Beyond Borders
4th International Documentary Festival
Castellorizo, Greece – 25/8 – 1/9/2019

Press Release


Unprecedented number of participants for “Beyond Borders” Festival in Castellorizo

The application period for participationin the 4th “Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival in Castellorizo ended on Wednesday, May 15, exceeding all expectations regarding film submissions for the organizers. The submitted films, Greek and international, have reached above 400 documentaries for the first time in the Festival’s history.

The documentary films that will be selected for the competition of “Beyond Borders” 2019 will be announced in June. Selection committee members include: Christos Simatos (photographer), Vassia Hadjiyiannaki (director), Kostas Follas (director), Tasos Giapoutzis (director) and Giorgos Mantas (editor-director).

More about Castellorizo Festival

Launched in 2016 by the Hellenic History Foundation (IDISME) in Athens and internationally supported by the Association Ecrans des Mondes in Paris, the Committee for the Restoration of Megisti, the Municipality of Megisti and under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “Beyond Borders” offers European, Mediterranean and overseas audiences once a year, a collection of compelling films dealing with historical, cross-cultural events, trends and personalities that have shaped our countries, peoples and civilizations. The objective of this “boutique” documentary festival is to celebrate the excellence in cinematographic storytelling centered on History and Society. Beyond Borders is about History now and before, here and everywhere.

The one-week Festival is rooted on the idyllic island of Castellorizo on the edge of the Aegean Sea, a place of breath-taking natural beauty. It offers the chance to celebrate culture and innovative cinematography all the while organizing a multitude of cultural side-events that appeal to island natives and visitors alike.

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