The latest edition of the "Variety" magazine presents a three-page dedication to the Thessaloniki Film Festival and refers to the changes in the Greek Cinema Centre (EKK), to the conditions in the financing of Greek film productions and to the reforms which the Culture Ministry plans for the attraction of foreign producers in Greece.
The article notes that this year's festival hosts a record number of Greek films, in their majority by independent productions which have not as yet received state financing.
Furthermore, the magazine notes that the Culture Ministry has decided to restructure and reorientate the EKK in order for it to meet modern conditions.
The article stresses the important position of Thessaloniki in "the cross-road between the Balkans, western Europe, Turkey and the Middle East," as well as the ambition for the establishment of the festival as a cinema centre of the region.
Source: Athens News Agency