Open Call for film submissions to the 9th edition of Beyond Borders

Open Call for Film Submissions to the 9th Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders | Kastellorizo ​​International Documentary Festival is getting prepared for its 9th edition and sets sail for it from August 25 to September 1, 2024!

After the huge success of the last edition of the Festival, in which 835 films from 93 countries were submitted, the organization invites Greek and foreign documentary filmmakers to submit their films from January 3 to April 30, 2024.

The 9th edition of Beyond Borders will showcase, to its competitive programme, 42 films in the following two sections: the Main Competition Section, for films of medium (31 – 60 minutes) and feature (61 + minutes) length, and the μicro Competition Section for short (up to 30 minutes) length films. It is reminded that in μicro, directors with up to 3 films (directed) have the exclusive right to submit.

The aim of the Festival is to highlight the work of experienced as well as emerging filmmakers and to contributes to the film production internationally. The programming and interest of the Festival focus on documentary films that deal 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 depicts the concerns of contemporary cinematography, in any form. The call concerns films that have been released within the last three years (2022-2024).

Interested creators can submit their films either through the relevant form found on the Festival’s website, or through the FilmFreeway platform. For details on the participation terms, have a look here.

With many awards and extremely important opportunities for networking, the 9th edition of Beyond Borders looks forward to this year’s nominations and prepares for the most ambitious and multicultural film festival of the upcoming summer, with innovations and surprises for both the film professionals as well as for the cinephile public!

The organization belongs to the Hellenic History Foundation (IDISME), in collaboration with Ecrans des Mondes (Paris).

For more information visit the address www.beyondborders.gr or follow Beyond Borders on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Find the teaser video of the call on the Festival’s YouTube channel.