyle, a subculture and a life perspective. Rebetika can be defined as the musical state of life. Sometimes a sweet however often bitter kind of music. The lyrics […]

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Teaser Trailer of The Both Side of Aegean – REBETİKA

Rebetika was the music of the Greek underground. The lyrics reflected their surroundings, poverty, pain, drug addiction, police oppression, prison, unrequited love, betrayal and hashish. It’s the lifestyle and perspective of a subculture stretching from Asia Minor to Greece, from Smyrna to Piraeus… The aim of the program is to introduce the rebetika artists who […]

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Balkan Beats 41 – Reaching out

Finding your inner peace or your mental fullness can be time-consuming, and sometimes disappointing, but this whole process can become much easier once you decide to reach out. Reaching out for help, support, and professional guidance is the key success factor, as this journey is demanding and hard. However, in a society full of stereotypes, […]

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