Taratsa is an independent international short film festival based in Thessaloniki, Greece, organized by the cultural non-profit civil partnership 360 Degrees. It began in August 2014, as part of “Thessaloniki European Youth Capital”. Its purpose is to create a framework for the promotion of independent short films from Greece and all over the world -by bringing the audience closer to the production and establishing a place and time for the substantial interaction and artistic expression between the creators- as well as to present films that are considered benchmarks in the history of cinema.
Reclaiming of the Greek potential for cinematography and its promotion both within and outside the country's borders
The creation of a wide European platform where creators can meet, interact and exchange ideas on cinema culture
The further development of this effort where Thessaloniki, a city bursting with artistic creativity, will be its point of reference
Implementation of cinema-related side projects throughout the year
Networking with other festivals from around the world, as part of an extroversive dialog with cinema at its center point
Short films by new creators from all over the world, the best of which are awarded and promoted
Significant feature films from both the recent and more distant past of cinematic history