ΤiSFF would like to announce and congratulate the directors and their films which made the greatest impact on our Committee, for their cinematic, intellectual and human level.
As it can easily be understood, we do not believe in the word “best”..”best film”,”First Prize” etc.
We consider this practice unfair for many extremely creative and intelligent directors who truly deserve recognition and a never-ending promotion by TiSFF..
And this is not the time to mention how many of our awarded films have reached the CESAR, MAGRITTE, OSCAR awards.
In our effort to promote memorable “quality cinema”, it is not the first time we make an exception and tribute films that are over the short film duration, such as, Alexander Kott’s poetic ISPYTANIE, Mieke Daneels’s daring ROUGE and Kaveh Nabatian’s KITE ZO A.
We thank from the heart all directors that honored us, DIMITRIA Arts Festival, ΒLIND Studio and each one of our old and new cinephiles that appreciate, love and support TiSFF of Thessaloniki.
Special thanks to European directors who wrote us and described TiSFF as “a daring, risk-taking, boundary-pushing curating”…Iconic curating, following TiSFF for years”…. “a reference point in terms of film selection”..”one of the most radical yet lyrical film festivals globally”.etc. etc.
SO, on with the same respect for human and cinematic values for our always totally independent 18th edition in 2024.
The TiSFF Committee:
and Yiannis Zachopoulos