With great joy and enthusiasm "Beyond Borders" | Castellorizo International Documentary Festival announces the signing of a cooperation memorandum with Lykourgos Stavrakos Film & Television School. Having as its programmatic goal, since 2016, the cultural extroversion and the permanent conclusion of film collaborations with institutions in Greece and abroad, "Beyond Borders" and Stavrakos Film School join forces with the aim of developing and promoting the film industry and the artistic form of documentary in our country.
As one of Europe's most upcoming documentary festivals, "Beyond Borders" systematically aims to highlight contemporary cinematography, giving a platform and a voice to young documentary filmmakers around the world.
Through the educational courses-seminars it hosts every year, through the two-day Pitching Lab/Forum in which professionals from the global film industry participate, and through its new competition stage, μicro, the Festival practically stands alongside young and new creators, giving them the opportunity to realize their cinematic visions with the help of leading professionals and partners of "Beyond Borders".
In the framework of cooperation with a network of film schools from the wider Mediterranean region, South-Eastern Europe and the Middle East, the Festival is particularly proud to cooperate with the greatest and oldest film school in Greece, the Lykourgos Stavrakos Film & Television School, through which leading representatives of contemporary Greek cinema have emerged, distinguished themselves and excelled.
"Beyond Borders" and the Stavrakos Film School, on the occasion of the 8th edition of the Festival that will take place from August 20-27 in "Edge of Aegean" (Castellorizo), decide on the direct cooperation of the students of Stavrakos Film School with the organization of the Festival.
Indicatively, this partnership includes the participation of completed films in the μicro competition scene - through which the winning films will be shown on Phoenix, one of the largest European documentary television networks -, participation in the Pitching Lab/Forum, participation in the international group of film students with the aim of learning the stages of production (documentary studio), participation in the programming teams of the Festival, etc.
Through this joint effort, the two institutions look forward to the development and promotion of the artistic genre of documentary, aspiring for the domestic new generation of documentarians to star in the European and global cinema scene, in the years to come.
The Festival is under the auspices of H.E. of the President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
The organization belongs to the Hellenic History Foundation (IDISME) with the co-organization of Ecrans des Mondes (Paris) and the Region of South Aegean.