The call for submissions for the 4th edition of the Balkans beyond Borders Short Film Festival is now open. After three successive years of receiving inspiring films we are again inviting young film-makers to share their vision with us through their film-making and to "Reinvent Bridges"..  “Our contemporaneity is manifested as a time when we analyse everything. The present is not only a transitory instance, but becomes a site of permanent rewriting of the past and the future, of permanent rewriting of history.” (Boris Groys)
With the fall of the Berlin wall and with the end of the Cold War, Europe entered a new historical era. Marked by the Communist past and the European Union future many of the countries have undergone radical changes in the last 23 years. The Balkan countries and their people, though neighbours, do not share the same personal, historical, political and social experience of these changes. As a result even their expectations about the future are different.
What questions and issues about the past and the future are important for the present? How are the Balkans, with all their diversity, rewriting their past and reinventing their future? How to translate or embody this into moving images?
Young artists up to the age of 35 from the Balkan region and beyond (Southeast Europe) are invited to send their own short films related to this year’s topic.
The submission period will run from the 17th of December until the 1st of June and the festival will take place in Bucharest in September 2013.
Share your standpoint through your short film!
More information on how to apply is available on the Balkans Beyond borders website:, our Facebook page (Balkans Beyond Borders) and Twitter (BalkansBB).
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The organization
BBB is a non profit organization formed by nine young individuals from South East Europe. Its overall goal is to promote youth mobility and cooperation in the Balkan region and enhance the European “identity” amongst them. This is achieved in four ways: through a thematic short film festival, film making workshops, a wide network of young individuals and seminars. your social media marketing partner