The Competition Section and Panorama of the 6th Beyond Borders Documentary Festival

 

The Competition Section and Panorama of the 6th Beyond Borders Documentary Festival, Castellorizo

A total of 27 documentaries will be participating at the Competition Section from 17 different countries and 16 more documentary films will be screened at the Panorama section of the 6th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival, which will be held (August 22rd-29th, 2021) in Castellorizo island, Greece.

Once again, the screenings include a collection of compelling films dealing with historical, cross-cultural events, trends and personalities that have shaped our countries, peoples and civilizations.

The jury of the Festival (Klaus Eder – General Secretary of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), Marianna Economou – President of the Greek Documentary Association – Jean-Christoph Caron – Head of PHOENIX , Bruno Chatelin – Festival Agent and  Maro Anastopoulou – Director) will award the following prizes: Best History Documentary, Best Socio-political Documentary, Best Short Length Documentary – all of them a kind courtesy of the Hellenic Parliament -, Best Greek Documentary, sponsored by Greek Film Centre (GFC), the Special Award of Mediterranean Friendship by National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication (EKOME Media) and the Special Award of Odyssey courtesy of the General Secretariat of Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Please, find below the documentaries that have been qualified for the Official program (competition section):

Long/ Medium Length:

  • Ethbet! // Matteo Ferrarini. Italy, France, Belgium,2021, 71’
  • No more stories // Ferhat Mouhali, Carole Filiu-Mouhali, France, 2020, 89’
  • Another Paradise // Olivier Magis, Belgium, France, 2019, 82’
  • A Black Jesus // Luca Lucchesi, Germany, 2020, 92’
  • Express Scopelitis // Aimilia Milou, Greece, 2020, 69’
  • Midnight Traveler // Hassan Fazili, Emelie Mahdavian, USA, Qatar, Canada, United Kingdom , 2019, 87’
  • The Patriarch’s Room // Danae Elon, Canada, 2017, 84’
  • Golden Dawn a Public Affair / Angélique Kourounis, Greece, 2021, 118’
  • While We Live // Andrea Voets, Myrto Papadogeorgou, Netherlands, Greece,2020, 80’
  • From Here // Christina Antonakos-Wallace, USA, 2020, 90’

 

  • Can Art Stop a Bullet? // Mark Street, Australia, 2019, 93’
  • Her Confession // Ivan Nichev, Bulgaria, 2017’, 60’
  • Araf // Didem Pekün, Turkey, Greece, Bosnia, Herzegovina, 2018, 43’
  • High Maintenance // Barak Heymann, Israel, 2020, 66’
  • Kε•ha•jas – Man of the Land // Georgios Komakis, Greece, 2021, 63’
  • The Lord of the Reef // Mert Gοkalp, Turkey, 2021, 60’

 

Short Length:

  • Skyros // Aris Pavlidis, Greece, 2020, 12’
  • Memories of the Liberation of Komotini – 14 of May 1920// John Daridis, Greece, 2020, 20’
  • Dafa Metti // Tal Amiran, United Kingdom, 2019, 15’
  • Betrayal // Scott Calonico, Germany, 2020, 11’
  • Sim-patia // Carlos Gómez, Mira Sagrado, Spain, 2019, 03’
  • The Angel of History // Eric Esser, Germany, 2019, 11’
  • Dat’s real good? // Marc Faye, France, 2021, 05’
  • The Eternal Wound // Dean Kennedy, Greece, Castellorizo, 2019, 11’
  • The Method: Captured // Haris Gioulatos, Greece, 2017, 13’
  • My Own Personal Lebanon // Theo Panagopoulos, United Kingdom, 2020, 16’
  • Home Made Lemonade // Vaggelis Makrostergios, Greece, 2019, 15’

 

The documentaries that will be screened at the Panorama Section :

Long/ Medium Length:

  • Affection To The People// Vassilis Douvlis, Greece, 2013, 91’
  • The Creepy Line // M.A. Taylor, USA, 2018, 81’
  • Mayor // David Osit, United Kingdom, United States, 89’
  • Enough! // Daisy Gedeon , Australia, 2021, 90’
  • Sputnik Moment // Lucas Schmid, Germany, 2015, 60’
  • 000m2 Of Time // Maro Anastopoulou, Greece, 2019,89’
  • Greece, A Necessary  // Angelos Abazoglou, Greece, 2019, 102’
  • The Oppenheim Case // Germany, 60’
  • Town of Glory // Dmitry Bogolyubov, Russia, Czech Republic, Germany, 2019,88’
  • The Greek Revolution on Romanian land 1821// Roxana Amzar Gheorghe, Romania, 2020,60’
  • Queen Lear // Pelin Esmer, Turkey, 2019, 84’
  • All The Rebets Of The World // Dimitrios Traggalos, Greece, 2020, 77’
  • The Unknown Holocaust of the Jews of Kavala // Kostantinos Patsoulidis, Greece, 2021, 44΄

 

Short Length:

  • .. Why Should You Be Afraid // Matthew Franzeskakis , Greece, 2021, 15’
  • The Boats Of Aunt Nelly // Natassa Iatropoulou, Greece, 2018, 13’
  • The Loom // Dimitris Pathiakis, Greece, 2020, 07’

Beyond Borders is organized by the Hellenic History Foundation, in co-organization with Ecrans des Mondes (Paris). The 6th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival will be held under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou. The Festival is supported by the Hellenic Parliament, the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Municipality of Megisti, the Embassies of Australia, U.S., Federal Republic of Germany Athens, Cyprus, Czech Republic and Israel in Athens. The main sponsors are the Ministry of Culture , the Secretariat General for the Aegean and Island Policy, EKOME and the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation.

Click here to watch the advertising spot of the 6th “Beyond Borders” 2021 at https://youtu.be/_Tcf0jBgkr8 and the snapshots of last year’s edition at https://youtu.be/iwGPfFkkzqc

For more information, please visit the Festival’s official website: www.beyondborders.gr/en or contact the Festival directly at info@beyondborders.gr