Participation Terms

Film Submission

  1. Deadline for all applications is April 22, 2018. The selected participants will be notified by e-mail until 1st of June, 2018.
  2. Documentaries must have been produced in the last five years (2014-2018).
  3. For the pre-selection stage it would be sufficient to submit the documentaries via youtube or vimeo with English subtitles, along with the necessary passwords.
  4. Participants whose films will be selected, must submit the required material to BeyondtheBorders, by one of the following ways:
    • By post, to:
      “Beyond Borders Festival” 1 Bouboulinas Str., 15351 Pallini Athens, Greece
      tel: +30 20 66 69 140 and +30 210 66 69 131.
    • Via internet (using services like Wetransfer, MyAirBridge),
      to: info@beyondtheborders.gr

Specifically:

    • Greek speaking films, where only Greek language is used:
      • Copy of the movie with hardcoded (burned) English subtitles.
        or:
      • “Clean” copy of the movie (no hardcoded subtitles).
      • Individual file with synchronized English subtitles in .srt format.
    • Greek speaking films, where other languages are also used:
      • “Clean” copy of the movie (no hardcoded subtitles).
      • Individual file with synchronized English subtitles (for the whole movie) in .srt format.
      • Individual file with synchronized Greek subtitles (for the parts where any other language than Greek is used) in .srt format.
    • Non-Greek speaking films:
      • “Clean” copy of the movie (no hardcoded subtitles).
      • Individual file with synchronized English subtitles in .srt format.
    • A trailer with English subtitles for promotional use.
    • A declaration form signed by the producer and the director.
  1. The final copy that would be screened should have the following format:
    • File: mp4
    • Codec: H.264
    • Resolution: 1920×1080
    • Aspect ratio: 16:9
    • Scan type: Progressive
    • Bitrate: 10000 – 12000 Kbps
    • Frame rate: 25fps
    • Audio: AAC, 256-320 Kbps, 48000 Hz
  2. The file must be delivered by one of the following ways:
    Stored as data, in an optical disk (DVD-ROM), Flash memory, USB stick, Hard Disk Drive (will be returned after the festival, if requested), or via internet (see par. 4).
  3. Entrants whose films will be selected, may submit electronically photos, posters, press releases etc, for promotional activities (optional).
  4. All material should reach the Festival offices by June 30, 2018.
  5. There is no participation fee.
  6. The evaluation will be made by a jury of well-known film directors. Prizes will be awarded for:
    • Best History Documentary
      1st Prize:        1000 euros
      2nd Prize:       500 euros
    • Best Socio-political Documentary
      1st Prize:        1000 euros
      2nd Prize:       500 euros
      The awards are a kind contribution of the Hellenic Parliament.
  7. Awarded and nominated films will offer the Festival the rights for three more screenings after the end of the Festival.
  8. The finalists will be invited to Castellorizo, with travel and accommodation costs covered.
  9. The Festival has the right to reject any application if it is not fully completed or the required material does not reach the Festival offices in time.
  10. The Festival decides and is responsible for the screening schedule of the film (day and hour) and may organize screenings of the films in any theatre during the Festival.
  11. The Festival has the right to reject any material which does not meet the character and objectives of its program.
  12. The Festival may use limited excerpts of the film or the trailer for promotional purposes.
  13. Participants should accept to give interviews to the communication sponsors and to be photographed if asked.
  14. Parts of the Festival will be filmed for the “Beyond Borders” Festival archive and for its promotion to the public. Members of the audience and participants that may appear in these parts cannot have any claims from the organizing company.
  15. During “Beyond Borders” Festival, parallel events will take place.
  16. “Beyond Borders” Festival organizing team reserves the right to cancel the Festival, should it be necessary.
  17. Participation in “Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival implies acceptance of the above regulations.

“Beyond Borders” Organizing Committee