The organisers of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival have decided to postpone the 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, which was due to run 5-15 March 2020.
They are currently considering new dates around the end of May/beginning of June, they said in a statement issued March 2 2020.
The statement further stresses that the decision was made “following the latest announcement issued by the World Health Organization, which updated its estimation concerning the spreading of the coronavirus, and in accordance with the Ministry of Culture & Sports, the administration of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.”
“The safety of the working staff, the audience, the city’s residents and the Festival’s guests from both Greece and abroad are our top-notch priority,” it continues.
“We are considering the prospect of hosting the 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival at the end of May/beginning of June and we’ll keep you up to date as soon as there’s more news to share.
“Nevertheless, a significant part of the initiatives and projects hosted by Agora, the development branch of the Festival, will be carried out via the Internet, providing the chance to accredited professionals from all over the world to watch and evaluate Greek documentaries so as to include them in their future financing projects and festival programming.
“Furthermore, the Docs in Progress segment will be carried out online so that awards and cash prizes are bestowed without any delay.”