Lefteris Adamidis’ work during his tenure at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival as the artistic director of the Independence Days section which he created and curated for six years, as well as the Program Director of the Athens International Film Festival for three years, has been praised by the international specialized press over and over again for its unique programming and excellent strands and has been proved equally successful with audiences. His selections have included over the years complete tributes to the work of masters like Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Terence Davies, Jan Svankmajer, Lee Chang Dong, plus new voices like Andrew Bujalski, Maren Ade, Azazel Jacobs, Valeska Grisebach, among others. Filmmakers like Raya Martin, Tomas Alfredson, Joe Swanberg, Brillante Mendoza, Asghar Farhadi, Denis Villeneuve have attended Thessaloniki as Independence Days guests. Lefteris continues to work as a programmer collaborating with film festivals in Greece and abroad as well as with film exhibitors and cinemas, galleries, museums and arts institutions.

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