For a third consecutive year, infalia sponsored the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Since its launch, the Thessaloniki Documentaty Festival has become one of the most loved annual celebrations of film and culture. It draws lots of fans to Thessaloniki every year, and the mobile app has become an essential part of the festival experience. The app contains the full program of screenings, film details and locations. Festival goers also had the chance to create their own schedule of screenings, rate and comment the ones that they have attended and check ticket availablity.
A day after the audience awards the documentary festival has ended for 2015. Although the festival is a non-competitive event, there are Audience Awards sponsored by Fischer, as well as the Amnesty International and the WWF. The Peter Wintonick Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection went to: VIRUNGA by Orlando von Εinsiedel, UK, 2014 and the Audience Award for a Greek film over 45’ goes to:PARADOXICAL FATHERLAND by Nikos Aslanidis, Greece, 2014.
Both films were also distinguisged and highly rated by the app users. Paradoxical Fatherland was second and Virunga took the third place in Top Rated Films list. Virunga also was rated as the most popular documentary of the festival from the app users. For our Greek speaking readers more information on the awards can be found here: http://www.filmfestival.gr/default.aspx?lang=el-GR&page=607&newsid=2106
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