Taratsa International Film Festival

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About Taratsa IFF

Taratsa is an open-air film fest with a global aspect.

Taratsa IFF takes place during the summer in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city. The first venue took place in August 2014, as part of the European Youth Capital initiative. It is a 5-day feast dedicated to cinema and every movie enthusiast, where a number of terraces are transformed into screening venues for short and feature films from around the world. It’s an event that aims to bring the audience closer to the movie-making process and to establish a substantial gathering and expression point for cinema professionals.

Taratsa IFF Sections

The International Competition Section. Short fictional films by new creators from all around the world. Competing for the following awards:
Best International Film
Audience
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Editing

The Best International Film and Audience awards include a cash prize.

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The Student Competition Section. Short fictional films, made by film students from all around the world. Competing for Best Student Film Award, given by a special jury.

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The Greek Competition Section. Short fictional films, produced in Greece or/and by Greek filmmakers. Competing for Best Greek Film and a separate Audience Award.

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Out of Competition section. Feature films, short fictional, experimental, documentary or animated films from around the world.

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5th Taratsa IFF
August 22-26

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