The Official Selection of Beyond Borders Documentary Festival, Castellorizo


A total of 30 documentaries will be competing at the 7th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival, which will be held between August 21st-28th, 2022 in Castellorizo island, Greece.

Once again, the competition section includes a collection of magnificent films dealing with historical, cross-cultural events, trends and personalities that have shaped our countries, peoples and civilizations.

Τhis year the Jury of the Festival 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. Also this year, the Greek Association of Film Critics Award and Phoenix/ZDF Award will be included ( for μICRO category).



The Documentaries that have been qualified for the Official program (competition section) are:

Long Length Category:

  • Zero // Kazuhiro Soda. Japan, USA, 2020, 128’
  • Reconstruction of the Occupation // Jan Šikl, Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2021, 95’
  • The Poet’s Wife // Helke Misselwitz, Germany, Turkey, 2021,94’
  • Meeting Point // Roberto Baeza, Chile, 2022, 90’
  • Village of Women // Tamara Stepanyan, Armenia, France, 2019, 83’
  • Scrap // Stacey Tenenbaum, Canada, 2019, 78’
  • Chronis Botsoglou “I Was There Too and I Was Treated With a Plate of Lentil Soup …” // Freddy Vianellis, Greece, 2021, 77’
  • Τhe Other Half/ George Moutafis, Greece, 2022, 72’


Medium Length Category:

  • Island of Hope// Helle Toft Jensen, Denmark, 2021, 59’
  • The Last Chapter of A.B. Yehoshua // Yair Qedar, Israel, 2021, 58’
  • Oro Remembrance // Dimitris Kalfakis, Greece, 2020, 54’
  • Limbo, the Forgotten Promise // Antonio Rodrigo, Spain, 2020, 51’
  • Rainy Day, Dream Away // Jens Nagels, Germany, 2021, 40’
  • The Storyless Land // Mitra Roohimanesh, Iran, 2021, 35’




Short Length Category:

  • Liwan-A Story of Cultural Resistance// Doris Hakim, Spain, Greece, 2021, 29’
  • The Ghosts of Varosha // Angelique Kourounis, Sweden, 2022, 29’
  • Castaways of Kerch // Stefano Conca Bonizzoni, Italy, 2020, 26’
  • You Can’t Automate Me // Katarina Jazbec, Netherlands, Slovenia, 2021, 20’
  • May 1st 2021 // Luis Cuenca Castro, Spain,China, 2022, 20’
  • My Mother’s Voice // Mourad Hamla, Algeria, 2021, 15’
  • Catwoman vs. The White House // Scott Calonico, USA, 2022, 12’
  • Indigenius Loci // Vicky Markolefa, Greee, 2022, 12’


μICRO Category :


  • The Anonymous Shoal // Branko Istvancic, Croatia, 2020,19’
  • Forms & Memories // Maria Psarrou, Vassilis Tsapopoulos, Greece, 2021, 15’
  • Finding Palemahan // Jillian Li, USA, 2021, 14’
  • February 1st // Mo Mo, Leila Macaire, France, Myanmar, 2021,12’
  • The Garden Florist // Anastasios Stamnas, Greece, 2022, 9’
  • iRony // Radheya Jegatheva, Austalia, 2018,8’
  • Railway Μemories // Emilia Bouriti, Greece, 2021, 8’
  • Tobacco Shop // Dora Slakoper, Croatia, 2021,6’

Beyond Borders will be held under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou. The Festival is organized by the Hellenic History Foundation, in co-organization with Ecrans des Mondes (Paris) and is sponsored and/or endorsed by the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Ministry of Interior, the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hellenic Parliament, the Municipality of Megisti, the Embassy of Australia in Athens, the U.S. Embassy in Athens, the Embassy of Spain in Athens, the Czech Centre, EKOME, the Greek Film Center and ERT (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation).

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