«Beyond the Borders», the International Documentary Festival focusing on history is a new institution established and produced by the Hellenic History Foundation (ID.IS.ME.) and will be taking place in Castellorizo island in Greece every year. «Beyond the Borders» is aiming to become a meeting point for Greek and foreign documentary filmmakers in order to promote their work and create new opportunities for partnerships and international co-productions. The Festival is aiming to travel to Australia and the USA where a large community of second and third generation Castellorizians prosper today.
The Festival program includes a selection of Greek, European and worldwide productions of the last five years, workshops, concerts, cultural events and masterclasses. The Awards is a kind contribution of the Hellenic Parliament. For each category the Jury will make a short list with nominated films for the four Awards. Awarded and nominated films will offer the Festival the rights for 3 more screenings after the end of the Festival and for a period of 3 months.
The Festival’s main objective is to promote the most important documentary productions worldwide that focus mainly on history, cultural heritage, politics and other social subjects. The key concept behind this new cultural initiative can be summarized in the phrase “Let us bring the world to Castellorizo island and take Castellorizo to the world! ”
«Beyond the Borders», is organized under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and the Megisti Municipality.