After a nine year journey in the Balkans, BBB Short Film Festival is returning to Athens from 17 to 20 October with a cinematic spirit full of surprises. Drawing inspiration from the theme e-motions it will feature a four-day festival full of short films, workshops, photographic interactive events, open discussions and interactive events with organizations and partners from various fields. The screenings will take place at the Greek Film Archive, 48, Iera Odos Str. & 134-136, Megalou Alexandrou Str.

It is time to for you to watch the Balkans through our lenses!


Members of the Jury are the following: 1. Ismet Sijarina, Director and Writer, professor in Prishtina University, 2. Sunčica Fradelić, member of Cine Club Split and 3. Konstantinos Aivaliotis, Promotion Manager at the Greek Film Centre. The Jury will give the prizes ΒΒΒ BEST FILM, ΒΒΒ FIRST ENTRY and SPECIAL MENTIONS.


COMPETITION PART: 30 Balkan productions and co-productions, inspired by by the topic e-motions and
Q&A with guest directors after screenings.
Opening ceremony: Thursday, 17/10 20:00 Competition Programme Screening will follow with title: Crossing Borders
Closing Ceremony: Sunday, 20/10 21.30 Winners announcement – Winning film screening

Competition Programme:
Crossing Borders – Thursday, 17/10 at 20.30 
Spiral Motion – Thursday, 17/10 at  22.00
Choices – Friday, 18/10 at 20.45
Mobile Life VS In the streets – Friday, 18/10 at 22.00
Exit? – Saturday, 19/10 at 20.00
Motion in time – Sunday, 20/10 at 20.00


– Saturday: 19/10 21:30 – 23:00
BBB FOCUS – SCOTLAND in collaboration with Edinburgh Short Film Festival

– Saturday, 19/10 18:00 – 19:30 Sunday, 20/10 17:00 – 18:15
Youth and Work / Women and Work. This year, for the first time in its history, the Festival hosts a
special module under the topic «Youth and Work / Women and Work». This module is implemented in
the framework of the Operational Programme “Human Resources Development, Training and Life-long
Learning” and is co-funded by the European Union (European Social Fund) and by national resources. The films are free and are accessible to people with disabilities. The screening is accessible to deaf people.

– Friday, 18/10 16:30 – 18:15
«#EUandME: Short Films» in collaboration with Europe Direct ELIAMEP and with the support of the
Delegation of the European Commission in Greece. A discussion with guest speakers will follow.

– Friday, 18/10 19.45 -20:30
ΒΒB&co: Featured films Films from Ankara International Film Festival

– Sunday, 20/10 18:30 19:50
ΒΒB&co: Featured films Films from Pristina University and from Montenegro Film Center

– Friday 18/10 18:30 – 19:30

Screenings have a 2€ ticket. Free Admission: Youth and Work / Women and Work and “#EUandME:
Short Films” General admission is Free for Students and People with Disabilities.



– Friday 18/10 11: – 13:00 and Saturday, 19/10 13:30 – 15:30,
Capacity building workshop for EU opportunities powered by Youthmakers Hub
Location: Fabrica

– Saturday, 19/10 16:00 – 18:00 at Greek Film Archive
Live Library: The 21 st Century Woman

– Friday, 18:00 – 19:00 Sat. and Sun. 16:00 – 17:00
Labyrinth of Senses: Experiential workshop of familiarization with disability powered by KINITRO
the public will be have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with disability through various activities. With Labyrinth of Senses, a disABILITY AWAREness workshop, you will experience a new interactive and engaging way of thinking on disability, while we will create a community of active youth citizens with the goal to overcome the prejudice and misinformation that surrounds people with disability .
Location: Fabrica

Musical getaways with: Balkan Familia (17/10) and Noriana (19/10) at Galata Gazi

The public will be able to use a digital interactive platform at the festival site, specially designed for
Balkans Beyond Borders by the Biennale of Western Balkans, using the software MAZI.

KINITRO and HANDS UP are responsible for making the Festival accessible to people with disabilities (spatial planning, monitoring of
activities and in terms of volunteer training, etc.). Music events are not accessible for people with disabilities.


This year, for the first time, BBB is presenting a special feature “Youth and Labor / Women and Labor” which is implemented through the Operational Program “Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning” and is co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund) and National Funds. Its co-funded projects deal mostly with the improvement of education and employment in Greece. Its main targets relate to the development and promotion of human resources skills, activities against unemployment, strengthen social cohesion and social inclusion of vulnerable social groups, improvement of the quality of education & lifelong learning, awareness on environmental education, linking education with the labor market.

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