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“Green Dialogues ΙΙ”


With an aim at achieving the direct sensitization of society to issues of the environment and ecology, and a desire to set an example in initiating ecological action, the 50th anniversary edition of the Thessaloniki International FilmFestival continues and intensifies its “green” dialogue with its audience by carrying out a series of actions of environmental content.

Following the actions entitled“Green Dialogues” began during the Festival’s 49th edition, this year’s“Green Dialogues”, whichwill take place at the Festival’s venues aswell as in the city of Thessaloniki, constitute a dynamic part of the Festival which, with its motto “Why cinema now?” wishes to provoke dialogue, communication and interaction.

The actions that will take place within the context of the 50th Thessaloniki International Film Festival are:

Tree-planting: In a joint action between SKAI radio and television and the Pefka Municipality of Thessaloniki, 30 thousand saplings will be planted.
Screenings and open discussions:
  • “On the way to Copenhagen”: An open discussion in collaboration with the Danish Embassy and the support of SKAI, theWWF and Greenpeace.
  • Screening of the ecological films The Age of Stupid & The Cove. 
  • The screening of ecological spots in the theaters and on FFTV, the Festival’s TV magazine.
Green InfoPoint in collaboration with ΝΟISIS
This will be set up in the Port area during the Festival, with an aim to sensitize the public to environmental issues through the use of information and pictures.
Operational and promotional actions:
  • Recycling the old banners and making them into collectible bags for the 50th edition.
  • An ecological work of art designed by the Exhibition segment of the Festival and made by the Festival’s guests. 
  • The recycling of materials produced during the Festival. 
  • A Green Dialogue map with suggested walks through the Festival venues and the city of Thessaloniki.
Transportation: The use of ecological means of transportation to Thessaloniki and within the city.

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