Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Greece has launched digital initiative to showcase quarantine film series inspired by lockdowns in the wake of the corona outbreak.
The international filmmakers set to join include names such as US director John C. Lynch, Dutch filmmaker Nanouk Leopold, Turkey’s Tarik Aktaş, Canada’s Yung Chang and China’s Jia Zhangke.
Eight local directors have already made available their works on the festival’s website, a media report said.
The leading Greek film festival has requested each director to make a 10-minute short on the theme of confinement.
Inspired by a work titled ‘Species of Spaces’ from the pen of French writer Georges Perec, each short title will be filmed at home.
The only outdoor areas that can be used are outdoor living spaces such as the garden or balcony.
The Thessaloniki International Film Festival has become one of Southeast Europe's primary showcases for the work of new and emerging filmmakers.
Since 1992, the International Thessaloniki Film Festival has striven to present the most innovative independent films from around the world.
The shorts series is one of several digital initiatives launched by TIFF since the killer virus outbreak.