The Official Selection of Beyond Borders Documentary Festival, Castellorizo


A total of 29 documentaries will be competing at the 6th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival, which will be held between August 22rd-29th, 2021 in Castellorizo island, Greece.

Once again, the competition section includes 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’
  • The Custodian // Arturo Franco, Spain, Cuba,2021, 23’
  • Kehajas-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 (Difficult) // 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’
  • Sharing boundaries // Katinka Schlette, Netherlands, Germany, 2021, 16’
  • 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’
  • Σπιτική Λεμονάδα // Vaggelis Makrostergios, Greece, 2019, 15’


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 and the snapshots of last year’s edition at

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