The Documentary Festival taking place every March in Thessaloniki since its beginning in 1999 hosting several exhibitions, masterclasses, round-table discussions, publications, concerts and parties. The main thematic sections are: Recordings of Memory, Portraits - Human Journeys, Stories to Tell, Habitat, Planet in Peril, Music, Views of the World and Greek Panorama. The Festival focuses on filmmakers with unique cinematic ideas and inspirations, internationally renowned for their contribution to the documentary genre.
The Festival aims at offering an annually gathering in Thessaloniki that focuses at the exploration of the early 21st century images, inviting the audience to explore human landscape and a number of issues through documentary. It is one of most polular cinematic events of the city.