Thessaloniki, Greece. Seaside promenade

by Igo My Way

Greece greeted us with a clouded sky, friendly people and a cerulean sea. Even though the weather wasn’t perfect for a walk, we left our luggage in the hotel and began to explore the city.

The reason we came to Greece is the 14th Thessaloniki Film Festival. Thanks to Melody Gilbert (a filmmaker “FrozenFeetFilms” and a JMC professor at my university), we had a chance not only to attend the screenings of various films, but also to talk to the directors and producers of these movies. The magic of cinematography wasn’t  behind the curtain for us anymore. We had watched more than 10 films in 4 days, talked to so many fascinating people: directors, producers, actors and distributors. And walked several miles!

Going from one movie theater to another, we truly enjoyed the beautiful city of Thessaloniki in between screenings. Its gallant European streets, bustling markets and ubiquitous pastry shops mesmerized us to the very core. And the sea… Oh, that never-ending, magnificent sea…

More to come.

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