Κολέγιο CITY College
Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece
05 November 2019

English Studies Department students go to the Thessaloniki International Film Festival

On Monday, November 4, Level 1 and Level 2 students of the English Studies Department had their session for the Introduction to Film Studies unit at the premises of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

CITY College English Studies Department students at the premises of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Following an initiative by their lecturer, Dr. Thomas Mantzaris, the students were introduced to the inner workings of the festival by the Head of the Agora department, Ms Yianna Sarri, who provided valuable insights into the industry.

Students not only deepened their knowledge of the film industry by familiarizing themselves with the context and operations of the 60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, but also managed to relate class discussions on film production, distribution, and exhibition to one of the most significant cultural events that takes place in Thessaloniki every November.

Ms Yianna Sarri exposed students to the professional side of the festival, highlighting the challenges of filmmaking in the twenty-first century as well as underlining the festival’s commitment to encourage young filmmakers and bring them to the forefront. Students took advantage of this unique opportunity in order to address questions, and enhance their overall understanding of the film industry.

 

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