Thessaloniki Film Festival

Thessaloniki, Greece


  • The festival takes place since 1960. In 1992 it introduced the international film competition and is acknowledged by the International Federation of Film Producers (FIAPF) as a competitive film festival since then.


'Cinema and the City' Award

Artistic Achievement Award

Artistic Achievement Award - Special Mention

Athens Film Critics Association Award

Audience Award

Balkan Survey

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Director

Best Music

Best Screenplay

Best Short Film

Bronze Alexander

Digital Alexander
  • The award is given in the Digital Wave section of the festival.

Digital Wave

ERT Award

European Cinema Award

Everyday Life: Transcendence or Reconciliation Award


FIPRESCI Prize - Special Mention

Film Centre Serbia Best VR Film Award

First Cinema Award

Golden Alexander

Grand Prize

Greek Association of Playwrights Award

Greek Competition Award

Greek Film Centre Award

Greek Film Critics Association Award

Greek Union of Film and Television Technicians Award

Hellenic Association of Film Critics Award

Hellenic Association of Film Critics Award - Honorable Mention

Honorary Award

Honorary Award (Greek Competition)

Honorary Golden Alexander

Human Values Award

J.F.Costopoulos Foundation Award

Meet the Neighbors Competition

Meet the Neighbors Special Jury Award

Mermaid Award

Mermaid Award - Special Mention

Municipality Award

Silver Alexander
  • The Silver Alexander can be considered to be the Special Jury Prize.

Special Artistic Achievement

Special Award

Special Mention

Special Mention (Greek Competition)

Special Youth Jury Award

VR Virtual Reality Award

WIFT Award

Woman & Equality Award

Youth Jury Award

Historical Timeline

  • Due to political differences in the young Greek democracy, two separate festivals are being held: one organized by the government and one by the film unions.