The programming teams of the 8th "Beyond Borders" | International Documentary Film Festival of Castellorizo

The programming teams of the 8th "Beyond Borders" | ​​International Documentary Film Festival of Castellorizo

20 – 27 August 2023

"Where Documentary meets History and Culture"

Radically upgraded shall be this year the 8th edition of "Beyond Borders" | ​​International Documentary Film Festival of Castellorizo!

After the highly successful 7th edition in 2022, in which 790 films from 100 different countries were submitted and 26 nationwide and world/international premieres were shown, "Beyond Borders" is preparing its 8th and biggest edition, with many surprises for both the cinephile public as well as film industry professionals.

Having started on January 3rd, the organization had opened again this year the call for film submissions to all documentary filmmakers dealing with historical events and personalities, with socio-political issues, contemporary or not, with the promotion of human rights and in general with any cross-border core of reflection that reflects the concerns of contemporary cinematographic art, with a final submission deadline of 30 April.

The difficult task of selection will be entrusted to the Festival's programming teams, which are made up of renowned directors, film critics and theorists, producers, distributors, executives of film festivals and audiovisual production organizations, film programmers, etc.

More specifically, for the Official Competition Section, the organization of the Festival dedicates special mention to: Marianna Oikonomou (director/producer), Panos Dendramis (cinema professor), Aphrodite Kairaki (academic), Onur Kocatürk (director), Makis Kouzelis (academic ), Veronika Dvorakova (film festival executive), Emilia Bouriti (director/performer), Markus Nikel (RAI TV), Tasos Giapoutzis (director), Ruggero Calich (programmer/critic), Dimitris Papacharalambous (EKOME), Shany Littman (journalist) , Ifigenia Tzouganatou (sociologist), Tereza Stastna (producer), Rebecca Zani (screenwriter), Amir Tajik (director/producer), Angélique Bantikos (marketing development manager), Christian Fienga (director/producer), Alireza Zarei (distributor/researcher) and Nourna Batani (cinephile)

Finally, the organization would like to express public thanks to the programming team of the new competition stage, μicro, and to Jean Christoph Caron (Phoenix documentary department head), Alice Tasciyan (film critic), Tassos Alevras (director/producer), Giorgos Papakonstantinou ( director / academic), Alessandra Voss (television network executive) and Stefanos Velmachos Bonos (historian/Festival’s executive).

The Festival is under the auspices of H.E. 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.

Beyond Borders
1, Bouboulinas Street, 15351, Pallini, Greece,
Tel: 210 66 69 140 & 210 66 69 131.
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Beyond Borders is organized by the Hellenic History Foundation (IDISME).

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