{mosimage}In Honor of the Inauguration of Dr. C. L. Max Nikiasas USC's Eleventh President, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Greek Film Festival and The Hellenic Film Center organized  a special screening of
Brides (Νύφες) directed by Pantelis Voulgaris. The script was written by Ioanna Karystiani and the film was Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese, produced by Pantelis Voulgaris, Barbara De Fina and Terry Dougas.

7:00 P.M. on Friday, October 15th - Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall

"Brides an important and special project to me. I am a true admirer of Pantelis' films and respect his vision and unique style of storytelling. The thought of his work reaching an American and international audience is extremely exciting."
- Martin Scorsese (Executive Producer)

Winner of 10 Awards: International Film Festival of Thessaloniki 2004, including First Prize for Best Feature Film

About Brides

"It's not a punishment to remember someone you love. The punishment is to forget"
A bittersweet love story set against the tribulations of a 1922 Atlantic crossing of 700 proxy brides, aboard the SS King Alexander, on their way to America. Niki, a seamstress from Samothrace, resigns herself to saving the family honor by marrying a Chicago tailor her sister previously rejected. On the journey, she meets Norman, an American war photographer disheartened by a career and a marriage in tatters. Brides will touch its audience with an unforgettable story of a doomed love affair between star crossed lovers. It follows a journey from east to west, at the same time exploring the inner journey of the people who battle the waves of agony, doubt, courage, resignation, and hope.

35mm print provided courtesy of The Greek Consulate of Los Angeles and The Hellenic Film Center. In Greek, English and Russian, with English subtitles. Rated PG. Running time: 122 minutes.

Check-In & Reservations
This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a photo ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.


{mosimage}The Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, part of the State Museum of Contemporary Art, focusing on the promotion of new media and contemporary art techniques, organises the ANIMA CALL project scheduled for spring 2011.
The aim of this exhibition is the presentation of contemporary animation short film (maximum 5’) realised by artists from all over the world. There will be special screening programmes, lectures and workshops, organised in the context of the exhibition.
This is the 3rd open call offered by the Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki in the last years (Public Screen, 2007, I create therefore I am, 2008). Syrago Tsiara, director of CACT and curator of the project invites everyone to submit a proposal.

Deadline for submission: December 31, 2010
For information, please check http://www.cact.gr/

The European Film Academy has announced this year’s nominations for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY - Prix FIPRESCI,
{mosimage}Docs in Thessaloniki is an international pitching forum and workshop offering an outstanding opportunity to create alliances for future collaborations. 
{mosimage}Recognised as being the most important event covering the film industry of the “new Europe” (and likewise constantly expanding),