ελληνικά home contact sitemap links        Return to www.filmfestival.gr  
 Masterclasses
 Conferences
 Parallel Events
 Exhibitions
 Concerts
 Docs for Kids
The social Role of Documentary festivals. Ways for documentarians to make the most of Documentary festivals.
At JOHN CASSAVETES, Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 11:00
Speakers: Ali Derks (Director of the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam - IDFA), Claas Danielsen (Director of the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - Dok Leipzig), Karel Och (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Programmer), Pamela Cohn (representative of Tribeca Film Institute), Hronn Marinosdottir (Director of the Reykjavik IFF), Dimitri Eipides (Director of theThessaloniki Documentary Festival), et al. Moderator: Konstantinos Kontovrakis

What is the role of Documentary Festivals? First of all there is the social dimension of their work: either as a form of creation or as a medium for information, the documentary film presupposes social awareness, therefore a Festival dedicated exclusively to this genre can be said to be offering a service to society. At the same time, Documentary Festivals are also useful tools in the hands of documentarians who seek venues for the screening and promotion of their films. And who could be better suited to discuss this topic than the directors of the world’s largest documentary festivals? The 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival offers you a rare opportunity to meet and talk with the people that define the role and chart the course of the contemporary documentary
 Search
Sections  
Director
Film
© 2009 Thessaloniki International Film Festival Powered by Altanet S.A.