In 2005, the Agora, Thessaloniki's Film Market, was created, thus establishing a productive and unique form of helping and introducing professionals present in Thessaloniki from Central and Southeast Europe, the Mediterranean region, and the rest of the world, to the industry professionals, consultants, tutors and potential collaborators invited to the Festival.
All necessary information for the Agora/Market can be found in the Thessaloniki Agora/Market Manual, including all Crossroads and works in Progress projects, as well as the Film Market titles, and the Thessaloniki Agora/Market Industry Guide, with the company profiles of all the professionals.
The Agora/Market provides marketing, promotion, networking, deal making and secretarial support to all attendees for the effective completion of business negotiations.
This year, the Agora/Market will take place at the Electra Palace Hotel between 5-12 November 2011.
The AGORA/ MARKET includes:
• Film Market, November 5-12 2011.
The Digital Video Library promotes the majority of the feature films participating in the official sections of the 52nd TIFF. Starting this year, more titles from the countries that the Thessaloniki Agora- Market focuses on will be presented, even though they are not part of the festival's main program. In this way, they will have the opportunity to find their way to other international film festivals, sales agents and distributors. Moreover, the Film Market includes the last year's Crossroads projects and a selection of Greek films produced within the last year.
• Crossroads – the TIFF's Co-Production Forum, November 8-12 2011.
Crossroads chooses projects based on the quality of the script, the creative team and the likelihood of it being produced. Crossroad's goal is to support the producers of feature-length film projects that are linked to Central Europe, the Mediterranean or the Balkan regions.
• Works in Progress – November 11 2011.
This industry activity gives the opportunity to selected sales agents, distributors and festival programmers from all over the world to be the first to discover feature films from the Mediterranean or the Balkan regions, in the stage just before completion.